Minecraft Data Packs

Minecraft data packs modify your game experience from quality of life changes to new game mechanics and challenges. Data packs are easy and safe to install.

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What is a Minecraft Data Pack?

Supported by Java Edition, data packs can modify Minecraft with new mechanics, weapons, crafting recipes and even create mini-games or challenges. Minecraft data packs are technically .zip files with a specific folder structure containing JSON and a pack.mcmeta file with a description. The author defines functions (.mcfunction), advancements, loot tables, recipes and other data for Minecraft to load and change something about the game. Some advanced data packs require resource packs that include new textures, models and sound effects. Keep browsing to find your favorite data packs and try them out!

Installing Data Packs

Data packs are installed on a per world basis into the /datapacks/ folder. They even work on multiplayer Java Edition servers! If you're having trouble, we recommend following our guide on how to install Minecraft Data packs. Did you know you can install multiple data packs in Minecraft? Combine the power of different data packs to customize your game!

How do I make a Data Pack?

Even without prior programming knowledge, you can learn to create Minecraft data packs. There are many different types of data packs, start simple and the complexity of your packs can increase with your knowledge and experience. We recommend following a tutorial series on how to create Minecraft data packs. The walkthrough will guide you through the creation of data packs with code snippets, examples, challenges and exercises. When you create a good data pack, upload it to Planet Minecraft for others to enjoy!

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