Texture Packs to be removed from Minecraft 1.6, will be replaced by more advanced 'Resource Packs'

minecraftMinecraft 1.6 is taking steps towards Mod API support, and today it took a bigger one. Minecraft 1.6 will no longer support the texture pack format in Minecraft 1.5 and below, and will replace it with a more advanced format called 'Resource Packs'. Resource Packs is a new format designed to allow changing a larger number of Minecraft features without modding, such as changing the textures of blocks (like a texture pack), changing game sounds, changing game fonts, and much much more. Nathan Adams at Mojang said:
"As an essential step towards the Minecraft modding API, and also for sanity's sake in our own code, we're removing Texture Packs and replacing them with a new Resource Pack system. Ultimately, every mod/plugin will be its own resource pack, vanilla will be a resource pack by itself, and users will be able to apply multiple resource packs at once."

Are you looking forward to the new customization opportunities, or are you still rocking a discontinued texture pack from Minecraft 1.4 that you can't give up? Either way, you might be glad to know Mojang is working on a 'converter' for Minecraft 1.5 texture packs.

Source: Github

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dagerag
May 28, 2013 at 3:54 AM delete

sounds great i m tired of the default music and sounds .

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steelfighter55
May 28, 2013 at 2:27 PM delete

same but its a shame cause i liked texture packs

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May 29, 2013 at 1:05 AM delete

I have never used Texture packs in Minecraft, but I use LOADS of Mods.

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May 29, 2013 at 2:12 AM delete

Resource Packs function as texture packs with more abilities.

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ArcaneArcanine
May 31, 2013 at 7:46 AM delete

Honestly, Im really excited

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steelfighter55
June 6, 2013 at 9:43 AM delete

does that mean you can have texture packs with more stuff?

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June 7, 2013 at 2:58 AM delete

Yes. Like replacing sounds and music, for instance.

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Antipop1234
June 23, 2013 at 8:28 PM delete

Time to replace the creeper sound with "SUPRISE MOTHERFUCKER"

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