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Using Minecraft Texture Packs on OS X

Written 18 Jul 2011

Do texture packs work with Minecraft on the OS X platform? Yes, yes they do. Is it as simple as dropping the file(s) into ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/texturepacks? No, no it isn't. After searching for several weeks on this (it took so long because I was avoiding all the youtube videos) I finally found the solution. Here is how to use texture packs on OS X:

  1. Download your chosen texturepack
  2. Open your Downloads folder using Finder
  3. Go into, or open, the folder created when the texturepack was unzipped during the download
  4. Select all files (cmd+a)
  5. Right click the selected files
  6. Click the menu entry labeled 'Compress # Items' where # matches the number of files selected
  7. A file named now exists in the folder
  8. Rename to a more appropriate name

At this point your texturepack is now ready for use. Copy it into ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/texturepacks and start minecraft. The listing in 'Mods and Texture Packs' should be in color, indicating the texture pack is ready for use.  

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