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Resource packs are the replacement API for texture packs, introduced in Java Edition 1.6.1. Resource packs allow players to customize textures, models, music, sounds, language files, end credits, splash texts and fonts without modifying Minecraft's code.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Resource packs can be placed in the folder
resourcepacks within the
.minecraft. Each resource pack is either a sub-folder or a
.zip file within the folder. After it is in the folder, a resource pack can be added from the options menu, where resource packs can be moved between "Available resource packs" and "Selected resource packs". "Selected resource packs" will also contain the default assets on the bottom, which cannot be removed.
Resource packs will load their assets based on the order of the pack's list. The bottom-most pack (which is always "Default") will load first.
Default resource packs[edit | edit source]
Resource packs can be bundled with a map by saving it as a
.zip file named
resources. When playing the world, that resource pack will appear as the default right above the default resource pack.
server.properties, a default resource pack can be set on a server by adding a link to a .zip file download after the line
resource-pack. Users can still opt out of using the resource pack or choose not to download it, however.
The default textures of Minecraft are also known as "Global Resources". These default textures can be found in:
(home folder)/Library/Application Support/minecraft/version/19w06a/19w06a.jar/assets
Retexturing[edit | edit source]
The default texture can't be changed, but players can make their own textures. These retextured resources are known as "Texture Packs" or "Resource Packs".
However, in the 1.14 (JE) Update and the 1.10 (BE) Update, Mojang is retexturing the entire blocks from the ground up, and it can be found here.
Default Resources[edit | edit source]
Mojang kept changing resources in the earlier days of Minecraft and Microsoft is doing it too. The default resources can be edited by the developer community only.
The old (pre-1.14) textures are available in a resource pack titled "Programmer Art".
- Main article: Console Edition texture packs
In the Legacy Console Edition, mash-up packs are the equivalent of resource packs. They are available as downloadable content that can be bought from the Xbox Marketplace, PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop, or the downloadable content section of the game. Mash-up packs also come with a skin pack and a themed world.
- Main article: Add-Ons