[Guide] How to install custom skins

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Afroshiggiddy

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02-18-2011

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Originally Posted by Ben0it View Post
A lot of custom skins have been created by LoL players. You can find them on HeroesMod forum.

The only problem is the way people used to install those skins needed you to modify your heropak_client and make a backup to be able to patch the game (you had to backup every patch).

But now, you don't need backup anymore if you follow this tutorial!
You will be able to keep all your custom skins every patch without even modifying your files.

Here's the right way to install custom skins:

1. Download the skin (it will be called "Champion".dds)
2. Go to \Riot Games\League of Legends\game\DATA\
3. Make a new folder called "Characters"
4. In that folder, make a new folder with the name of the original skin of the champion
(you can find the orginal skin names in the list below)
5. In that folder, paste the "Champion.dds" skin

For example, a custom Ashe skin would go to:

\Riot Games\League of Legends\game\DATA\Characters\Bowmaster\


If you want to test it out, I put the Ashe skin I use in the attachments. Download the .pdf and rename the "Bowmaster_Clr.pdf" into "Bowmaster_Clr.dds". Then follow the instructions above.
note: The file is in .pdf because the forum doesn't accept .dds files, thats why you have to rename it.


Original Skin names:




Q&A

-Are you able to turn off the skin when you want?
You have to remove the .dds from the folder.


-If someone has a store bought skin, will the custom skin overwrite that skin with this method?
No, your custom skin will not overwrite a skin bought from the store because all skins have their own .dds files. For example, a custom Annie skin has to be named Annie.dds. If you want to overwrite the Goth Annie skin, your custom skin has to be named Annie2Black_Diffuse.dds.


-Can other players see my custom skin?
No, only you can see your custom skin, unless they installed the same custom skin too.


-I installed a custom skin for Annie, can I do the same for Tibber?
Yes! A custom skin for Tibber has to be named HogyoBear.dds, you have to create the folder "bear" in "DATA". \Riot Games\League of Legends\game\DATA\Characters\bear
p.s. Even if you use Goth Annie skin, you can install a custom skin for Tibber.
p.p.s. This is the one I use: Dark Panda by heureux


-How do you create your own custom skins?
-What programs do you need to create them?
The Skinning Start Up Kit by HappyNihil includes a PDF format Instruction guide and all the tools you need to make your very first skin!


Credits to BananaBoy and Najena
have you heard of the Teen Annie skin? i heard that if you have a store bought skin while using the custom skin the store bought skin is in a teen version of it. I am trying to see if the method u said above to overwrite skins could work but everytime i try i just get a palette swap of the normal teen annie


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ZhengMaster

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03-05-2011

any1 know how to do it on a mac version of the game?


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The Hazard

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03-08-2011

What is the original name for le blanc?


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Spartaan

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03-08-2011

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What is the original name for le blanc?
LeBlanc


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SMALLDUCK

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03-09-2011

Is it ok to use?

Can i get bane for using the skin?

thanks


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Myervix HD

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03-09-2011

What is Swain's? Is it Tactician or something?


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Myervix HD

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03-09-2011

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Is it ok to use?

Can i get bane for using the skin?

thanks
Riot actually supports a majority of the skins.


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Jakeletwin

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03-13-2011

um, so whats mordekaiser's name?


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Mythoclast

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03-13-2011

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um, so whats mordekaiser's name?
Pretty sure it's just Mordekaiser. Make sure you spell it correctly with capitals and everything.


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Alisteus

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03-15-2011

Do you need to have modified your heropak_client before doing this?

Also I cant acces my data files it says it cant be opened neither can i put the characters file in it. also i dont have a riot games file or a games file only league of legends.