I think we all agree that the stock League of Legends maps are pretty cool. Nonetheless, wouldn’t it be nice to have a bit more variety? Perhaps a winter version of Summoner’s Rift?
Fortunately, the LoL community has come up with a marvellous program that allows just that! In this article, I will show you the steps you need to follow in order to install these so-called “map skins”.
Step one – Downloading “Skin Installer Ultimate”:
First and foremost, we need this nice little program. “Skin Installer Ultimate” is the program that will allow you to easily mod your LoL installation in order to install whichever skin you like. To download the program, go to this link: https://sites.google.com/site/siuupdates/ and click on “Download Version x.xxx Now!”
This will download a *.zip file containing the program. Extract the contents of this file to a folder of your choice and open this folder:
Now, click on “Skin Installer Ultimate.exe” to start the program, which looks like this:
Great, now we need to download a new map!
Step two – Choosing a map skin:
Choosing a skin is the hard part there are so many awesome ones out there! Those I would recommend you try are Beach Rift and Snow Rift (both from Yurixy: http://yurixyworks.com/category/game-mods/league-of-legends/summoner-rift/).
For the purpose of this tutorial, I will be installing Snow Rift, which can be downloaded at the page below: http://yurixyworks.com/2013/06/24/snow-rift/
Scroll down to “Download” and select the version you want.
Once the download is finished, go back to Skin Installer Ultimate and click on “Add Files”:
Then browse to the map you’ve downloaded, and select it:
Now, wait a few seconds for the file to load, the click the “Add to DataBase” Button. Enter a meaningful name in the text box that appears, and click ok.
Finally, go to the “==Install Existing Skin==” Tab, select the check box that corresponds to the skin we’ve just added, and click “Install”:
You will be shown an “Install Preferences” windows. Check the options you want, then click save. You’ll now have another window, this time for the “Skin Character Selection Options”. Select the options you want and click “Done”.
Wait for several seconds (can even go up to a few minutes), and you should now be prompted with an “Install Complete” message!
That’s how you can install custom League of Legends maps! You can now start LoL and enjoy your new Summoner’s Rift!
Thanks for reading!