Lately I have been in the habit of reviewing simple texture packs – simple in the sense that they are not visually complex. The gaming world is pretty evenly split down two sides when it comes to graphics – I am right in the middle, and I can appreciate Disco_’s oCd texture pack just as much as any hyper-realism pack.
Each block’s texture in this pack is highly simplified into basic details and flat colors. This gives Minecraft even more of a cartoonish look, similar to that of a classic 90s RPG or Nintendo game. If you grew up in the 90s, this chipset will look quite familiar in style:
While immense detail and complex shading is impressive, there is a certain charm in simple, nostalgic graphics like these. This pack is a great download for anyone who wants a less visually active Minecraft experience, or simply wants to instill a heavy dosage of the 90s into their gameplay.
This texture pack was reviewed previously in 2012 when it originally was released, however many updates have been made. Some notable improvements are:
- All blocks from 1.7+ have been updated
- Many older textures redone to meet the current standard of the 1.7 blocks
- Many blocks have been animated
- Water and lava has finally been customized to fit with the pack
- Biomes are now colored differently
- Many, many items have been added and updated
- The GUI has been updated to match the world’s textures
If you have this pack and have not updated it in a long time, you might wish to do so; the new textures are fantastic. If you do not have it, however, be sure to give it a try!
Installing oCd Texture Pack for Minecraft 1.7+
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.
This pack is actually quite old; Disco_ has been a member of PlanetMinecraft for years, and oCd has over 3,000 comments and 3,000,000 views. Impressive to say the least. Can you think of any other texture or resource packs that have a similar look to oCd? Leave a comment below with some links to pages or screenshots – if I find them interesting, I’ll do a review!