The Terminator movies are getting pretty old, but I would wager to say that most people reading this have seen them. If you have, you are sure to appreciate this Cyborg Steve skin by awakeDx. If you haven’t, it’ll just seem like a creepy half man-half machine skin, but still very well may appeal to you.
Let me start off by saying that I am reviewing this skin mainly for its novelty. It is of decent quality, undoubtedly, but there are some areas that it could improve. We will get to that later, though.
In case you have not seen The Terminator, this is what I am talking about:
He is a gun-toting machine man who turns who can only be killed by sinking into a vat of molten liquid. The only thing Cyborg Steve is missing is the actual gun!
The detail on this skin is its best feature. The gun strap, hood (or perhaps it’s just a high collared shirt?), and of course the half metal face all make it quite an interesting skin. It is also easily understood that this character is meant to be half machine – a player randomly seeing the skin in-game for the first time should be able to understand this.
Shading-wise, it is not quite so fantastic – it is very basic in fact, and does not compensate for the variance in pixels due to the detail.
In the end, this skin is, as I said, decent. For any sci-fi or Terminator fans, it is a solid addition to your skin library. I award awakeDx 7 out of 10 drawn-out dramatic protagonist death scenes.
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:
Download the skin’s .png file;
Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.
Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.
Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.
Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.
Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).
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.
Since we are on the topic of The Terminator, which movie was your favorite? Post it in the comments below!