Sir Dropshispantsalot Skin

I’m not usually one for cheap, juvenile humor, but it can be amusing once in a while.  Plus, this skin was so well done that I felt justified in making an exception.  Allow me to present Sir Dropshispantsalot by one of my recent favorites, OblivionProjects – you may remember this skinner from the recently reviewed skin, Heart of the Swamp.

 

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Alright, yes, a knight whose armor went errant – hilarious.  Actually, I like this skin for a reason beyond its humor; it is one of the few skins that actually show the player being naked when they are “naked”.  Granted, that helmet can’t be taken off, but it is still a nice step in a different direction.

 

First of all, take a moment to appreciate the shading on the aforementioned helmet.  Each pixel is perfectly placed to produce a sense of dimension from all viewing angles.  Plus it is on the helmet layer, making it pop out even more (hey – a helmet on the helmet layer!  Now that is something you don’t see often).

 

Next, the shading on the body is just flawless.  I noticed that the image name was “knightcopy……” so I am wondering if this skin was copied from another that Oblivion did in the past and just edited.  Regardless, as a recent graduate from an art college, I am pretty picky when it comes to representing anatomy; trust me when I say Oblivion did great.

 

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.

 

How do you feel about this sort of humor?  Or are you like me, and do you recognize the gameplay utility of actually being able to TAKE OFF your clothes (not change them)?  Leave your answer(s) in the comments!

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