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How to Make your Own Minecraft Texture Pack!


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Have you ever wondered how people make texture packs in MineCraft? Have you ever wanted to create your own? Or can you just not find that perfect texture pack for your self? If so, then this tutorial is meant for you!

What you need:
WinRAR (Or any other file archive program)
Photo Editing Program THAT SUPPORTS LAYERS (Photoshop, Gimp, ect. (NOT MS PAINT)
A decent sized brain (Size of a "pea" should be fine)

Follow along and do not skip any steps (No parentheses in any of this) (DO NOT EDIT THE PURPLE AREAS!):

Step 1: Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> then type "%appdata%"
Step 2: Find your .minecraft folder -> open it -> open the bin folder
Step 3: Right click on minecraft.jar -> Open With -> WinRAR (or your file archive program)
Step 4: Make a new folder on your Desktop. (Name it whatever your texture pack name is)
Step 5: Go to WinRAR and look for the following files and drag them into your folder on your desktop:
Step 6: Once you have ALL of those files and folders in your new folder open up your photo editing program.
Step 6: Now this is where the fun stuff starts to happen! In your editing program open up "terrain.png" and edit the blocks that you want edited.
Step 7: Once you are done editing "terrain.png" replace it with the original "terrain.png" on that folder on your desktop.

Step 8: Now in your folder on your desktop go to the "gui" folder and find "items.png" and edit those small images in your image editor program.
Step 9: Replace "items.png" in the folder in your desktop with the one you just edited.
Step 10: Open up the "pack.txt" file and delete what it says and put the description of your texture pack.
Step 11: Now you have the main blocks/items edited you can edit some extra stuff.

Before you start editing any other images you need to know what each folder does. (Read this before editing any other images)

Achievement Folder: Do not edit anything in this!
Armor Folder: Only Edit the armor if you know how to edit skins like that.
Art Folder: Edit all you want. These are the paintings you can place on walls in MineCraft. (Do not edit over the purple area)
Environment Folder: Do not edit!
Gui Folder: Be careful when editing files in here.
Item Folder: Edit items like doors, chests, boats, and signs in here.
Misc Folder: Only edit these files if you know what your doing. Foliage Color and Grass Color are the colors of the grass.
Mob Folder: Only edit if you know how to edit these kinds of skins!
Terrain Folder: Do not edit!
Title Folder: Pretty much everything in that folder is okay to edit.

Step 12: Right click on the file on your desktop and turn it into a .zip file
Step 13: Make sure when you open up the .zip file and make sure the FOLDER you made on your desktop is not in there. If it is just move the contents of the file into the .zip and delete the folder.
Step 14: Go back to your .minecraft folder and click on the "TexturePacks" folder and drag your texture pack .zip file into it.
Step 15: Open up MineCraft -> go to Texture Packs -> find your texture pack and click it the click done. (If your texture pack has a gray image make sure you did everything right and if you think you did PM me with a link to your texture pack .zip file)

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But is there an easy website that has all the blocks for you to retexture? Please! >:(
i will get a minecraft texture... its to hard for me...
kansascitygirl your missing the brain
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... Wat?
  • NoHeaven
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 16, 2015, 4:32 am
  • Haydenjames
  • Level 25
  • Expert Engineer
  • November 30, 2013, 2:45 pm
can't find my bin folder
  • Butney
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 2, 2013, 12:41 pm
What's "start"?
I do know that now texture packs have their own file.You can find blocks and items in the "textures" folder.I like the old way because it seems so much quicker with just 1 file with all blocks.
Is there a way you can get a file that has all textures in 1 file like the way you show us there? That seems so much easier than what you have to do now.
Hope you reply and give me the answer.
  • Smurf61
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 24, 2013, 8:04 am
i don't have the terrain file and the terrain.png how do i get them
What website do i go to
  • Daisy Rose
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Artist
  • January 2, 2013, 4:21 pm
I do not have a minecraft.jar.
  • tyler71771
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Architect
  • March 10, 2013, 6:18 am
You probably have your extensions disabled...
  • Daisy Rose
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Artist
  • March 10, 2013, 8:52 am
Lol, I've already figured that out.... I'm halfway done with the pack.
  • tyler71771
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Architect
  • March 10, 2013, 1:42 pm
  • Jlighter123
  • Level 21
  • Expert Pokemon
  • December 6, 2012, 8:21 am
Does WinRAR support layers?
  • xai2001
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 2, 2012, 10:41 am
i dont get is how do you get winRAR
  • Barthimaus
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 14, 2012, 9:55 am
I can't find Run
  • goodpoopie
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Pig
  • November 7, 2012, 5:12 pm
How do I edit fire?
  • ze5730agent0
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • October 21, 2012, 7:59 am
Could you post a link on how do edit the items that you said 'Do not edit unless you know what you are doing'?
  • minotaurus_NL
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • October 19, 2012, 10:26 am
  • estplayer
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Dragon
  • September 30, 2012, 8:31 am
Very useful thanks, diamond!
  • Froz3nlegend
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Miner
  • September 24, 2012, 9:58 am
will paint.net work?
  • tynnoel99
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Artist
  • September 26, 2012, 5:55 am
  • skeleton1337
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • September 12, 2012, 8:56 am
what is mc paint? i use sm :3
  • tynnoel99
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Artist
  • September 26, 2012, 5:55 am
ms paint is the paint which is in windows

it doesn't work for me. I dont get a grey picture, and i have edited my terrain file, but the textures are still the default ones when i play minecraft. what have i done wrong?
  • tynnoel99
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Artist
  • September 26, 2012, 5:56 am
you have to use winRAR or 7-zip to zip your folder NOT the windows zipper
  • mt63301
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Pony
  • July 28, 2012, 10:20 am
problem is the file thing wont let me move the folder out of the zip
  • tynnoel99
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Artist
  • September 26, 2012, 5:57 am
what program do you use
  • noahdutch
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 11, 2012, 6:55 am
Thanks for this tutorial, KHT! I was really looking for a way to create a texture pack. But, do you think you could erase the red highlight over the words? It makes things harder to see.
  • KneeHeadToe
  • Level 47
  • Master Blockhead
  • August 1, 2012, 11:25 am
made it gray
  • Orion360
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • June 18, 2012, 6:52 pm
I need help, I dont know how to edit a tool or weapon like a sword or pickaxe (or atleast I didn't see it in the tutorial) Can you help?
  • tynnoel99
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Artist
  • September 26, 2012, 5:58 am
they are in the "items.png" in the GUI folder
  • Shaun 01
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • June 14, 2012, 3:26 pm
Dose paint work at a photo editor???????????
  • tynnoel99
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Artist
  • September 26, 2012, 5:58 am
ms paint-NO

  • GSACommando
  • Level 28
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • July 22, 2012, 8:02 pm
that would be ms paint you are talking about, you know, the one that comes with your windows computer when you start using it. So like in the list he wrote out, no MS paint will not work. Sorry

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