Texture packs

To create a texture pack you first have to install a graphics program that supports alpha channel (i.e. transparency).  I think the one which is built into Windows 7 (Paint) does not support it – but I may be wrong.

If you’re on Windows, I think your best option is Paint.NET – a cute, free little program that is very good. Incidentally, this is what Notch used to create original Minecraft graphics, so you can’t really go wrong here.

If you want something more powerful, get GIMP. But if you haven’t done much graphics before it will probably take you some weeks to grok :-)

Important things:

  • Texture is divided into 16 by 16 slots
  • File format must be png, and it must be 32 bits per pixel (otherwise you lose alpha channel).
  • Each slot contains image for a certain type of block. Sometimes multiple slots can be used for a single block if it looks different on some sides (e.g. chest or crafting table)
  • Alpha channel is used to create transparent blocks, such as glass, doors, leaves.
  • Alpha must be either 0 or 255, that is fully transparent or fully opaque. Partial transparency is not supported by the game engine
  • You can resize the texture to get better resolution, but it must always be divisible into equal blocks, and there must be 16 by 16 of them
  • If a slot does not have any transparent pixels, making it transparent will cause glitches. Only certain blocks support transparency, not all of them. For example you cannot make dirt or granite transparent.
  • If there is something wrong with your texture pack, the game will revert to the default one.

 

 

 

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77 Comments

  1. korbaksc
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 23:36 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s some useful details Kaalus! Thanks!
    I explored a little bite the .png textures pack used by default on SC and I was wondering
    -how animated fire is made considering that there isn’t any “fire slot”?
    -if fire animation is the same as with torch and furnace?
    -whether it is possible or not to turn the furnace into a campfire, using supported transparence of the original furnace and some graphic tricks? Will the fire animation remain at the same place when changing furnace aspect? How to change that position?
    (lots of interrogation! ;) )

    • Posted April 1, 2012 at 01:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi. The fire is made using a particle system, sadly this has nothing to do with texture pack and you can’t change the looks of it. I don’t know whether it’s possible to turn furnace into a campfire, off the top of my head I don’t see any problems but YMMV. You can’t change the position of fire in the furnace, it will stay in the middle.

      • CaptainMinecraft123
        Posted December 18, 2012 at 15:04 | Permalink | Reply

        How do i get texture packs?

      • CaptainMinecraft123
        Posted December 18, 2012 at 15:09 | Permalink | Reply

        Can someone plz tell me how to get texture packs

        • Chase
          Posted January 11, 2013 at 17:08 | Permalink

          Hay no kidding how do you get texture packs

        • Posted January 11, 2013 at 17:16 | Permalink

          In 1.19 you need to put it in your Dropbox and download it in the game. 1.20 will make it easier to get texture packs and worlds.

        • Dominic
          Posted April 9, 2013 at 21:36 | Permalink

          Go to get content and change from all to textures

    • momo6913
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 09:07 | Permalink | Reply

      Hey salut crafter francais tu pourrais m’envoyer ta texture par email?

      • korbaksc
        Posted April 1, 2012 at 10:18 | Permalink | Reply

        Salut! Celle pour le feu de camp? Elle n’est pas achevée encore…

        • max
          Posted December 23, 2012 at 20:44 | Permalink

          salut tu pourais m envoyer quelques texture pack par email?merci

    • momo6913
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 10:52 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh ben :P pas grave quand elle sera fini :)

  2. Buurbinator
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 23:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice! But now a very stupid question: how can I download/install a texture pack ? And where can i download worlds from other players ? :D thanks for reading and hopefully for answering. (only school english :D i hope you understand what i wanted to say :D)

    • pippyo03
      Posted March 31, 2012 at 23:55 | Permalink | Reply

      Go to the forum you will find texture packs there then download them to your computer and move them to your dropbox file.

    • Posted April 1, 2012 at 01:12 | Permalink | Reply

      Get a texture pack from someone who made one, or make your own and put it in your dropbox/apps/Survivalcraft folder. Once it’s there you can download it from the game.

    • Jamie Rowe
      Posted February 27, 2013 at 09:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Go on commuinity in the game menu and you can find texture packs in there.

      • mason
        Posted February 27, 2013 at 22:19 | Permalink | Reply

        They are talking in 1.19 not 1.20

  3. lol
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 23:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Off topic but please add horses or other friendly animals to keep in fences that can be used for transport

    • pippyo03
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 01:25 | Permalink | Reply

      Ya it would be cool to have horses for transportation it could go like 3x’s as fast as walking.

  4. Tanner
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 03:41 | Permalink | Reply

    How do you put upside down stairs and slabs.

    • korbaksc
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 08:45 | Permalink | Reply

      If you tap to a vertical side of a block, the stairs might be placed normally with an angle that depends from your view angle. And when you tap the bottom side of a block you’ll get it placed upside down.

  5. reundeadified
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 07:59 | Permalink | Reply

    i dont know if im doing something wrong but when i tried to download paint.net it downloaded something called foxtabPDFreader

    • Posted April 1, 2012 at 11:21 | Permalink | Reply

      The link is the small one on top right, never click on the big flashy download button, it’s certain to be an ad :-)

      • reundeadified
        Posted April 1, 2012 at 20:49 | Permalink | Reply

        I clicked the link at the top right and everything looked right, but it only installed the ad. Not sure who runs that site but it’s awfully silly to have the legit download way way smaller then the fake one (misleading/now I have a virus) :(

    • 1285done
      Posted April 2, 2012 at 03:16 | Permalink | Reply

      you dont really have to worry w/ a good antivirus like kapersky (i have its great) on an un related sidenote for grass regeneration could you use two if-else statements like
      If “variable name for a block” == ” dirtblock ”
      . if “something for x amount of time” > “5 minutes”
      . dirtblock == grassblock
      . else
      Else
      would be code in java w/o the quotations (those are ideas in my head)

  6. Tanner
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 08:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Now we need signs in the next update so we can tell people what certain stuff is.

    • survivaler
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 09:24 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree we need signs

  7. Nallek
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 12:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Yes, we really need signs!

  8. Flavi117
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 14:45 | Permalink | Reply

    But is it not possible to download others Texture packs because I dont know how to make my own :-(

    • jriot10
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 17:33 | Permalink | Reply

      You don’t need to know how to make a texture pack to download one.

  9. zELITEzSKILLz
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 16:11 | Permalink | Reply

    I dont know what i am doing wrong , i downloaded paint.net and worked out how to use it , i used it to edit some of the tools and add a black border to some blocks , i made sure not to go out of the 16×16 grid and i didnt go over any transparencies but for some reason the tools in game are now invisible and the same with stone slabs

    • Posted April 1, 2012 at 16:20 | Permalink | Reply

      Send us your texture pack, we’ll see what’s broken

      • zELITEzSKILLz
        Posted April 1, 2012 at 23:02 | Permalink | Reply

        Ok thanks but I kinda deleted it and tried again , im going to test the texture pack tomorow and if I have the problem again I’ll send you it =)

      • awesomemaster64
        Posted January 3, 2013 at 07:20 | Permalink | Reply

        how do you make a texturepack I don’t know how to make one. can you send me your’s kaalus please

        • Posted January 11, 2013 at 17:16 | Permalink

          You can download the default texturepack from Files/Technical section in this blog.

      • Sadie
        Posted March 18, 2013 at 18:06 | Permalink | Reply

        Hey You ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  10. survivaler
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 19:34 | Permalink | Reply

    It must be from dropbox to work

    • Tanner
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 20:11 | Permalink | Reply

      I did awesome job dude that is an amazing world.

    • Tanner
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 20:12 | Permalink | Reply

      No you just have to save it then upload it to your dropbox.

    • StoneSmoker420
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 20:21 | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks

  11. jriot10
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 20:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you use dropbox plz? I don’t want to sign up to download

    • StoneSmoker420
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 20:19 | Permalink | Reply

      Ok ill find out how i didnt know how to upload to dropbox
      Watch my videos im going to start talking about drop box and how to upload dropbox worlds also about texture packs this is my first video i will be doing more later on

    • StoneSmoker420
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 20:20 | Permalink | Reply

      Ok ill find out how i didnt know how to upload to dropbox
      Watch my videos im going to start talking about drop box and how to upload dropbox worlds also about texture packs this is my first video i will be doing more later on

      http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=sABz3fYbgQA

    • StoneSmoker420
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 20:22 | Permalink | Reply

      Ok i will i gotta find out how to use it

  12. Nikpol22
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 20:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalis, are you going to make some new ores in future update?

  13. Tanner
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 22:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Heres a link to one tutorial tell me if it works… https://www.dropbox.com/home/survivalcraft%20Tutorials

  14. Tanner
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 22:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Just click download

  15. lol
    Posted April 2, 2012 at 12:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus here’s a list of what you should put in the update
    Clothes/ armor
    More ores such as gold
    Horses
    Swords
    Signs
    Thanks

    • survivaler
      Posted April 2, 2012 at 13:44 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree! But clothes does not matter at the moment there is no multiplayer of third person viewing so what is the point

    • Nikpol22
      Posted April 2, 2012 at 18:11 | Permalink | Reply

      He is right. I agree too.

      • MadmanW1thABox
        Posted April 2, 2012 at 19:04 | Permalink | Reply

        Armor would be nice though for protection from boars and other monsters

        • muhd adib
          Posted December 8, 2012 at 13:05 | Permalink

          i agree

      • Nikpol22
        Posted April 2, 2012 at 20:48 | Permalink | Reply

        Yes, and we also need saplings. I have choose all the trees around my house, but I need them, so we should plant saplings.

        • Posted December 24, 2012 at 01:47 | Permalink

          Saplings are there already :-)

  16. Tanner
    Posted April 2, 2012 at 13:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Need to be able to change water and animals In texture packs.

    • jriot10
      Posted April 2, 2012 at 15:28 | Permalink | Reply

      You can change the water you know

      • jriot10
        Posted April 2, 2012 at 15:30 | Permalink | Reply

        Wait never mind you can’t. Yes Kaalus plz let us have control over all texture in the game if possible.

        • Posted April 2, 2012 at 15:44 | Permalink

          You can change the water and magma only if you disable texture animation. Otherwise the animation overwrites your changes and you can’t access source textures used for animation at the moment.

        • Tanner
          Posted April 3, 2012 at 05:09 | Permalink

          Okay thanks

      • jriot10
        Posted April 2, 2012 at 17:37 | Permalink | Reply

        K plz let me know when we can access such things.

  17. Tanner
    Posted April 2, 2012 at 13:59 | Permalink | Reply

    I just figured out how to use and make texture packs all on my own it is easy

  18. hassan
    Posted April 2, 2012 at 16:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Have no idea about how to download texture packs. Can’t we just download them from the market please, that would be great.
    Thanks

  19. Posted September 17, 2012 at 15:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Lol

  20. Mr.PDubs
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 04:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Is there any custom maps out there?

  21. sir awesome
    Posted November 11, 2012 at 17:12 | Permalink | Reply

    How do u get texture packs

  22. alance
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 03:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Pokemobs texture packs able to apply to survival craft??

  23. jessica
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

    how do you get texture packs i am new at this

  24. Hatsune Miku Brasil
    Posted December 2, 2012 at 00:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello, Could someone send me the original minecraft texture pack to put on my min Survivalcraft? Thank you in advance! :)

  25. josh
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 21:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Awsome game

  26. Posted December 14, 2012 at 05:37 | Permalink | Reply

    -Can someone please give me a texture pack?
    -Kaalus please allow us to place blocks that makes music.

  27. anónimo 29
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 06:57 | Permalink | Reply

    y si ponen una opcion para hacer que la isla tenga fin ?
    Y que el barco prinsipal no sea intangible… se podria seguir xD
    Saludos.

  28. Posted February 8, 2013 at 18:53 | Permalink | Reply

    You must create multiplayer

  29. Posted March 14, 2013 at 15:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus!Please add the dogs and cats!Please in 1.22

  30. Sadie
    Posted March 18, 2013 at 18:04 | Permalink | Reply

    yea Vlad. please add dogs and cats. WE should also play with other people. It would be really Fun. We should also be able to find somebody and make a house with them. Also we could also find villagers. WE could even chat with each other. About the dog mabie we could tame a wolf (with out it changing into a werewolf that is just weird) with giving it a bone a cat just add one. Chickens would be cool too. You Had A GREAT idea making survival craft. Also please respond Kaalus. HEY EVERYBODY KAALUS ROCKS!!! We should chat sometime about survival craft.
    You Rock,
    Sadie
    P.S. you are my role model

  31. Posted April 3, 2013 at 00:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a android tablet and wanted to get a texture pack but when I press the download button nothing happens. I tried to use dropbox but it still didn’t work. PLEASE CAN YOU ANSWER MY QUESTION AND HELP.THANKS

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