It’s amazing how many guesses were correct given so little information. Yes, the new and final feature for 1.25 is customizable character skins.
The code for the feature is about 50% done. The game displays and uses the new skins without trouble, but most of the remaining work is in the UI. There are quite a lot of changes I need to make there.
Here’s a sample of a different skin in action:
You will be able to create your own skins and upload them to community content.
Actually, here’s the default skin template. You can start chipping away on new skins now to be ready for 1.25 release.
The default skin is 64×64 pixels, but the game will support skins of up to 256×256. The file format must be PNG, 32 bits per pixel. The extension of the file will have to be changed to .scskin for the game to recognize it.
On the forum front, it’s with sadness I have to announce that Warpgamer decided to step down as an admin. He’s been with us for a long time. Have a look at this thread to wish him the best for the future.