NoteAll texture packs for versions 1.5 or higher will not be backwards-compatible unless specified.
Also note: The phrases Texture Pack and Resource Pack are used interchangeably. Prior to 1.5, packs could only modify the game's appearance. Now, they include sound features.
The texture packs list will be updated whenever new
If your texture pack has been Texture packs over 3 versions behind the current Minecraft update will be move to the archive and eventually deleted.
Move 1.4 packs to the archive and delete older ones.
Regarding Display Images:Please do not use the following hosts: Photobucket Dropbox External Websites
These hosts are not designed for large amounts of viewers. Use imgur or a similar site.
This thread happens to be somewhat unstable due to the amount of content on here so please let me know of any bugs or errors that occur and I will do my best to fix them. Khristophoros17 and I used to jointly manage the thread; however, he has since retired from the forums and has given me the remaining control of the thread.
I am giving you the rights to edit and do with what you please to the "Texture Pack Central". I no longer have the time to maintain it nor do I have much time to interact with the MCForums much anymore. So I wish you the best of luck with maintaining the the TPC and keeping it alive.
The "Texture Pack Central" is under the following license so some rules regarding modification still apply. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
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When submitting a texture pack to this list, please follow these simple rules.
You must be the original creator of the texture pack, or have explicit permission from the creator, in order to submit it.
A texture pack may not be submitted if it contains stolen textures, such as remakes of the Painterly pack (use
X-Ray, "wire-frame," etc. texture packs are immediately disqualified.
Simple packs are generally not going to be added to the list either, unless they are exceptional or for low-resolution.
Images must be hosted on Imgur or similar sites.
W.I.P. packs must be at least 60% finished before being submitted, or should at least have a completed terrain.png.
If your pack has multiple editions, such as a 16× and 32× version, then your pack will be listed under the lowest resolution available. If you wish, you may specify which resolution you want the pack displayed under instead.
To submit a pack, use the following template.
Resource pack name:
Recommended resolution (if applicable) * :
Mod Support (None, Basic, Advanced) * :
Xbox or Pocket Edition download * :
Display picture (320×320 px logo or preview):
If your reply does not have all the required attributes, your submission will be ignored. You may omit optional (*) attributes if they do not apply to your pack.
Install a Resource Pack:
Download a resource pack in a ZIP file format, do not unzip. If you created your own textures, you need to ZIP them. For in-depth instructions on obtaining the files to make your own custom texture pack go to Tutorials/Custom Texture Packs (This is outdated. A simple Google search should suffice instead).
Run Minecraft. Open the Options menu, or if you are in-game, press Escape. In this menu, open up Resource Packs.
Click Open Texture Pack Folder button; this will open the folder where Minecraft stores all texture packs. If nothing happens, you need to find the folder manually. Depending on your operating system it is:
Linux: "~/.minecraft/resourcepacks" (This folder may be hidden in the Home Folder)
Mac OS X: "~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/resourcepacks" (This folder may be hidden)
Do not close Minecraft. Place the resource pack (ZIP file) in the opened folder, do not unzip.
In a few seconds the texture pack will appear in Minecraft. Select it (may take a few seconds for high-resolution packs), move it to the top of the queue of resource packs if you have others enabled, and click Done. The texture pack is now applied, you may now load your world and see the difference.
(Legacy) How to patch for an HD texture pack:
This is only necessary if you have Minecraft 1.4.2 or older.
In order to use HD texture packs properly (32× and higher) you will need to either patch your Minecraft using MC Patcher or using OptiFine. Optifine is preferred as it includes all of the features of MC Patcher, and greatly increases game speeds and graphics settings. MC Patcher tends to be updated on the same day as Minecraft updates, so use it instead if you are in a hurry.
For MCPatcher: Run the mcpatcher-X.X.X.jar file and proceed to click “patch.”
For Optifine: Install OptiFine like any other mod - By opening minecraft.jar, and placing the .class files from Optifine's zip file within.
How to create a Resource Pack
Full guide in this thread.Texturing tips still apply, however, most textures are now stored differently than they used to be.
To create a custom texture pack, the files you wish to modify must be extracted from minecraft.jar with an archiving or decompression program such as 7-Zip or WinRAR. They can then be edited with any image editing program that can read/write the PNG file format and handle transparency (Adobe Photoshop, Paint.NET, and GIMP 2 are all suitable for this).
Edit each PNG file as desired, and save the PNGs as 32 bit with compression level 9 (if available), to preserve transparency and for optimal size. Then, create a zip file of the files you modified, preserving all folder hierarchy. If you find that nothing changes when you select your texture pack, make sure that the files are in the root of the zip and not one extra folder down.
Textures are located in /assets/minecraft/textures/.
Sounds and many other aspects can be found in /assets/minecraft/ as well.
The pack.png should be in the root of the zip file.
How to upload a picture to the forums:
How to re-size your image to 320×320 px
Make sure your image is uploaded to Imgur.
Once uploaded, go to "edit image" on the top right.
On the right-hand side the will be a field labeled "image dimensions" - enter 320 for horizontal, and 320 for vertical. If a value automatically changes itself, let it stay that way.
Save the change.
Once finished, it can be uploaded like any normal image (see above tutorial).
Some texture packs may have the following next to the preview image.
Work in Progress / Incomplete: This pack is under development, or has changed files not including terrain.png. Basic support: Supports features included in MCPatcher and Optifine only. Advanced Support: Supports mods that have new content, such as IC2, Buildcraft, or EE3. Popular Pack: The texture pack has many downloads and/or reputation points.