Just a Spot Texture Pack for Minecraft 1.8

Today I bring to you another simple texture pack.  It is slightly stylized, which is definitely a great quality for simple packs, and still retains some of the texture of the original blocks.  The Just a Spot texture pack by MrBlockMiner is not unique by any means, but it is nonetheless worth a look (especially for those who are new to the “simple textures” genre).

 

justa_inline

 

The part of this texture pack that caught my eye and pulled me in was the trees.  I have seen packs with a similar design on their trees before, but for some reason this one was particularly interesting:

 

justa_trees

 

Perhaps it is due to the contrast of having nearly flat textures for the trunks of the trees and very simple grass textures.  I also enjoy the repetition of shapes throughout the pack; the repeating squares in the trees are also found on a larger scale throughout the world, in grass blocks and more noticeably in sand blocks (under water):

 

justa_sand

 

You can also see the sand blocks in the featured image at the top of this post.  This theme repeats in cobblestone and dirt as well.

 

Honestly, I am not particularly fond of the updated tool textures.  They are great, undoubtedly, but there is somewhat of a lack of coherence between the tools and the blocks in this mod:

 

justa_tools

 

My final opinion of this pack is that it is a nice, fresh view on Minecraft for those who have yet to experiment with many texture packs.  I recommend this one to anyone who is looking to try out a “simple” texture pack, though for players who have grown sick of simple packs it doesn’t exactly stand out from the crowd.

 

Installing Just a Spot Texture Pack for Minecraft 1.8

 

  1. Download the latest version of the texture pack here.

  2. Load Minecraft.

  3. Click on Texture Packs (or Options > Texture Packs).

  4. Click Open Texture Pack Folder OR press WindowsKey+R and type %appdata%\.minecraft\texturepacks

  5. Place the texture pack in this folder and wait until it shows up in your client.

  6. Select the texture pack and click done.

 

How do you feel about simple texture packs?  Also, what do you think creators could do to keep them interesting while keeping the simple look?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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