Well that was out of the blue, wasn’t it? I admit I was quite surprised by the introduction of adorable new mob in Minecraft snapshot 19w34a, but if you think for a second we’re irritated or even flattered, well… let me hit you with a dose of perspective.
Artistic influence happens all the time, and is a natural part of the conversation. If it doesn’t then just why are we sharing, anyway? Art is communication, if not expression. Tumbleberry and I tossed it over for a while, and certainly there’s no mistaking the influence here.
I mean, c’mon, that’s a deadringer for our little fella. It’s also not original in the least, but as a starting point goes, I’ll say that I’m glad it’s not another drowned zombie or desert skeleton. After a pleasant little fella like this is introduced, I’m curious how the rest of the snapshot will turn out.
Maybe I’m a little late to the game here, but I recently discovered PngOptimizer, and running every single png from all versions of our texture pack has reduced their sizes about 20%, and performance in Minecraft quite a bit more. I’ve noticed smoother frame rates, and that’s always a bonus with our favourite resource hungry block game. The downloads are live now, and you’ll find notes in the changelog of each pack if you’re curious.
I’ve also fixed a couple broken textures in the 256x version of our pack for Minecraft 1.13. And yes, we’ll be fixing the horse armour, which we missed in the previous update. As of now it’s still broken, but we’ve still a fair amount of work to do. At present we’ve updated the “beta” for 1.14 over 260 times. That’s a lot of work.
It may give you some idea of what goes into each update of the ACME Resource Pack.
Finally, offsite downloads haven’t been updated, and with everything on my plate at the moment, I won’t be updating our affiliates, so be warned. The only way to get the most current versions of our texture pack is right here.
Until the next update – which will be pretty soon, I expect. We’re eager to be done with this update. Yep. I said it.
I’m just guessing, here, but it looks like the turnout for Xbox Insider Hub wasn’t what they hoped, for the latest snapshot of Minecraft 1.14. Or was it 1.15? They seem to be developing features that were supposed to happen later? I think?
Like the Pandas, things are kinda fuzzy.
The good news is that the Java Edition of Minecraft does have a snapshot, albeit 43 versions in the process… but that’s a good thing. New slabs, stairs, walls are all good news for building, and us texture artists, too. Less work! Yay!
Also noted are the following in textures: Cornflower, Lily of the Valley, Wither Rose, Bamboo, Crossbow (w00t), four new banner patterns, Pillager and Illager Beast, new signs for all six types of wood and new textures for several of the dyes. That means Ink Sac no longer applies as black dye.
Anyway, if it helps for me to post more information about the development process, and you’d like to know more, just let me know! You know? I don’t if you don’t… I could easily start posting videos about this sort of stuff, too.
That title kinda reminds me of those Dilbert pun-ish-mints, you know… “Managemints”, etc. Heh. Ahem! Where is the latest version of ACME Resource Pack? You guys are wonderfully patient. I’d like to assure you that Tumbleberry and I are working hard on the new textures. It’s not just us, right? Those parrot textures are have their own design flavour, and certainly aren’t what we would have done.
As it happens I’m also announcing our official support for Minecraft Portable Edition (MCPE), which will be freely available…when it’s ready. I’ve just begun to list the internal distinctions between the Resource Pack and what Micro…er, Mojang is calling “Add Ons”. The good news the MCPE team has done a commendable job of making its edition streamlined, so there’s not much http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/alcoholism/ work to be done with the majority of textures. That’s great, because it shaves months off the projected launch schedule.
Honestly, it’s more like “more sooner than later” sort of thing. You see, there are four different sets of Graphical User Interface assets that will have to be made from scratch for ACME Pack for MCPE, and as we’re in the habit of releasing only complete products, you can imagine this may take awhile. We will release the Resource Pack when it’s ready, and I’ll keep y’all updated on the progress of the ACME Pack Resource…Pack…Add On…thing.
Gonna need a better name for it, too.
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If you haven’t heard, Microsoft, er… Mojang is going to launch a marketplace for player created content, and mods will not be supported. We understand microtransactions will net you Mojang “funbucks”, which you’ll use to buy the maps, sound or texture pack you want play with. (Which means your friends will have to also buy the same content if you which to share the same experience.) A handful of content creators have been selected to participate, and this puts their popularity on the dime.
Let’s be clear: Microsoft is only allowing registered businesses to participate, but seeing as how that’s not a massive hurdle, it remains to be seen how effective a deterrent that will be against scammers and asset flips. The “community store” will not be appearing in the deskop (Java) version of Minecraft. This initiative raises some important questions: Will participants be granted http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/anti-fungal/ early access to snapshots? How comfortable will you be having to pay for the latest version of a resource pack that was previously free? Will content creators selling maps and packs on the community store stop supporting the desktop version? Given Microsoft’s history, can they be trusted to curate modded content?
Where do Tumble and I stand on the issue? We have no intention of applying to the Microsoft/Minecraft Marketplace. In the same way that we released our pack complete, no betas or incomplete versions, we are going to hold to our original mission statement. This pack is for players, all players. We’ll never charge a price for it. If you’d like to show your appreciation, make a video, play with your loved ones, some friends, or strangers. Have fun, because that’s what games are for!
Can you believe it? I can’t believe it. Well, yes, I actually can, but … here we are folks! ACME Resource Pack for Minecraft 1.11 … downloads are live! What else to say? I’ll be updating our Affiliate links during the week, and working on new preview videos based on the style of our Gingerbread Kit video.
Thank you for all of your sharing, reviews, and feedback. This pack is for you. Please drop us a line on Twitter, Patreon or Facebook! Here’s a snippet of the changelog:
Yes, it’s all there. We even caught up with the missing textures from Minecraft 1.10. Oops. Anyway, it’s likely I’ll be updating the Gingerbread Kit and Gingerbread Combo Kit during my winter break, so stay tooned to our Patreon page for more information.
We did it! And boy howdy did we answer the … ahem, cherry picking … of certain textures that took place. Seriously guys, we appreciate the flattery, but this is becoming a habit.
We’ve covered every new texture in the Minecraft 1.10 “Frostburn Update” , of course, and you’ll appreciate Tumble’s charming humour with the new mobs. I took the nether brick block for a stroll and came back with a monster. You’ll see what I mean.
I’ve updated all of our ACME Pack Downloads to include MD5 and CRC checksums. This means you can be sure you’ve got files that haven’t been tampered with. The plethora of sites resharing our files should temporarily flag has not having them, but now we’ll actually be able to tell.
Just a minor, technical thing. I go out of my way to remove hidden system files from our packs because I don’t trust Microsoft’s security policies all that much.
Finally, downloads continue steadily at roughly 5,000 per week, and honestly I don’t have any totals right now. Aggregating that data is a new skill for me. I’m planning around round up for March, so I’ll do my best to produce some solid data along with that.
Again, thank you for downloading and sharing! This pack is for you, and you are the ones who make it awesome!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! We’re kicking off this season with a massive update to our seasonal resource pack! Our Gingerbread Kit, enabling you to build and share to the limits of your imagination (and free time), has received some attention from Tumbleberry and Hastypixels.
During our development process we encountered a bug with the 256x version of the ACME Pack. This is fixed and the download is now available. Thank you and we’re sorry about any irritation this may have caused.