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R.I.P. Minecraft Textures, and thank you for your support. On that note I have reviewed and updated all of our Affiliate Links so that they navigate directly to ACME Resource Pack related pages, if no more than search results. This has been a difficult winter, emotionally, and I admit to neglecting updates for the Gingerbread Kit on the sites where it was posted.

Some affiliates did not receive the kit at all, in fact, something I plan to correct as we pursue our planned HD upgrade to the ACME Pack. Our goal is to do the water right, and update older textures so they better reflect what we’ve learned and our new skills over the last two years. Can you believe it?

Amazing. Again, thank you to everyone for your continued support, all of your YouTube videos, forum posts and obscure website postings. You guys drive ACME Resource Pack and we are always thrilled to see the enthusiasm that is out there.

You guys are awesome, don’t forget it!

So many things have changed since the last update: We have our own homepage and hosting solution now, we have surpassed 100,000 downloads, had our textures and splash texts cherry-picked by Mojang in advance of its sale to Microsoft, just as others have.

Tumbleberry and I discussed the issue thoroughly, and in the end the experience is what matters, not paycheque. Clearly if it did, we wouldn’t be making a modification for Minecraft. Now that Microsoft will be assuming control, we are going to continue updating the texture pack as usual. We are hopeful that Microsoft’s expertise will improve Minecraft as a creative tool for all of us.

Above all else Minecraft enables previously unrealized creativity and social interaction. How many have sat down to watch someone build Lego? Tens of millions watch others play and build in Minecraft, to the extent that Microsoft is paying for the audience, not the product. May that be the guiding principle as development continues.

Promised features, bug fixes and community attentiveness have all been inconsistent under the stewardship of Mojang, which, like other home-grown Indie houses, lack experience at the international support level. I am assured, if nothing else, by Microsoft’s past experience in this arena. While not always positive, they do have a lot of it.

The fact is that Minecraft reached millions more than it would have thanks to the XBox 360 and PS3, and increased audience can only do more good in this type of game: Our creativity is at the heart of its success, after all. We made Minecraft the success it has become, let us not forget that.

What will you be creating? We’re excited to find out!

preview-updates-restone-stuffThanks to some great resources available on Planetminecraft, I was able to make a few changes.

v7.53
Updated
>> entity/banner
-> bricks
>> textures/blocks
-> leaves_acacia
-> leaves_big_oak
-> leaves_birch
-> leaves_jungle
-> leaves_oak
-> leaves_spruce
-> redstone_torch_off
-> redstone_torch_on
-> comparator_off
-> comparator_on
-> repeater_on
-> repeater_off

The update is already live on the download page!

There’s no getting around it; good anything costs money, even if its your living costs. Swag wasn’t logical, and though we’re glad you guys don’t mind clicking adf.ly links to support us – which, btw, thank you – most of our downloaders are young, impressionable and we’ve a standard to uphold.

Many thanks go to Ryan Googlevitch and Dreamhost for covering our hosting costs, it makes this site possible as the go-to home site. We’re not asking much, but we are not willing allow aggressive advertisers to exploit the web. Google Adsense is the closest we have to an answer right now.

No, it’s not perfect, but it grants us control over the third party content that would appear on the site. We won’t tolerate excuses; ads will be limited and monitored. Most of our hits originate from schools, thus we will be carefully controlling the campaigns that do appear.

Feedback, as always, is welcome. We’re not perfect, and like you, have busy lives, but we are dedicated to presenting ACME Resource Pack and its content with the utmost consistency and concern for its users.

Thank you.

You should know by now we’re not afraid of puns. However, occasionally we do make mistakes. A few days ago we uploaded a fix for this particular particle problem which resulted in painstakingly prepared specifics to not have the appearance of the intended product.

Translation: The fire was wrong. We fixed it. Sorry!

Enjoy!

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See that? Tumbleberry and I have been working hard on new textures for Minecraft 1.8 when it hits the pavement. Whilst we were in development we improved several textures that have been in need of attention. Cobblestone, for instance, stone brick, stone slab, gold block and more. Downloads are already updated and live, so you’re getting the newest version of the pack.

Interested in more detailed screenshots? Hop on over to our new screenshot page! If you encounter missing textures, incompatibilities, have requests or other feedback, register over at the forums and we’ll respond accordingly.

Enjoy!