Minecraftcustomizer.net is a site that allows people to easily customize the aesthetics of Minecraft, the addicting yet pleasant building game. Specifically, this site gives texture pack creators a home to host their texture packs and provides them with a customizer functionality should they choose to utilize it.
What is a texture pack customizer?
A customizer allows users to pick which textures they like best from several options for the texture packs they download. For example, a pack's customizer could have several different textures for a pumpkin to choose from and after selecting my favorite option and pressing download, the file it produces will use the texture I selected for the pumpkin.
Great! Where do I find these packs?
Featured content and popular packs are often displayed on the site's home page. You can peruse the pack selection in Browse and use the search option in the navigation bar! Additionally, you can browse for individual textures (e.g. all the grass textures on the site) in Browse and look at the pack name for the textures you like.
What are "favorites"?
This site allows you to "favorite" individual textures that you like. You can do this by dragging and dropping textures into your 'favorites chest' on the equip bar on the bottom of your screen. Not only does this let you keep track of the best textures, you are also able to put a pack together from mixing all their favorites. On your combiner page is a customizer comprised of all your textures and all textures that you've favorited! If a texture packs is set to "Public: No" (this setting is displayed in the top right of the pack's page) then its textures cannot be favorited and are not listed in the browse-all texture listing- therefore, all textures in the texture browser are favoritable.
How do I customize and download a pack?
SuperGreenMiner has taken the time to create a HOW-TO video on some of the basics of our site and he shows you just how easy it is to customize and download a pack.
How do I install texture packs?
In the Minecraft main menu (in-game, not in the Minecraft launcher before you log in) select the button 'Mods and Texture Packs'. Within the Mods and Texture Packs screen click the button on the bottom left labelled 'Open texture pack folder'. This should open up your texturepacks folder- this is where you should place the texture pack .zip files that you download! You don't need to extract the .zip file, simply place it in the texturepacks folder in its still compressed form and it should appear listed in your 'Mods and Texture Packs' screen in Minecraft (labelled 'Select Texture Pack' at the top). Select the texture pack you just placed from this screen and you should be set! If you want to install a texture pack that has nonstandard resolution (that is, anything greater than a 16x16 resolution) then installing is a bit more complicated, and detailed below:
How do I install higher resolution packs?
Higher resolution texture packs require the third party program MC Patcher. You can download and read how to use it by clicking this link. MC Patcher is also used by a large number of mods for installation. Additionally, using MC Patcher to install higher resolution packs will not make your version of Minecraft incompatible with multiplayer servers.
How do I create a pack?
To create a texture pack, go to your profile page (selectable from the dropdown menu in the top right hand corner of the site). In the 'My Packs' tab is a 'Create new texture pack' form. Click it to start the creation of your pack. Note that you can own at most three texture packs at any given time.
After you've selected a name and resolution for your pack (these settings cannot be changed once you've created the pack) you will be redirected to the edit pack page for your created pack. Here you have a multitude of options to choose from. Your first order of business should be to add a description to your pack and upload a browse image. Your browse image is the image that is associated with your pack when people search for it. We recommend disabling your pack (an option on the edit page) while you work on on it.
How do I upload my pack?
This site is unique in the method of uploading your texture pack. Rather than uploading a complete .zip compression of your pack for people to download instead upload every texture individually (the site will automatically stitch together your textures for your download button). Uploading every texture image will allow your textures to be 'favorited' by users and will let each texture be searchable individually in the site's texture browser (that is, unless you select otherwise by disabling "public mixing" or "make textures browsable" options). All that is needed to create a customizable texture is to upload more than one of a texture (e.g. upload two grass textures and it will automatically make the grass customizable on your page).
If you do not wish to present your texture pack in this fashion, you can, of course, not upload any textures, use minecraftcustomizer.net's as a page host for your pack and instead link to an external file hosting site for the download. It's up to you.
However, uploading textures is easy! At the bottom portion of your pack's edit page is the uploader. You can either upload by detecting filename or explicitly stating what texture you're uploading for.
With filename detection, you can, for instance, upload your terrain.png and items.png files and it will automatically grab and add each texture from them for you. If you upload terrain.png again with a couple of changes, you don't have to worry about duplicates- it won't add them! This is the preferred way of uploading your alternate pack images (ex. first upload your main terrain.png, then copy any alternates you have onto your main terrain.png and reupload). If you select specifically which texture you're uploading- for instance, dirt- then the images you upload will be added to your dirt collection (you can add multiple images at a time).
If you are missing any textures it will automatically use the default minecraft textures for your pack download.
How do I remove textures I've uploaded?
On your pack's view page you can both rearrange how your textures are ordered for each picker by sliding them left and/or right. To delete any textures you no longer deem worthy of your pack, simply drag and drop it into the 'lava bucket' on your screen which appears after you grab a texture.
How do I edit texture's descriptions?
On your view page, simply click the description field of a texture and a form will allow you to do so.
How do I actually make textures?
You'll need an image editor, like mspaint, Paint.NET, GIMP, or Photoshop (each more complex than the last). Simply create an image with dimensions appropriate for the texture and resolution you're trying to make and then draw it (the hard part). The uploader on the pack edit page will show you an example of what to draw and the format and dimensions it is looking for.
Tips and Rules
All texture packs can be favorited. Only if they are made publicly mixable by the respective creators are their texture available in your favorites customizer
Individual textures are only favoritable if the creator makes his/her pack publicly mixable
The following textures automatically become the backgrounds to another texture. It is better not to include the background (e.g. no stone on Iron Ore, only the gemmy part) so that background will always match whichever texture the user downloads. See below.
Stone is a background to Coal Ore, Iron Ore, Gold Ore, Diamond Ore, Redstone Ore, and Lapis Ore
Cobblestone is a background to Mossy Cobblestone
Side Dirt is a background to Side Snow
Dirt is a background to Side Dirt and Side Snow (only background to Side Snow if Side Dirt doesnt exist)
Click the description of a currently selected texture on you pack page to edit its description
Grab and slide textures left/right to rearrange their order in your pickers (default textures always appear at the end of your texture list in each picker
Grab and drag any texture to the Favorite Chest that appears after grabbing to add it as a favorite
Grab and drag a favorite texture to the Lava Bucket that appears after grabbing to delete it from your favorites
Grab and drag your own texture to the Lava Bucket that appears after grabbing to permanently delete it. If it is both yours and a favorite, dragging to Lava Bucket will first unfavorite it. Drag it again to delete it.
Upload multiple images from your pack to add any new textures. If a duplicate is detected within the image, it will not be added so you're all good! You can do this with your alternates but keep in mind the filename needs to be the original name when uploading the image(terrain.png not terrain_alt.png). Also, the uploader still searches for textures in that image. If you have blank areas, it will uplaod a blank image for the texture that should appear at that spot. To circumvent this, always upload your image with no blanks, just add all your alternates to your original image, then upload.
Created by Bramamine and Kaiassc. Special thanks to andrejolicoeur.
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