Some of the best fan skins are those which are made in a series of other related skins. In particular, Team Fortress 2 seems to have a great deal of skin collections and coverage in general. This TF2 Medic skin by PotatoLogic is definitely not the only TF2 skin available on Minecraft, but it is one of the best!
As always for fan-skins, I would first like to comment on how closely it resembles the original character. For reference, here is an image of the Medic from TF2:
Almost all of the major details were transformed to fit fantastically in Minecraft’s pixellated universe. The boots are the only difference that really bug me. In general the color for the skin is different from the original model, but I find this to be a good stylistic decision. The details are much more clear, which is important in such a condensed format.
I’ll be covering my favorite TF2 skin for each class in the game, so be sure to check out the others!
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.
Always keep any files that will be affected by a skin or mod backed up, just in case anything goes wrong.
What is your favorite class from Team Fortress 2, and/or your favorite fan-skin made after it? Leave a comment below with a link if possible!