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Posted 26 November 2010 - 01:54 AM

I think it would be useful to be able to change skins in-game while playing minecraft. I'll get to the uses after I explain how it can work.

First, this works almost the same way a texture pack works, there is a folder specifically for skins, you can compress the .jpg form of the skin into a .zip easily, so then you move it to that specific folder. Next you go to the options while in game and there's a section called 'Change Skin'. Click it and it has the same layout as the texture pack menu. It shows a preview of the skin, and the name of the file.

Before you say 'if it was possible, texture packs would be the same way', just think, would changing texture packs mid-game be useful at all? Also when in mulitplayer, changing your skin would generate MUCH LESS lag than changing packs.

As for the uses, this is what I had in mind. Say you have a forest camouflage skin an you're being hunted down by enemy soldiers, and there's a massive desert in front of you. You can't just leave the game! You need to quickly hide, change skins to a desert suit, and run as fast as you can across that desert. Also if you're showing skins to a buddy it would be much more convinient.

TL;DR: Armies need this.

Please leave feedback, as I'm not sure that this would 100% work, I'm just spouting this out from a pure assumption that it could work.
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 02:21 AM

I support this. It would help battle type clans immensely.
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 02:46 AM

Sounds awesome for Survival Multi.

You could craft a wardrobe item, and when you right click on it, you can browse the installed skins.
If someone changes to a skin you don't have, you automatically download it to your game, sort of the way Sprays work in source games, or how custom textures work in TrackMania. Since the skin images are so small, it'd literally take just a few seconds, during which only the client downloading the skin would be (if at all) lagging.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 03:11 AM

Thank you for the support, guys. And tek, that is actually a pretty good idea, I'll think about that :)
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 04:09 AM

You have my support as well. This would greatly empower the role of any stealth soldier, and add a whole new dimension to the game.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:43 AM

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You have my support as well. This would greatly empower the role of any stealth soldier, and add a whole new dimension to the game.
Indeed, I don't want to be caught with my pants down in the middle of a battle

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:44 AM

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:27 AM

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 04:31 AM

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 04:35 AM

I like it a lot!
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:20 PM

Sounds like a good idea. +1 support.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 12:46 AM

Thanks guys, coupled with my other idea, PvP is going to be amazing if Notch implements it!
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:27 PM

It might be better implemented as customizable clothing/armor items that you can wear... but yes, that sounds wonderful!

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:29 AM

If this is at all possible, I support it 110%

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 12:22 PM

I'm interested to see rank-based skins, so on faction servers, all the soldiers, generals, kings, mercants, miners, etc, have rank/job based skin for each team. This could make team battles more interesting.
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:41 AM

how do I support? by saying i support? if so then YES I do support
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:54 AM

Cool idea, but what about skin-flood? Should server redistribute changed skins to other players?
If so, someone can try DoS using skin-flood (a lot of skins changed in short interval).

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 11:29 AM

Vindicar said:

Cool idea, but what about skin-flood? Should server redistribute changed skins to other players?
If so, someone can try DoS using skin-flood (a lot of skins changed in short interval).

There should be a programmed delay... Good idea.

You can't change clothes every second anyway... logically.

Well... you can punch fireballs either... but...

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:49 PM

I fully support this, it would be a great addition. Keeping in mind the recently mentioned delay would be useful as well, and would not affect practicality :Diamond:
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:59 PM

Really good idea. Would be alot more useful!
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