How to download and install Minecraft Texture Packs

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Welcome to a beginner-friendly tutorial on how to download and install Minecraft Texture Packs! By now, you've heard of and probably even seen Texture Packs on PMC, but you were never sure how to get them into your world. This simple, easy to follow guide will have you playing your favorite game with an entirely different experience in a matter of minutes! Let's get started!


What are Texture Packs?

Texture Packs change in-game textures of the GUI, mobs, items, and...blocks! Some packs change all of these, while others change just one or two. You'll find packs that change the native resolution of 16x16 to higher resolution "HD" textures while others will stay true to the native resolution. Some will change your world to mimic a video game, while others will have you playing in a pastel world. There are SO many different texture packs out there, you'll be sure to find one that suits you!

Some Texture Packs support the latest snapshot of Minecraft, while others support older versions, so you'll want to be sure to choose a pack that's compatible with the version your using. Navigate to the Texture Pack section of Planet Minecraft, and you'll see that you can easily sort by Category, Resolution, Game Version and more! Select the appropriate game version and browse thousands of different packs.

Are Texture Packs the same thing as Minecraft Resource Packs?

Well, yes! There is no difference between Minecraft Texture Packs and Minecraft Resource Packs. In Java Edition 1.6 texture packs were replaced with resource packs - which not only change the textures of the game, but also things like sounds, music, language files, fonts, splash texts and more.

For this tutorial, we're using Ignaf's Quadral Texture Pack. We love the vibrancy of this pack, and it's resolution stays true to Vanilla, which we really like too.




1. Click "↓ Download Texture Pack".



2. A window will pop up. Make sure you have "Save File" selected, and then click "OK"

3. Open up Minecraft and click on "Options..."



4. Click "Resource Packs...."


5.Then, click on "Open Resource Pack Folder"


6. The resourcepacks subfolder of .minecraft will pop up. In a separate window, open up your Downloads folder (where you saved your pack). Drag and drop the file from your Downloads folder to your resourcepacks folder.




7. Close both windows. You won't see your pack available yet; click "Done".



8. Click "Resource Packs..." for a second time.


9. You should see your texture pack over in the left hand column. Hover, and click on the triangle/arrow pointing to the right.


10. Your pack should now be in the right hand column. Click "Done"

11. Your pack will be loaded, and you'll see the change in the next menu. Click "Done" on that menu.


Ta-da! Are you ready for a whole new world?




Are you ready to experience the game on a whole different level now? WolfieTundra's collection contains 108 Awesome Packs you should check out!

Questions? Comments? Have a favorite pack you want to suggest? Let us know below! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and easy to follow!
CreditIgnaf, Wolfie Tundra
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09/17/2020 5:22 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Crafter
Mhyad_mhdmutasim
"Resource pack"
:/ :/ :/
Bruh
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09/14/2020 3:39 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
User3228225G
ok
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09/07/2020 4:20 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Rosemary1223
hey umm is there any chance that u can put this on iOS
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09/08/2020 5:00 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Explorer
BrightMorning
Minecraft on phone or consoles only can install a new texture pack through store.
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09/12/2020 11:04 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
EthanBlaisAlarms
not true. minecraft bedrock edition does support resource packs outside of the minecraft marketplace. you simply need to locate you Minecraft folder (games > com.mojang), which only appears if your file storage is set to External, not Application. You can the find the "development_resource_packs"or "resource_packs" folder. You can then move a Minecraft Bedrock edition resource pack into one of those.
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09/13/2020 4:47 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Explorer
BrightMorning
Yeah but very tedious and for console or phone user these steps are no easy, that doesn't count a chance to get fake link and virus.
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09/07/2020 2:03 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
User3220382F
Cool
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09/06/2020 4:12 pm
Level 46 : Master Miner
WandererReece
The problem isn't figuring out how to install the packs. The game itself kinda tells you how to do it, and there are already plenty of guides for it.

The real problem is all the pack authors who either zip their pack wrong or break the pack.mcmeta file by attempting to do some kind of fancy coding. (Sorry guys, but that file is for version, description, and nothing else.)
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09/06/2020 6:17 am
Level 1 : New Miner
vexpro1234
i wont let me
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09/06/2020 2:24 am
Level 1 : New Network
Skeepy 2 YT
ONLY FOR FIREFOX
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09/05/2020 11:07 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Crafter
MlinyXD
Nice but i alredy know how to download a texture pack ;-;
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09/05/2020 7:00 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Artist
neemos
Thank you so much for sharing this! Very helpful for new players!
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09/05/2020 12:09 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
lolssssssssssss
hi i hope it works
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09/04/2020 10:37 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
lolssssssssssss
perfect
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09/04/2020 3:42 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Misao
What about Bedrock Version? How do we import the packs on that one?
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09/06/2020 1:53 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
EthanBlaisAlarms
To import bedrock edition packs, change the extension of the .zip to .mcpack (so if the download was ExamplePack.zip, change it to ExamplePack.mcpack). You will get a popup saying that changing the extension may make the file unuseable. You can safely ignore this. After that, the file image should change to a minecraft grass block. Simply double-click the .mcpack file. It will open Minecraft Bedrock Edition (if you have it on your computer). Once you get to the title screen, it will say "Import Started..." at the top. After that it should say "Import Successful". If it says "Import Failed - Duplicate pack detected", it means you already have that pack imported. If it fails for some other reason, try again. If you are still having issues, let me know.
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09/04/2020 7:16 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Warrior
pronetherite145
Thanks, but i need help on Bedrock Edition
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09/06/2020 1:54 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
EthanBlaisAlarms
To import bedrock edition packs, change the extension of the .zip to .mcpack (so if the download was ExamplePack.zip, change it to ExamplePack.mcpack). You will get a popup saying that changing the extension may make the file unuseable. You can safely ignore this. After that, the file image should change to a minecraft grass block. Simply double-click the .mcpack file. It will open Minecraft Bedrock Edition (if you have it on your computer). Once you get to the title screen, it will say "Import Started..." at the top. After that it should say "Import Successful". If it says "Import Failed - Duplicate pack detected", it means you already have that pack imported. If it fails for some other reason, try again. If you are still having issues, let me know.
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09/17/2020 10:23 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Keyu
I have a problem that when I import the file there is an error called "Unknown package name" how do I fix it?
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09/04/2020 2:50 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Miner
Gamer_360
Thank you for sharing and also for save Time.
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