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Installation issues



Problem: LCS-manager has the status “Waiting for a League match to start” but doesn’t change any of the skins when entering a match.

Solution: Run the tool as an admin, as this is necessary for users who have LCS manager (or maybe League of Legends) installed in a directory with restricted access.
Solution 2: For users without admin access, reinstall or move the affected files into a user made directory on your hard drive (Example: C:NameOfDirectory)


Problem: I get an los stream or !!handle error in LCS-Manager.
Solution: Make sure you delete your other language files in the League directory that you aren’t using in League right now.
You need to look for .wad.client files named .de_DE.wad (Depends on which language you have installed).
Folder: \Riot Games\League of Legends\Game\DATA\FINAL\


Problem: LCS-Manager shows the error “Aquire lock” and is basically stuck on running.

Solution: You have another instance of LCS running, you need to close it, if necessary via task-manager.

INSTALL FANTOME MOD ERROR with image.png in the details

Problem: When I import a custom skin into LCS-Manager it gives me the error “Install Fantome Mod” with any image file in the error details, most times it’s a png.

Solution: 1. Rename the .fantome file to .zip 2. Go into the META folder INSIDE the .zip and delete the .png file 3. Import the .zip file into lcs.
The problem is the image preview that got added in Fantome. It just happens to some people and we don’t know a reason for it or a fix.

Install Fantome Mod – mz_zip_reader_init_file

Problem LCS displays “Install Fantome Mod – mz_zip_reader_init_file” and I have weird/non-English characters in my path

Solution Put the mod directly into C: Drive and install it from there

Save profile error – no base .wad found! on audio mods

Problem I get an error saying “No base .wad found” when I install a mod containing audio changes.

Solution The Mod’s language does not match your installed language.
1. Make sure you downloaded the right language if there are multiple available.
2. Change your LoL language to the right one for the mod.

Save profile error – header_.version == std::array{‘R’, ‘W’, \x2′, \x0′}”

Problem I get a Save profile error containing “header_.version == std::array{‘R’, ‘W’, \x2′, \x0′}”

Solution Do the following:

First try to simply re-import your .fantome or .zip mod.

If this doesn’t help:

  1. Rename your mod .fantome to .zip (if it’s not a .zip already)
  2. Unpack it
  3. Go inside the WAD folder
  4. Create a new mod in lcs (click on the 3 lines, click on create a new mod and add at least a mod name)
  5. Drag in the .wad.client from inside the WAD folder.
Save profile error – Mods using 3.0 wads need to be re-installed!

Problem I get a Save profile and the log says “Mods using 3.0 wads need to be re-installed!”

Solution If you already updated LCS and League try those steps:

First try to simply re-import your .fantome or .zip mod.

If this doesn’t help:
1. Rename your mod file .fantome to .zip (if it’s not a .zip already, then skip this step)
2. Unpack the .zip
3. Go inside the WAD folder
4. Create a new mod in lcs (click on the 3 lines, click on create a new mod and add at least a mod name)
5. Drag in the .wad.client from inside the WAD folder.
6. Save the mod 7. Activate it and run LCS

Program path contains non-english characters

Problem: When I import a custom skin into LCS-Manager it gives me the error “Install Fantome Mod”. The mod is somewhere saved under “Users” and I have non-English characters in my windows username.

Solution: Move it to a folder outside the “Users” folder, for example directly in C: Drive.

Skin issues

Textures are messed up in-game

Problem: My textures look weird in-game. The custom model works file but it has weird colors and loads the original champion texture.

Solution: Set your character quality in League of Legends to “High or “Very High”.
Solution 2: Follow this video until the skin installation part, as you will need LCS-Manager or Fantome now, to update the textures for “Medium” and “Low/Very Low” quality settings.

Textures are white in-game

Problem My texture is fully white in-game

Solution This error is due to wrong .dds compression. Make sure you export it as BC3/DXT5.
You can find more infos about proper export-settings here.


Problem: My custom skin with a new model crashes in loadingscreen (usually at 60%).
Solution: After Patch 11.3 you have to update .skl files. Check this post:

Old Summoner’s Rift – missing models

Problem My old Summoner’s Rift looks like this, aka it’s missing models:

Solution Make sure you enable DX9 Legacy mode in the client settings.

Skin crashes Nexus Blitz, but works fine in normal gamemodes

Problem My custom skin crashes in Nexus Blitz only, but works fine in normal gamemodes

Solution Extra gamemodes (Nexus Blitz, etc.) are disabled by default in LCS-Manager, so the game will crash. To make it function disable “Blacklist extra gamemodes” in the LCS settings.

Creation issues




Problem: League is crashing at 60% or 62% with my custom 3D-model and I already updated the .skl.
Solution: Instead of exporting as .skn directly, export as .fbx. Then delete the old .skn and .skl file, open the .fbx file and then export as .skn again.


 by xpertdogeserg in 15/07/2021

[INFO] Version: 2021-07-14-ce25104 [INFO] Status changed: Acquire lock [INFO] Status changed: Load mods [INFO] Status changed: Installing Mod [Error] Installing a mod: LCS::WadIndex::WadIndex:27: path.generic_u8string() = E:/Gry/Riot Games/League of Legends/Game/ blacklist = true ignorebad = false LCS::WadIndex::add_wad:42: wadpath = DATA/FINAL/Champions/Aatrox.pl_PL.wad.client Legacy wad in Game folder! Is this Game path correct: E:/Gry/Riot Games/League of Legends/Game/ ? Try repairing or reinstalling the Game! Try deleting this file: DATA/FINAL/Champions/Aatrox.pl_PL.wad.client

 by Simple in 13/07/2021

Hey! I have a strange problem with a Old Summoner's Rift. I have DX9 enabled, but even if it is like that, I have still missing textures in the game. I have tried to run LCS Manager as admin, and I have tried to remove "Read only" from entire League folder, still no success.

 by cuong in 10/07/2021

sorry, can you guide me in detail, my mod doesn't have one named .fantome

 by Noah in 20/05/2021

So ive been having the Save Profile Header error and I followed through your problem fix but I've been running into a new error: Error Make Mod. I might be dumb lol but I just don't understand I will put in the wad folder into the mod name it and click create mod but it will always give me that error. Can somebody please help me?

 by Yoru in 21/05/2021

did you add a mod name

 by Noah in 21/05/2021

yes ive entered in everything including the name, author, version and description. After I enter all that in I drag and drop the skin into it and save but whenever I save it gives me that error

 by Yoru in 21/05/2021

ask for help here:

 by Sparrow in 12/05/2021

New problem: League detects corrupted files and starts repairing after trying to load a game

 by Splatink777 in 12/05/2021

theres a error when i enter into a game: "patch league. failed to write memory"

 by ZeAntoniono in 02/05/2021

New error: "patch league Failed to find ret offset!" After the new patch I cant run the file to hear the custom sounds, because of the error.

 by Yoru in 02/05/2021

Should have read the frontpage or announcements on discord: LCS doesnt work rn.

 by Lucas Alves Freitas in 18/04/2021

I have one question, when I put the skin, save, run and start the game, load 60% in the loading screen and crashs.This happend just when I try to use the skins of "Recovered Custom Skins" i don't know why.

 by Yoru in 18/04/2021

check the second listed error under skin issues

 by Igor in 11/04/2021

White screen on LCS

 by Eraea in 09/02/2021

I have a problem where I would try to replace the skin weights where I want and I get "Warning: Specified weight could not be set due to locked influences." and what ever I painted on would result in either a full value of 1 or 0. Is there any fix for this?

 by Yoru in 09/02/2021

Hmm you should ask for help in our discord, it would be easier to help you on such a specific error.

 by Berna in 04/02/2021

Hi! sorry i don't know to reply properly, i hope a comment will be still validated. I'm occurring the problem of crash about 60% while using a custom 3D model. The problem is i'm not expert about league "mods" (infact i commissioned my custom model from someone) and i don't really know what does it mean to export as .skn or .fbx . Is there something i could do by myself? Do i need some specific programs other than Lcs manager? Thanks in advice and have a nice day ^^

 by Yoru in 04/02/2021

It would be easiest to wait for the creator to update sadly

 by Berna in 04/02/2021

hi! thanks for the reply! anyway i have only have the fantome zip file, and i guess i would need a "decompressed" version of it, right? anyway at this point shall i wait for a new lcs manager update?

 by Yoru in 04/02/2021

lcs doesnt have to do anything with it, it's the skeleton file of the champion, you'd have to extract the edited wad and update the skl.

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