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samohtj avatar samohtj
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lumberjack

Samohtj's Illustrious
(Formerly known as Samohtj's Fancy Shmancy)
For Minecraft 1.7.9



I got involved in texture work very early on in my Minecraft career. I started my first pack only about two or three months after hearing about the game. Things were a lot simpler in those days, back around the first full release. As many of you know, my first attempt at a texture pack was absoulute garbage. A horrible bucket fill, with terrible colors and disgusting shading. I had never done anything artistic outside of art class in elementary school; never picked up a pencil or a brush. I had no artistic experience whatsoever. I, in my foolishness and naiveté, posted the pack I had made here to the forums. The feedback I recieved, while harsh, was unanimous: go back, learn what you're doing, and try again, and who knows, you may end up being somebody. Instead of storming off in a huff, never to return to the scene again, I decided to take the advice of the experienced artists I had talked to, and start again. After many months, and many heartbraking computer crahses, I created the first texture for Illustrious (then called Fancy Shmancy). I posted the first few textures I made, only two of which now remain in the pack, and recieved some positive feedback. I continued to create new textures, astounded at the response I was getting. I had obviously improved. As I made more and more art, I gained more and more technical knowlege, to the point where I am now one of the top posters in the Resource Pack Help forum. I continued adding textures, creating the virtual world that I wanted, all the while gaining new skills and meeting new people (after a fashion).

The purpose of this pack is simple: textures that are beatiful to look at. All my textures are made with the utmost care, perfected and refined until the convey my image of what I think the game should look like.

IMPORTANT: While HD textures and animations have been supported since 13w02a, Optifine/MCPatcher are still required to get the full effect. The pack will still work without Optifine/MCPatcher, but some features (connected textures, custom colors, etc.) will not work.

Installation Instructions
  1. Download the .zip file from the official thread on Minecraftforum.net (here).
  2. Go to the directory where you saved the .zip file (usually your Downloads folder).
  3. Select the file and copy it.
  4. Open Minecraft and make your way to the Resource Packs menu (located under "Options" in the pause menu).
  5. Press the "Open Resource Packs Folder" button, and paste the .zip into the directory. Close the window.
  6. Select the resource pack, and you're done!


If you would like your review featured in this topic, please send me a private message!



Gold: A strict level of security. Having this on your pack indicates that your textures can only be used after written permission is obtained from the creator of the pack. It also indicates that adfly links on remixes are never acceptable, under any circumstances.

Things you CAN do
  • Make videos with this pack in use. You must place the full name of the pack in the video description, as well as a link to this thread (this is so the video shows as a result when people search Google for this texture pack). Monetization of videos is allowed.
  • Use this pack as your server's official texture pack. Please contact me for a direct download link. Do not host the pack yourself.
  • Edit these textures for your own personal use (no distribution).
  • Take and share images of the pack in use in the game. Please place the full name of the pack somewhere on the page, as well as a link to this thread (this is so the image shows as a result when people search Google for this texture pack). Monetization of images you created is allowed.
  • Link directly to the download for this texture pack. Please use this URL, as it is always up-to-date.http://www.curse.com/texture-packs/minecraft/samohtjs-fancy-shmancy/download
Things you CAN'T do
  • Redistribute this pack or any individual textures, in original or edited form, without my express written consent. Meaning, I have to personally give you the go-ahead before you can distribute any of my work.

Progress65% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.8

29 Update Logs

NO MORE ROTATED BLAWKS : by samohtj 11/23/2014 7:45:17 pmNov 23rd, 2014

  • Added custom models to stop rotation where there isn't suppsoed to be
  • Replaced most of the random CTM with custom block models
  • Added lots of new doors
  • Added new stone varieties
  • Redid spruce planks, for some reason

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11/20/2014 6:35 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Crafter
koinu avatar
Must admit, quite nice. Prefer your other pack though.
03/13/2014 9:17 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
trey5169 avatar
So, I can't belive that no one has asked you this before, but... why do the diamonds look like ducks? I will admit though, it was quite a laugh when I first looked at it... I mined diamonds before seeing the review video. :P
P.S. I just did a shift+ender after the (:P) So if that did anything weird to this post, please ignore it.
03/17/2014 2:28 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lumberjack
samohtj avatar
There's an interesting story behind that, actually. In the early days of the pack, I was trying to explain the concept of texturing to one of my real life friends. I was trying to show that I could change the icon into anything I wanted, and it would work the same, so I drew a rubber duck and put it in there. It's now been in the pack for over a year, and has been downloaded 10000+ times since then. Only a handful of people have ever brought it up.

And don't worry, it's not going anywhere anytime soon! :)
03/13/2014 11:38 am
Level 26 : Expert Geek
WelshCake avatar
This is truly gorgeous! Colourful, smooth and at the same time holds realism! Beautiful!
02/23/2014 7:16 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Artist
thecrazydudesrd avatar
Seriously how did I not subscribe... way too much on my plate XD
02/04/2014 10:02 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Chiefminion avatar
this is one of the BEST recourse packs i had ever seen!
Good Job!
02/04/2014 10:00 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Chiefminion avatar
wow it is awesome i wish i had that version.
01/25/2014 12:31 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Architect
Blown_United_420 avatar
any 1.5 version of this?
01/26/2014 10:43 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lumberjack
samohtj avatar
Here. Can't imagine why you'd want it, though. It's full of old textures that have gotten updated.
02/15/2014 1:15 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Architect
Blown_United_420 avatar
thanks so much! i just really love the texture (even if there old and a little different) and i plan to use it for a modpack :)
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