One of the very first high resolution realism – based texture pack in Minecraft is LB Photo Realism created by Scuttles.
Since it was released, this resource pack gathered a lot of love from the community, and with good reasons.
Although LB Photo Realism is best used on a high resolution of 256x, it is also available in several lower resolutions, namely: 128 x, 64 x, 32 x, and even the vanilla resolution of 16 x. The goal of this pack is to appease the creators hunger towards making Minecraft as realistic as possible… Hence, most used textures are not-only based but with deep resemblance to real life.
There are many things that I love about this texture pack, one in particular is the realistic stone texture that you almost can’t tell you’re playing minecraft. Along with this are sand and gravel which are unbelievably realistic.
The water is among my favorite as well, as it resembles a smooth pond-like water that I can almost see a karp fish swimming about.
This resource pack also boasts its top of the line foliage. The well detailed and high resolution grass, ferns and leaves makes the world an eye treat.
However the 256 x resolution takes a big hit on most computer’s frame skip. Luckily, choosing the lower resolutions makes it faster at the price of lowering the detail.
While most people can’t imagine a low resolution version of this resource pack, the author still pushed the limit and created a 16 x resolution. The result is actually quite good… but not as good as the high resolution versions.
The resource pack also works well with Shader Mods to make the game even more realistic. You might not even recognize Minecraft – or even be able to play it because of the lag it gives on lower system. But if you have a high-end PC that can handle it, I suggest to give this resource pack a try – you will be surprised on the game’s transformation.
Installing LB Photo Realism Resource Pack for Minecraft 1.8
Download the latest version of the texture pack here.
Click on Texture Packs (or Options > Texture Packs).
Click Open Texture Pack Folder OR press WindowsKey+R and type %appdata%\.minecraft\texturepacks
Place the texture pack in this folder and wait until it shows up in your client.
Select the texture pack and click done.
Did you like this resource pack? What resolution do you like better? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.