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Retro 8-bit Texture Pack 1.8 (also works for 1.6 to 1.7.10)

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avatar Digiflower5
Level 47 : Master Pixel Painter
Looking for a newer version? (Retro 8-bit is no longer being patched but Retro 16-bit is.)

Welcome to Retro 8-bit Texture pack, It is a 8-bit pack which means this pack uses 4 colors per sprite. This pack is great for sprite art. If you scroll though you will see a couple of examples. This bright and colorful pack is finished but also has updates about once to twice a month if i feel something needs improvement and even quicker with snapshots. There is a change log below if you like to read it. If you like what you see here please give a diamond it really helps, thanks. :)

One more thing if you find a bug with this pack let me know, thanks.

Supported Mods
Dragon Craft Support

Hamsterrific Support

Old Versions


2-25-16 I have turned the Gui green to match Retro 16-bits style

7-15-15 A change log for older versions the pack as been added in the pack's files and a small particle bug has been corrected.

1-11-15 Steve and Alex now have new sprites, the Dragons wings glow like her eyes, all Rail parts are now silver, Armor stand sprite is now 8-bit. Pumpkin helment has now be altered to see a bit easier.

11-14-14 Update again (I know a lot this month) I redesigned the Fire animation completly. Also particles have more outlines now, oh and heres the biggest edit the Standard Galactic Alphabet has been Translated into English in this pack. :)

11-13-14 New Wood and door colors.

11-3-14 Nether Qartz Ore now has white stones.

10-21-14 Small update Brewing stand now new colors.

10-8-14 Sapplings now match the leaf colors along with Vines having more shading and the brewing stand being brighter.

9-26-14 Made a small error with the waters transparcncy. Now fixed.

9-25-14 I redid the Animation for flowing water and both lava and lava flowing.

9-7-14 I forgot to make a graphic for the locked diffuclty setting now fixed.

9-2-14 the 1.8 beta for the pack is now over. I have made some small changes, Now the signs have a nice border around them and the black and white patched bunny now has black eyes instead of dark pink. I also had to tweak the sheep, due it not following the 4 color rules with its eyes. There are now two enchanting tables in the files the 1.7 one that has to be installed manually (instructions in the pack). Steve has also been updated to 1.8.

8-14-14 New update, All things for 14w33a, I also tweaked the Creeper and Skeleton flag pattern to fit the pack better its not a huge change.

7-30-14 Turns out there was a snapshot with banners I forgot about so i updated the pack again. I was thinking about tweaking the patterns to match the 8-bit style but im not sure what do you guys think. Also the wheat is still yellow at stage 7 growth.

7-30-14 Small upate wheat stage 7 growth is now yellow. This makes it eaiser to tell when to harvest.

7-4-14 (happy 4th of july btw) I decided to redo all the ender mobs because I felt they were lower quality. Also spiders having glowing heads is fixed. If you have the same kind of problem with your own pack you made or someone elses i have instructions how to fix that at the botom of the posts.

14w25b is here so everything for that has been added as of 7-3-14.

NEW Underwater Dungeon stuff textured, Prismarine stuff as well. Everything from 14w25a is done in 8-bit. Also sponge texture has been changed. 6-19-14.

Hi, Everyone no new textures at the momment, I've been waiting for new snapshots to come out with new stuff, however I made a World of wool on a minecraft server so i thought i show thouse pictures. Wool and clay are both great for this pack. When it comes to pixel art I strongly suggest using clay in this pack because its a soild color, but in the screenshots i decided to use wool because of carpets. I hope you like them. 6-14-14

5-2-14 small update, the horses now have there patterns back when they spawn.

4-28-14 New Title screen background and menu background, Splash potion has a outline now All things for snapshot 14w17a. Minecraft realms logo turned 8-bit.

4-11-14 All items have outlines and horse armor icon is done.

3-21-14 NEW grass,snow,sands and podzel.

3-14-13 Endermite included! :D its in the screenshot wheel :)

3-12-14 I have decided to redo the wool and clay for better pixel art, I also updated the brick item and the plan quartz block so it does not look just like the white clay block.

3-10-14 the pack has now have had updated paintings and they are showed the side show I be a bit washed out for some reason.

2-18-14 the fish update is now available, Also the Gui has been changed a tad nothing you would most likely have not seen it unless you use twitch or beacon, Also I forgot the fish from 1.7 update oops, Anyways I ave them fixed now. Also the iron trap door is all set for 1.8. and the lever had its texture updated to look like other items with a outline, this makes it the only texture that's 32x32, just thought i mention that.

2-6-2014 Hey guys sorry a long wait on a update I've been busy working on another minecraft project but here it is the Cloud update, it adds in clouds and 8-bits all current 1.8 minecraft textures as of 2-6-2014. ALSO VERY IMPORTANT THE READ ME HAS BEEN UPDATED AS of 2-6-2014 please read.

The update before this changes ores and the color yellow for stained clay. Now i cant remember at the moment it was beta 2 or beta 3 but the myclium text has been fixed as well, I also added a few secret textures as of beta update 2 so have fun looking through there.

1-16-14 1.8 version 2 now available as of 1/16/14 lots of texture updates including the ores, the menu screen, Holiday Chests and a couple of secrets I put in there as well.

This is now 1.8 snapshot compatible :D

The Yellow stained clay has had its color changed.

Rain is now a bit more transparent as well.

Currently all textures are done and the Chicken and snow have been updated as of 1/1/14 at 7:14pm Central time.

If there are any bugs please Report them in the comments

How to Install

1. you download it from here.
2. You extact it.
3. you drag a folder out of your newly extracted one.
4. You put that new folder in your resource packs folder.
5. Have fun ^^.


If Anyone downloaded this on 12/26/13 from around 10:00pm to about 1:30AM give or take and the texture pack does not work re-download it there was a MC.Meta Error which would cause the pack not to work sorry for the error.

This pack is made on a palate as well which is in the folder with it.

This pack may only be modified for personal use, It shall not be redistributed without my permission.

Please leave a comment about the pack and which one you like better.

Also I am not downgrading this to older versions of minecraft.

HOW TO FIX SPIDER AND ENDERMAN/DRAGON HAVING NEW EYES GLITCH. (assuming it can still be a problem for older versions of the pack)

1. Open your paint program I use paint.net.

2. Completly delete everything in the eye file by cutting the image you had.

3. Save it but don't lose the cut you made so you can repaste your art later.

4. Paste your art you cut.

5. Save it again it should be fixed.

if you are looking for a older version of the pack leave a comment I have them all backed up but there is so many so just let me know what you need.
Progress100% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.8.1

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  • AridWaste
  • Level 48
  • Master Crafter
  • December 3, 2016, 7:26 pm
I know you're not maintaining this pack anymore, but it is a great-looking pack and I would like to download it. However, the link does not work. It seems to be missing from your One-Drive.

Could you please put the pack back on your one-drive so we can download this old version?
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • December 5, 2016, 6:28 am
odd i thought i fixed that. Let me check ty for pointing that out.
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • December 5, 2016, 6:30 am
okay you should be all set now, sorry about that, I was cleaning the onedrive accidentally deleted fixed it and it needed to be relinked. Thank you, I would not have known it was messed up.
  • Redheart
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 30, 2016, 7:45 pm
Oh noes! D: It seems like this pack has died. :(

I just wanted to let you know that the soundpack link isn't working, but I guess that doesn't really matter now. :/
The Gasts are cute
Hello awesome creatoor of my favorite new pack. Can I use this pack in a world I'm making? I''ll link it to you when its complete.
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • July 5, 2015, 3:09 pm
Oh you using this for screenshots. You can use it for that and if you want people to download the pack with it just use ur page to link it :)
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • July 6, 2015, 8:49 am
Btw I Also have a 90% finished 16-bit version give that a look too. :)
  • Naze3h
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • May 23, 2015, 12:57 pm
thanks for the resourcepack. but i think you should've thaken the original faces and made 8bit-fied it would've bee much more cooooooooooooooler
Thanks for putting the download on a trusted website!
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • January 7, 2015, 7:57 am
Thanks for letting everyone know :)
  • -Kumatora-
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • August 3, 2014, 6:33 am
Wow, Thats Cute! (ノ・ω・)ノ
  • yogibear90
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Miner
  • July 3, 2014, 9:10 am
I think it looks really good. I really like the animals, specifically the cows, and the flowers.
One drive isnt working it just comes up with the loading ring
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • April 27, 2014, 7:00 pm
Hi sorry that its not working for you, I just checked on my end and onedrive loaded fine with me logged out, if you keep having problems let me know i can send u a copy via email if needed.
worked fine thanks
Thanks finally a person on pmc who responds to problems

  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • April 29, 2014, 5:17 pm
Np enjoy the pack :)
This Texture Pack really captures the essence of 8-Bit! I really enjoy running around in an 8-Bit world, doing 8-Bit things, like making 8-Bit sculptures out of 8-Bit Wool. If you havn;t noticed already, I love 8-Bit titles. I recommend getting it with the 8-Bit Sound Pack made by the same creator for the full 8-Bit experiance.

I look forward to more of your work!!

        ~ The Derpy TopHatter
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • June 19, 2014, 7:06 pm
Hey big update too day. I turned everything for the underwater snapshot in 8-bit as of 14w25a. enjoy :D.
I really love your work. I honestly want to know what software you use to record sounds, and make resource packs. I've always been really interested in making one since they added texture packs to the game.
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • August 21, 2014, 3:07 pm
Okay good news for you i don't mind sharing :), All the programs I use are free to begin with.

For art I use Paint.net its a photo shop clone does all my needs. Btw i saw ur art u can make stuff animated in minecraft too btw.  For example if use the latest snapshot you will find that Prismarine actually changes color.

Next for sound thats little more complicated but still free. I use Audacity, Amazing Midi, 3mle, GSXCC and Note block studio.

Now this is gonna need some explaining

3mle: its actually a sound program designed for a mmorpg called mabinogi but you can make regular midi's with it too. Now it has some bugs when it explorts a new midi like it will play the wrong insturment, but its free and I actually have a video guide for 3mle on my channel so here is a How to use 3mle.

Amazing Midi: This one is pretty simple it converts a wav file into a midi, there are errors with it however no song can be converted into a midi with that kind of software without bugs. These can be fixed sometimes in 3mle if u have the pacience too or Minecraft note block studio. 

Note Block studio: This is just a alternative to 3mle since its insturments come out correctly and sometimes Amazing midis conversions can be tweaked better.

GSXCC: This one is converts midis in to 8-bit just by dragging and exporting, It makes them 8-bit wav files.

Audacity: You can cut, crop and remix a lot of sounds int he program it reads almost any format too, I does not read midis, I usally use this to ethier record my own voice and put the new 8-bit wavs in to it to crop them and convert them to ogg which is the file format minecraft uses.

Okay this one is not exactly editing software but its a must have if you plan on making anytihng in minecraft. 7-Zip, its like winrar but free.

Anyways you can find help with using all of these on youtube. Good luck :)
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • June 14, 2014, 3:07 pm
Hi Derpy, I know its been forever since i last updated this pack. (mainly due to now new blocks in snapshots) But i took some nice wool screenshot i figure you may like so I thought I let you know. :)
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • March 28, 2014, 10:39 am
Aw thanks that puts a simile on my face :)

oh i forgot to mention  I recommend using the stained clay its fire proof and its bright in this pack. :)
  • Bachus99
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • March 2, 2014, 5:45 pm
I love this texture pack it is great except for a couple of details. I'm not real big on the paintings that are 1x2 with the disney baloon and stuff the aminals could also be a little bit less blocky and more like the rest of the texture pack but everything else is awesome
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • March 10, 2014, 8:41 am
Hey paintings have been updated i think u will be pleased :)
  • Bachus99
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • March 11, 2014, 5:23 pm
Thanks =D
O... i agree withs itsmynamebro probs best to change the ore kinda ugly but the rest is nice
I am inlove :3
Change the ore textures. That's the only problem with this pack.

Everything else is awesome! :D Keep up the cool work.
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • January 3, 2014, 1:45 pm
Well I like to have a vote on that. What would u guys like
This looks like Borderlands 2 :D
  • ToadDan
  • Level 40
  • Master Lad
  • January 2, 2014, 1:43 pm
Is the ghast based off of Kirby?
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • January 3, 2014, 12:12 pm
No but i do see the resemblance. :)
DIAMOND! And yes definately put in 8 bit sound that would be awesome! :D keep up the awesome work!
  • AslanGrants
  • Level 26
  • Expert Scribe
  • December 31, 2013, 10:35 am
It's a beautiful, smooth pack. Keep up the good work!
The top of chicken beaks are white instead of yellow if you can get around to fixing this.
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • December 31, 2013, 7:42 am
Yea im gonna take a look, I just need to make sure it follows the 4 color limit I have going, I'll get back to you guys.
  • Geca Chaos
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Ranger
  • December 30, 2013, 6:43 am
I love the idea of this, Good job!
  • sycoinc
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Programmer
  • December 29, 2013, 1:39 am
very clean and neat... good job!
  • shooterbret
  • Level 26
  • Expert Architect
  • December 28, 2013, 11:01 pm
Nice Job!
This texture pack looks so CUTE and awesome! Gonna dowload, favorite, and diamond!
  • Pie-jacker875
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • December 27, 2013, 12:20 pm
I have actually been thinking of making an 8-bit sound only resource pack using FamiTracker.
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • January 1, 2014, 12:39 pm
Hey Pie-jacker875 you may be interested in my newest update.

"[size=10pt][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]If any of you want to make a [/bgcolor][/color][/size][size=10pt][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]separate[/bgcolor][/color][/size][size=10pt][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)] sound pack [/bgcolor][/color][/size][size=10pt][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]without using anything at all from this pack[/bgcolor][/color][/size][size=10pt][color=rgb(34,34,34)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)] and you upload it somewhere, let me know I like to try it.[/bgcolor][/color][/size][size=10pt]"[/size]
  • Paxsen
  • Level 1
  • New Blacksmith
  • December 28, 2013, 6:06 am
Humm ...... it can be good ;D, but can you tell me how to get the sound to minecraft and remake them i don`t Remamer how to do it ;D
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • December 28, 2013, 10:33 am
Dont worry im on the sound thing myself, i just made a soundtest myself. feel free to rate it for me. :) You see im gonna release 2 versions. its in the new video above.
  • Paxsen
  • Level 1
  • New Blacksmith
  • December 27, 2013, 7:53 am
Epic, But you are not done yet its much more you need to do ;D
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • December 27, 2013, 9:37 am
Like :p
  • Z_Bella
  • Level 23
  • Expert Unicorn
  • December 27, 2013, 5:38 am
  • gerrard1904
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • December 27, 2013, 3:20 am
  • IfComando
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • December 26, 2013, 11:52 pm
Maybe best 8-bit Texturepack soo far. verry unique!
  • ex-oh-ex-oh
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Dolphin
  • December 26, 2013, 9:50 pm
sahh kwl
  • Digiflower5
  • Level 47
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • December 26, 2013, 9:11 pm
Thank you, sorry if you had trouble with it installing i thought i fixed it, but the MC.META file was still messed up its fixed now sorry for any inconvenience.
I had no trouble at all :)

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