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Classic Alternative [1.12 - 1.16]

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Level 65 : High Grandmaster Goblin
The Classic Alternative resource pack is a blast from the past that revives most of the old sounds and textures.

I have also changed the textures of more recent features in the game to make them consistent with the older aesthetic. For example, I have added black borders around all of the new foods and crops, made all doors resemble the classic oak door, pig villagers, sheep illagers, lapis-like nether quartz, and much more.

My ultimate vision for this pack is to make the modern versions of Minecraft feel like a continuation of Beta, as if it were some kind of alternate reality where Beta never ended. For those who desire something a bit... older... the neon variation of the pack includes the brightly-colored grass from the classic-thru-alpha days. For the most authentic beta/alpha experience, play with smooth lighting turned off, and moody lighting <3.

Anybody can take any asset from my pack. The classic, returning textures aren't my own to begin with, however if you use one of my custom textures (such as the doors or the iron golem) I would like to be credited. Keep an eye out on this page (or subscribe to my profile) for any updates to the pack.

Downloads for older versions (pre 1.16) and the NEON pack are available below!
Also, shoutouts to jschlatt for using my pack!

Classic Alternative [1.12 - 1.16] Minecraft Texture Pack

Classic Alternative [1.12 - 1.16] Minecraft Texture Pack

  • Cobblestone
  • Mossy Cobblestone
  • Gravel (before release 1.3)
  • Bricks (beta 1.2)
  • Monster spawners (more blueish)
  • Sponge
  • Double chests (alpha-beta)
  • Flat chests (no 3D locks)
  • Redstone dot resembles cross
  • Dispensers
  • Re-imagined stone furnace tops
  • Old wool colors
  • Poppies are now roses again
  • Neon saplings
  • Old iron block texture
  • Old gold block texture
  • Old diamond block texture
  • Coal blocks are ripped from the April Fools (2.0) update
  • black-bordered food
  • Cardboard box armor
  • Old cocoa beans
  • Pigs have flat snouts
  • Full moon every night
  • Cheese lava
  • Cod and salmon resemble their pre 1.13 forms, although I do like the new pufferfish texture.
  • Classic default player texture
  • All logs have oak tops
  • Lapis blocks have their original texture
  • Mojang Specifications Logo (Only visible with Optifine, pre 1.14)
  • Restored the names of various items, including "Sulphur", "Workbench", and "Rose"
  • Endermen have green eyes (ripped from beta 1.8 pre-releases)
  • Original blue water (Pre aquatic-update, works best with Optifine)
  • Biome colors taken directly from Beta 1.7.3

Classic Alternative [1.12 - 1.16] Minecraft Texture Pack

  • Prismarine (underwater cobblestone)
  • Dark prismarine (blueish bricks)
  • Prismarine bricks (mossy prismarine)
  • Purpur
  • Villagers (pigified)
  • Zombie villagers (robed zombie pigmen)
  • Illagers (sheepified)
  • Wither skeletons (more skeleton-y)
  • Wither (more skeleton/creeper-y)
  • Witches are now pigs
  • Path blocks look more like gravel.
  • All doors (resemble oak door, just different colors)
  • All trapdoors have been changed to resemble original oak trapdoor
  • Wither painting replaced by temple of notch
  • Old explosion particles (just smoke)
  • Emerald ore (resemble green diamonds)
  • Emerald blocks (resemble the other ore blocks, but green)
  • Redstone blocks (resembles a red lapis block)
  • Withers look more skeleton-y (and creeper-y in invulnerable form)
  • Wither skeletons have a more skeleton-like face
  • Nether quartz (more resembles white lapis in the nether)
  • Wet sponge
  • The title screen panorama
  • No more "Java Edition" text
  • End stone and end stone bricks
  • Newly added foods have a dark outline
  • Stone bricks have darker lines, similar to cobblestone
  • The Ender dragon has transformed into the fabled red dragon
  • Bats are less cute
  • Turtles have beedy eyes, similar to chickens
  • Cod are now blue to resemble the old fish texture
  • The dirt backgrounds are now the old lime-green wool texture.
  • Iron golems have been old-ified
  • All flowers have a darker green stem
  • Tulips are a bit different
  • Blue orchids now resemble blue roses from pocket edition
  • Alliums are purple roses
  • Droppers now resemble old dispensers
  • Mycelium is just purple grass
  • Hunger bar now has porkchops instead of drumsticks
  • The XP and horse-jump-o-meter is less detailed
  • Strays are bluer skeletons with white eyes and a bandana
  • Brewing stands have cobblestone bases (Based on the recipe)
  • Blazes are now mechanical hell-fire turrets
  • End sky is grayish green
  • Changed some potion icons
  • The faces of Vexes are now giant eyes which open when angered.
  • Drowned zombies more closely resemble regular zombies
  • The phantom is a little more menacing
  • Different advancement screen backgrounds
  • Alex is more similar to Steve
  • Endermites have a single green eye
  • Enchanting tables no longer have the red-carpet thing on them to more closely resemble their crafting recipe.
  • Magma cubes are now just red slimes with a magma core.
  • Quartz blocks and pillars resemble cream-colored lapis blocks.
  • Observer blocks appear more related to dispensers or furnaces.
  • Boats no longer have oars
  • New dyes resemble old dyes
  • Crossbows are consistent with bows
  • Pillagers are armored sheep-men
  • Ravagers are armored bovine-beasts.
  • Beds and shulker boxes have old colors
  • Lecterns have been je-jappa-fied
  • All new 1.14 workbenches and furnaces resemble classic crafting table and classic furnace
  • Concrete and concrete powder have old wool colors
  • Anvil is made of old iron texture, with iron-bar color scheme.
  • Old grayscale lighting (Only with Optifine)
  • Redstone lamps are more "solid"
  • Simplified stripped logs
  • Loom is consistent with leather color.
  • Pufferfish mob and items resemble original texture


  • Title screen music replaced with "Droopy likes your face" and "Droopy likes ricochet"
  • Classic door sounds
  • Chests sound like the old door sounds
  • Fence gates have old door sounds
  • Old bow and projectile sounds
  • Old crunchy-grass sounds
  • Old creeper sounds
  • Old explosion sound
  • Old water splashing sounds
  • Villagers and their zombie counterparts make pig sounds
  • Renamed various items, like how leads are now "rope" and enchanted apples are "notch apples"
  • Renamed some menu buttons, such as bonus chest to "Spawn chest" and minecraft realms to "Realms"
  • Added C418 and Deadmau5 2011 collab to creative mode music.
  • Removed moss from boats

  • Do something else with strays? [​To-do]
  • Figure out how to make a sheep sound evil (illagers and pillagers) [​To-do]
  • Figure out how to make cows sound evil (ravagers) [​To-do]
  • Make the pack available for versions 1.7 - 1.11 [​To-do]
  • Fix the issue with iron doors and iron trapdoors having new sounds [​Can't get to work :(]
  • Update the ravager texture [​To-do]
  • Witches grew their nose back in 1.15 [​To-do]
  • Update previous packs with fishing rod sound [​To-do]
  • Fix banners in 1.15 [​To-do]
  • Retexture the piglin brute, when it is added [​To-do]

Older versions and the NEON pack

[​1.7] (Not available... yet)
[​1.8] (Not available... yet)
[​1.9] (Not available... yet)
[​1.10] (Not available... yet)
[​1.11] (Not available... yet)

I am always making changes, check back on this page for any pack updates!
I'm open to suggestions.
Most recent version: 1.16
CreditWord_Wizzard (the colormap template), Xisumavoid's alpha textures (Proper neon grass), InboundBark (Optifine water), xXVoltarXx (Sound fixes), 2XMM2 (Old lighting; nostalgia pack), SomeGuy37 (April Fools 2.0 glass), Iron_Overheat (Fishing rod casting)
Progress90% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.16

25 Update Logs

Quick fix for the 1.15 pack (v2) : by monsterfart77 07/08/2020 9:36:27 amJul 8th, 2020

Made a small but necessary update to the 1.15 pack.
  • Added old fishing rod sounds
  • Fixed the black banner issue.

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11/05/2020 12:47 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Sewageunknown's Avatar
will you update the pack to the 1.17 snapshots? or wait for the full release?
10/27/2020 7:54 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
Historio's Avatar
idk if this would stay true to the pack purpose but there is a lot of songs in volume alpha that were omitted from the game that might have a place in this pack. thx for this pack btw its a really cool concept
10/27/2020 4:57 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
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10/25/2020 1:56 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Radical_Rocko's Avatar
Hi this is a rlly gr8 resource pack but I have some feedback. I think you should change that brick/plank background you got goin back to the dirt background and allow textures such as glass to connect when using Optifine.
10/24/2020 11:26 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
doggoderpz99's Avatar
10 / 10
10/17/2020 4:01 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
+-[Krall]-+'s Avatar
Fantastic work!
10/17/2020 1:13 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Warrior
Gamewiz10's Avatar
the vines are black and white in the neon pack
10/17/2020 12:48 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
TacozG2077's Avatar
should change the current texture for the stone cutter to how it used to look like
10/14/2020 10:17 am
Level 28 : Expert Crafter
luckydoggo's Avatar
I was browsing through the textures and found something quite curious...
On enchanted_item_glint.png is a message in SGA saying something along the lines of:

"This item is enchanted... Half-Life 3 will never come... If it does I will be very quite pleased..."

Did you put this in as an easter egg or was this a legitimate texture used at one point?

I've not found any documentation about this online, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was an official texture in the past.
10/11/2020 3:59 pm
Level 27 : Expert Creeper
TheFnaggy's Avatar
does this work for 1.16.3?