Are you fed up with all of the simple texture packs that have become fashionable lately? Do you want something more interesting than the vanilla textures, but aren’t ready for a deeply realistic commitment? Do you appreciate overused memes? If you answered ‘yes’ to two or three of these questions, the Unsimple texture pack by zobqo might be for you!
Unsimple is a texture pack that has no specific goal other than to provide alternative textures for the game that are not overly simplified. The textures are not photorealistic either, however – they are simply slightly more detailed than the default pixelly goodness.
I usually like to save the best for last, but I’m going to start out showing off my favorite part of this pack: the items.
Something about these new item textures just shouts oldschool RPG to me. I know this was not meant to be an RPG pack by any means, but it’s inevitable. I mean – look at those awesome 16bit pickaxes and tell me you aren’t having SNES flashbacks! Unless of course you were born out of that generation. In which case – let us move on.
The new texture for sand in particular is one of the best when it comes to the blocks of this pack, in my opinion. In deserts, it tiles beautifully to become a hazy expanse of wavy wind-blown sand:
Textures look great from afar as well, as is amply shown by this castle (built by Aandolaf of PlanetMinecraft):
And finally, as with most packs, it looks quite wondrous when combined with some decent shaders:
This pack is still a work in progress, with only just over half of it completed. However, with what I have seen so far, it seems as though quite a bit of work is being put into editing the item textures, which is something I can definitely appreciate. Items unfortunately tend to fall behind in priority for texture packs.
Since it is not complete yet I cannot properly judge it, but it is certainly on the right track. I really love the new sand texture, and most of it looks great from far away. I do think however that some of the blocks could use more attention concerning their up close appearance.
Installing Unsimple 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.
How do you feel about simple texture packs? Do you think they are far too abundant these days, or do you think they have a reason to be so plentiful? Post your thoughts in a comment!