Sibogy’s ZAROXITE Craft Resource Pack for Minecraft 1.8

Today I bring to you another resource pack that is nothing incredibly out of the ordinary, yet still quite charming and awesome.  It is my pleasure to introduce Sibogy’s Zaroxite Craft resource pack!

 

There is no overarching theme behind this pack.  Rather, it is another “general improvement” pack for Minecraft.  Many of the iconic textures have been slightly changed and revamped to look a little more realistic (or at least interesting):

 

zaro_pickaxe

 

Notice how these ores look like they have actual depth and texture, while the cobblestone looks…  Well, like actual stone!

 

Interior design is a little more refreshing, with some redone wooden planks, more attractive carpets, and of course, extra paintings:

 

zaro_painting

 

Many of the items (such as the pickaxe you saw earlier) have been redesigned or improved as well:

 

zaro_items

 

For those of you who have made the plunge to 1.8, fret not; this pack does in fact change the 1.8 textures as well.

 

There are three interesting things about this pack that you cannot really see from these screenshots.  The first is that textures are randomized in many instances.  This means that the appearance of one block may look completely different the second time you place it.  The textures fit well together nonetheless, so that is no concern.  Optifine or MCPatcher must be used for randomized textures.

 

The second interesting point is that many of the textures and objects in the pack are animated.  This adds some life to the game beyond simply changing up the textures.

 

Third and finally is that there are new sounds.  Finding a pack with good sounds can be tough, but Sibogy has done pretty well with this one.

 

As with all packs, you cannot fully experience its awesomeness without downloading it – so head on over to its page and give it a try!

 

Installing Sibogy’s ZAROXITE Craft Resource Pack for Minecraft 1.8

 

  1. Download the latest version of the resource pack here.

  2. Press WindowsKey+R and type %appdata%\.minecraft\resourcepacks

  3. Unzip the file if it was zipped.

  4. Place the resource pack in this folder.

  5. In Minecraft, go to Options > Resource Packs and select your pack.

 

Resource packs with custom sounds are always interesting as they touch on an aspect that not many do.  What pack with sounds is your favorite, and why?  Post a link to it in the comments below!

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