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TQuin
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Engineer
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To clarify, this pack is actually 4x4 resolution with 8x8 mobs.

Update: Finally out of beta!
Now that the issue with Jens is cleared up, I'm updating all of my projects. Aside from everything being brought current, I also managed to fix the freaked out lava texture!

I know the cats look funny. I'm looking for some feedback on this. At 8x res, there's no way around this. I could joker the texture by upscaling it while retaining the low-res look and that would allow me to fix the alignment issues. It all depends on whether it's better to keep a lower resolution or retain a higher visual aesthetic. It isn't possible to do both, so I've struck the best balance using the existing low-res format. Please comment below. If you like them, we'll keep them. If you find yourself killing your cats because you're tired of them looking at you funny, we might need to figure something else out.



It would be nice to have a video, but my capture software is acting up. If someone else wants to shoot one, this chiptune music would be great. If anyone's up for it, don't forget to credit the artist. The song is Zizibum by X-ray. Also, if you let me know I can provide the Bitcraft logo graphic for use.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYS66ZWrxWg

The objective of this pack is to capture the essence of original Minecraft in the lowest resolution possible (at least in terms of keeping items and features recognizable), 4x4 pixel textures, while retaining the original aesthetic and appeal. This takes the retro look of Minecraft not one but two steps farther by reducing the terrain file to 25% the original scale. Where standard Minecraft feels 8-bit retro, this pack will take you back to the days of the Atari 2600. The mobs and items are 8x8 pixel textures because 4x4 rendered them unrecognizable, but this pack is 100% the smallest usable resolution.

As requested, here's the full set of companion Bitcraft skins!
(haven't had time to create any skins based on post-beta mobs)
Our Brave Hero
Cowman
Chickenman
Pigman
Sheepman
Blacksheepman
Squidman
Manspider
Cavemanspider
Skeleton
Zombie
Creeperman
Slimeman
Pigmonster
Ghastman
Silverfishman
Enderfellow

Additional Notes

There are files included for custom water, portal, lava, and fire textures. Ironically, just like HD texture packs, this LD texture pack also requires use of the HD texture patch to properly view these animated texture files.
Credit:sisisimoore, for the engaging discussion which led to the inspiration for this pack.
Progress: 100% Complete
Game Version:Minecraft 1.2
Resolution:8x8
  • Armor
  • Art
  • Environment
  • Font
  • GUI
  • Items
  • Misc
  • Mobs
  • Particles
  • Terrain

Update #5 : 03/24/2012 1:11:22 pm3/24/12

Updated for v1.2.4

I also tried to add a little more definition for some terrain blocks.

Update #4 : 03/02/2012 6:25:54 pm3/02/12

added new block textures. fixed iron golem.

Update #3 : 03/02/2012 1:57:25 pm3/02/12

already 1.2, just updating the entry.

Update #2 : 02/25/2012 8:28:01 am2/25/12

Finally out of beta!

Update #1 : 10/05/2011 2:58:17 pm10/05/11

Updated for Minecraft 1.8
Added compatibility for CTM mod.

Special thanks to Shot2400 for words of encouragement.

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  • DunkinMyDonuts
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Button Pusher
  • September 23, 2016, 5:15 pm
Decided to move on from a Brave New World and give this one a shot. Don't know what to expect but I'm sure it'll be great either way <3 Keep it up
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • September 24, 2016, 7:14 am
I actually stopped working on this one a few years ago, but it's been getting some attention lately so I might pick it back up.
  • DunkinMyDonuts
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Button Pusher
  • September 24, 2016, 6:28 pm
What a shame. Still looks awesome thou <3
im getting this texture pack too ^.^
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • August 30, 2016, 2:11 pm
Ah, Bitcraft. This was a lot of fun. Sadly, it was just a short-lived experiment and hasn't worked since 2011.
oh, well crap thats sad :( this texture pack just looked so cute :3
this is gr8 m8 i hope u dont get h8 on suck a gr8 pack :P
such not suck
  • Ilikegum20
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • February 26, 2013, 2:32 pm
cool :3
  • xXRYEGUY
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Toast
  • April 6, 2012, 6:04 pm
I made a 8 bit version of my skin for this texture pack! DIAMOND for you, good sir!!!!
  • Newdood
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 24, 2012, 11:47 am
Love this pack :3 ever think about making a season themed one like a brave world?
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 24, 2012, 1:09 pm
I'm glad you like it! I've thought about adding seasons, but I have to update so much already every time there's a Minecraft update, so I don't really want to add to my work load, but it would be really neat. I'm definitely considering it.
  • Newdood
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 24, 2012, 3:47 pm
Ok, but Bukkit is working with Mojang so soon you may not have to update!(All-tme favorite TP btw)
also, it kinda makes the blocks feel smaller, which i like for some odd reason, because i am an odd person
  • Giraffestock
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 48
  • Master Narwhal
  • May 20, 2012, 7:12 pm
ofc you still have to update
  • goldfish
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • March 11, 2012, 5:22 pm
One of the best 8by8 texture packs i've seen...u deserve a diamond
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 12, 2012, 9:23 am
That's 4 by 4, at least the terrain.png and as much else as I could get away with. PlanetMinecraft doesn't have a selection for 4px packs, though.
  • Ahensripoff
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • March 11, 2012, 3:20 am
Well you wanted a opinion on the ocelots , well i think that they look good . the one thing i dont like about the texture pack is the icons are hard to see what i item is because of the 4 bit icons.
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 12, 2012, 9:24 am
Yes. Design is a real challenge with a pack like this. Particularly which items give you trouble? I can try to make them a little better.
  • Ahensripoff
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • March 13, 2012, 7:11 am
i just think the items icons are a bit hard to make out what they are e.g when in creative mode the icons dont look the best
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 13, 2012, 7:59 pm
Can you be more specific?
  • PieBomb1337
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Miner
  • March 6, 2012, 8:00 pm
Great Job!
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 7, 2012, 6:15 am
Thanks!
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 4, 2012, 9:12 pm
Still looking for feedback on the cats. Anybody? An opinion doesn't need to be negative in order to be significant.
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 3, 2012, 2:50 am
Nobody has said anything about the jacked up faces on the cats. As mentioned previously, there are few options for fixing it short of jokering the scale, but I don't want to take that measure unless people are broadly dissatisfied with the existing feline aesthetic.

In other words, if you want me to change the cats, just say so. If a significant number of people want a change, I'll gladly process any request.
  • MR1AZY
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Cake
  • March 3, 2012, 2:23 am
i run 32x and up i guess this is good, i feel bad for people who cannot mcpatch :(
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 3, 2012, 2:42 am
personally can't stand anything higher than 32px packs. maybe that just means I'm old. either way, the intent of this pack is to take the visual aspect in a completely different direction. I wouldn't have expected it to turn out so interesting and originally only started developing the idea as an experiment.

you're right, though. if you don't use MCPatcher, there will be some glaring visual impairments using this texture pack. my only position on that is that Jens really should license the MCPatcher code and make it official. Is it really THAT important that we see their ugly-ass clock and water textures?
  • MR1AZY
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Cake
  • March 3, 2012, 3:02 am
did you think that your texture pack would be this popular?
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 3, 2012, 4:12 am
Heh. No. I figured it would appeal to a few people, but never expected it would get any real attention. I've actually had to put more work in to it than I planned just to make sure it looks good because it's getting so much exposure.
  • geepee01
  • Level 20
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • March 2, 2012, 3:37 pm
YOU ARE AWESOME AND I HAVE CAPS ON FOR PERPOSE YOU ARE AAAAAAAAAAWESOOOOOOME
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 3, 2012, 2:47 am
Aww. Thanks!
  • geepee01
  • Level 20
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • March 3, 2012, 5:12 pm
weelcome
  • lachie60
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • March 2, 2012, 9:11 am
this is an awsome texture pack!
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 2, 2012, 9:36 am
Thank you!
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • February 24, 2012, 6:53 pm
Note to self:
Don't EVER screw with the scale of grasscolor, foliagecolor, or watercolor. The texture pack WILL NOT load.
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • January 22, 2012, 6:52 am
I actually got an email response from Jens. This is a very good sign that the ball may be rolling. Stay posted!
  • doodbraw
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • January 12, 2012, 4:56 am
please update
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • January 12, 2012, 7:50 pm
I never will until I get a personal apology from Jens for being a dick.
  • doodbraw
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • January 13, 2012, 6:24 am
just be nice to each other and the world will be happy
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • January 19, 2012, 5:09 am
I wish things actually worked that way.
  • doodbraw
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • January 19, 2012, 12:31 pm
what did he/she do
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • January 20, 2012, 5:19 am
[size=12px]THIS[/size]
  • Emma5000
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 22
  • Expert Miner
  • December 10, 2011, 1:21 am
It's good for lag, looks sexy, but can you update it!? (plz?)
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • December 10, 2011, 5:28 am
I'm sorry, but I'm not updating any of my content based of principle. In the 1.0 update, Mojang made a change that flipped a common surface texture on all in-game models and in doing so broke every skin and texture pack ever created up to that point.

If you ever want to see this updated, visit the link from the previous comment and add your voice to this issue. It's wrong, it's inconsiderate to all of us, and we should not accept this unfair treatment.
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • November 22, 2011, 5:17 am
[size=12px][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]The new update flips around the bottom texture of all polygons for all models. This includes ALL skins anywhere. The bottom of heads, animals butts, hands, feet, everything is now flipped.[/bgcolor][/color][/size]

[size=12px][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]
[color=rgb(51,102,204)]http://getsatisfaction.com/mojang/topics/bottom_faces_on_all_mob_geometry_flipped_vertically[/color]
Go here and add your vote to this problem. None of my work will be updated until this gets fixed.[/bgcolor][/color][/size]
  • Skullsector
  • Level 28
  • Expert Nerd
  • November 15, 2011, 11:46 pm
Nice!
  • Jediana
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Warrior
  • November 11, 2011, 5:10 pm
AWESOME I LOVE THIS TEXTURE PACK!
  • TenLetterz
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 7, 2011, 7:46 pm
THIS IS EPIC!!! (not sparta)
lol
  • drawesome55
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Electrician
  • October 15, 2011, 9:28 pm
nice
looks very good
  • the merchant
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Architect
  • October 10, 2011, 5:20 pm
glad to see it updated, it still stands as my favorite and most used texture pack!
  • boymen11
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Miner
  • October 5, 2011, 12:23 pm
that is a cool texture pack sir
but i dont like the items there are to pixelated
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • October 5, 2011, 11:04 am
Dear friends, sorry to make you wait so long. Bitcraft is updated for 1.8!

The pig snout and new chest proved a challenge to downsample for this update because of the way the textures are handled. I'm looking for feedback on this. Also, I've made the silverfish one-eyed due to space constraints. There are other ways of handling that, but I think it looks nice and creepy. Looking for feedback on this also. Enjoy!!!
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • October 5, 2011, 11:06 am
I also added new skins for the new mobs. The Enderfellow is especially entertaining.
  • Bundy
  • Level 40
  • Master Skinner
  • October 4, 2011, 11:58 am
very nice looking!
  • terff
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • September 29, 2011, 6:15 pm
interesting... i like it, nice and simple
ionly came here cause i thought it said bi*tch craft XD
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • October 5, 2011, 11:02 am
I think that every other time I read it. It is funny.
XD
  • Enraric
  • Level 41
  • Master Enderdragon
  • August 25, 2011, 2:27 pm
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • August 25, 2011, 2:53 pm
You have a question?
  • Enraric
  • Level 41
  • Master Enderdragon
  • August 26, 2011, 2:41 am
No, you just lowered the resolution to much in my opinion.
  • dudeguy71598
  • Level 26
  • Expert Lumberjack
  • September 23, 2011, 3:19 pm
*too busy loling on teh floor to make a comment*
  • Enraric
  • Level 41
  • Master Enderdragon
  • September 23, 2011, 4:03 pm
?
  • dudeguy71598
  • Level 26
  • Expert Lumberjack
  • September 25, 2011, 11:27 am
Supposed 2 be low-res, dipstick. XD
  • Enraric
  • Level 41
  • Master Enderdragon
  • September 25, 2011, 1:22 pm
Yeah, I got that.
I agree. This texture pack is dumb and pointless.
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • August 26, 2011, 5:20 am
That is the entire point of this pack. Seriously, there was no other goal in mind. If you don't like it, go away or say nothing. There's no reason to leave something pointless like that.
Spaz much?
  • TQuin
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • November 14, 2011, 4:19 am
Go to hell.
  • Enraric
  • Level 41
  • Master Enderdragon
  • November 17, 2011, 10:47 am
Actually, the correct term is go to the nether.
  • Enraric
  • Level 41
  • Master Enderdragon
  • August 26, 2011, 2:14 pm
'kay calm down.

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