You can modify the main menu characters to any custom CS:GO model you have downloaded from community servers or Gamebanana.
No you can't get VAC banned only forced to verify game files if you try to play on a secure server but the beta isn't online so you don't need to worry about that.
Every player model should work but ones using custom animations may not work well.
First you will need to replace the SAS and Phoenix models
The SAS model files name is ctm_sas, and the Phoenix model files name is tm_phoenix
Go to the csgo folder and locate the pak1_dir.vpk file and make a copy of it
Go to models/player/... and copy the 4 files of your custom model and paste it to models/player and models/player/custom_player/legacy folders, then rename all of them to ctm_sas the .dx90, .mdl, .phy, .vvd files.
Open XVI32, from there open the pak1_dir.vpk file in csgo folder. Click Search on the tab, then Find and input the word ctm_sas in the search
then replace any letter in the line to make it different (for example a to 2 to make ctm_s2s)
Repeat the above step 1 more time to replace 1 more file, after that open the search bar again and now include the .dx90 behind the text. Then click search.
Replace the line and another ctm_sas.dx90 line like above. After that open the search bar, remove the .dx90 text and then repeat the process at the beginning( search for "ctm_sas" line only, replace the letter). Do that until this box appear, that means you have finish the work.
Save the file, exit XVI32, then open GCFScape and open that pak1_dir.vpk file.
1. GCFScape: nemesis.thewavelength.net/?p=26
2. XVI32: chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/freeware/xvi3..
3. Custom player models you can download them from community servers. Which are located in csgo/models/player/
Launch the beta and you should see the custom model you chose.
thanks to steamcommunity.com/id/chickenlore for the guide and screenshots
Now valve have 1 more thing to sell on market. The character of the new Panorama. People are so blind. Who cares about Panorama? I want the best anti-cheat. I want at least 128 tick rate servers. I want have good skins that I do not have to pay 50 dollars (being nice).
Ok maybe im wrong in that one because it's just main menu thing. Comparing with skinchangers or trophy hack isn't right because it's in-game stuff protected by anticheat.
BTW !ws is technically not allowed by valve, it's just that they don't really bother to enforce their rules
True, I haven't had a chance to view that folder but I imagine you could easily modify it like you could in CSS/1.6 hope we get custom huds back because tbh I don't like the Panorama hud its simple but it hides all the features away, i dont care how my hud looks too much i want it to be functional
What it looks like/how to use it: gfycat.com/TallTatteredImpala
After the conversion is done goto your CS GO directory (default location C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo). From there open the folder named panorama. Inside of that you will find another folder named videos. Make a backup of this folder so it's easy to restore the original video files later (verifying integrity of game cache should work too though). Next open the videos folder and move the newly created nuke.webm, nuke540p and nuke720p.webm files there. When asked to choose to replace existing files. That's it.
End result: i.imgur.com/aDqOETq.png
You need FMPEG and 7zip for this
when i get my new pc i might make one, if you want you can add me on steam and i can explain, if you need models look up rss/revenant server theyre the most popular korean server and 9th most popular csgo server globally
Easier method to replace background go to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\panorama\videos replace all the webms with whatever ones you want (make a backup so you don't need to reverify game files if you want to change it) if you want some webms I have 1.5gb webm folder
You can change the default background without any problems but modifying the default model will probably get you kicked from any normal server and force you to verify game files, however I did notice a friend using custom weapon models instead of the default ones without any issues so maybe Valve stopped enforcing it?
Either way there is no way to get VAC'd and verifying game files takes 5 minutes.
Yeah it'd be nice to change it but with the current system it would allow you to change the model of the cts/ts in game which would be a bit unfair,as much as I want Hitler, Banana joe and Santa to fight a bunch of anime girls.