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For the system used to customize assets before 1.6.1, see Texture Packs.

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.

In 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: 

Windows Path

/%appdata%/.minecraft/version/19w06a/19w06a.jar/assets

macOS Path

(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.

Java Edition[edit | edit source]

The old (pre-1.14) textures are available in a resource pack titled "Programmer Art".

Console Edition[edit | edit source]

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.

Bedrock Edition[edit | edit source]

Main article: Add-Ons