Getting pretty frustrated now. Previous builds the reason given (by users) was that it was probably my datapath being in Documents and Core in C: Fine, builds where getting better and better with auto-updates so not until 590 I had to re-install and now have all paths in the same directory. And yes to the following questions: yes alt is in name, less then10 characters, same setting for the DDS plugin. Using re-load button, also exit rf2 and re-enter. Tried it with a virtual car, just a grey (default?) skin but not mine. Got some skins from members which they claim that work. and unless they are lying and conspiring against me....I dont see them. just a default skin for where the new skin is supposed to appear. When opened in Photoshop I can clearly see a custom skin. The only skin I got to work was a Kart skin from some guy here, it was not a DDS file but packed inside a mas file. Is that the trick then? But shouldn't dds files work anyways? I also saw someone claim Lite doesn't do skins well, gotta get Core. is this true? Any help pls?