In a break from his usual hyper-detailed skinning, user Kefka has given us what Minecraft has been missing all along – a Homer Simpson skin.
While the shading on this skin is rather simple, especially in comparison to his other skins, it is well executed and provides some dimension to the character. At the same time, it stays true to the original form of Homer – he was a cartoon to begin with, after all.
In terms of details, Homer is not a complex character by any means. Regardless of this, Kefka has captured every detail of the original character gracefully. I do however think that some subtle shading on the stomach could make him seem a bit fatter – similar to the shading that was put on his sides.
I’m fairly sure that there is a Springfield map, so now we just need a mod that adds Duff as a consumable beverage and all will be right in the world of 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:
Download the skin’s .png file;
Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.
Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.
Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.
Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.
Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).
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.
Who is your favorite Simpsons character? It’s Lisa hands down for me. Comment below and let us know – and if you know of any skins for said character, be sure to post them!