There have been a few problems with the skin servers since the release of Minecraft 1.3.1, at least partly because Mojang changed the skin server frontend (as far as I can tell). This is a little patch that forces Minecraft to use the old Amazon skin server URL rather than the new Minecraft one, bypassing the new frontend.


To install it just extract the zip file and put the provided new auy.class in your minecraft.jar, overwriting the existing one. You'll also need to delete the META-INF folder from the jar if you're on a PC (or all the files inside META-INF starting with the word “MOJANG” if you're on a Mac) as usual.

For Minecraft 1.5.1

For Minecraft 1.4.7

For Minecraft 1.4.5