The spycrab war paint

A Skin Mod for Team Fortress 2

As you can probably notice, this is my first war paint (and workshop submission) ever made. It has some rough edges, but luckily, they are not so noticeable.

If you don't want the Dovetail skin been skin replaced, try to follow these steps (I live in USSR, so please forgive me my English and typos):

1
. You need to install GCFScape. Also, you can install VTFedit. It can help in the process.

2. Open loadout.tf and choose the skin you want to replace.

 Attention: try choosing skin with only one solid part (these parts contain "solid_" in file names) and 2 parts, that change their color in different teams (these parts contain "_red" or "_blu" in file names) because I designed my skin as a multiclass, that has only one pattern, that stays in both team variations.

3. Once you've chosen a skin to replace, you need to rename .vtf files in the mod. Click "change pattern" and use included in my mod .png files to find an optimal place for mod's skin parts to replace. Rename mod's skin parts.

Note: pay attention to workshop's skins, as they contain quite big numbers.

4. Open "tf" folder in your game directory and find tf2_textures_dir.vpk file.  Open it with GCFScape. In the opened window, open "materials" folder, then "patterns". Now, find the destination of skin parts you've chosen to replace. You can check skin parts with VTFedit.

5. Make a new path of folders in the mod folder and place skin parts as the original skin is placed in game's files.

Example: Dovetail's team-colored parts are placed in this directory: "\materials\patterns\workshop\smissmas_2017\180239814" and solid part is placed here: "materials\patterns". I'm creating this path of folders in mod's folder: "materials\patterns\workshop\smissmas_2017\180239814" and placing team-colored parts of my skin in "180239814" folder and the solid one in "patterns" folder.

Boom, you're done.
Sign up to access this!

Files

  • Rustygolfclub avatar
    Rustygolfclub username pic Joined 1y ago
    *sleeps* UWU
    460 points Ranked 10711th
    8 medals 1 legendary 1 rare
    • Became a Ripe Supporter Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    • Returned 100 times Medal icon
    • Thanked 5 submitters Medal icon
    • 6 months a member Medal icon
    11mo 11mo
    Backward ass install instructions, I don't see why you can't just rename the file at the root. You just clipped an image from a screenshot of the spy taunting, and even if you drew it perfectly and slapped it on there, the spycrabs and the spies are way too big and cumbersome.  Skins work best when they are a pattern of simple imagery, that way they can look good on any weapon. I can't imagine this being applied to the knife or any other melee weapon. I would suggest redesigning it, but if you can't or don't want to then downsize the spies and spycrabs and draw them.

    3.6

    Bottled water kills. avatar
    Mantra
    Bottled water kills.
    URL to post:

Embed

Share banner
Image URL
HTML embed code
BB embed code
Markdown embed code

Credits

All work
Dr.Manndarinchik
Dr.Manndarinchik Joined 2y ago
Offline
314 points Ranked 14498th
I did everything

Submitter

Dr.Manndarinchik avatar
Dr.Manndarinchik Joined 2y ago
Offline
314 points Ranked 14498th

Dr.Manndarinchik
Creator
  • Paypal Donate
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!

Game

Sign up to access this!

Category

License

Attributes

Model
Custom
Texture
Custom
Development State
Beta
Aesthetic
Cartoon

Share

  • Share on Reddit
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Google+
  • 78 DLs
  • 1.4k Views
  • 1 Posts
  • 11moSubmitted
  • 1hrModified

Scores

29 bScore
3.8 Rating

2 voters

Sign up to access this!

More from Submitter

More Decorated Weapon Skins Skins

bcp.crwdcntrl.net tracking pixel