This is a novelty texture pack that is just 1x1. It is easier for Minecraft to render low-res texture packs than the normal 16x16, for so since it's 1x1 it should be the easiest for Minecraft to render. So, supposedly it might reduce lag for the same reason that hi-res texture packs increase lag.
The reason blocks like mushrooms, flowers, and torches look like squares is because each block in the terrain.png is only one pixel. I could upscale it and make them not look like squares, but that would defeat the entire point of this texture pack, which is the pure novelty of it being 1x1. Mobs also are only one color and have no faces. If you want a texture pack that doesn't look like crap, Faithful 1x1 is not for you. Still, I'm trying my best to make this texture pack look as good as a 1x1 texture pack possibly can. (Which still isn't very good.)
NOTE: Glass is opaque. That's another downside of being 1x1, is that you can't include both opaque and transparent pixels since you can only have one. It still has some alpha transparency
Unlike all the other 1x1 texture packs, I plan to update this texture pack periodically, which should be easy to do since it is only 1x1.
Do use this texture pack if:
You're like me and hoard texture packs of all resolutions, particularly ones based off vanilla Minecraft graphics
You want to see what Minecraft would look like if the graphics were so bad that there couldn't be any details
Don't use this texture pack if:
You don't want Minecraft to look like absolute crap
You just want a texture pack that looks simple. There are many other texture packs with a higher resolution that fulfill this aesthetic better than can be done in 1x1 resolution.
You want to be able to see through glass
I made this texture pack because I like to collect faithful texture packs of all resolutions. There've been some 1x1 packs in the past but the creators eventually stopped updating them. I will continue to update this one so that texture pack hoarders can rest easy. There's always the possibility that I am the only one in the world who cares enough to hoard faithful texture packs and would look at his collection and say "Hey, where's 1x1?" Even if that is the case, I will continue to update this texture pack for my own sake, and because it takes no effort so I might as well take the five minutes I need to do so.
Here are other faithful texture packs that are being updated that I have found:
Delete this now, there are so many simple packs out there and anyone can make them.
In the history of Minecraft texture packs there have been many 1x1 texture packs, but everyone just gave up on them eventually. I'm not going to do that, I'm going to keep it alive so that people with a compulsion to collect texture packs of every resolution (like me) will never have to be sad because nobody made one for the latest version. As a "simple" pack this one is lackluster, I agree, simplicity is better conveyed in other resolutions like 16x16 and even 8x8. I still try my best to make it look good for a 1x1 pack, though. Most people probably won't be interested in this texture pack.
will any mods that use 16x16 texures work with this
edit: get this error:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Number of remaining buffer elements is 4, must be at least 1024
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)