Today I present you with a texture pack that addresses the user interface rather than the world’s textures. If you are an Android fan, a sci-fi nerd, or just want a breath of fresh air, AndroidCraft is sure to make your Minecraft experience more enjoyable without detracting from the original charm of the game.
This pack was made by Consigliere in response to iCraft to balance out the cosmic forces between iOS and Android. From the moment you open the game, you are given a sleek new title screen complete with some new flavor text:
Once you arrive in-game, the interface is similar. The escape menu for example carries the same feel for the buttons and text:
As does the inventory screen which, in my opinion, is much easier on the eyes:
Although to be fair, the title text delineating the tab is a bit dark and difficult to read.
Finally, a couple of notable changes to the GUI overlay:
As noted in the screenshot (courtesy of the developer), the hunger bar is not functioning correctly as of this update. Nonetheless, it is now represented by a green bar reminiscent of phone battery life displays. Player health is represented by actual phone battery icons which, if I may say so, is most excellent.
Thus ends the list of changes for now. Updates are planned in the near future (specifically with the release of Android L, rumored to be in October). Ultimately I think this pack is fantastic in its simplicity; it targets the UI and nothing else, leaving players open to mix and match as they please.
Installing AndroidCraft Texture Pack for Minecraft 1.8
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.
In my opinion, having a section on PlanetMinecraft exclusively for user interface skins like this would be fantastic. I know that some packs come with user interface changes already, but it would provide a deeper level of customization. What UI (from a pack or by itself) is your favorite? Leave a link in the comments below if you can!