Minecraft Texture Pack to Resource Pack Converter Convert your texture pack from Minecraft 1.5.2 format to 1.6.1? No problem!
Note that this tool is currently very much a work in progress. It is intended for texture pack creators to ease the process of upgrading to the resource pack system.
With the introduction of 1.6.1, the old texture pack system was removed and replaced with resource packs. If you compare the structure of a texture pack with a resource pack, you will see there are large structural differences, not to mention a lot of files which have changed names. The process of updating a texture pack is therefore slow, unnessecary, and boring, which is something I realized when I had to go through the process myself.
I have therefore developed a file reorganizer to do the process for you. It will, in it's current stages, require some manual attention and some work to get working. It is currently a command line tool which has to be launched manually, either through a batch file or the command prompt, depending on which platform you are on.
Minecraft Texture Pack to Resource Pack Converter version 1.0
By Erlend Åmdal AKA Glenn
How to use the tool:
Put the jar file somewhere you have access to.
Extract the contents of the texture pack you want to convert into a folder you have access to, and note the location of the folder. It is very important that the texture pack you extract is made for Minecraft version 1.5.2.
Create a new empty folder where the tool can output the converted texture pack, and note the location of this folder too.
You can now do either:
A: In the same folder as the jar file, create a new file with any name, as long as it has the .bat file extension. Open the file in a text editor, and enter the following contents:
Double check if you have entered the right folder paths, then run it. If you chose to save the log, it can be found in the same folder as the tool with the name "log.txt".
Go to your output folder. You can now put the contents in a zip file, and it is ready to use.
In the currently version, it is not ready to use at this stage, because only texture names have been converted (only blocks, currently). See the vanilla files for reference until this tool has been finished.
To prevent loss of work due to overwriting, the tool will refuse to output to a non-empty folder unless you command it to do so. If you intend to enable this feature, you must add the parameter "enableoverwrite" to the batch file/command prompt.
Be aware of the nature of commands. You should always encase folder paths in " tags, unless the folder path contains no spaces.
The future of Minecraft Texture Pack to Resource Pack Converter:
First of all, I will finish the actual file renaming process. Currently, it will only convert the block textures and the pack icon.
After that has been finished, it is likely I will create a user interface to eliminate the troubles with using the command line or batch files.
When that has been finished, I will consider adding the possibility of converting pre-1.5.2 texture packs. It all comes down to how many people will need it.