As we know that texture pack is a collection of files that is able to be used to change the textures of items, blocks, mobs and the GUI in Minecraft. But then, the texture packs were replaced with resource packs in Java Edition 1.6.1. Resource packs provide more control over textures and other game features.
So, can we make a Minecraft texture pack / resource pack for free online?
The answer for the question above is a ‘yes’. You are able to make a texture pack/ resource pack for Minecraft. How to do that? There is an online tool that you can use. It is Nova Skin beta Resource Pack Creator for Minecraft. If you want to use it, you just have to click on the Select A File To Edit button and then you are able to make texture faster and easier with this web tool. You are able to explore this site to know how to make a resource pack well. But if you need some tutorials, you are able to watch some videos on Youtube and one of them is a video of thebluecrusader entitled Minecraft How To Make A Resource Pack (Texture Pack) Tutorial.
If you want to make a texture pack without using the web tool above, you are able to follow the steps below.
- First, you have to extract the file that you need. To do that, you have to open the folder of the Minecraft installation. You have to click twice on the folder named Versions and then you have to click twice on the folder with the new version. Now, you have to copy the JAR file and then you have to visit the folder of Minecraft installation again. You have to make a new folder for the texture pack that you want to make. After that, you need to open the texture pack folder and then paste the JAR file which was copied before. Now, you have to extract the JAR file by using WinRAR or 7-Zip.
- In this step, you have to make the texture pack. How to do that? You are able to visit folder ‘Textures’. Then, you have to find the category of texture that you want to edit and open the folder. After that, you have to open the texture in a picture editing program such as GIMP or Photoshop. There, you have to edit the texture. You are able to use Paint to make changes to the colors of the textures. But, you are free to decide the ways to change the design of the texture. Now, save the texture which has been edited in the same file and then you can edit another texture that you want. After that, you have to go back to the folder with the nomor version of Minecraft. You are able to make and open the new text file. Then, you have to enter the code of the source pack. Here is the code that you must enter.
“description”:”[ any description that you want to add in the pack]”
Now, you have to save the text file as “.mcmeta”. After that, you have to make your source pack. If you have made it, you can copy the ZIP file of the source pack to the folder “resourcepacks”.
- Now, it’s time to access the texture pack in the game. To access it, you can open Minecraft and click on Play. After that, you have to choose Options and then click on Resource Pack. Then, you can click on the picture of the source pack and click on Done. Now, you can play the game with the texture pack that you created.