February 7th, 2011
As good as Counter-Strike: Source is, it's always been lacking player customization. Thank heavens for the thousands of skin mods, as highlighted by PC Gamer today:
"Installing player skins sounds more complicated than it is. It’s essentially a matter of dropping the mod file into the right place. Here’s how to do it. Head into your Counter-Strike: Source player file directory, normally located here: C:Program FilesValveSteamSteamAppsCounter-Strike: Source cstrikematerialsmodelsplayer. Within the ‘player’ file, create eight empty files with the following names, one for each of the terrorist and counter-terrorist models: ct_gign, ct_gsg9, ct_sas, ct_urban, t_arctic, t_guerilla, t_leet, and t_phoenix. When you download and unzip a skin, it’s likely that you’ll see a ‘materials’, ‘player’ or ‘model’ file, drag and drop these into your Counter-Strike: Source materials folder to merge the files and install the skin. With skins like the Death Avenger, you’ll get a t_arctic file, replace the t_arctic file you’ve created with the new one and you’re away."
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