I should preface this post by stating that I like the base MCPE textures and I’m not desperate to change it, but given that it costs so little to test them on my phone I thought I’d give then a go.
I need to follow up that preface with the statement that whilst I like the base look I am deeply in love with a cartoony look and have been since I saw it on the Yogscast Jaffa Cake Factory series, but the cartoon version that comes with MCPE (for a small fee) seems to have some issues showing the right texture for the right items and it’s very distracting.
So, with all that said, here is Owla but using the Natural texture pack. My review is “OK but a little busy and dirty looking – the search for one I love goes on!”
As I set up my third shelter directly east of my main house (the nearest, most unexplored area as I’ve gone inland from the shelters both north & south of the house so the most likely place to see the new animals, etc. in the 1.21 update) I ran in to a small pack of horses led by this very pretty white steed that put me in mind of Shadow fax 😀
By the by, you’ll notice my pictures look different to the usual ones. This is because the texture pack I favour hasn’t yet been updated with the new items (fish and leather for example) so I’m using the default one until an update is released.
One of the many cool things about Survivalcraft is the ability to swap the default textures for others created by its fan base and since Kaalus introduced the easy download system in v1.20 it’s fair to say I’ve tried out quite a few.
It’s also fair to say that many listed are of dubious quality with some being so bloody ugly as to warrant some form of UN sanction, but some are really well done and it’s these ones I’ve been searching through for just the right one to tickle my fancy because, and I mean no disrespect to the creator, the default textures are a tad dull.
The default game textures.
So far all the good ones I’ve tried have been too… busy if you know what I mean, a little too medieval or steampunky.
But then I found there was a pack based on the one used in the Yogscast Tekkit series, the first & only texture pack I’ve ever fallen head over heels in love with; PureBDcraft. It makes the world look like a graphic novel and that’s always a good thing in my book and now, thanks to Survivalcraft fan Creeperi65 that’s how I could experience Antland too.
Since I downloaded it many weeks ago I’ve tried other packs but none have lasted more than a few moments, Sphax is just so good! I mean, just look at these shots from Antland 🙂
What texture packs are you using and why? Leave a comment below and I’ll try it out 🙂