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TF2: How to Install a Custom Skin
By PowerBalance
Random guide/tutorial to teach you how to install a custom skin in TF2
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Introduction
So you see people bragging on almost every public server about their 'special' custom skins and have been wondering how to do it for a long time but can't be stuffed to actually look at a tutorial. Well today, you can just bring out this thread when you're dead and read it!
Very Part with LOTS of Pictures :D
OK, so first you should go into a website called GameBanana and go to the top, right hand corner and type in your desired weapon. I typed 'Bushwaka' because it was a weapon I had not done before:












Next, click on any of the pictures that appeal to you:












Scroll down and click the button that says download:











Wait untill the advertisement is finished and then if a download windows does not show up, press
the 'direct link' button:












After waiting for it to download, a screen should pop up something like this (I use WinRAR so yeah, may look different to yours):













Now go to your 'C:' drive:

















Scroll down to Program Files (x86):

















Scroll down to Steam (may take a while):

















Click on 'steamapps':















Then your account name:















After that Team Fortress 2:














And finally 'tf':


















Now extract all the files to 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\"Your Account Name Here"\team fortress 2\tf'.

You will probably see this:







Just click yes

And your done!!
Conclusion and Links
Here are all the links:

Gamebanana:
-http://gamebanana.com/
-http://gamebanana.com/skins/search?search=bushwaka
-http://tf2.gamebanana.com/skins/120315
-http://tf2.gamebanana.com/skins/download/120315

In some cases, when you open the downloads folder, it will say 'tf' and inside it will be materials and models. If this is the case, you just need to open to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\"Your Account Name Here"\team fortress 2 and extract the files to there.

I'm not too sure but I don't think that other people will see them, unless they have to skin and the server allows it.

In conclusion, I hope this has helped you... blah blah blah, you get what I mean
14 Comments
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SamIAm 8 hours ago 
hey what is the Program Files (x86) ? I only have Program Files. Oh and I am running on Windows XP, so does that have anything to do with it?
<(o.W.n)>Kevichu Jul 11 @ 11:45am 
ok i will try it :3
Renoracer Feb 5 @ 8:56am 
It's not working for me :(
ScrubGaming Dec 14, 2013 @ 8:16am 
I't dosent work for me...please help.

'eH[CeKi]Bill Nye The Nazi Spy Nov 19, 2013 @ 1:39pm 
This work with Mac?
TheGentlmenSpaceCore Sep 9, 2013 @ 5:25pm 
Does this work With TF2 character skins?
ℬu∂∂ℯr May 26, 2013 @ 11:53pm 
ok good
PowerBalance  [author] May 26, 2013 @ 11:50pm 
yes it can be in common
ℬu∂∂ℯr May 25, 2013 @ 7:11pm 
does it matter if tf2 isnt in your name folder can it be in common
Lost4Dead May 14, 2013 @ 1:55am 
sup andrew