|minecraft In this article we take a look at some of the best Minecraft texture packs. There are now hundreds of Minecraft texture packs to download, each one offering someone unique. Some community members create textures to look like games such as Doom and Tron whilst others try to keep it authentic but improve the smoothness of the original textures and create HD versions.
How to install these texture packs
The best way to install texture packs is to use the MCpatcher utility which opens and modifies the jar files for you. It also backs up your original files automatically. It is also possible to use the classic technique of unzipping texture packs and then copying them into the Minecraft,jar file yoruself. See the texture pack instructions for details on installing particular packs.
Best Minecraft Texture Packs
Easily the best Minecraft texture pack (with extras, skins etc). This texture pack contains so much that we could spend all day listing the details. Just to give a little taster, this pack provides enough content for you to create epic sized constructions in the style of Victorian science fiction (steampunk). The textures are very detailed and professionally made. Even the mobs such as Zombie have glowing red eyes and a twisted face. Fantastic!!
Note: It's a 5MB download this one!
Dokus' RPG texture pack
One of the very first Minecraft texture packs and still one of the most reused and worked upon. Contains changes to all the fundemental elements with a touch of SNES about it. A great pack well worth downloading.
Note: It's a 2MB download.
Misa's 64x64 Realistic
Brings a dark medieval feel to Minecraft but with consistent and professional graphics. Misa's texture pack requires MCpatcher to install. This is the only way to install textures bigger than 16x16.
Warning: It's a 10MB download!
A smooth looking texture pack which includes some good editions to the terrain texture. Also includes a great zombie, pig zombie, a green creeper, cart, arrows and boat modifications.
Cubism Texture Pack
A nice texture pack that's compatible with the wildgrass mod. The texture pack makes changes to terrain, particles, armor, art, environment, gui, item and mob. Includes textures such as sheep, skelton, zombie, squid, clouds, chain, diamond, gold, moon, sun and others. Soon to include paintings as well.
Tilecraft Texture Pack
Based on the original Invertins Tilecraft, SaiyanKirby has taken the gauntlet and is updating the texture pack. Contains textures for armor, art, mob, terrain. Including skelton, sheep, spider, squid and cow.
Eld's Graphic Pack
A huge texture pack with some excellent changes to the original Minecraft textures. Eld uses some nice colours and smooth graphics to make this one of our favourites. Includes pumpkin, railtracks, trees, mushrooms, fireplace and lots more.
A fun looking texture pack which really pimps the Minecraft look towards a teenage girls fantasy world. Includes some excellent pink planks, pink rail track, blue clay, green cactus, rainbow diamond block.
JohnSmith Texture Pack
One of the early texture packs released for Minecraft. JohnSmiths is a nice little HD texture pack containing some good modifications, all with a professional finish and good use of colour. Pack contains changes to the environment such as flowers, trees and grass as well as fundamental changes to mobs and armor.
Note: 2.3 MB download
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