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Which texture pack resolution is the best?

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avatar ZJfresh
Level 42 : Master Wolf Whisperer
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All ideas expressed in this blog are my personal opinions from experience.
Before you comment, don't be saying things like... aww that sucks! This is better, I know best, blah blah blah.

Phew! Now that I got that out of the way, on to the actual meat of this article. Which resolution of texture packs is the best? (8x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 256x) Each section will discuss my opinion on the certain resolution, and at the end I will exclaim my personal favorite.

8x
Although it seemed to reduce lag and made Minecraft run smoother, the 8x8 packs were obviously low resolution; sometimes I couldn't figure out which is which. If you have serious pixel art skills, you might be able to make one of these actually look better than some others.

16x
Ahh... the classic resolution. Just enough pixels to define shapes, shading, and lines; not enough to reveal significant detail. This resolution can be described as neutral. The middleman between the simplistic and detailed

32x
A step up from default, this resolution packs just enough punch to show detail, but still keep your frame rate at a decent level. One of my favorite texture packs is 32x, so you can say that I am a little biased towards it. On the downside, if the pack you are using is poorly designed, the higher detail can turn the tables and cause a bad look.

64x
The big brother of 32x. This resolution can look absolutely wonderful if done right. If done wrong, it will be a bigger mess than that of a 32x mistake. From here on up, I think that only experienced pixel painters will be able to churn out the packs that are even half decent. Don't get me wrong, there are some people that have never made a pack before and could probably make a Mona Lisa of a texture pack. But.... come on, that's rare.

128x
Now we're getting pretty fancy. If 128x texture packs are too detailed, they can destroy your computer if it isn't a good one. From here on up, that seems to be the case. But on the seemingly repetitive good hand, these packs are HD and really do sparkle sometimes. It can go either way.

256x
Now.... I know that there are higher resolutions, but a 256x is just too much. The two I ever used looked good, but it didn't seem to fit within the block terrain of Minecraft. If you were making a movie poster or something, the textures of this resolution would be the whole shabang. Yes, I make up words if you haven't thought so already. I give credit to the makers of these packs, because I would imagine it would take a huge amount of time, I have only made a few packs, and they take me weeks-- the highest one I have done is 32xm(Working on a 64x now). But to get back on track, sometimes these textures just look glitchy to me in Minecraft's blocky terrain.

THE VERDICT
To choose between my two favorites (32x and 64x) is like choosing favorites between you parents. But to decide, I will say 32x. With less lag then greater resolutions, and still a sufficient amount of detail, these packs are perfect for my personal preferences.

What is your favorite resolution? Comment below and choose; I am just curious.
If you like my review and/or choice of these resolutions, feel free to give a DIAMOND

Thanks for reading

-ZJfresh

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  • Sam1212cube
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  • January 17, 2015, 3:54 pm
Thanks a lot ! I was wondering what Sphax Pure BD Craft resolution I should take. I'll take the 32x resolution, since I have a decent computer :D

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