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Making Custom War Paints
By CoBalt
A guide on how to create custom War Paints for Gun Mettle and Tough Break skinned weapons in TF2 and mod them into the game properly.
 
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Introduction
Hello!
This guide will cover the process of creating, editing, and modding in a custom skin for your campaign weapons from Gun Mettle and Tough Break!

Unfortunately this guide will now cover how to create an artistically fitting and stylish skin, only how to mod one into the game.
Necessary Software
In order to properly make skins, you will need to have a few programs. Click the links to visit their respective pages for download.

  • VTFEdit[nemesis.thewavelength.net]
  • Photoshop or GIMP[www.gimp.org]
Creating the Skin
In your image editing software, open up a 1024 px by 1024 px canvas.
Use this canvas and the software's tools to create your design.
Pictured is a skin I made as an example:




It's important to follow these guidelines:
  • Your design must fit within TF2's artstyle. TF2 has a very fluid artstyle now, but use ingame textures and skins as a guide on what techniques and styles should fit.
  • For example, the pattern should include fitting wear, brushstrokes and other textures features as well as proper color palette.
  • Scratches, blood and dirt are added to the weapon randomly and automatically, so they are unnecessary.
  • It must be able to tile seamlessly from all sides. This means that if the pattern were to repeat over many iterations, it would flow without any obvious interruption in the pattern.
  • Use a phongmask to make your skin pop.
Phong Mask
Creating and using a phong mask in your skin will allow you to change how reflective certain parts of the skin are. Making a good phong mask can really make a skin look great, without washing it out in light constantly.

To create one, use your image editing software to access the color channels tab, usually next to the layers tab.
Create a new channel and name it "Alpha"

Paste your skin into the channel.
Use the software's tools to edit the colors of the image to match how you'd like it to act under light.
On the mask, making an area more black will make it less shiny, while making it more white will make it shinier.
Play with the different greys, whites, and blacks until it your skin performs how you'd like it.


As you can see, the darker areas in the mask appear less shiny in game:
Getting it Into the Game
When you have completed your skin, save it as a Targa (.tga) file.
Open VTFEdit, Select "File" and select "Import".
Locate your skin and import it.

Using the default settings on the pop up window should work fine, Select OK.
Select "File" and "Save" or "Save As".
Save your file as a .vtf file.



Navigate to your custom folder
(C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\custom)
Create a folder named anything inside the custom folder.
In this folder, create a "materials" folder, and then a "patterns" folder inside of that. The final file path should be:
(C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\custom\folder\materials\patterns)
Certain generic texture files will need to be placed in this "patterns" folder. Texture files replacing case specific textures will need to be placed in a case specific folder.

Paste your newly made .vtf into the correct folder.
Rename it to the corresponding pattern filename from the weapon you wish to put the skin on.
(For example, if you have a Black Dahlia and want to replace the black lightning pattern, you would place your vtf in in the "powerhouse" folder in your "patterns" folder and rename your .vtf to "lightning_black.vtf"






After renaming it properly, that's it! Your custom skin will now replace the one in your game.

NOTES:
  • Replacing a texture file will affect all skinned weapons that utilize that texture pattern.
  • For Team Colored skinned weapons, both team specific files will need to be modded over. Replace the red skin on your weapon with your custom neutral or red skin, and replace the blue skin with your custom neutral or blue skin.
  • When you replace one file, you are only replacing one pattern. For example, on the Black Dahlia, by replacing only "lightning_black.vtf" only the lightning pattern will be replaced. Replace all texture files used with what you'd like them to be.
    Don't be afraid to match skins with other ones by using two on one weapon.
  • Your custom skin will also appear in the backpack icon of your skinned weapon!
Skin File Names
This is a list of all Skinned Weapons in the game and the texture patterns they use. These filenames are what you will name your skinned file in the custom patterns folder in order to replace it on the skinned weapon of your choice.

Case specific textures will need to be placed in case specific folders in the "patterns" folder.
I will place the proper folder name before any such textures, separated by a slash.
For example, if it says "2fort/cow" you must name your file "cow.vtf" and place it in a folder called "2fort" making the final path "patterns/2fort/cow.vtf"
Files without a slash, usually beginning with "solid_", are placed in just the "patterns" folder, not in a case specific one.

Bovine Blazemaker
2fort/cow
solid_yellow_light
2fort/wood_beam03
solid_charcoal

War Room
RED:
solid_orange_bright
solid_map_brown
2fort/monitor_world_red
solid_map_red
BLU:
solid_yellow_bright
solid_map_brown
2fort/monitor_world_blu
solid_map_blue

Treadplate Tormenter
RED:
2fort/metal001
solid_offwhite
2fort/wall_concrete_red
BLU:
2fort/metal002
solid_yellow
2fort/wall_concrete_blue

Bogtrotter
2fort/lily
2fort/wall_red
solid_orange_bright

Earth, Sky and Fire
RED:
2fort/clouds_sunset
solid_light_olive
2fort/wood_wall005a
BLU:
2fort/clouds
solid_light_olive
2fort/wood_wall005b

Team Sprayer
RED:
solid_red_shiny
solid_black_02
solid_chrome
BLU:
solid_blu_shiny
solid_black_02
solid_chrome

Spruce Deuce
RED:
2fort/dirtroad004
solid_yellow_warm
2fort/wood_wall005a
BLU:
2fort/dirtroad004
solid_yellow
2fort/wood_wall005b

Hickory Hole-Puncher
craft/woodgrain_05
solid_yellow_warm
2fort/grain_elevator_silo_10b
solid_orange_bright

Rooftop Wrangler
RED:
2fort/wall028
2fort/wall_light_red
2fort/wall_red
2fort/concrete
BLU:
2fort/wall021
2fort/wall_light_blue
2fort/wall_blue
2fort/concrete_blu

Civic Duty
RED:
solid_red_muted
solid_yellow_warm
solid_grey
BLU:
solid_blu_muted
solid_yellow
solid_grey

Civil Servant
RED:
2fort/wall028
solid_offwhite
2fort/wall_red
BLU:
2fort/wall021
solid_yellow
2fort/wall_blue

Local Hero
craft/woodgrain_05
2fort/wood_beam02
2fort/wood_beam03
solid_iron

Mayor
RED:
2fort/grain_elevator
solid_red_muted
2fort/wood_wall001
BLU:
2fort/wood_wall_blu
solid_blu_muted
2fort/wood_wall001

Smalltown Bringdown
RED:
2fort/wall_red
2fort/concretewall_warm
solid_yellow
BLU:
2fort/wall_blue
2fort/concretewall_warm
solid_yellow

Citizen Pain
RED:
2fort/signage_red
2fort/concrete
solid_red
solid_charcoal
BLU:
2fort/signage_blue
2fort/concrete_blu
solid_blue
solid_charcoal

Tartan Torpedo
RED:
craft/flannel_red
craft/woodgrain_05
solid_brass
craft/woodgrain_02
BLU:
craft/flannel_blue
craft/woodgrain_05
solid_brass
craft/woodgrain_02

Lumber From Down Under
craft/woodgrain_05
craft/woodgrain_04
solid_iron_red
solid_gold

Rustic Ruiner
RED:
solid_red
craft/flannel2_red
solid_orange_bright
craft/woodgrain_03
BLU:
solid_blue
craft/flannel2_blu
solid_orange_bright
craft/woodgrain_03

Barn Burner
RED:
solid_red
solid_charcoal
solid_gold
solid_bone
BLU:
solid_blue
solid_charcoal
solid_gold
solid_bone

Homemade Heater
RED:
craft/flannel_red
craft/woodgrain_05
solid_orange_bright
craft/woodgrain
solid_iron
BLU:
craft/flannel_blue
craft/woodgrain_05
solid_yellow_bright
craft/woodgrain
solid_iron

Plaid Potshotter
RED:
craft/flannel_red
solid_black_02
solid_red
BLU:
craft/flannel_blue
solid_black_02
solid_blue

Country Crusher
craft/calfskin_ruined
craft/calfskin
solid_black_02
solid_brass

Iron Wood
solid_iron
solid_gold
craft/woodgrain_02
solid_black_02

Shot in the Dark
craft/leather_01
solid_brass
solid_black_02
solid_silver

Blasted Bombardier
RED:
solid_red_craftsman
craft/woodgrain_05
craft/woodgrain_02
solid_metal_02
solid_orange_bright
BLU:
solid_blue_craftsman
craft/woodgrain_05
craft/woodgrain_02
solid_metal_02
solid_yellow_bright

Backcountry Blaster
solid_green-grey_textured
solid_metal_02

Antique Annihilator
craft/woodgrain_05
solid_orange_bright
solid_medium_grey
solid_green-grey_textured
craft/woodgrain_05

Old Country
RED:
solid_red_craftsman
craft/woodgrain_05
BLU:
solid_blue_craftsman
craft/woodgrain_05

American Pastoral
craft/plywood_01
solid_black_02
solid_medium_grey

Reclaimed Reanimator
RED:
solid_iron_red
solid_red_craftsman
craft/flannel_red
BLU:
solid_iron
solid_blue_craftsman
craft/flannel_blue


Red Rock Roscoe
RED:
solid_charcoal
camo/australia
BLU:
solid_medium_grey
camo/australia_blue

Sand Cannon
camo/gold_pixel
solid_gold
solid_dark_brown

Sudden Flurry
camo/geometric
solid_orange
solid_charcoal

Psychedelic Slugger
camo/flourescent

Purple Range
camo/purp
solid_charcoal
solid_pink

Night Terror
camo/jungle_grey
solid_dark_green

Carpet Bomber
RED:
camo/sticky_01
solid_rust
solid_orange_bright
solid_charcoal
BLU:
camo/sticky_01_blue
solid_rust
solid_yellow_bright
solid_charcoal

Woodland Warrior
camo/jungle_green
solid_beige
solid_light_olive
solid_dark_brown

Wrapped Reviver
RED:
camo/heal
solid_dark_green
solid_red
BLU:
camo/heal_blue
solid_dark_green
solid_blue

Forest Fire
camo/stripes_green
solid_charcoal
solid_desert_brown
solid_rust

Night Owl
solid_charcoal
camo/geometric
solid_orange_bright
camo/jungle_grey

Woodsy Widowmaker
camo/jungle_grey
solid_light_olive

Backwoods Boomstick
camo/jungle_green_02
solid_light_olive

King of the Jungle
solid_charcoal
camo/jungle_green_02
solid_brown
solid_orange_bright

Masked Mender
camo/topographic
solid_medium_grey
solid_charcoal
solid_orange_bright


Thunderbolt
powerhouse/electric_yellow
solid_black_02
solid_yellow_bright

Liquid Asset
solid_aqua
powerhouse/waves
solid_light_olive

Shell Shocker
RED:
solid_red
solid_black_02
powerhouse/electric_green
craft/leather_01
BLU:
solid_blue
solid_black_02
powerhouse/electric_green
craft/leather_01

Current Event
solid_black_02
powerhouse/electric_purple
solid_bright_lavender


Pink Elephant
solid_pink
powerhouse/electric_pink
solid_white

Flash Fryer
solid_pink
powerhouse/electric_pink
solid_white

Spark of Life
RED:
powerhouse/hydroelectric_red
solid_orange_bright
solid_chrome
BLU:
powerhouse/hydroelectric_blu
solid_yellow_bright
solid_chrome

Dead Reckoner
solid_chrome
powerhouse/skulls

Black Dahlia
solid_charcoal
powerhouse/lightning_black
solid_orange_bright

Sandstone Special
solid_charcoal
powerhouse/rockwall
2fort/wood_beam03

Lightning Rod
solid_orange
powerhouse/lightning_yellow
solid_yellow_bright
2fort/wood_wall001

Brick House
powerhouse/brickwall_lightning
solid_orange_bright
solid_medium_grey

Aqua Marine
solid_chrome
powerhouse/water
solid_orange_bright
craft/leather_01

Low Profile
RED:
powerhouse/supersniper_red
solid_orange_bright
solid_charcoal
BLU:
powerhouse/supersniper_blu
solid_yellow_bright
solid_charcoal

Turbine Torcher
solid_black_02
solid_orange_bright
solid_silver
solid_yellow_bright
Tough Break Skin File Names
Butcher Bird Grenade Launcher
combat/olive
combat/blue_grey
combat/camo_grey_blue
combat/lemon
combat/black
combat/checks_yellow_black
Sticker:
combat/sticker_wilde_sau_left

Corsair Scattergun
RED:
combat/corsair_red
combat/light_metal
combat/black_no_spec
combat/bright_yellow
combat/checks_white_black
BLU:
combat/corsair_blue
combat/light_metal
combat/black_no_spec
combat/bright_yellow
combat/checks_white_black

Airwolf Wrench
RED:
combat/camo_grey
combat/yellow
combat/brown
combat/white
combat/red
combat/stripes_black_and_white
BLU:
combat/camo_grey
combat/yellow
combat/brown
combat/white
combat/blue
combat/stripes_black_and_white
Sticker:
stickers/blank
combat/swirl

Blitzkrieg Stickybomb Launcher
combat/camo_green_polys
combat/light_metal
combat/lemon
combat/black_no_spec
combat/camo_brown_blue
Sticker:
combat/sticker_messerschmitt

Airwolf Sniper Rifle
RED:
combat/yellow
combat/brown
combat/white
combat/red
combat/black
stripes_black_and_white
combat/camo_grey
BLU:
combat/yellow
combat/brown
combat/white
combat/blue
combat/black
stripes_black_and_white
combat/camo_grey
Sticker:
combat/swirl

Blitzkrieg SMG
combat/camo_green_polys
combat/camo_brown_blue
combat/light_metal
combat/black_no_spec
combat/lemon

Red Bear Shotgun
combat/camo_green_olive
combat/black_no_spec
combat/deep_red
combat/light_blue
combat/white

Killer Bee Scattergun
RED:
combat/harvard_stripes
combat/light_metal
combat/black
combat/red
combat/yellow
BLU:
combat/harvard_stripes
combat/light_metal
combat/black
combat/blue
combat/yellow
Sticker:
combat/sticker_killer_bee_insignia
combat/sticker_killer_bee
combat/sticker_raf_insignia

Warhawk Rocket Launcher
combat/c_rocketlauncher_flyingtigers

Blitzkrieg Revolver
combat/camo_green_polys
combat/camo_brown_blue
combat/light_metal
combat/black_no_spec
combat/lemon

Blitzkrieg Pistol
combat/camo_green_polys
combat/camo_brown_blue
combat/light_metal
combat/black_no_spec
combat/lemon

Butcher Bird Minigun
combat/olive
combat/blue_grey
camo_grey_blue
combat/lemon
combat/black
checks_yellow_black
Sticker:
sticker_wilde_sau

Corsair Medigun
RED:
combat/corsair_red
combat/checks_white_black
combat/light_metal
combat/black_no_spec
combat/bright_yellow
BLU:
combat/corsair_blue
combat/checks_white_black
combat/light_metal
combat/black_no_spec
combat/bright_yellow
Sticker:
combat/sticker_white_arrow
combat/sticker_us_star

Blitzkrieg Medigun
combat/camo_green_polys
combat/camo_brown_blue
combat/light_metal
combat/black_no_spec
combat/lemon

Airwolf Knife
RED:
combat/camo_grey
combat/red
combat/yellow
combat/brown
combat/stripes_black_and_white
combat/white
BLU:
combat/camo_grey
combat/blue
combat/yellow
combat/brown
combat/stripes_black_and_white
combat/white

Blitzkrieg Knife
combat/camo_green_polys
combat/camo_brown_blue
combat/light_metal
combat/black_no_spec
combat/lemon

Warhawk Grenade Launcher
combat/c_grenadelauncher_p40
combat/camo_brown_green
combat/light_blue
combat/orange
combat/black

Warhawk Flame Thrower
combat/c_flamethrower_flyingtigers
Sticker:
mtp/stickers/balloonicorn
mtp/stickers/balloonicorn_tiger

Top Shelf Wrench
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_marble_gold_wear
cig/cig_gold_dark
cig/cig_gradient_fade
cig/cig_marble_gold
cig/cig_walnut002
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_paisley_yellow
Sticker:
cig/stickers/crest_engy001
cig/stickers/crest_balloonicorn001

Dressed to Kill Wrench
RED:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_gradient_fade
cig/cig_pattern006_red
cig/cig_brogue_base
cig/cig_engy_pattern_red02
cig/cig_red002
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_gradient_fade
cig/cig_pattern006_blu
cig/cig_brogue_base
cig/cig_engy_pattern_blu02
cig/cig_blue002

Dressed to Kill Stickybomb Launcher
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_brogue_base
cig/cig_pattern006_red
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_demo_pattern_red02
BLU:
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_brogue_base
cig/cig_pattern006_blu
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_demo_pattern_blu02

Coffin Nail Stickbomb Launcher
RED:
cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_blue001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_white_stripes001
BLU:
cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_blue001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_leaf001
cig/cig_blue002
Sticker:
cig/stickers/crest_demo001
cig/stickers/crest_balloonicorn001

Dressed to Kill Sniper Rifle
RED:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_sniper_pattern_red02
cig/cig_pattern006_red
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_brogue_base
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_sniper_pattern_blu02
cig/cig_pattern006_blu
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_brogue_base

Coffin Nail Sniper Rifle
RED:
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_blue001
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_white_stripes001
BLU:
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_blue001
cig/cig_leaf001
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001

High Roller's SMG
cig/cig_gold_dark
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_walnut001
cig/cig_white002
cig/cig_roulette_green
cig/cig_gold001
Sticker:
cig/stickers/crest_sniper001

Dressed to Kill Shotgun
RED:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_pattern006_red
cig/cig_tf_pattern_red02
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_brogue_base
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_pattern006_blu
cig/cig_tf_pattern_blu02
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_brogue_base

Coffin Nail Shotgun
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_red001
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_white_stripes001
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_leaf001
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_blue001
cig/cig_blue002

Coffin Nail Scattergun
RED:
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_red001
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_white_stripes001
BLU:
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_blue001
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_leaf001
Sticker:
cig/stickers/crest_scout001
cig/stickers/crest_balloonicorn001

High Roller's Rocket Launcher
cig/cig_gold_dark
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_walnut001
cig/cig_roulette001
cig/cig_roulette002
cig/cig_white002
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_roulette_green
Sticker:
cig/stickers/crest_soldier001
cig/stickers/crest_balloonicorn001
cig/stickers/roulette_ball
cig/stickers/chip_soldier001_black
cig/stickers/chip_soldier001_yellow
cig/stickers/chip_soldier001_purple
cig/stickers/chip_soldier001_green
cig/stickers/cig_pinup_soldier
cig/stickers/roulette_diamond

Coffin Nail Rocket Launcher
RED:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_red001
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_white_stripes001
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_blue001
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_leaf001
Sticker:
cig/stickers/crest_soldier001
cig/stickers/crest_balloonicorn001

Top Shelf Revolver
cig/cig_gold_darkcig
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_marble_gold_wear
cig/cig_paisley_yellow
cig/cig_walnut002
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_marble_gold
Sticker:
cig/stickers/crest_spy001
cig/stickers/crest_balloonicorn001

Coffin Nail Revolver
RED:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_red001
cig_filter001
cig/cig_white_stripes001
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_leaf001
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_blue001
cig_filter001

Dressed to Kill Pistol
RED:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_brogue_base
cig/cig_tf_pattern_red02
cig/cig_pattern006_red
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_brogue_base
cig/cig_tf_pattern_blu02
cig/cig_pattern006_blu
Tough Break Skin File Names Cont.
Top Shelf Minigun
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_marble_gold_wear
cig/cig_gold_dark
cig/cig_paisley_yellow
cig/cig_walnut002
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_marble_gold
cig/cig_black001
Sticker:
cig/stickers/crest_balloonicorn001
cig/stickers/crest_heavy001

Dressed to Kill Minigun
RED:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_pattern006_red
cig/cig_heavy_pattern_red02
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_brogue_base
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_pattern006_blu
cig/cig_heavy_pattern_blu02
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_brogue_base

Coffin Nail Minigun
RED:
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_red001
cig/cig_white_stripes001
BLU:
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_leaf001
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_blue001
Sticker:
cig/stickers/crest_heavy001
cig/stickers/crest_balloonicorn001

High Roller's Medigun
cig/cig_gold_dark
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_walnut001
cig/cig_white002
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_roulette_green
cig/cig_roulette001
cig/cig_roulette002
Sticker:
cig/stickers/crest_medic001

Dressed to Kill Medigun
RED:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_heavy_pattern_red
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_pattern006_red
cig/cig_brogue_base
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_heavy_pattern_blu
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_pattern006_blu
cig/cig_brogue_base

Coffin Nail Medigun
RED:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_red001
cig/cig_white_stripes001
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_leaf001
cig/cig_blue001

Top Shelf Knife:
cig/cig_marble_gold_wear
cig/cig_gold_dark
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_paisley_yellow
cig/cig_marble_gold

Dressed to Kill Knife
RED:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_spy_pattern_red02
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_brogue_base
cig/cig_pattern006_red
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_spy_pattern_blu02
cig/cig_blue002
cig/cig_brogue_base
cig/cig_pattern006_blu

Top Shelf Grenade Launcher
cig/cig_marble_gold_wear
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_gold_dark
cig/cig_paisley_yellow
cig/cig_walnut002
cig/cig_marble_gold
cig/cig_gold001

Coffin Nail Grenade Launcher
RED:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_red001
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_white_stripes001
BLU:
cig/cig_filter_wear
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_blue001
cig/cig_leaf001
cig/cig_blue002

Coffin Nail Flame Thrower
RED:
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_red001
cig/cig_red002
cig/cig_white_stripes001
BLU:
cig/cig_ash_embers
cig/cig_leaf001
cig/cig_gold001
cig/cig_filter001
cig/cig_blue001
cig/cig_blue002

Torqued to Hell Wrench
solid_black_02
mtp/pyr_fire_gradient
mtp/pyr_crackles

Sweet Dreams Stickybomb Launcher
mtp/pyr_gold
mtp/pyr_stripes_pink
mtp/pyr_stripes_pink
mtp/pyr_grey
mtp/pyr_blue_light
mtp/pyr_green
mtp/pyr_yellow
mtp/pyr_orange
mtp/pyr_red

Rainbow Sniper Rifle
mtp/pyr_rainbow
mtp/pyr_rainbow_gradient

Balloonicorn Sniper Rifle
mtp/c_sniperrifle_balloonicorn
Sticker:
mtp/stickers/balloonicorn
mtp/stickers/balloonicorn_eyes_1
mtp/stickers/balloonicorn_eyes_2
mtp/stickers/balloonicorn_eyes_3
mtp/stickers/balloonicorn_eyes_4

Blue Mew SMG
mtp/pyr_animals
mtp/pyr_grey
mtp/pyr_gold
Flower Power Shotgun
mtp/pyr_grass
mtp/pyr_gold
solid_beige

Shot to Hell Scattergun
mtp/pyr_flames
solid_charcoal
mtp/pyr_fire_gradient

Flower Power Scattergun
solid_beige
mtp/pyr_gold
mtp/pyr_grass
Sticker:
mtp/stickers/rainbow
mtp/stickers/flower

Blue Mew Scattergun
mtp/pyr_animals
solid_charcoal
mtp/pyr_yellow

Brain Candy Rocket Launcher
mtp/pyr_lollipop
solid_beige
mtp/pyr_lollipop_02
mtp/pyr_b_nose
Sticker:
mtp/stickers/rainbow
mtp/stickers/lollipops

Blue Mew Rocket Launcher
mtp/pyr_animals
solid_beige
mtp/pyr_stripes_pink

Flower Power Revolver
mtp/pyr_grass
solid_beige
mtp/pyr_gold

Shot to Hell Pistol
solid_charcoal
mtp/pyr_crackles
mtp/pyr_fire_gradient

Brain Candy Pistol
solid_charcoal
mtp/pyr_lollipop
Sticker:
mtp/stickers/balloonicorn
mtp/stickers/rainbow
mtp/stickers/lollipops

Blue Mew Pistol
solid_charcoal
mtp/pyr_animals
Sticker:
mtp/stickers/balloonicorn
mtp/stickers/kitteh
mtp/stickers/puppy
mtp/stickers/hamster

Mister Cuddles Minigun
mtp/c_minigun_kitteh
Sticker:
mtp/stickers/kitteh_default
mtp/stickers/kitteh_tongue
mtp/stickers/kitteh_wink
mtp/stickers/kitteh_crazy
mtp/stickers/kitteh
mtp/stickers/puppy
mtp/stickers/hamster

Brain Candy Minigun
2fort/concrete
mtp/pyr_lollipop
mtp/pyr_purple_light
solid_charcoal
mtp/pyr_lollipop_02
Sticker:
mtp/stickers/rainbow
mtp/stickers/lollipops

Flower Power Medigun
mtp/pyr_grass
solid_dark_green
mtp/pyr_gold

Stabbed to Hell Knife
solid_black_02
mtp/pyr_fire_gradient
mtp/pyr_crackles

Brain Candy Knife
mtp/pyr_lollipop
mtp/dirt

Blue Mew Knife
mtp/pyr_gold
mtp/pyr_animals
solid_black_02
mtp/pyr_clouds_blue
mtp/pyr_b_nose

Sweet Dreams Grenade Launcher
mtp/pyr_stripes_pink
mtp/pyr_gold
mtp/pyr_grey
mtp/pyr_red
mtp/pyr_orange
mtp/pyr_yellow
mtp/pyr_green
mtp/pyr_blue_light
mtp/pyr_purple_light

Rainbow Grenade Launcher
mtp/pyr_rainbow
mtp/pyr_rainbow_gradient
solid_chrome

Rainbow Flame Thrower
mtp/pyr_rainbow
mtp/pyr_rainbow_gradient

Balloonicorn Flame Thrower
mtp/c_flamethrower_balloonicorn
Sticker:
mtp/stickers/balloonicorn

Nutcracker Wrench
autumn/autumn_acorn_light
autumn/autumn_acorn
autumn/animal_fur
autumn/autumn_yellow
Sticker:
autumn/sticker_a_bomb

Boneyard Wrench
autumn/bone_blood
autumn/gargoyle_wood_light
autumn/bone
autumn/gargoyle_stone
autumn/gargoyle_wood

Autumn Wrench
autumn/autumn_leaves
autumn/orange_grey_pink_grad

Pumpkin Patch Stickybomb Launcher
autumn/pumpkin_skin
autumn/green_purple_grad
autumn/dark_wood

Macabre Web Stickybomb Launcher
autumn/cobwebs
autumn/stripes_purple
autumn/green_blue_grad
autumn/dark_wood

Autumn Stickybomb Launcher
autumn/autumn_leaves
autumn/orange_grey_pink_grad

Wildwood Sniper Rifle
RED:
autumn/twisted_bark
autumn/autumn_olive
solid_dark_red
BLU:
autumn/twisted_bark
autumn/autumn_olive
solid_blue

Pumpkin Patch Sniper Rifle
autumn/pumpkin_skin
autumn/green_purple_grad
autumn/dark_wood

Boneyard Sniper Rifle
autumn/bone_blood
autumn/gargoyle_wood_light
autumn/bone
autumn/gargoyle_stone
autumn/gargoyle_wood
Sticker:
autumn/sticker_gargoyle

Wildwood SMG
RED:
solid_dark_red
autumn/twisted_bark
autumn/autumn_olive
BLU:
solid_blue
autumn/twisted_bark
autumn/autumn_olive

Autumn Shotgun
autumn/autumn_leaves
autumn/orange_grey_pink_grad

Nutcracker Scattergun
autumn/autumn_acorn_light
autumn/autumn_acorn
autumn/animal_fur
autumn/autumn_yellow
Sticker:
autumn/sticker_a_bomb

Macabre Web Scattergun
autumn/cobwebs
autumn/stripes_purple
autumn/green_blue_grad
autumn/dark_wood

Autumn Rocket Launcher
autumn/autumn_leaves
autumn/orange_grey_pink_grad

Wildwood Revolver
RED:
autumn/twisted_bark
autumn/autumn_olive
solid_dark_red
BLU:
autumn/twisted_bark
autumn/autumn_olive
solid_blue

Macabre Web Revolver
autumn/cobwebs
autumn/stripes_purple
autumn/green_blue_grad
autumn/dark_wood

Boneyard Revolver
autumn/bone_blood
autumn/gargoyle_wood_light
autumn/bone
autumn/gargoyle_stone
autumn/gargoyle_wood
Sticker:
autumn/sticker_gargoyle

Nutcracker Pistol
autumn/autumn_acorn_light
autumn/autumn_acorn
autumn/animal_fur
autumn/autumn_yellow
Sticker:
autumn/sticker_a_bomb

Macabre Web Pistol
autumn/cobwebs
autumn/stripes_purple
autumn/green_blue_grad
autumn/dark_wood

Pumpkin Patch Minigun
autumn/pumpkin_skin
autumn/green_purple_grad
autumn/dark_wood

Nutcracker Minigun
autumn/autumn_acorn_light
autumn/autumn_acorn
autumn/animal_fur
autumn/autumn_yellow
Sticker:
autumn/sticker_a_bomb

Macabre Web Minigun
autumn/cobwebs
autumn/stripes_purple
autumn/green_blue_grad
autumn/dark_wood

Wildwood Medigun
RED:
solid_dark_red
autumn/twisted_bark
autumn/autumn_olive
BLU:
solid_blue
autumn/twisted_bark
autumn/autumn_olive
Tough Break Skin File Names Cont.
Boneyard Knife
autumn/bone_blood
autumn/gargoyle_wood_light
autumn/bone
autumn/gargoyle_wood
autumn/gargoyle_stone
Sticker:
autumn/sticker_gargoyle

Macabre Web Grenade Launcher
autumn/stripes_purple
autumn/green_blue_grad
autumn/dark_wood

Autumn Grenade Launcher
autumn/autumn_leaves
autumn/orange_grey_pink_grad

Pumpkin Patch Flamethrower
autumn/pumpkin_skin
autumn/green_purple_grad
autumn/dark_wood

Nutcracker Flame Thrower
autumn/autumn_acorn_light
autumn/autumn_acorn
autumn/animal_fur
autumn/autumn_yellow
Sticker:
autumn/sticker_a_bomb

Autumn Flame Thrower
autumn/autumn_leaves
autumn/orange_grey_pink_grad
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Will these work on Valve servers?
    No, they will not work on any server with sv_pure 1, including Valve servers.

  • Will others see my custom skin?
    No, other players will not see your custom skin, only you.

  • How do I upload a skin to the workshop?
    Uploading the textures files to the workshop will allow it for Valve's consideration

  • What is (x)'s file name?
    See the above section for all skin file names.

  • My pattern has weird cuts and seams that make it look bad.
    Your pattern needs to be 100% tileable to not have any visible seams appear. If you are sure your pattern is tileable and still have seams, the seam may be caused by actual UV seams on the weapon, which nothing can be done about.

  • My skin did not replace the default one in game.
    Chances are your file path is incorrect or you made a spelling error in the new file. Double check it all.
Conclusion
This Guide is a work in progress, so please let me know if any info is incorrect or missing.
Also note it will have to change as Valve changes the skinning system.
I will also try to create or merge this with a guide on how to workshop and import skins should Valve ever officially support it.

Feel free to ask questions in the comment for help!

Hope this helps!
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335 Comments
[RexTerm] | tradeit.gg Sep 3 @ 5:47am 
kek
CoBalt  [author] Sep 2 @ 12:11pm 
nothin
[RexTerm] | tradeit.gg Sep 2 @ 11:51am 
no as in what are u gonna do with em ;)
53 Sep 2 @ 10:40am 
rip
CoBalt  [author] Sep 2 @ 7:34am 
i dont make em anymore
[RexTerm] | tradeit.gg Sep 2 @ 6:53am 
cobalt so uh, what happened to your items in tf2? :)
53 Sep 1 @ 5:44pm 
gg m8
CoBalt  [author] Sep 1 @ 5:43pm 
unfortunately i no longer have the time in my life, nor passion for tf2, to dedicate any more time to this guide. I apologize.
pitchumi has been doing a terrific job helping others in my stead, and pitchumi's guide is linked a few comments below, which likely is more up to date.
53 Sep 1 @ 12:29pm 
plz update now:balloonicorn:
Pitchumi Aug 14 @ 10:18am 
@RexTerm | Trading Pyro Main

You're welcome ! I like a lot Gimp, my encouragement for your future works. Also, if needed, you can find some extra informations in my guide .