Okay, so you've seen the original Minecraft texture pack by now, and you want to make a new one. Can't find that perfect one online, so what do you do? Exactly, you make one yourself! Read on below for a great, easy tutorial on how to make your own texture pack. You can also check Minecraft Wiki for programs that simplify creating texture packs. Pay attention:
Minecraft 1.6 and newer versions no longer use texture packs but resource packs.
Method 1 of 3: Opening the textures
Step 1. Type “%appdata%” in the search bar of your Start menu or Home screen
Step 2. Click on “Roaming”
Step 3. Go to the ".Minecraft" folder
Step 4. Open the bin folder
Step 5. Use WinRAR to open Minecraft JAR
This file is called Minecraft.jar or just Minecraft (hover over it to make sure it's a JAR file). You can use WinRAR or another similar program that allows you to open compressed folders to access the files.
Step 6. Copy the necessary files to a new folder
Place a new folder somewhere you can easily find it, and give it a distinctive name (this will be the name of the new texture pack). Copy all folders, as well as the other necessary files (pack.png" />
Step 7. Close the jar file and open your new folder
You should now have access to all Minecraft textures. Explore them to find something you want to edit. Edit them by right-clicking on them and selecting “Open with…”, then choose the editing program you want to use.
Method 2 of 3: Designing your textures
Step 1. Think about what kind of textures you want to use
Think about ideas for the textures you want to use. You can think about what you need for your home, or look on the internet for inspiration and see what other people have made.
Step 2. Edit the textures with a program of your choice
One option could be to just use MS Paint, Windows' default drawing program, which will certainly allow you to mimic the pixel textures found in the game. You can also make simple changes to existing textures, such as adding new colors to the textures.
Step 3. Create your own textures
With a little better design software or a little more time and persistence, you can also build the textures from the ground up. This is the same editing process, but a complete change or a total overhaul. This takes time and skill, so don't start if you're not ready!
Method 3 of 3: Placing the textures in your game
Step 1. Open the Minecraft folder
Step 2. Locate the “Texture Packs” folder
Step 3. Open the "texture pack" folder
Step #4. Copy your new texturepack folder into the folder that opens
Copy the folder with your edited textures to the folder that opens when you click on “Open texture pack folder”.
For OS X users, go to: /Users/your username/Library/Application Support/minecraft/texturepacks and place the new texturepack there
Step 5. Use your new texture pack
Use your new texture pack and experiment with your new materials.
- Do not read this article too quickly or you will miss crucial information.
- Another useful program is Minecraft Texture Studio which provides you with a simple interface for viewing and editing textures.
- Make sure to back up your Minecraft files.