Welcome to the Weapon Reskin Library 2.0!
Now available as a mod! See details below.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement!
Older than the Authentic Hero, this green Ion Blaster has been a staple of the UHF since the first sighting of an intergalactic chicken some 120 years ago.
From a distant galaxy, this… sleek… weapon seems to hail from a time long since forgotten to the records of the UHF.
Supercharge your Ion Blaster with high-energy, yellow bursts of photon light.
Make the Henpire weep with these blue bursts of liquid energy.
Rainbows and sparkles will explode out of your victims when you use this colourful weapon.
Like gentle snowflakes… in a hailstorm. Rains upon chickens like fallout from the apeckalypse.
Negative energy charge causes your Neutron Gun to fire monochromatic bursts of dark power.
Deprecated UHF technology allows for the “squashing” of neutrons into a tighter space, creating compact zig-zags of damaging energy.
This add-on to your Neutron Gun squeezes the wavelengths of light proportionately around high-energy projectiles, causing each power level to have a unique color signature.
An elegant weapon from a more civilized age. Wraps your Neutron Gun in a soft film of crimson light.
Some people just like to watch chickens burn. Especially if they’re hungry.
Law and Order
Standard issue Neutron Gun for all members of the intergalactic Space Police.
Replaces your Laser Cannon with high-energy bursts of pure, solidified light.
Charged by pure moonlight, this Laser Cannon modification creates pink-and-white columns of glittery destruction.
We’re not quite sure if this is a green energy stream, or a blast of concentrated, superheated space-sludge, but the chickens don’t seem to like it either way.
The only weapon in the universe that can leave victims simultaneously alive and dead, this Laser Cannon fuses two beams from alternate realities into a single blast.
Why should you have to choose between your Laser Cannon and your Lightning Fryer when you can use both at the same time?
Glows like a golden sunset over a tropical island, or an easter egg from a companion title.
– Credit to @samuelronban for the idea to include this reskin!
The Lightning Fryer modification for only the most discerning of chicken-hunters.
We’re going to be honest - we have no idea how this works, or if it’s safe. But it looks totally awesome, so it’s got that going for it.
No point in having chains of deadly lightning spewing from your spaceship if they’re not going to look pretty, right?
Harness the power of this rare optical phenomenon in every bolt that discharges from your Lightning Fryer.
Don’t blame it on the sunshine.
Removal of the safety limiter on your Lightning Fryer creates this behemoth of a beam. The UHF does not endorse, promote, or accept responsibility for usage of this weapon. But we’re selling you one anyway.
Turns your Vulcan Chaingun into a popsicle of multicolour madness.
Replaces your Vulcan Chaingun ammunition with miniature fragments of ultra-celeritas comets.
Slightly outdated, but no less effective than the modern variation of the Vulcan Chaingun.
Green means go, red means stop. Inspired by the UHF Juniors Inititive.
Every colour in the spiral of the galaxy, condensed into a single blazing projectile.
Dark and mysterious. The Vulcan Chaingun for the most edgy of UHF recruits.
First sprite is firing, second is impact. Just like default.
For only the most insidious of Chicken-Hunting recruits. For your safety, the UHF requires that you wear gloves when installing, operating, observing, or thinking about this weapon.
This cartridge of plasma glows a creepy blue colour… we’re sure it’s totally safe to use though.
Streams high-charge volleys of golden plasma directly into whatever you point it at. Eye protection may be necessary.
Chicken pasta, anyone?
– Credit to @qbus371 for the concept behind this reskin!
This nifty modification for your Plasma Rifle allows you to bake your enemies to perfection, rather than splattering them with radioactive plasma. For the most voracious of chicken hunters.
This web-like Plasma Rifle proves that even intergalactic chickens can suffer from arachnophobia.
Elegant. Sleek. Sophisticated. Crystal white bullets for your Boron Railgun.
Mined from the distant reaches of Eta Astropelacae, these shafts of ice have been shaped to fire from your Boron Railgun.
The weapon of choice for show-offs and pranksters. We promise it’s not an actual Moron Railgun. Guarantee it. For certain.
Directly channels the energy from your atomic powerups into concentrated, solid beams to be fired from your Boron Railgun.
Load up your Boron Railgun with these vicious, elongated stingers.
Smooth, perfectly-refined fragments of nigh indestructible space obsidian for your Boron Railgun. Purchase comes free with unnatural, glowing auras around each bullet - we’re not sure why it does that, to be honest.
Left is standard, right is high-power.
Fires clouds of miniaturized stars because, well, that’s just an epic idea.
Chickens across the universe will beware your stinger trails when you have this modification for your Photon Swarm.
Don’t worry - you’re not actually shooting fairies out the front of your spaceship. Not only would that be impossible, it would be against UHF regulations, too.
It might look like fun and games, but this is not a toy. It’s a highly sophisticated liquid energy weapon which generates lethal projectiles that just so happen to resemble cute little bubbles. We promise it’s more effective than it looks.
– Credit to @samuelronban for the idea to include this reskin!
Like a twinkling night sky in motion, this Photon Swarm modification will stun with its simple, colourless beauty.
– Credit to @MrPablo_Islam for the idea behind this reskin!
The most jolly, festive way in the universe that you can obliterate poultry.
…be careful with this one? Please.
If you accidentally touch this stream and feel the sensation of your molecules reconstituting at random, we advise you stop using this weapon and talk to your local medical practitioner.
Fried chicken, anyone? Great for combat on frozen planets, and hosting intergalactic barbeques.
Cold and unforgiving - keep your chickens colder than… frozen chicken with this Positron Stream adjustment. Most effective when you shout its name loudly before usage.
This Positron Stream firing pattern should be familiar to geneticists and chickenwaveologists alike. Get two beams for the price (and impact) of one!
Guaranteed to melt your taste buds.
Fire your Hypergun through a film of liquid keys - only to be shot at Very Important Poultry.
Part of an experiment originally intended to give the Hypergun more spread, all this modification actually manages to accomplish is discolouring the bullets. Like red?
This… extreme… adjustment puts the “hyper” in Hypergun.
Infused with the collected vapors of Toxic Chicken gas clouds. Ew.
Designed by the infamous Mad Madame Madámme. She never uses weapons, or sells them, so we have no idea why she made it. If her public statement on the matter is anything to go by, neither does she.
Did you know that Hypergun ammunition is flamable? By lighting it with an open spark, this modification creates the vibrant hues of an open flame and blends them with the burning power of a blazing comet.
Because what good is a machine gun if it only shoots regular bullets?
For the artist at heart, this weapon fires a differently-coloured projectile with every shot.
The henpire will be pushin’ up daisies.
C’mon. Admit it. You chuckled. The pun isn’t that bad.
Unorthodox, but effective. Sprays high-pressure jets of water into outer space.
Celebrate your victory over the Henpire with these vivid projectiles. Explodes into stunning displays of light with every shot.
Tired of jumping out of warp and into combat only to find your corn has gone stale? This modification keeps your corn kernels well-preserved, tasty, and completely inedible within a coating of liquid nitrogen.
In an attempt to conserve interior hull space, this Corn Shotgun modification stores unfired ammunition in the basin of your heat sink. If smoke begins pouring out of the exhaust in enormous plumes, just fire off a few shots and your ship will almost definitely probably not explode.
Satiate your desire for extra-delicious destruction with the most appetizing projectile weapon in the galaxy. Available in Regular, Large, and Superstar Hero.
…ok. This is kind of gross.
Sugar-filled pink kernels explode into a multicoloured array of delicious rainbow popcorn overflowing with taste, colour, and artificial flavours.
Don’t settle for anything less. You bought the whole cob of corn, and you’re going to fire the whole cob of corn.
A powerful stream of focused sonic energy, strong enough to de-atomize almost anything that crosses it path. Ear protection recommended.
Channels your Absolver Beam into a series of tightly-packed radioactive waves, for increased coolness and absolutely no change in function or total damage output.
We shoved a prism in front of an Absolver Beam and it turned into this - give the chickens the mercy of seeing the most stunning sight of their lives as you vaporize them.
'Tis the season to be saving the universe!
This tunnel of hyperspace forcibly propels chickens across the universe at multiple times the speed of light! We’re sure this won’t upset anyone.
Like a halo of light, this Absolver Beam is elegant and refined. Bring peace to the cosmos and defend the galaxy from chicken invasion with this hope-filled channel of starlight.
Fire away your retirement plan as you spray these refined, genteel dining implements at alien poultry.
Eat chickens for breakfast… in style.
Suave, stylish weapons of anti-chicken glory. Voted #1 people’s choice in the annual “most desirable weapon of mass destruction” contest.
Whether you dine with these opal-hued projectiles, or rain down a rainbow of pearl annihilation upon the Henpire, you’ll be the envy of the universe and the scourge of chickens everywhere.
Because firing forks into space wasn’t enough, why not heat them to melting point? Survive the apeckalypse with this complete overkill of a weapon.
Carved out of crystals more vibrant than Gamma Chthon’s finest.
The Weapon Reskin Library is now available as a functional game mod for CIU!
Please be aware that this is intended as a proof-of concept, not a definitive edition. Modding has limitations. Some skins are missing special effects. A select few are not available at all.
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Please read the Readme!
You are welcome to:
- Use these mods in your gameplay!
- Share videos of this mod (no credit required!)
- Share this mod with others!
- Claim or infer that this mod is official content - please include disclaimers that it is a mod.
- Claim or infer that this mod was created by someone who it was not.
- Share any of the files from this mod without including an unaltered version of the Readme.
- Include the files of this mod in your own mod without permission.
Note: The remainder of this post was written for Series 1, and has been preserved in its entirety for context. See this post for details on Series 2.
So there’s been talk about weapon skins for a while - people have been wanting to see old versions of weapons get added, recolours, etc.
And so I decided to take the time to make a series of prototype ideas for different skins. The idea would be that you’d buy these (perhaps only at specific stores, to encourage travel!!!) and your weapon could then be equipped with this skin (ideally, on a per-spacecraft basis). In making them, I endeavored to:
- Remain true to the weapon’s gameplay - don’t change anything that would be “confusing”
- Avoid new sprites where possible - avoid over-cluttering the file size (since the game will be getting a mobile port). How possible some of this is depends entirely on how able the game is to recolour images.
- Give every weapon an equal number of skins, and in a wide diversity of styles to appeal to a wide audience.
I’m definitely happier with some of them than others, and some weapons really don’t lend themselves to reskins, either, so it was hard. But I think I’ve done ok, so I’m sharing them here.
So thoughts? Which of these (if any) would you like to see in CIU, potentially? Which ones don’t you like? If you have any ideas of your own, feel free to share them in this topic, too.
These took waaay longer than I expected to make, lol…