The default texture packs in Minecraft leave something to be desired – especially if you’ve been playing it for a while. If you want to revamp your texture packs and transform the way Minecraft looks, MCPatcher 1.6 can help.
MCPatcher gives users the ability to quickly and easily download texture packs for Minecraft. While not all texture packs require MCPatcher 1.6 in order to work properly, it is required for some of the HD mods.
Once you’ve downloaded MCPatcher 1.6, you’ll have the option to select a few different mods by default. For example, you’ll have access to an HD Textures mod, an HD Fonts mod, and a Better Grass mod.
With just a few clicks, you can add or remove these mods from your Minecraft installation. Normally, installing texture packs is complicated. With MCPatcher, that’s no longer a problem.
In fact, with MCPatcher, you can even install other, non –texture pack related mods. This is a nice convenience to have. Simply click the ‘Add’ button from the main patcher window and select the .zip folder of the mod that you want to install.
One of the biggest advantages of MCPatcher 1.6 is the ability to switch between texture packs without actually changing your game folders. The mod features a menu that lets you scroll through each texture pack installation. So, if you want to use the Minecraft PhotoRealism mod but still switch over to the default textures sometimes, you can do that.
In fact, using this feature, you can rotate through different Minecraft mod installations without actually altering your Minecraft folder. Whether you want to swap out different texture packs or rotate through an entire list of mods, MCPatcher has what you need.
MCPatcher allows you to choose from a wide range of textures and color options. A custom colors mod is available that allows texture pack authors to change around all texture colors in the game. There’s also custom terrain and item animations, Baltichou’s RandomMobs mod, and the Connected Textures mod. All of these features can easily be installed or uninstalled with just a few clicks from the main menu of MCPatcher.
How to install MCPatcher HD Fix for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Before installing MCPatcher, it’s recommended that you have a fresh minecraft.jar installation.
1) Download MCPatcher 1.6 here (make sure it downloads as a .jar file, not as a .zip file)
2) If you want to add more mods to your game, see this forum thread for detailed instructions
3) Run the patcher included in MCPatcher. Don’t change any settings, just click patch.
4) Click ‘Open texturepack folder’
5) Put any texture packs you want inside that folder
6) Select the texture pack you want from the in-game menu