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How to make a Texture Pack!

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The PMC Sheep avatar The PMC Sheep
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A lot of people don't know how to make texture packs so I thought I would share all the info I have. This tutorial might sound a bit complicated at the beginning, but the end result of your texture pack will be amazing!
What you will need:

·Image editing program(paint.net, Photoshop, GIMP, MS Paint is not recommended)

First off, open your explorer and type %appdata% into the box thats to the left of the searching box.
Then open the folder .minecraft, open the versions folder and then go into the folder of the version that your texture pack should be.
There should be a .jar file. Copy-paste it to your desktop and rename it from [​version].jar to [​version].zip. Delete everything in the ZIP folder EXCEPT "assets", "pack.mcmeta" and "pack.png". Open the assets folder, then go into the minecraft folder. There you have a bunch of folders. Click on the one which says "textures".
There you have all of the Minecraft textures! Just click on a folder where you want to change some textures and open the .png files with an edititing program like paint.net, Photoshop or GIMP.
If you are done with editing all the textures you want, delete all of the images and folders where you didn't edit anything. Don't worry, nothing will happen to your edited textures. Then you can consider editing pack.png.
This will be the picture that will show up if you use your texture pack. Only 1 more step, then we're done. This text should be showing up in pack.mcmeta:
"pack": {
"description": "The default Data for Minecraft",
"pack_format": 1

Replace the "The default Data for Minecraft" with what your texture pack's name should be, or a little description.
Did you notice the "1" in the code? This number is actually different depending on your version.
Replace the "1" with the following numbers:
"1" for versions 1.6.1 - 1.8.9
"2" for versions 1.9 - 1.10.2
"3" for versions 1.11 - 1.12.2
"4" for versions 1.13 - 1.14.4
"5" for versions 1.15 - 1.15.2
"6" for versions 1.16 - 1.16.4
"7" for versions 1.17 Snapshots

The last thing is to give your ZIP folder the name of your texture pack.
There you have your pack!
Put the ZIP folder into the resource pack folder by:
Going into Minecraft, Then clicking on Options > Resource Packs > open Resource Pack folder
Now you are ready to use your texture pack in-game!

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04/29/2021 7:02 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
CoffinDude avatar
Thanks man this helped a lot. You're a legend
04/11/2021 10:14 am
Level 1 : New Miner
rmminemonster avatar
this us a great tutorial but when i open the 1.8.9 zip file i dont see the pack.png and pack.MCMETA. do you have any sugestions?
03/24/2021 5:43 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
nbmc avatar
How do you open and edit pack.mcmeta?
03/25/2021 9:39 am
Level 38 : Artisan Sheep
The PMC Sheep
The PMC Sheep avatar
I'd recommend you edit it with notepad.
03/24/2021 4:24 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
banana888 avatar
this is just turning a texture pack diffrent but still thanaks
03/10/2021 3:56 pmhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
User3483105G avatar
wait tho, if you just delete the images and folders that you didn't edit, wouldn't the pack end up with missing textures and just have that purple and black block instead? Because I don't want to edit every block (I'm making a pack for hypixel 1.8.9) but then I don't want the missing texture black and purple thing.
03/11/2021 1:53 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Sheep
The PMC Sheep
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No, the deleted textures that you didn't edit will just stay like the normal texture.
For example, if you would delete the dirt block texture, it will show up like a regular unedited dirt block in-game.
03/03/2021 11:52 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Farmer
NineBitDog avatar
My pc cant handle deleting the files... is there a way to fix that?
03/03/2021 2:14 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Sheep
The PMC Sheep
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Maybe drag the needed files out of the zip folder, and then delete the .zip folder, that might work
03/03/2021 3:59 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Farmer
NineBitDog avatar
i did that and that worked thanks!
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