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Make Your Very Own Texture Pack!

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Bluecolty avatar Bluecolty
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edit as of may 25th 2022:
I don't know why this has gotten so many views recently, I haven't touched this blog in ages. The base file if I remember correctly does not support the newest 1.17 and 1.18 versions of the game. If you would like this blog to be updated, please leave a comment and I'll find time to update it here in the next few weeks. If you check out my Harkenburg texture pack you'll see time isn't always my friend haha. Its crazy to see this blog get so much attention despite it being so horribly out of date and unfinished. 6 years goes by fast

Make Your Own Texture Pack!

Are you a beginner texturist and have a great idea for a texture pack, but you don't know how to make the file? Do you not want to spend hours scanning through YouTube videos to see how to make the texture pack base file? Are you tired of using those complicated texture pack making websites? Do you want a simple download that gives you the base file? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then I have the solution for you! You can either use the link below to download the file, or you can follow the simple instructions below. This file will fit any resolution you desire, along as any Minecraft version that allows the use of a texture pack.

Link to base file download-
Download the file here

These instructions will provide you the complete texture pack base file. You will have to add the textures and sounds.

1. First, make a normal folder and title it whatever you desire
2. Right click the file and scroll down until you find the "Compress" option
3. Choose the .zip compress option.
4. You should now have two(2) files, one a normal folder, and one that is a .zip file titled exactly like the normal folder.
5. You can delete the normal files in the .zip and on your desktop, you no longer need them.
6. Once you are done, you should have one .zip file with nothing in it
- If you want to make the texture pack compatible to 1.9 and above, then simply open the pack.mcmeta file, and where there is a 1, change that to a 2. Then save the file and it will now be compatible with 1.9 and above.

Now we begin the complicated stuff.

1. Open the .zip file and make create a new folder titled "assets"
1b. Make a new document, name it "pack.mcmeta" and add the following into the document
"pack": {
"pack_format": 1,
"description": "By ___________"

In the blank, you put your Minecraft name, or whatever message you desire.
1c. Open your image maker (I reccomend GIMP Image Maker) and make an image that is 100x100 pixels, this .png will be the texture pack icon that appears in Minecraft. You should title this picture "pack.png"
2. Open the "assets" folder and make a new one titled "minecraft". You will need to drop this in the "assets" folder
3. In that "minecraft" folder, you will need to create some more sub-folders
3a. You will be making 7(seven) folders titled as follows-

Choose the "spoiler" for more detailed instructions on a certain sub-folder
The textures folder
Inside this folder are yet more sub-folders. They are named as followed-
The sound folder
Inside this folder are yet more sub-folders. They are named as followed-

Not all of the sub-folders have folders in them, only the ones I have listed are folders that have more folders inside them.

Inside the "assets/minecraft/records" folder, music that is played on records should be placed. These files must be (name).ogg , or else they will not work

Inside the "assets/minecraft/texts" folder, 1 (one) document should be in there as well. It is titled splashes.txt . In this document goes the messages that will appear on your splash screen when your texture pack is loaded.

Inside the "assets/minecraft/music" folder, goes the music that you will hear in game. These files, like the "records" folder sounds, must be in (name.ogg) or they will not load as well.

Inside the "assets/minecraft/lang" folder goes the documents for the languages for your texture pack.

Open the spoiler below if your interested in including 3D models in your texture pack. These folders are not included in the base file download I've included.
3D Modeling Instructions

How to add 3D models to your game
1. First, navigate to the "minecraft" folder
2. Create a new folder titled "models" and add this to the "minecraft" folder. You should now have 8 files located there instead of 7 (seven)
3. Open that folder and create yet another one titled "block" or if you wish to add 3D items, create a "item" folder as well.
4. The "block" folder is where you add the 3D block textures. These files must be in .json form, no .png's! Use a 3D model maker to make these instead of writing the .json document by hand. I recommend Mr. Crayfish's 3D Model Maker. It is very easy to use and is free.

To make your textures, open your image maker, select "New" and make an image that is the resolution you desire. Example- you are making a 32x32 texture pack, and you would make an image that is 32x32 pixels. You will put the block textures in the "block" folder inside the "textures" folder. That is all I have for you, I hope you found this tutorial very helpful! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me through Planet Minecraft, or by posting it in the comments. Thanks, and don't forget to diamond and subscribe!

1 Update Logs

1.9 Update : by Bluecolty 07/21/2016 1:36:23 pmJul 21st, 2016

This tutorial has now been updated to accommodate 1.9 Minecraft versions and up.

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07/27/2022 4:55 pm
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User4236133G avatar
bro i need a easier one ill come back.
07/18/2022 11:14 am
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User4242531G avatar
do a better tutarial
07/18/2022 11:25 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Architect
Bluecolty avatar
I agree, if there is some more interest I definitely can.
03/28/2022 3:21 pm
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02/02/2022 9:45 pm
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elosalter33232 avatar
Dude, You Should Make One For Bedrock. lol Use Tynker Guys
02/02/2022 9:45 pm
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01/10/2022 9:16 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
RkYelloStein avatar
This was 6 years ago, and I don't think it's 1.18, but does it work on it?
01/18/2022 1:34 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Architect
Bluecolty avatar
With the current set of instructions, unfortunately not. This blog has not been at the top of my priority list. It seems that as of now writing this comment it has a lot of traction, so maybe I should update it a bit haha.
07/18/2020 8:15 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Engineer
Bloke avatar
does it work on mac?
07/21/2020 9:02 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Architect
Bluecolty avatar
It should, but like I said in another comment this is a very outdated tutorial.
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