Installing Resource/Texture Packs
How to Install Resource/Texture Packs
ResourcePacks (RP) are a great and easy way to personalize your Minecraft experience. They can drastically change the look and feel of Minecraft or just bring out a more stylized aesthetic. In this guide you’ll learn how to download resourcepacks, insert them into the appropriate Minecraft folders, and activate them in-game.
Before you actually start dealing with RPs, you’ll need to download and install a .zip/.rar file extractor as this is the file type that RPs will come in and most computers won’t come with one built in. My preferred extractor is WinRar, but there are many others if you would rather look around for one you like better. Once you have downloaded and installed an extractor you can start shopping around for a RP you like!
Search the internet for some “Minecraft resourcepacks” and you’ll soon be bombarded with a vast array of RPs; there are even some sites that will allow you to pick and choose between different item and block textures for you to truly have a personalized RP. Here are some of the more well-known ones:
Just be sure that a resourcepack you like is supported by the latest version of Minecraft, or whatever version you are currently using! Be sure you only download from trusted sources that scan their files for any viruses, etc. The official Minecraft forums and Planet Minecraft are usually very reliable.
Once you've decided on a RP, download the latest version of it. If you use Google Chrome, you can click on the newly downloaded RP and the file will pop up in a WinRar window. If you click the “Up One Level” button, it will show the RP in your Downloads folder, otherwise you can simply search for it in your Downloads folder manually.
Next you will need to move the compressed RP into your Minecraft ResourcePacks folder. You can click on the “Start” menu in bottom left hand corner and copy-paste the following into the search box: %appdata%/.minecraft/resourcepacks then hit Enter OR you can navigate to it manually: C:\Users\*YourName*\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\. This will bring up the desired folder. Next just drag the RP you downloaded into the folder. Then, open up Minecraft and log into Singleplayer or Multiplayer.
Disabling Server Textures
If you ever want to disable server textures on a multiplayer server and are running 1.7.9 or later, do the following:
- Select the server (one click!)
- Click the “Edit” button
- Click on the “Sever Resource Packs” until it says DISABLED
- Click “Done”
- Log onto server (double click!)
Selecting Your Resource/Texture Pack
Once in-game you need to open up the Game Menu (usually the Esc button) and click “Options…”, next click “Resource Packs…” at the bottom of the left hand column.
This will bring up a RP menu that shows you the available RPs and the RPs that are selected/active. When you mouse over an available RP, an arrow pointing to the right should appear over the RP’s icon. Clicking this arrow will move the RP to the “Selected” column. If you wish to deactivate a RP, hover your mouse over the active RP and click the left point arrow to move it back to the “Available” column. Once you are satisfied with your selections, hit “Done”. The RP will then load and activate. HD texture packs take a bit longer to load so don’t panic if Minecraft freezes for a few seconds.
Now you can begin enjoying the new look of Minecraft!
Shortcut Link: http://dftba.us/packsEdited by: Jinxblog
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