Hatsune Miku Skin

Vocaloid sensation Hatsune Miku has made her rounds through the internet in several waves.  Vocaloid’s popularity is nothing compared to what it once was today, but this character still remains an iconic figure in the hearts of many.  User RosiePlayz has developed quite an accurate Hatsune Miku skin that does justice to the legacy of Vocaloid.

 

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The image of Hatsune Miku is one that is hard to mistake – with her highly contrasting color scheme, distinct clothing, and memorable hairstyle, her look is one that is hard to forget.  This skin translates most of her features fairly well:

 

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Only two complaints enter my mind for this skin – the more important one being that the hair could absolutely be longer and more defined.  Miku’s hair is excessively long, but in this skin it doesn’t even extend to the end of her torso (which would be a logical stopping point due to the limitations of a 2D surface).

 

The other complaint is about the tie.  It is such a representative portion of Hatsune Miku’s outfit, but it doesn’t really register as a tie here.  And again, it is not nearly long enough.

 

Otherwise this skin is great, and I commend RosiePlayz for addressing the general lack of quality Miku skins in Minecraft!

 

Installing the Skin

 

For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net.  Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.

 

For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:

 

  1. Download the skin’s .png file;

  2. Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  3. Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.

  4. Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.

  5. Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.

  6. Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.

  7. Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).

  8. Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.

 

Always keep any files that will be affected by a skin or mod backed up, just in case anything goes wrong.

 

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