Team Fortress 2
Saving Grace Feb 5, 2013 @ 9:57am
How to swap TF2 Weapon skins?
As much as I love and respect Valves development team, my favorite knife the Spycicle looks a bit pants in comparison to something like the YER or the Big earner.

So is there a way to swap the weapon model of the spycicle for something like the Big earner? I have looked on external skin sites such as Gamebanana but their skins are both limited and basically recolours. so any assistance?

Thanking you all kindly

-A Harmless Spycrab-
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The Cock Khan Feb 5, 2013 @ 10:59am 
First, what operating system do you use? Windows or Mac or Linux?
Saving Grace Feb 5, 2013 @ 11:02am 
Windows 7 Acer, Quad Core processor. I can go on if you need more info
templar Feb 5, 2013 @ 11:24am 
you'll need to extract the models and textures from the appropriate gcf files, rename them, and put them in the appropriate folders in your team fortress 2/tf folder
Saving Grace Feb 5, 2013 @ 12:53pm 
I dont suppose I could get some specifics, I am planning to alter the Spycicle into The Big Earner
templar Feb 5, 2013 @ 12:55pm 
Originally posted by A Harmless Spycrab:
I dont suppose I could get some specifics, I am planning to alter the Spycicle into The Big Earner

I don't have access to a computer with TF2 at the moment so I can't help you, unfortunately
Saving Grace Feb 5, 2013 @ 1:02pm 
Ahh curses hopefully my knight in shining armour will come to save me from this castle of doubt.
Saving Grace Feb 6, 2013 @ 11:59am 
BUMP Still looking for answers!
[死神] Jun 1, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
Me too, wanna replace my stock knife with the big earner :|
Sonu Jun 1, 2013 @ 12:40pm 
1. Install GCFScape.[]
2. Open Team Fortress 2/tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk
3. Find the folder for the Big Earner's model files (models/weapons/c_models/c_switchblade I believe), as well as the folder for the Spycicle (models/weapons/c_models/c_xms_cold_shoulder).
4. Copy the files from the Big Earner's folder to the Spycicle's, overwriting the Spycicle's in the process.
5. Replace any instance of c_switchblade with c_xms_cold_shoulder. Keep the file endings.

Replacing the stock with the Big Earner isn't possible without a recompile I think because the stock uses v_ and w_models, but the Big Earner uses c_models.
Last edited by Sonu; Jun 1, 2013 @ 12:40pm
[死神] Jun 1, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
..meh. Thanks for your help. To bad I can't replace the stock knife :(
Sonu Jun 1, 2013 @ 1:39pm 
Originally posted by YBC saii:
..meh. Thanks for your help. To bad I can't replace the stock knife :(
You can do it in 5 minutes if you have the programs and know how, but I don't so I can't help you there.
Shiver Jun 22, 2013 @ 4:59pm 
Er. I got some skins for my TF2 and when i opened it everything was in #menu and so on and the items have "unknown item" on all of them
Sonu Jun 22, 2013 @ 5:00pm 
If you have too many things in your custom folder your text file will break for some reason. Name your mod folders/VPKs with shorter names, or combine them so you have less individual things in custom.
Shiver Jun 22, 2013 @ 8:04pm 
So i have the skin but below every one of them there a CACHE file what do i do with those?
Sonu Jun 22, 2013 @ 8:08pm 
Delete them. They get created automatically on startup if they're not already there, so getting rid of them is fine.
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