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September 28, 2012, 06:49:20 PM
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The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« on: September 28, 2012, 06:49:20 PM »
Hello everyone! I'm sure some of the newer users out there know that some people use custom skins and music, and wonder how they might use them too. The answer is in this topic!

1. The Skins Folder

The most essential piece of using custom skins and music is the Skins folder. Simply create a new folder in the same directory as the Skulltag/Zandronum client (not MM8BDM.exe!) you use to run MM8BDM and name it "skins". That's all there is to it!

2. Downloading Custom Skins and Music

You'll want to mosey on over to the Skins and Bots etc., browse the skin topics, and download the files of any skins or music packs you want. Alternatively, check here for a comprehensive list of available skins, although some download links may be broken. There is no list of music packs at the time of writing.

3. Installing Custom Skins and Music

So, now you have the files but what do you do with them? Well...:

If the file is a .wad or a .pk3...

Simply move it to your skins folder. It's that simple!

If the file is NOT a .wad or a .pk3...

If it the file is a .zip that contains the .wad(s) or .pk3(s) or any other type of archive file, simply extract the file(s) into your skins folder. If it is a .zip archive that does not contain the .wad or .pk3, then simply rename the file and change it's file extension to ".pk3", then place it in your skins folder.

4. Frequently Asked Questions

What if someone is using a custom skin I don't have?

Any person using a custom skin that you don't have will appear to be using the "base" skin (in MM8BDM's case it happens to be Megaman) UNLESS you have a skin that shares the same name as that skin, in which case that is the skin you will see.

What happens if I have two skins with the same name?

This does happen on occasion, as some skins are of the same character but are slightly (or even completely) different. In this case, the skin inside the file that is later alphabetically then the other file will have the skin name change to a default skin name ("SkinNo.XX" or something like that). It won't hurt your game in any way though, so feel free to have multiple skins with the same name!

This skin/music pack doesn't have a working link! Help!

Some skins are, unfortunately, no longer maintained for whatever reason it may be. If this is the case, you may be able to ask around for someone to send you the skin, just don't bug people too much or they won't want to help you!

What if I want to require people to have certain skins/music packs on my server?

DO NOT DO THIS, THIS ONLY ANNOYS PEOPLE AND DISCOURAGES THEM FROM COMING TO YOUR SERVER!!! Just don't do it. Seriously.

Well, I hope you learned something from this tutorial, although if you've been playing for a while you should probably know all this by now. Enjoy your skins and music!

October 04, 2012, 12:46:07 AM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 12:46:07 AM »
A solid tutorial.  Nice work, HD!  :cool:

October 30, 2012, 10:40:41 PM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 10:40:41 PM »
i followed this steps and i still dont see the skins i put in.. >.<
and yes i did make a skin folder in the skulltag client and put the skins inside.

October 30, 2012, 10:45:56 PM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 10:45:56 PM »
I have my skins in the same place as the MM8BDM.exe and it works fine for me

October 31, 2012, 12:30:26 AM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 12:30:26 AM »
Might I just add, that a lot of people using IDE have issues with the Skins folder. And I mean lots. I had this issue as well.

The issue can be fixed if you make a separate folder OUTSIDE the folder with all of your other wads with the Skulltag executable in it. If you have all of your other game Wads in with the EXE,

IT WILL NOT WORK. DON'T TRY TO FORCE IT. IT WON'T.

So, just make a new folder with ONLY the skins folder inside, and the EXE inside as well. And then add that directory to IDE and it will work.

October 31, 2012, 12:34:49 AM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 12:34:49 AM »
Doh! i forgot that i have the skins in a folder called "skins" without the quote's with my .EXE and thats why my skins work of course i use Doomseeker also

October 31, 2012, 04:36:45 PM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 04:36:45 PM »
lol nvm.. it turns out that its only going to read the ones in the skin folder on my old MM8BDM folder.. for some reason.. e.O

October 31, 2012, 04:39:50 PM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 04:39:50 PM »
Wait, are you saying you have more than one MM8BDM folder?

April 30, 2013, 11:25:13 PM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 11:25:13 PM »
i did everything but i still dont found the custom skin at my player setup here what i did first i downloaded the skin them i moved it to the skin folder and renamed it with .pk3 what i did wrong? and also it was not a zip file

May 01, 2013, 02:53:28 PM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2013, 02:53:28 PM »
the name of the directory must be "skins" with "s".
Have you typed the name correctly?

May 01, 2013, 06:45:59 PM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2013, 06:45:59 PM »
Quote from: "cosmos5000"
i did everything but i still dont found the custom skin at my player setup here what i did first i downloaded the skin them i moved it to the skin folder and renamed it with .pk3 what i did wrong? and also it was not a zip file
Make sure your folder is named "skins" and not "skin".

(i.e. what Quint said)

May 02, 2013, 11:54:56 AM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 11:54:56 AM »
yeah i typed skins with s but its not working

May 02, 2013, 04:05:27 PM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 04:05:27 PM »
Make sure the skins folder is in your MM8BDM folder.

May 03, 2013, 11:41:52 AM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2013, 11:41:52 AM »
they are on mm8bdm folder i placed my doomseeker folder (a folder with wads) together they make any poblem if be together the skins?

May 03, 2013, 11:15:55 PM
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Re: The Casual's Guide to The Skins Folder
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2013, 11:15:55 PM »
Quote from: "cosmos5000"
they are on mm8bdm folder i placed my doomseeker folder (a folder with wads) together they make any poblem if be together the skins?
Uh no, Knux is wrong.

Is the skins folder in the same folder as your zandronum.exe? If not, move it there.