No more base class changes! Just install forge and drop this in the /mods folder.
Going through portals should no longer cause your skin to switch back to the one on minecraft.net
If it does switch back for some reason, Force Reload is still available by pressing P from the pause menu.
New menu: Pressing P from the pause menu will open the HDSkin menu. The only thing there right now is Force Reload, but there will be in future updates. I didn't wan't to delay the update any more, so I just put in what was done.
Known issues: Skins don't always come back after respawning or teleporting, for now just use force reload from the menu.
So, after reading quite a bit through the forum, it seems that 1.4.7 users are just being left behind for 1.5 updates? I'm using 1.4.7, and probably will be using it for the next few months. Was really excited about this mod, but it's not working correctly.
Running Local game Minecraft 1.4.7
Optifine 1.4.6 HD U D5 (most recent for 1.4.7)
Bax injected after Forge and Optifine
HDSkins in /MODS folder
Nothing else installed
Running local, I get a glimpse of my regular Minecraft Skin, but as soon as I move it changes to regular Steve skin.
On my regular minecraft instance 1.4.7 with a bunch of mods installed, it reverts to a muscle-shirt guy rather than regular Steve skin.