Here are two guides. One is by our admin Eduarpack. The second one is by Marshall of LFE for LF2 V 1.9, but you can get the idea of how to add your character.
Guide from http://lf2characterx.lf.funpic.de/LF2CHARACTER.tk%20 (HOWTOADDLF2).txt
To my knowledge there are 2 ways to put an LF2 character (If there is any other post or PM me (Eduarpack & i'll put it here)
This is the most used way to add an LF2 character & the easiest way too.
1- Open up your downloaded character.
2- Add all the sprites from the downloaded character (.bmp pictures) to \sprite\sys in your lf2 directory.
3- Add all the data files from the downloaded character (.dat files) to \data in your lf2 directory.
4- In your downloaded character you should see a data txt, most of the time named ( data.txt ) drag it
out to the \data in your lf2 directory.
5- Run the game and play
Note: If there isn't any data text in your downloaded character you can look for the ID in there data files. Ex: woody.dat (Open with data changer) look for the ball attack ( Ball attack ) look for the word oid
and it should appear something like oid: 230 (it's not 230 in every character's data) copy the number, go to the data.txt at \data directory and open it put for ex: (id: 230 type: 1 file: data\ballattack.dat). The oid must be different to the others or you will do the other character attack.
This not used most of the time, but it's more organized.
1- Open your downloaded character
2- The character data.txt files wants it to be loaded at the LF2 directory.
3- Drag the folder from the downloaded character and put it into the LF2 directory.
4- Copy and paste the data.txt into the \data in the lf2 directory.
5- Run the game and play.
Before you do any of that, you should always check for a readme to see if there's any special ways of installation
LF2 Custom Character Installation
To install a new character, the most important thing you need to do after checking the zip file is to look at the readme which most decent authors should add.
Follow this treasure map and you shall find what u seek. C:\ => Program File => LittleFighter2 => LF2_v1.9c => Sprite => sys
Put all the .bmp files of the new character in there (the folder sys)
go to C:\ => Program File => LittleFighter2 => LF2_v1.9c => data
put all the .dat files (and .wav files if there are any) into the folder (data)
open data.txt and add sth along the lines of
id: ?? type: ? file:data\???.dat
id: ??? type: ? file:data\???.dat
as in the readme which you can copy from * u should add them between and which you can see in data.txt
save the changes to data.txt u hv made and play ur new character
** Special case:
some characters do not work in the same way when installing (maybe the author wants to confuse noobs ) look at the lines of id you r required to add. eg Havoc creator's Tiger
id: 500 type: 0 file: data\Tiger\Tiger.dat
the words in red actually tells you that where the .dat files are supposed to be, so all you hv to do is to create a folder called 'tiger' in the 'data' folder.
Don't change the ids in data.txt when installing custom characters! Make sure they don't have the same ids as the other custom characters as well! Or else you will either create shadows or using some else's move...