Learn how to set up difficult texture packs
Extremely beautiful environments in Minecraft are easy* to achieve. This guide explains some of the basics on how to achieve these results for yourself.
Beware though, as you will need a decent system to run these settings near, or above 30 FPS.
Some of the eye candy in these screenshots are stunning. Fog, and 3D texture mapping effects brought to life with 128px texture packs.
How do we actually get 3D texture mapping in Minecraft?
It’s brought in with a feature called Bump Mapping. It works by manipulating the shader; when light hits the face of an object, bump mapping, changes the angle of a pixel surface to allow patches of light, and dark to be displayed. Think of a pixel having 3 sides like a triangle.
How do we set that up? You will need:
- Minecraft 1.7.2
- SEUS Shader Pack (10.1 preview)
- Chroma Hills Version 1.0.6
- World generator: Alternate Terrain Generation
- Biomes o Plenty Version 188.8.131.520
Note: If you are using another resource pack; check the authors site to see if they have added or support bump mapping.
Two different shots @ 100%. Left is snow with Bump mapping. Right is a farm outlined with textured wood.