Mixing Skins

This guide will teach you how to create your own personal mix skin. You will need to know the file names of assets in a skin. If you don’t, please consult the skinnable files list for file names and other bits of information.

Please note that more often than not, the different skins’ assets will look wildly different from each other. This means that mixing is often best reserved for mixing gameplay elements.

Basic knowledge

For more information about the following, read this part of the skinning tutorial.

Mixing images

Mixing images is simple if you learn the different file names, or consult the skinnable files list. The steps are as follows:

  1. Open the folders of the skins you want to mix from in your file explorer. These folders can be found by navigating to the Skins\ directory of your osu! installation. By default this will be located at C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\osu!\Skins\. You can locate this by pressing CTRL + O in the osu! window to bring up settings, clicking Open osu! folder, and navigating to the Skins\ directory. Alternatively, you can go to settings, navigate to the SKIN section, and click Open current skin folder for all skins you want to mix.
  2. Create a new folder in the Skins\ directory and name it something that you will remember, we will call our example mixedskin.
  3. Select your mixed skin from the skins drop down list. This can be found by pressing CTRL + O to bring up settings, navigating to the SKIN section, and clicking on Current skin:.
  4. Decide what images from which skins you want to use. For example, we want to use the cursor from skin1, the hitcircle and hitcircle overlay from skin2, and so on, in mixedskin.
  5. Copy these images into the folder we created. We copy cursor.png and cursortrail.png from skin1, and hitcircle.png and hitcircleoverlay.png from skin2, and all of their HD equivalents, if present, into mixedskin
  6. Reload your skin with CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + S. With our example, it should be the default skin with skin1’s cursor and skin2’s hitcircle. Make sure to reload your skin after all changes you make for those changes to take effect.
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have reached your desired result.

If you are mixing default-x.png, score-x.png, and/or combo-x.png numbers, please also read the The skin.ini section of this guide.

Mixing animations

The steps for mixing animations are largely similar to the steps for mixing images, with only a few major differences:

Apart from these differences above, the process is the same as described in the Mixing images section of this guide.

Mixing sounds

The steps for mixing sounds are also largely similar to the Mixing images section of this guide, with the difference that the files you are replacing will be .mp3 or .wav instead of .png. Follow the instructions in the Mixing images section, using sound files instead. Note that there are numerous menu sounds but you can get a full menu sound set with ~7 sound files.

The skin.ini

There are a few things that you should check when mixing a skin: