update

None too soon, we’ve updated the resource pack for the newly included “iron nugget”. Downloads are live now at our main site, ACMEResourcePack.com and NudgeworksDesign.com. While I’m about it, I know there may not seem much to look forward to in 2017, but let us turn to our family and loved ones in these difficult times.

Family is why Tumbleberry and I made this resource pack, after all. Our prayers are with those who struggle, and hold to the truth. Remember those who love you … give them an indication for your gratitude before the year is out.

With much love,

Hastypixels and Tumbleberry.

Hastypixels here. I’m posting more detailed and frequent updates about our progress on the resource pack if you want to check us out on Patreon.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/rendering-out-7342947

Yes, we are just that much closer to release, but how are you guys enjoying the new features of Minecraft? Are you enjoying them, or do they feel like fluff? Comment here, on Twitter, Patreon or Facebook!

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.

Enough about that. The downloads page has been updated with the new links! Be advised that we’ve made good on our promise to discontinue 512x resolution. Even with 16GB of RAM and a 4GB graphics card it’s still untenable to test, and that’s just not worth it.

Who wants to ship a broken product? Yeah, not us. Anyway, enjoy! I’ll be updating our affiliate sites tomorrow with the updated texture pack. Toodles!

Tumbleberry and I hit some new milestones this year (in addition to the texture pack exceeding two million downloads), and encountered new frustrations with our existing tools. Inkscape is a blessing to be certain, but when the artist has to compromise their own work for the sake of the tool, it’s no longer doing its job. I am making the arduous transition to Illustrator so that our plans can go ahead uncompromised.

Meanwhile Mojang updated Minecraft to version 1.9 with combat functionality, and no apparent plans to complete adventure mode. There’s a parallel there and it lays between Cubeworld and Minecraft’s inability to realize a procedurally generated world with fully fleshed out quest-based gameplay.

I’ll lay it out that this is too much to ask for the inexperienced Indie, but now that Mojang no longer falls under that category, we may yet see a major overhaul of adventure mode. I’m going to side with George Wiedman on this: Player experience will “tell a more interesting story.” Every, single, time.

He was comparing Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode to the core multiplayer mode, but this reflects my enjoyment of Minecraft. It’s a Microsoft style tacked-on cash grab. Just know what you’re getting. Minecraft is all you need, but don’t hesitate to grab a texture pack to address its lackluster vanilla texture pack.

Summarily, keep it simple and trust yourself.

preview-chorus_fruit-1024x768pxWe are pleased to finally announce the release of ACME Resource Pack v9.82 for Minecraft! Downloads are live, so hop on over! There was so much to do, but we’ve arrived! Every aspect of the Combat Update has been covered in our distinctive style.

Chorus fruit? We’ve got it! Weird not-Cubeworld-flying-wing-things? Got those too. And a few other things. We updated more than what’s new, but that’s what happens when you become more conversant with the tools.

When you’re in the new boats, be sure to check out the water. About time, isn’t it?

Retroactive updates of older pack versions haven’t occurred yet, but that’s in the pipeline along with a massive revamp of our entire pack to meet the new standard you’re seeing in these new textures. Something to look forward to!

Enjoy!

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We’re working our busy fingers off on the update for all of the new stuff in Minecraft 1.9. We’ve got a twist for the new zombie villagers, brand new effects icons that more accurately match what they are, and a slew of other stuff.

Projected release date? Two weeks? You know, under promise, over deliver. I’m throwing out irregular updates on twitter via @hastypixels if you want to follow along or ask me questions, like what is LGR?

Or not. Either’s fine. I’ll be updating this site first when we’ve got an update for the pack. In the meantime, we’re on it!

Checksums_for_ACME_PackI’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.

Meanwhile I’ve noticed my time lapse videos have clocked a few thousand views, and as that’s thousands more than anything else I’ve made, expect more of that!

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!

preview-flowery-1024pxThere are new versions of the Gingerbread Kit and Combo Pack to address incorrectly named decoration blocks within the resource pack. These replace the previous versions completely. This doesn’t actually affect the functionality of the pack, but it does make more sense now.

The updated files are available for free download on the Gingerbread Kit page.

For reference:
> Feather Tree to Fern
> Dead Bush to Mini White Chocolate Tree
> White Poinsettia (Rose/Poppy) to Blue Poinsettia
> Blue Snowflake Spray to Mini Feather Tree
> Golem’s Poinsettia to Feather Tree
> Metallic Spray to Mini Chocolate Tree

Enjoy!

preview-seasonal_wonder-1024pxMerry 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.

This year we decided ornaments, mobs and a greater range of building blocks needed attention. What are you waiting for? Head on over to the downloads page and grab your free download in resolutions 128x, 256x, and 512x. Watch this space as the first 1024x version of the Gingerbread Kit is in the works, too!

Stay warm, stay safe and may your holidays be a delight!