I’m reading many comments with people having problems with the links, however the links are working! I re-tested most of them and the maps are working in the game.
In this article, I will try to help those with problems accessing the links…
Seeing from my stats here, most users are running the skins successfully, so there are still a % that have some problems, let’s see how we can help in these cases:
First off, if you do not read the Tutorial page and see the requirements + screenshots, it makes difficulty to help or keep repeating the same things.
There are some things that will help the links to work, depending on your computer user access for programs, etc. If you have problems, download the last version of SIU and run it as admin before trying to run the browser.
SIU when is opened, creates a URL protocol called “skininstallerultimatelgg://”. This protocol may not appear or be created if:
- Your windows don’t have some of the important updates. (links are tested in both Windows 7/8).
- Your browser (or SIU) is not being accessed with Admin rights. (for that you can right click and run as Admin).
If the protocol is correct installed in your browser, you will see this window for Firefox and this for Chrome. If you do not see this window, then SIU couldn’t install the protocol for one of the reasons listed above or your browser is blocking the protocol with Add-ons, Plugins or Extensions.
With SIU open, when the protocol window appear, just click the OK button and SIU will load the skin for you. First it add 3 small files, then it starts to load all the remaining files of a map (up to 89 more or less).
The protocols are tested to appear and work in Firefox and Chrome.
So, when a link is really broken? When it just download 3 small files and do not load up the others. If this happens to you, the link may be broken or the quota is reached at the map skin host. Let me know if this happens and I will fix the link.
I hope you can get your skins installed and running. I tested some maps here using the last SIU 4.34 and they are working fine in the last game version.
Let me know if you still have problems. I will ignore your comment if you didn’t read the tutorial page or this article. I will also ignore comments that says “links not working” without any more info about what link is not working and in what stage they do not work (in what step they are looking strange or stopped).