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Closed Beta champions & skins

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Hi everyone, Socr4te’s here. I have a LOT of things I want to inform you about, so let’s get started already :D.
If you visited my wordpress, you noticed that I started working on things related to a really old version of the game: the closed beta. Today, I’ll share with you some of my progression.
For obvious reasons, any additional information will be posted on my private wordpress until I release them on MapSkins.

CLOSED BETA MAP

Alright, this might be the most exciting thing I’ve never been workig on: after days and weeks of research, I found out a way to load a Summoner’s rift that has the “shape” of the beta one. All I needed to do was adding textures and the map would look like the first closed beta one ever released. Even though I did some miraculous progress, the map is still not ready and won’t be ready to be played on before a few weeks. Enjoy the screenshots anyway!


Cancelled champions

You may have already heard those names somewhere: Averdrian, the Mind of Oblivion and Priscilla the Spiderqueen are champions that were supposed to be released and ended up cancelled (or replaced). Here are extra informations about them.

AverdrianMindofOblivion
Priscilla1

As you can see, one is a little guy with a big blue head and looks like the main character of Megamind while the other is a mix between Urgot and Elise. Well, I managed (with the help of my dear colleague Chewy) to bring them back, and I plan to make them available as custom skins! You can already check out my progression here :


Cancelled champion base skins: Dr.Mundo and Kassadin

There’s actually a human version of Dr.Mundo as well as a slightly different base skin for Kassadin. Sadly, none of these “skins” were released when the open beta came out. My guess is that Dr.Mundo seemed too “violent” and “gore”, and Kassadin didn’t have that Darth Vader side that everyone likes :P.
Anyway, here are two videos of those -almost working- canceled champion skins.


SKIN PROJECT: Closed beta minions

So this is something I am also working on at the moment; if you ever played the League of Legends closed beta, you might have encountered weird looking minions that weren’t used in the older versions of the game : my project is to bring them back, and to give you the opportunity to play with a full custom reskin for minions. Here’s a screenshot of the chaos minions rider from the beta :

(At the moment they’re really tiny though, I need to find out how to resize them).


CUSTOM SKIN: Cervantes Gangplank

If you didn’t watch it yet, be sure to check the Cervantes Gangplank trailer I made!

I’ll publish it soon, it’ll be available as a custom skin with the original gangplank used as a base skin.

Regarding the original skins I’m trying to bring back : A lot of you asked me to make the original master yi/garen/nasus work; even though I promise I’ll keep working on them, I’m encountering a lot of problems, so here’s a list of (easier) original skins I’ll be publishing soon:
– Tristana
– Maokai
– Gragas

Finally, I’ll publish a fix for the “Gangplank original skins” pack as soon as possible.
Don’t forget to give me your feedbacks on what you’d like to see first on MapSkins!

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    • Buuut the the skn and skl is small and Her jog and walk need to work :C .
      So Miss fortune orginal skin is easy ^^

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      • I’ll get back to working on/fixing original skins once I’m done with the beta map ๐Ÿ™‚ with the next update a lot of them are going to be unusable anyway so I’ll need to redo everything.

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        • I don’t think you know how much I’d love you for an original Tristana skin, I would lovelovelove that sooo much โค

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    • There would be no point doing that, the map isn’t close to being finished so… It just doesn’t look good at all.

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      • Oh… I thought it was near completion, since over on your original Twitch skins, you said the next skin would be a map skin.

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    • The turrets are the same from the beta but only chaos ones are covered with dirt/grass. I’m not sure about changing the light though because the map is supposed to be a bit dark/blue with glowy particles all over it.

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      • I see, but I’m referring to something more like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO8iXMoWT-E It’s a bit more “glow-y” than what you have presented. Also, will you be able to return the old textures and minions to Dominion? I don’t know who to ask on MapSkins.com, so I might as well ask you. I really liked the older minions, and I lived the old styled textures better, so do you think you’ll be able to do that? ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Yeah, that’s what I meant :), but it’s kinda hard to do (i’ll try though). Hmmm, that could be possible, altough I don’t think I’ll work on this right now since I have SO MUCH things to finish.

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  1. Hey, sorry if i bother you, but is it possible to bring back old beta Summoners Rift? Or it is not possible? Also can you make closed beta HUD? BTW really like your work keep it up! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. When you mention bringing back old Gragas does that entail his old e animation? Where it looks like hes running instead of belly forward? I’ve tried endlessly to get that to work but the animation file never seems to replace anything related to his e.

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    • Sadly, I also tried like a thousand times to bring back his E, but I can’t manage to. I’m still trying to understand how the animation works..

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  3. Hey! When should we expect to see the next “new” classic champion skin? I read up there you would probably release Twitch yesterday, but I suppose that didn’t happen. So when should we expect it? Sorry for bothering you, I know you’re pretty much bogged in with requests.

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  4. i saw somewhere you were gonna make a halloween item set for when the hallowen map was released. when are we gonna see it?

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  5. I really want to get into doing this myself, but how would I even start? I want to know where you get the skin files, what program you use, etc. I have no idea at all where to start. Could you help me be any chance?

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    • Indeed, you can’t start working on something you know nothing about. If you didn’t already venture yourself into Riot’s live game files to understand how everything works, there’s no point trying to get into this kind of stuff :P. League’s files are really complex to understand, so you got to explore the folders by yourself as there aren’t tutorials that will explain you everything from A to Z. Try reading basic tutorials such as “how to make your own custom skin” cause they’ll help you understanding the operation of .dds files, for example.

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    • Omen doesn’t have any beta content, it was just concept art, thus it would be impossible, unless someone re-makes the concept into a 3d model.

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  6. What about Gavid the Plant King over Zyra or Maokai or something? He’s probably my favorite out of the mysterious cancelled champions.

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    • Gavid texture files are probably in the beta 2 client (along with the original SR we’re looking for), sadly at the moment we only managed to get the beta 3 client, with Averdrian and Priscilla :(. If I can get my hands on the first closed beta or even the beta 2, I could extract the texture files or Gavid, but also Robb, Tabuu, Well etc.

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  7. Wow, I’m soooo happy Twitch will be back soon. Will Gragas just have his old texture, or his old belly-bash animation as well?

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  8. I wrote this almost to all your posts, but I wanna ask you to bring back old Recall particles. I’d be happy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and all your(Socr4te, Chewy and Yurixy) works are very good. I’m using them. Thank you for these bringbacks.

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  9. Can you make original Katarina and/oe original Nasus skin? ๐Ÿ™‚ That would be nice, and closed beta HUD if possible.

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