Looking for a new, refreshing, and different texture pack? This 5by5 rendition of Minecraft by user Halbzwilling is a unique take on the idea of pixelation that results in a surprisingly beautiful abstract landscape.
The premise of this pack is simple: each face of each texture must be made up of 25 squares, or a 5×5 grid. Each square is separated by a thin line, forming an actual grid pattern – I feel that this makes the textures much more interesting and pleasing than a simple grid of blocks, especially when multiples of the same color appear next to each other.
Due to the simplification, most textures are overall brighter and easier on the eyes – something I can definitely appreciate. Minecraft’s vanilla experience becomes straining after a while. One of the changes I appreciate most are the trees:
This screenshot also gives a great view of what the elements look like when put together. Perhaps it is the order and persistence of form that is relaxing; repetition is easier for the brain to process after all.
And last but not least, I will leave you with this glorious screenshot of a man-made landscape, featuring glorious arches and colorful designs, as shown on TheVace.net (a Minecraft server):
Even if you are not sure whether or not you like this pack, I highly recommend downloading it. Experiencing it first hand is incredible – spend just a few minutes with it installed and you will fall in love. This pack stands out from the crowd of realistic high-res packs being published by the dozens, and its developer deserves some recognition.
Installing 5by5 Texture Pack for Minecraft 1.7.10
Download the latest version of the texture pack here.
Click on Texture Packs (or Options > Texture Packs).
Click Open Texture Pack Folder OR press WindowsKey+R and type %appdata%\.minecraft\texturepacks
Place the texture pack in this folder and wait until it shows up in your client.
Select the texture pack and click done.
After downloading and installing this texture pack, take some screenshots in-game and show them off in the comments down below.