TF2 Scout Skin

Today I present to you another epic Team Fortress 2 fan skin by PotatoLogic.  This TF2 Scout skin is one of the only well-done scout skins on Minecraft.  By saying that, don’t think that this skin is a compromise; its quality exceeds others similar to it by far.

 

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Like PotatoLogic’s other TF2 skin, the Medic, some details were left out of this skin:

 

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Most notably, the strap across his chest and his dogtags.  The color of his shirt is also much more orange than in the original model.  Nonetheless, I am ultimately okay with these changes, and the character is still recognizable as the TF2 Scout.  The strap would, however, break up the large field of color created by his torso.  That one change would make this skin perfect to me.

 

Other skins include all of the details, but none of them are shaded as well as this one.  There even appears to be some texture on his pants, which I can always appreciate!

 

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.

 

Remember to stay tuned for more TF2 skins as I review one for each character.  If there is another TF2 scout skin that you prefer over this one, post a link to it in the comments below!

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