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The Best 10 Resource and Texture Packs for Minecraft (and How to Install Them)

The Best 10 Resource and Texture Packs for Minecraft (and How to Install Them)

Classic Minecraft is fun to play, especially for the nostalgia factor; however, for some people, it can be pretty boring. Since Minecraft has looked the same for years without much change, you may be looking to spruce things up a bit. Installing a resource pack is a great way to enhance your Minecraft experience and change up its aesthetic.

Keep reading to find 10 of the best resource and texture packs for Minecraft, as well as how to install them so you can finally start your adventure in new surroundings.


OptiFine is well-known in the Minecraft community— and for a good reason. While it may not qualify as a typical resource pack, it’s crucial to have if you want to use them as it can greatly enhance your experience with them.

OptiFine’s features include:

  • Boosts FPS
  • Enables zoom
  • Supports HD textures
  • Connected textures
  • Natural textures
  • Supports shaders
  • Dynamic lighting
  • Fog control
  • Better grass
  • Better snow
  • Clear water

The only downside to OptiFine is that it is only available for use on Minecraft: Java Edition.

How to Install OptiFine to Minecraft

You can install OptiFine to Minecraft in these simple steps:

  1. Make sure your latest version of Java is installed
  2. Go to OptiFine
  3. Click “Downloads”
  4. Find what version you need
  5. Click “(Mirror)”
  6. Click “Download”
  7. Click the downloaded OptiFine file
  8. On the pop-up window, click “Install”
  9. Open the Minecraft launcher
  10. Click the dropdown menu that says “Latest release”
  11. Click “OptiFine”

Now, all you have to do is start your game and OptiFine will be integrated into your gameplay.

Stay True

Stay True is a good resource pack for those who like the look of default Minecraft but want to add a little variation and realisticness to nature and structures.

Some features of the Stay True resource pack include:

  • Grass variants
  • Flower variants
  • Better logs
  • Better planks
  • Better doors
  • Connected textures

Now, let’s take a look at the next texture pack.

JermsyBoy’s Vanilla Edits

JermsyBoy is a pretty popular Minecraft YouTuber known for his Tuscan and Roman style builds. His Vanilla Edits texture pack adds a rustic flair to Minecraft.

Some features of JermsyBoy’s Vanilla Edits texture pack include:

  • Mob variants
  • Biome colors
  • Grass variants
  • Better double slabs
  • Better paintings
  • Better glass

Now, let’s look at the next resource pack.

Jerm’s Better Leaves Add-On

If you’re tired of the stiff look of classic Minecraft’s leaves, then Jerm’s Better Leaves Add-On is perfect for you. Instead of changing the textures of building blocks or other items, it only focuses on leaves and makes them bushier and full of life.

BWW Texture Pack

Another texture pack made by a popular Minecraft YouTuber, the BWW Texture Pack is made by fWhip. It’s great for building medieval villages and castles.

Some features of the BWW Texture Pack include:

  • Connected textures
  • Better paintings
  • Better sandstone
  • Better planks

Now, let’s take a look at the next resource pack.

Better Dogs

People who have been playing Minecraft for a long time may know that variants of cats were added to the game in the 1.8 update, while previously the only cat available was the Ocelot. However, wolves still have the same texture. With the Better Dogs resource pack, only wolves’ textures are changed to look like different dog breeds. 

Some dog breeds included are:

  • Chihuahua
  • German Shepherd
  • Golden Retriever
  • Husky
  • Poodle

There are even fantasy dog breeds for the Nether in this resource pack.

Dramatic Skys

Anyone who has played Minecraft knows about the unappealing look of the square clouds. With the Dramatic Skys texture pack, just the sky is changed so the clouds and sun are more realistic, and the nighttime sky is lit up with beautiful stars and a realistic moon.


Certain things about Minecraft make its play realistic, such as the different biomes in Minecraft worlds. However, your Minecraft world doesn’t experience the seasons. If you want to add this touch to Minecraft, then the Mes’easons resource pack is perfect for you.

Mes’easons goes through a full season every 10 hours so you can experience each one for a reasonable amount of time. For every season, the terrain and flora will have a different texture.

Conquest Reforged

For people who don’t exactly like the cartoony and square look of Minecraft, the Conquest Reforged texture pack is here to give you a fresh take on the game with more realistic and 3D textures.

Some features of Conquest Reforged include:

  • Advanced terrain
  • Connected textures
  • More blocks
  • More animations

Now, let’s take a look at the next resource pack.

Pastel Craft

The Pastel Craft resource pack has the opposite goal than most of the others— It allows you to build using more simple blocks. Pastel Craft retextures all blocks and items to a cutesy aesthetic, so if you like the cartooniness of Minecraft, you’ll love it even more after installing this resource pack.

How to Install Resource Packs to Minecraft

You can install resource packs to Minecraft in these simple steps:

  1. Download the desired resource pack in the version you need
  2. Open the Minecraft launcher
  3. Click “Play”
  4. Hit Esc to open the options menu
  5. Click “Resource Packs”
  6. Click “Open Resource Pack Folder”
  7. Move the downloaded .zip file into the opened folder
  8. Click “Done”
  9. Click the arrow button to move the resource pack

Now you should be able to use whatever resource packs you desire.


In conclusion, it’s not that hard to install resource and texture packs for Minecraft. You can install multiple resource packs at once and try each one out to test which one’s you’ll want to use for future builds.