You’ve been waiting to be able to hit somebody with a disembodied prosthetic leg and boot, right? I mean, that’s practically the whole point of minecraft, unless I am very much mistaken. Good news if that is the case, because Broken Anachronism, the HD minecraft steampunk texture pack has just been updated with a whole bunch of animated textures guaranteed to delight and amaze. Redstone blocks have become steam boilers – because what madness is redstone when everything is powered with steam! A stone sword has become a rusty umbrella, and a wooden spade has become a wooden spoon. But that’s not all! With animated compasses, clocks, tools and weapons, you’ll be continually amazed by the dynamic steampunk world you’ll inhabit when you install the texture pack.
This animated minecraft texture pack comes in an 128x resolution and comes in cartoon-y RPG style. Is it realistic? Surprisingly, yes. The wood and stone textures especially have a realism to them that is quite pleasing in contrast with some of the brighter, more cartoonish elements. Life is all about style, and style is all about contrast and “water is the essence of wetness, wetness is the essence of beauty,” but I digress.
This is quite a charming little texture pack, and you can watch several indev videos on youtube. (Though I should warn you, in at least one of them you will be forced to watch as wooden blocks are broken with a pick. It’s barbaric, barbaric, I tell you!)
If you’re planning on creating or updating a Minecraft texture pack for Minecraft 1.8, you’re going to need the terrain.png and items.png files. Here they are, courtesy of Jeb at Mojang
New in terrain.png:
Smooth stone brick + cracked and mossy variants
Melon/Pumpkin stalk (unconnected + connected)
Thin glass upper edge
City borders (will probably not be used)
New in items.png:
Bow bending states
Raw and cooked chicken
The man behind LB Photo Realistic Texture Pack has done it again with an HD RPG style texture pack guaranteed to satisfy people who believe that Minecraft is probably an RPG hiding in a sandbox crafting game. The aim of this texture pack, as implied by the title, is realistic RPG style graphics. How well has this aim been achieved? Well, let me just say that I’m impressed.
For quite some time, the accepted normal pixel cap for Minecraft texture packs was 256 x 256. But boundaries love to be pushed and now there are several 512 x 512 texture packs floating about the place inspiring envy and locking up people’s computers.