Getting tired of the same old Minecraft world graphics and looking for something new? Something with more style, personality, a twinge of dark, moodiness? You need to load a new Minecraft texture pack into your copy of Minecraft!
What is a Texture Pack?
Texture packs in Minecraft don’t alter anything about the game, other than the graphics you see when walking around in Minecraft. You can replace these graphics and make the entire world of Minecraft look different.
1st Step: Find a Texture Pack
( 1. ) First, pick a texture pack you would like to use in Minecraft. There are several places to look for textures; we’d recommend starting to look for Minecraft texture packs here.
( 2. ) Once you have a texture pack you like or want to try out, download it.
2nd Step: Installing the Texture Pack
( 1. ) Once you have downloaded the texture pack, you’ll need a .zip extractor program like WinRar.
( 2. ) Click on the start bar. Go to “run.” If you’re on Windows XP, type “%appdata%\.minecraft\bin” and if you’re in Windows Vista or 7, type “C:\Users\*YourUserName*\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\bin”
( 3. ) If you have done this correctly, a folder will open up. Inside the folder, you’ll find a file called minecraft.jar.
( 4. ) Right click it, and a menu will pop up. Choose, “Open with…” and choose “WinRar Archiver.” This will open up WinRar and show you a folder with a bunch of folders and .png files.
( 5. ) Drag and drop the files from the texture pack straight into WinRar. This will replace the texture files inside and you’re good to go!
( 1. ) Download the zip file (don’t extract it) or compress a texture pack folder into a zip file.
( 2. ) Open a finder window.
( 3. ) Navigate to your username folder, then “library”, then “application support”, then “minecraft”, then “texturepacks”.
( 4. ) Drop the texture pack in this folder and you’re good to go!
If This Mac Method Doesn’t Work, Teddy in the comments listed this other way to add texture packs which works too:
( 1. ) Go start up Minecraft.
( 2. ) Choose “Mods/Texture Packs”.
( 3. ) Click on “Open Texture Packs Folder”.
( 4. ) Close Minecraft.
( 5. ) Drag the texture pack, the whole .zip, in to the folder Minecraft just opened up for you.
( 6. ) Open up Minecraft, click on “Mods/Texture Packs”, then there should be another selection option other than the “default” option. Click on that option.