Pale Man Skin

This generic pale man skin by user darkjames of PlanetMinecraft is a great and versatile skin.  Most skins have one defined mood or idea to be portrayed, but this one could be taken in a number of ways.  This mysteriousness is what drew me in to it and opened up the wonderful world of darkjames skins.

 

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At first glance, I see a disheveled, distraught man, who is so overtaken by stress that he forgot even to button up his shirt completely.  But what I take for stress could seem to another to be style – perhaps this man is on his way home from a club.

 

Skins for Minecraft are in their very nature open to interpretation, due to the fact that artists have so little room to give users visual information.  I appreciate that this skin takes it to another level.

 

Beyond that, this skin is executed with technical finesse, showing attention to detail and accurate shading.  I have no qualms with the quality of the Pale Man, and I give darkjames three out of three suave-looking styled wigs.

 

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.

 

Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.

 

What is your first impression when you see this skin?  Let us know in the comments section below.

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