While Minecraft may seem simple on the surface, it can be quite a difficult game to run. For example, your lighting engine is pretty outdated. This can cause frame issues in environments that require a lot of lighting, such as caves or megabases. Additionally, the game can be processor intensive, causing problems for players trying to multitask.
Fortunately, the community has found a large number of solutions to these problems. There are many different mods available that can help the game run better. Some of these mods can completely redo the lighting engine and optimize how the game uses CPU and RAM.
Below are the texture packs that aim to reduce the hardware demands of Minecraft to further aid the game’s frame rates.
Disclaimer: This article is subjective and reflects the opinions of the writer. The author has applied the texture packs to the same base to demonstrate how different each one looks.
Minecraft 1.19 5 best texture packs to increase FPS
1) MS painted
MS Painted is one of the simplest texture packs out there. Its design is based on the MS Paint program.
The texture pack applies the colors used in normal MS Paint to the Minecraft landscape. This makes the world look much brighter than usual.
MS Painted removes much of the light 3D rendering of Minecraft textures, making the game much easier to run and much prettier overall.
2) Easy blocks
Easy Blocks is a very basic 16×16 texture pack. This means that the textures are technically the same fidelity as the vanilla Minecraft textures. However, they are simpler in visual terms. This means that less processing power will be needed to load new fragments, since the textures are smaller and simpler.
One of the standout features of Easy Blocks is that some of its textures are surprisingly detailed despite being simpler and easier to load than standard textures. For example, the polished slate still features a decent amount of pebbles, and the blades remain somewhat detailed.
3) Tiny pixels
Tiny Pixels is another 16×16 texture pack, though it doesn’t go out of its way to look like vanilla Minecraft. Instead, the texture pack aims to have a much more stylized look, more similar to glued-on Legos than the normal blocks represented in the game.
Most of the textures are solid colors, with shading applied to the edges of the blocks to help separate them. This helps with visibility across distances and prevents blocks from getting too mixed up with each other. It also saves processing power.
4) Paper Cut
Paper Cut Out is an interesting texture pack. Does not remove all 3D effects from blocks. Instead, it aims to make textures simpler and uses layers to keep the game visually appealing.
Due to the slight 3D effect textures can have, Paper Cut Out might not be the best option for players who need to maximize their frames. The simplistic textures should help with the numbers though.
F8thful is an eight by eight texture pack. While the other lo-fi texture packs on this list reduce the game’s graphics in order to consume fewer resources, this one takes a different approach.
Instead of changing the entire look and feel of the game, F8thful aims to strip the vanilla textures down to eight by eight. The texture pack does a wonderful job in this regard.
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