This tutorial will show you how to handle updating LCS-Manager without losing your skins, how to create multiple independent profiles for quicker mod loading and sorting and how to make a custom order for your mods. I will be also giving some general ideas you can use to improve your LCS-experience.
If you encounter any issues with this tutorial or you don’t understand part of it, you can ask for help on the Killerskins-Discord server
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Table of Contents
Download the newest version of LCS-Manager on Github.
How to update LCS-Manager
This shows you how to update LCS-Manager without losing your settings, like colors and game path, and your installed custom skins and profiles.
- Unzip the LCS-Manager zip file.
2. Go into the folder where your current LCS-Manager version is located. Now you simple delete everything except “installed” folder, “profiles” folder and “config.ini”. (You usually only have 1 installed and profiles folder each)
3. Drag and drop all of the contents from the new version of LCS-Manager folder into the original folder.
Creating multiple independent profiles
This is useful if you wanna have 2 mod lists, for example 1 for mod creation which is mostly empty and 1 for playing with all the mods you want to actually use.
- Start creating your first profile. Press on the top right corner on “NEW”, name your profile, import all the mods you want to have there, activate them and press on “SAVE”.
2. Now close LCS-Manager and go into your LCS-Manager folder. There you will see 2 folder: “installed” and “profiles”. Simple rename those 2 folders by simply adding something to the end, like the name of the profile in my case.
3. Now when you open LCS-Manager again it will be empty and create 2 new folder called “installed” and “profiles”.
4. Repeat that step depending on how many independant profiles you wanna use. To switch profile, simply rename the active one to something else and rename the one you want to use to the original name.
How to make a custom order for your mods
This can be nice if you want to custom sort your mods not by the actual skin names, but use a custom order.
- Sort by champion (Aatrox, Ahri, Akali, …)
- Sort by mod-type (Champion, HUD, Map, …)
- Sort mods that need to load ontop of other mods first (LoR-Asset-Updater, …)
- Sort by seasonal theme if you have different mods for those (Winter, Summer, …)
My unedited list:
- Go into your LCS-directory and inside the “installed” folder.
2. Change the folder names however you want. It’s easiest to use either numbers and/or sort it alphabetically.
3. Now when you open LCS again, your mods will be sorted the same way as the folders are instead of just alphabetically by mod name.
4. If you also want to change the names inside LCS you can simply edit the mod name there. This is pratical if you wanna instantly see what champion the mod is for for example, not so much if you just sorted it by numbers.
Keep in mind that just doing this will NOT change the mod order inside LCS.
General ideas what you can do with LCS
Write down additional mod information (Date, Patch number, Download-link)
You can write additional information to a mod you downloaded, like the download date, on which patch number you downloaded it or even the download link.
This can help you to recognize broken mods: When there are known broken mods in a new patch or the download date is a long time ago, it a good idea to check the original post for updates.
Writing down the download link also makes looking up the mod easier.