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How To Add Custom Music (The Easy Way) - 1.17! (1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)

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Tutorial: How to add Custom music to Minecraft: The easy way.
(Currently works with version 1.8, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17 snapshots)

Hello there, my name is TomConn, and I've put together this tutorial for you. I have gathered all necessary files into one zip folder, so that you avoid having to make new folders, make typos. etc. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial, and find it useful. Feedback is appreciated.
How To Add Custom Music (The Easy Way) - 1.17! (1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)



Step. 1

Choose version & Open converter site:

First you need the songs that you want in Minecraft. Preferably as .mp3 files. After having them ready, click on the link below to open up the website: Online-converter.com - We will be using this site to convert the .mp3 files, into .ogg files.

-.MP3 to .OGG Converter

Choose the .mp3 files and click on the "Start Conversion" button. Wait until the files have been converted and download them from the website. Please check that you are able to rename or move the files downloaded. If you can't do this, please restart your computer, and the files will be moveable again.

How To Add Custom Music (The Easy Way) - 1.17! (1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)

Drag the .ogg files onto your desktop. Please note that you can have up to 13 different songs in Minecraft, because there are 13 different discs.

Next is to choose which version of Minecraft Java Edition you want to use. All the downloads are .ZIP folders containing the folders and files required to change the music in Minecraft.

List of available downloads:
- Notice: 1.16 only works for 1.16 and 1.16.1 - Any other version of 1.16 needs to be the 1.16.4 resources.
- Notice: 1.17 Java Edition is a Snapshot - Errors might occur


How To Add Custom Music (The Easy Way) - 1.17! (1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)
1.8 Resources - Java Edition


1.12 Resources - Java Edition


1.13 Resources - Java Edition


1.14 Resources - Java Edition


1.15 Resources - Java Edition


1.16 Resources - Java Edition


1.16.4 Resources - Java Edition


1.17 Resources - Java Edition

Once you have downloaded the version you want, move on to step. 2



Step. 2
Placing the .ogg files in the right folder:


Open the Resources Java (The .ZIP folder) you downloaded, and drag the folder inside that ZIP, onto your desktop. From there, open the folders in the following order:
  1. Open: Resources Java (version)
  2. Open: assets
  3. Open: minecraft
  4. Open: sounds
  5. Open: records

Keep the 'records' folder open. Mark all the .ogg files on your desktop, and drag them into the 'records' folder. When you have done that, move on to step. 3



Step. 3
Renaming .ogg files, and adding the music to Minecraft:

Now you need to rename the .ogg files. You can have up to 13 different songs in Minecraft. Naming the .ogg file after one of the discs, which are shown in the picture below, or available in a .txt document inside the 'records' folder - will make that song play, when the disc you renamed it to, is put into a jukebox.

To rename a file, right click on the file and find the button labeled: "Rename". Then type in one of the Disc names.
NOTICE: Type all the names in small letters. Do not use letters in CAPS.


When all the .ogg files have been renamed to a specific disc: Boot up your Minecraft and do the following:
  1. Open: Options
  2. Open: Resourcepacks
  3. Click: Open Resourcepack Folder
This will open up a new folder. Go to your desktop and find the Resources Java (version) folder, and drag that folder into the newly opened one. This will add the Resources Java to your list of Texture-packs. Turn the texture-pack on in the game, and then go kill a few creepers by getting a skeleton to shoot them. Obtain a disc, craft a jukebox, and now you will be able to listen to your custom music, in Minecraft.

adding the music to Minecraft for version: 1.8
The "open resourcepack folder" button is not available in Minecraft Java v. 1.8 - Therefor you have to do it in the following way: Click on the Windows button and find search menu. Then in search type in the following:

"Run"
(Notice: This will not be the programs name, if your PC's language is not set to EN (English) )


Open the Run program and type in:

  %appdata%



Click enter and open the following folders:

    1. Open: .minecraft
    2. Open: Resourcepacks

Go to your desktop and find the Resources Java (version) folder, and drag that folder into the newly opened one. This will add the Resources Java to your list of Texture-packs. Turn the texture-pack on in the game, and then go kill a few creepers by getting a skeleton to shoot them. Obtain a disc, craft a jukebox, and now you will be able to listen to your custom music, in Minecraft.



That's it!
If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section below and I will answer them as best I can.




FAQ & Common issue's

https://discord.gg/GbCZyMD


"My pack is red and does not work when I turn it on."
- If your pack shows up in red inside the 'Resourcepack selection menu', that means you have either downloaded the wrong version (Look at Step. 1) or you are playing on the wrong version of the game. Double-check this first, otherwise, leave a comment and I will help you.


"I tried to get this to work for 1.16.3, but the pack did not work."
- You have most likely downloaded the Resources Java 1.16 ZIP file, instead of the 1.16.4. - 1.16 of the Resources Java only support version 1.16 to 1.16.1 of Minecraft Java Edition, while you need to download the Resources Java 1.16.4, if you want to get it to work on version 1.16.3 of Minecraft Java Edition.


"When I move the texture pack to the game, it never shows up in-game-"
- There are three problems which can cause this:
1. You have misplaced the Resources Java folder in the old "Texturepack" folder.
2. You have unpacked the files inside the Resourcepacks folder (See picture below as an example) - To fix this, create a folder with any name, and put all the files into that folder.

Example of having unpacked your files, and placed them inside the resource pack folder


3. Double-check that the Resources Java folder contains both of the essential files:
- assets
- pack.mcmeta

If one of these files are missing, then download one of the Resource Java folders, of course for the version of the game that you have made the dysfunctional pack, and copy/paste the missing files over. This should solve the issue.


"Everything is .ogg and named properly and some work others dont."
- Double check that you have not used any capital letters in the naming process. If a .ogg file is named anything with a capital letter in it, then it won't register in the game, and the music won't play. Remember: everything needs to be small letters, otherwise it won't work.






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04/15/2021 3:41 amhistory
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Blizzard154
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Hi! I will start making my own custom music discs very soon. Thank you for this tutorial! I've tried it before, but I didn't found the pack in minecraft, so I hope this will work! Again, thank you! We all thank you!

Edit: Omg it works XD Aaaahhhh thank you soo much Tom!! Now I can be stuck in Limbo in minecraft ey
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04/10/2021 11:08 am
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Secret_Fool
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does the 1.16.4 also work for 1.16.5?
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04/10/2021 2:21 pm
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Cyber_Technic
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It does. I've already done it and 11 is now Pigstep.
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02/05/2021 9:31 pm
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Lamp_Moth
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Hey Tom! tytytyty fo this pack the discs work great but when i try to do the same for the game menu music and in game music, (all .ogg files) they never work in game? help is apricated ;3
TomConn
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02/06/2021 10:05 am
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TomConn
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I am still trying to get it to work properly myself, so sadly I can't give you an answer for now :/
But! I will send you a message if I figure it out :D
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01/27/2021 7:10 pm
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InZane_For_Ninjago
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Thank you for making this blog! I found it to be really easy to understand!
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01/27/2021 7:49 pm
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TomConn
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Glad to hear :)
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01/27/2021 12:16 pm
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GregoryBlaze
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Thanks so much! I'm creating a minecraft map for my bros and was stumped on how to make custom music in the game! The way you did the tutorial was so easy for me to understand and now i can use whatever music i want! thanks again for all your hard work making this tutorial. :)
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01/27/2021 12:20 pm
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GregoryBlaze
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Also, can this work in multiplayer?
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01/27/2021 12:20 pm
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TomConn
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Glad it helped :D
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01/13/2021 9:03 am
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GGCrosby
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Would it be possible to use something like optifine to change the sound it makes when using a renamed disc?
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01/13/2021 11:11 am
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TomConn
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Sadly I don't know if that is possible :/

I think it might be done by creating a folder named "indexes" or "index" depending on version, and then copying over the 1.16.4.json file from the .minecraft > assets > indexes folder and then somehow adding the new music to it. In truth, I have no clue.

I'd recommend trying to go onto various texturepack / optifine Discord servers and forums and ask there. I hope you figure it out though :)
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01/13/2021 5:44 pm
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GGCrosby
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Sounds like a good project for another time
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01/07/2021 6:52 pm
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User3371113D
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me has problem me do not see the sound file from the 1.16 zip file
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01/08/2021 5:21 am
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TomConn
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There are no sound files (.ogg .mp3 etc. ) in the folders I've made, but there should be a folder called "sounds". Is it the folder you can't find?
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12/23/2020 10:13 pm
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0fl
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Im trying to get this to work for 1.16.4 and change the disc 13. But it doesnt show up in the minecraft resource pack tab. Can you help?
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12/24/2020 12:06 pm
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TomConn
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Is it the Resources_Pack 1.16.3 & 1.16.4, for Java Edition, release: 1.16.3 & 1.16.4 that doesn't show up?
It may not show up if you have not unzipped the folder. That needs to be done first. Otherwise, the only other issue I can think of would be that you're trying to get it to work on Bedrock Edition, which this tutorial sadly isn't designed for :/
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12/10/2020 4:01 pm
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Samurai Owl
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Hey, can you explain how we can change the regular in-game music? I got the records figured out, but the regular old in-game music doesn't change. For some reason, the End music does change, but the rest do not. Also, something else I noticed is that the Nether song title file shows only 4 Nether songs, but when I do /playsound minecraft:music.nether, it shows 5 options. Additionally, there is a boss.ogg song in Minecraft that is not included in the name file - only End.
So to recap, the regular in-game songs do not change, and some song files are not listed. Fix?
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12/10/2020 4:14 pm
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TomConn
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I have been trying to figure it out for almost a year now, but in none of my testing have I been able to find out how to do it :/
So for the time being, I don't think there is a fix. Though thanks for the mention of the new sound files. I have had my main focus on just the records so :')

But!
If you figure out a fix for it, or something then please let me know, and of course - I'll send you a PM if I figure it out one day :)
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11/27/2020 2:02 pm
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Quote_CaveStory
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whenever I move the texture pack to the game, it never shows up in-game in the resources tab after i drag it in. You know any ways of fixing this?
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11/27/2020 2:53 pm
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Quote_CaveStory
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IVE FIXED IT!
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12/21/2020 10:14 pm
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0fl
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I'm having the same issue, how did you fix it?
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11/11/2020 10:49 am
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SparkPlugSock
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I am a Win10 user but I still don't really understand it but thanks anyways!
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11/11/2020 2:48 pm
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TomConn
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Are you using the Minecraft Windows10 edition? Aka. Bedrock Edition?
Because this, sadly, only works for the Java Edition of the game :/
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11/11/2020 2:49 pm
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SparkPlugSock
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yeah I am. I also have java.
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11/11/2020 3:00 pm
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TomConn
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You can use this tutorial for your Java Minecraft, but I have yet to figure out how to do this in the Bedrock Edition of the game
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11/11/2020 3:25 pm
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SparkPlugSock
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Ok I can do it on Java. Thanks!
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11/08/2020 10:22 am
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GarroldDoesStuff
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I've tried it out. I converted it into an ogg, renamed em into the original music discs, [​they are written with no caps] but it doesn't work. I tried it out from another youtuber. It had the same texture pack file. But it just doesn't work. Im on 1.12.2 btw and the music didn't change at all
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11/08/2020 10:38 am
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TomConn
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Could you send me a copy of the files you have? Then I'd be able to take a look at them and see what might be wrong? :)
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11/03/2020 12:28 pm
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chickenpants93
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does this work for all sound effects or just the discs? (as long as the names are right and stuff)
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11/03/2020 4:28 pm
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TomConn
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If you know the location and names of the sound files, then yes. I'd recommend you try and find a copy of the April Fools pack made by Element Animation (The one where all sounds have been replaced with a villager imitating all the sounds). That pack already contains the location names + sound file names :) You could copy the names and locations, and switch the files out with your own .ogg files.
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11/03/2020 4:55 pm
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chickenpants93
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i actually do have that texture pack but its pretty old
i think i know of a website though thanks!
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10/07/2020 1:11 am
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CositoUniversal
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i know that this sounds weird but i want to change the images of every music disc so i can make it look like pigstep because i love the pigstep music disc ¿Is there any way to change all of the images of the music discs to one?(sorry if i have bad english its because it isnt my primary language)
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10/07/2020 4:16 am
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TomConn
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That's not weird to ask at all :)
You will need to have WinRar on your computer in order for this to work. If you don't have it, just reply with "I don't have WinRar" and then I'll just make the folders for you when I get home.

But if you have WinRar then awesome! You can do it yourself :)

Step. 1 – Find the folder
Open up Minecraft and go to Options > Resourcepack > Open Resourcepack Folder.
With that folder open, you need to go to the top of the folder-screen and click your way back to the .minecraft folder.

When inside the .minecraft folder, you need to open: versions > 1.16.3

Step. 2 – Get the right files
Inside the 1.16.3 folder there will be a 1.16.3.jar file. You need to right click on it and then click "Open with WinRar". Once you have opened it up with WinRar, you need to open the following folders:

assets > minecraft

Once in there, there should be a folder named "textures". Pull out that folder to your desktop.

Step. 3 – Put the textures folder in the right place.
I presume that you have downloaded the Resources_Pack Default 1.16. In that folder you need to open up the following folders:

assets > minecraft

Then drag the 'textures' folder that you took from the 1.16.3.jar file and leave it there.

Step. 4 – Find the textures.
Open up the textures folder and find the "items" folder. Inside the items folder should be the different music disc textures. If you search for "Pigstep" inside the items folder, you should find the texture for pigstep. You can copy that texture onto your desktop and then find the other disc textures. You need to rename the texture you copied onto your desktop, to match the name of the discs you want to replace inside the items folder.

Then when you have renamed them all, drag them over to the items folder and replace them :)

And that's it.
Again: If you have issue's just write a reply to this comment and I'll make a file for you, but I first have access to my main computer tomorrow, so yeah... Lots of time to wait :')

I hope it helps :)
Have a great day Cosito
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10/02/2020 10:55 am
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Iceboi
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i will be using this to add terraria music into Minecraft like no one has before!
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09/26/2020 8:15 am
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Aspirin60
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It works!!! Thank you a lot! i can hear my self made music in Minecraft!! Favorite for your blog!!!!!!!
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09/26/2020 8:29 am
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TomConn
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Im just glad it could help you :D
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09/07/2020 7:27 pm
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TreyPlays
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hey guys another way to not do the whole computer wiping thing just download a file deleter like file assasin and just delete it that way its gone for good
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09/08/2020 2:51 am
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TomConn
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I'll try it out and add it to the tutorial if it works :)
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08/22/2020 2:25 am
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SoMuchSaki
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its just silent what did i do wrong lol
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08/22/2020 2:32 am
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SoMuchSaki
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everything is .ogg and named properly and some work others dont.
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08/22/2020 4:10 am
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TomConn
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Could you send me a copy of your files? Then I can help you out :)
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05/19/2020 1:26 pm
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Blowfishmaster101
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Ok!
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05/18/2020 2:49 pm
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Blowfishmaster101
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Also do you know where I can find the way to change the music when im just walking around in the world? I am making custom music for my adventure server :)
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05/19/2020 8:56 am
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TomConn
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Im still experementing with it for a future tutorial, but I'll send you a pm once I figure it out :)
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05/15/2020 8:11 am
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Blowfishmaster101
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This is awesome, but I AM SO SCARED OF THE BUGS!!! Are they like super rare or common?
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05/16/2020 6:22 am
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TomConn
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There is no reason to be scared of the windows10 bug. If you do end up getting it, which, according to what I could find is very rare, then all you have to do is restart your computer, and then it should work just fine again.
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05/18/2020 2:49 pm
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Blowfishmaster101
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Thanks!!!
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05/02/2020 12:45 am
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Uknownymous
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A rather straightforward, clear and useful tutorial. :) Recently saw someone asking about how to do this and I wasn't sure about how to help so I suggested packs to look at but this is a lot more useful so I'll try recommending anyone to this if anyone asks in future. Thank you for the tutorial. :)
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05/02/2020 5:12 am
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TomConn
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Thank you for wanting to suggest this tutorial :D
And hey, I'm just glad that you find this useful with all the folders already being made so that you can easily drag and drop them directly into your own resourcepacks and all that :D
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