Mani-Admin - Admin Skins Pack

03-10-2006, 10:37 AM
OK here is the entire package with skins from Wile E Coyote.

Please see the readme for instructions and credits. Upload everything here Just like it says!!

Thanks to everyone!!


03-10-2006, 12:58 PM
gonna try it on our server as soon as i can, ThX Dunn0 & Wile E Coyote !

03-10-2006, 02:28 PM
You forgot to mention this bit in the readme.txt

in mani_server make sure there is this line

mani_skins_admin 1

03-10-2006, 03:41 PM
Yes I did.. :rolleyes:

Here is a working setup to compare to..

// For custom skins in CSS, set this to 1 to force
// cl_minmodels 1, cl_min_t 4, cl_min_ct 4 on them when they join
mani_skins_force_cl_minmodels 0

// 0 = Dont allow admins to have admin skins, 1 = Allow admins to have admin
// skins
mani_skins_admin 1

// 0 = Dont allow public skins for normal players, 1 = Allow public skins
// for normal players
mani_skins_public 0

// 0 = Dont force first skin in list for public player, 1 = Force first skin
// in list on public player
mani_skins_force_public 0

// 0 = Allow all skins to be selected via ma_setskin, 1 = Only allow misc
// skins to be used
mani_skins_setskin_misc_only 0

// 0 = Dont auto download skin resources, 1 = auto download skin resources
// to clients
mani_skins_auto_download 1

// 0 = Dont allow immunity players to have reserved skins,
// 1 = Allow immunity players to have reserved skins
mani_skins_reserved 0

// 0 = No menu on team join, 1 = show skin chooser on team join,
// 2 = show settings menu on team join
mani_skins_force_choose_on_join 1

// 0 = no custom skins for bots, 1 = use random public class skins on bots
mani_skins_random_bot_skins 0

Also.. There is only one model for all classes. So no matter what class you are you look the same. If you are an admin.

I can also include the BZips if need be for those that run fastDL..

Takes an extra 5 seconds on our servers.

03-12-2006, 06:41 PM
so has anyone gotten these to work?

03-12-2006, 06:56 PM
Besides me?

Because they work. Come to any of our servers and see. ; )

03-12-2006, 06:59 PM
is it recomended that non server admins/owners Dl and install these or are they auto installed upon joining the server?

Also will custom skins give me an issue for seeing these skins in a server?

03-12-2006, 07:02 PM
Auto installed after joining servers..

The download on ours takes an extra 5 seconds max..

We have fast downloads enabled. :D

03-12-2006, 07:07 PM
Sweet I'll add your servers to favs...I just gotta see this in action...I hope more servers implement this system :cool:

03-12-2006, 07:15 PM
well basically, our clan made custom skins to use with this. We substituted your vtf files for ours, and neglected to install the model files. We have the settings identical to everything you have, but it doesn't work for us.

03-12-2006, 08:45 PM
Not being rude..

But You have to upload everything.. You can not alter in anyway.

If you want to send me the skins you have, I can try to get them compiled..

I will also try to get our guy that compiles them, to post directions.. It took us a few weeks to figure it out..

I suggest you upload originals first make sure it works for you..


03-12-2006, 08:58 PM
Ill send you the skins, how can i send them to you?

03-12-2006, 09:02 PM
upload them to an ftp server like fileplanet or something and post the link. easy :)

03-12-2006, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by Spetsnaz
upload them to an ftp server like fileplanet or something and post the link. easy :)
yeah i know, but i meant like email.

03-12-2006, 09:22 PM
here are the vtf files of the skin.
American skin:

Axis skin:

either you can compile them, or give me directions for what I'm supposed to do exactly.


03-13-2006, 07:57 AM
I am dling now.

It will be at least one week.. As our guy who does it is out of town..

I'll post when completed..

03-13-2006, 01:29 PM
crashed our server when i set myself to an admin.... ive done all it says in the Readme etc.. how do i fix this?

03-13-2006, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by Dunn0
I am dling now.

It will be at least one week.. As our guy who does it is out of town..

I'll post when completed..
could you just tell me how to do exactly what it is your waiting for this guy to do?

03-13-2006, 08:27 PM

I don't know how to compile.. I tried but couldn't get it to work..

I wirked with him to set up alle the directories and such.. He took Coyote's skins and made them work..

03-14-2006, 08:43 PM
Wow thats all I have to say been using them for a week or so, The only thing is in Ver L mani, you can only turn them off when in game and type settings it works to get them off. I really thank you very much for your time in figuring out how to get these to work. Ok I am out..

03-15-2006, 08:42 AM
Thanks for verifying..

We will also be working on a version 2.

When Chris gets back into town.

03-31-2006, 07:27 PM
Hi there.. I can't seem to get these to work correctly. Installed on the server and the download url (bzip2). They download correctly and get installed to the right place. The server thinks it loaded them correctly:

Loaded model [Admin Axis] Precached [models/player/custom/admin_axis/german_admin.mdl] with 8 resources

Loaded model [Admin Allies] Precached [models/player/custom/admin_allies/american_admin.mdl] with 8 resources

When I get into the game I select the admin skin via settings.

On my testing machine I'm just typing kill and viewing my model... no admin skin. All the mani options are set correctly.

I've went over everything 3 times... this really should just work. Just wondering if you had any ideas.



Loading Mani Admin Plugin 2005 V1.1.0zh

03-31-2006, 07:30 PM
When you type kill what do you see?

Also, check your Admin level in Mani..

03-31-2006, 07:33 PM
Just the standard support model. I also tried dx8 and dx9 but either should work since there's textures for both.

I'm perplexed as to what is wrong. I use a FPS config which turns off a lot of decals.. but I removed that just in case that was the problem.

And full admin BTW.. no skin restrictions.

03-31-2006, 07:36 PM
I'll hop into one of your servers... maybe there will be an admin on and I can atleast know if my client can see them properly.

03-31-2006, 08:18 PM
yeah, I can see your waffen and paratrooper skins fine (pretty cool BTW).

I certainly should be able to see the skin on myself correct? If so, I really can't figure this out... I kill myself and then go back to the body and it's the default skin.

it should just work :(

04-03-2006, 05:55 PM
For some reason the files on the server didn't match the crc of the client (corrupt) so I replaced the server side and now they work fine.

Are the paratroopers and waffen skins you use available without the clan logo? please? :)

04-04-2006, 09:40 AM
Yeah they are Wile Coyote's Skins..

From DOD Site here. Just modified with our logo.

They will need to be recompiled to work.

All props were given to him for creating them in the readme. ; )

04-04-2006, 09:42 AM
BTW... Sorry I haven't responded..

Been very busy at work.. ; )

04-04-2006, 01:43 PM
I for the life of me cannot find those skins... even after looking through dozens of Wile's posts. Do you still have the links for them or have them available still?

Many thanks.

04-04-2006, 02:05 PM
I Think they may be on our site..

We have a very extensive Custom Download section..

I don't have the time to look right now.

If not, give it a few days.. We will be creating a DOD-Wide Custom content site.

I am sure it will be there.. ; )

04-04-2006, 02:08 PM
awesome.. I'll wait :-) I looked at your site (really nice site BTW) and found the sleeves but not the actual skins...

Anyways, thanks again.

04-04-2006, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by Dunn0
Yeah they are Wile Coyote's Skins..

From DOD Site here. Just modified with our logo.

They will need to be recompiled to work.

All props were given to him for creating them in the readme. ; )
any update on how my skins are coming along?

04-04-2006, 08:39 PM
LOL I totally forgot.. As I said I have been very busy.. Send me a PM and I will get it to our compiler guy..

He is back in town.

04-11-2006, 02:57 PM
If using correctly recompiled skins...How would I go about making every client DL a skin personal for me. so that my skin would be different than everyone else's.

BASICALLY, I want to install the normal admin skins posted here, but I'd also like to add a skin that would work for me only. SO that it would work the same way as the admin skins, but only for me, instead of every admin....possible anyone?

btw, if anyone ever gets those directions on recompiling, could you plz post em

04-11-2006, 03:47 PM
Directions are on our site. Rather extensive.

As for your other question..

It is possible to have basically an unlimited amount of skins. We have tested up to 2. And it worked fine..

However, admins are admins..You will be not be able to have a diff skin than everyone else.

Everyone will get the option to pick whichever skin they want to use. U could tell them not to use it?

04-11-2006, 05:38 PM
ive loaded in the admin skins as stated in the readme file included but all everyone sees is admins runnin round as the big red error word with a weapon, quite funny actually, anyone have this also and what is the fix?

we are running a linux server with mani 1.2 beta m rc6 smm 1.2

04-13-2006, 02:22 PM
Either your models aren't being downloaded to the correct place or the files are corrupt. I had that problem until I replaced the files on the server one more time.

Hey Dunno, is there anyway you could put your admin version of the black ss and paratroopers on the download site... without [=1=] on the helmets?

Please? :)

04-13-2006, 03:04 PM
Yeah I am sure we can do that..

Look for it in a cpl days on there..

04-13-2006, 04:09 PM
you're awesome... my admins and I would be happy as pigs in poop to have those skins :)

04-19-2006, 07:07 PM
hello again, i reinstalled the skins on my server and my dlurl, now instead of the red error sign i just get no model at all with a weapon, im rready to give up on this, all files are being downloaded correctly, ma_force minmodle is 0. any help would be appreciated.

04-19-2006, 08:14 PM
Come to our site and I will help you there.

You can post some of your setup files so i can check them..

We'll get it.

04-20-2006, 12:23 AM
thanks and will do, ill swing in tomorrow after work.

thanks again.

04-21-2006, 01:31 PM

That is the beauty of them.. They will not replace your default skins.. They are a new set.. That will only work on the server that is activating them.

They work on my server, we I play on your I get normal skin..:D

04-21-2006, 01:40 PM
Nice skins Wile :)

A few questions:
Do your custom skins supercede or overwrite the default models?

Can a client block the download ?

If yes to the first and no to the second, is there a list of files available to clients so they can remove the custom player skins before league matches?

Doh ! We posted at the same time *LOL*

04-21-2006, 01:51 PM
LOL - Yeah, I was like wait a minute. I just answered those.. LOL

Come on over and check them out..

04-22-2006, 03:09 PM
Installed files ( from the link in first post) to SRCDS server
Edited mani_server.cfg to corrections in third post
Rebooted server

Clients download files
Admin get menu to choose admin or standard skins.
Choose Admin: Admin and non admin see a dancing red ERROR , no models.
Choose standard: seen as ERROR message by admin AND non admin players.
ERROR ( - it was funny ;)

Looked on client hard drives

dod\materials\models\player\custom\[=1=]\waffen ss


dod\models\player\custom\[=1=]\waffen ss

is the client side directory structure created from in game download correct?

04-22-2006, 06:29 PM
Well I've answered my own question **LOL**
The link on the first post in this thread is not to the admin player model pack but to a waffen ss and paratroopers pack. I downloaded the appropriate pack directly from the DODCustomContent web site. Great skins Wile. :D

We made a self installer to the srcds root dod directory for the mani admin skin pack and included instructions on editing the mani_server.cfg , setting admin permissions in the adminlist.txt and admingroups.txt files and server side fast download to the client.
The whole kit and kaboodle can be downloaded from
Have fun

04-22-2006, 08:03 PM
Since we created these, the only bug we have seen is that Admins can't deselect the skin no matter what.

04-22-2006, 08:08 PM
When U are an admin, U will notice that the hands look different.

We have a Skin pack to corect this as well..

It is a client only install ..

And can be found on -

04-22-2006, 08:12 PM
this is great and all, but I made custom skins for my clan, and we want to use these on all clan members. How would one go about using custom skins instead of Wile E.'s?

04-22-2006, 08:33 PM
You are right once an admin selects the skin they are there for life

What file exactly is the correction for the hands?

04-22-2006, 09:17 PM

I can't find them on dodcustomcontent..

But here thay are on oneworldsyndicate

I will get them added to dodcustomcontent in a cpl days..

Or better yet I can but them inside the installer.

Anyway - Here they are:

04-22-2006, 10:05 PM
Excellent !
Thanks Dunno

05-20-2006, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by RosietheRiveter
You are right once an admin selects the skin they are there for life

What file exactly is the correction for the hands?

I have found through testing that you can choose if you wish to have the admin skins or not by typing settings in the console, then the proper menu is available to change this, you then lose the skin after the next respawn if you wish.
You can have this settings menu come up automatically in mani (use 2 in below setting) but it shows up after each spawn and is annoying, I have also left the skin chooser menu off...since it doesn't work properly as it is.

// 0 = No menu on team join, 1 = show skin chooser on team join,
// 2 = show settings menu on team join
mani_skins_force_choose_on_join 0

Thanks for the sleeve skins Dunno!:D

05-20-2006, 10:45 PM
Excellent Point

For those that don't know..

You can use you public chat key and type "settings" to get the menu.

Or do the auto as stated above ; )

05-24-2006, 06:51 AM
I Installed it last night on our server and it works great it seems to have a few small issues but its workin . [MG] MurderGrounds BrotherHood More than just a Clan !

11-28-2007, 11:09 AM
I installed these , but when i join my server i get the box with the skin chooser.

The options are

1 standard
0 exit

There is no option for admin.

Anyone know where ive gone wrong ??9

11-30-2007, 05:39 PM
yes u have to update ur admin prives.

add "M" to ur prives in the admin.txt or client.txt

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