Few games have seen as much success as Minecraft over the past few years. A small wilderness exploration game from a no-name studio in Sweden has gone from indie darling to massive success. People everywhere love Minecraft, TechNorms writers included. I’ve spent way too many hours building the perfect fortress in that game. One of the cool parts about the game is the texture pack feature. I looked once before at a few good texture packs and showed you how to install them. That was many versions back, though, and things have changed since then. I’ve taken another look at
One of the best and most under-utilized, in our opinion, features of Minecraft is multiplayer. Multiplayer Minecraft is a blast. You and a group of friends drop yourselves into a custom world and work with or against each other to build or destroy something. The results can be chaotic and entertaining. While we’ve shown you how to get more from Minecraft by installing texture packs, there’s something more exciting about Multiplayer Minecraft. However, setting up a Minecraft server for your frienemies can be confusing at times. We’ve struggled before with digging through the ugly mess that is router port forwarding.
Minecraft is an enjoyable game. Its odd blend of open-world gameplay and room for player creativity has earned it millions of fans across the world. Players also enjoy the game because of its capacity for modification. Minecraft can and is hacked, modded, and reskinned constantly. You can change quite a few settings if you know what you’re doing. We’ve linked a few of our favorite texture packs before. However, installing custom texture packs can be confusing when you’re a new player. Some of them are a simple as a copy and paste but others require custom programs and patches. If
Minecraft is one of the most popular indie games ever made. We’ve discussed the PC and Android version here at TechNorms, so it shouldn’t be too new to our readers. Anybody who’s spent a good amount of time on the internet knows just how widespread Minecraft mania really is. The game is so popular, in fact, that it has inspired several other titles that are quite similar. Some merely claim to be “inspired” by Mojang’s smash hit, and others are shameless ripoffs. It’s not really fair to call all Minecraft-like games such a negative name, though. Some of them are
We at TechNorms have written about Minecraft before, and usually in a positive tone. It’s a fun game. You wander around the wilderness, building shelters or whatever you want really while trying to survive against everything that goes bump in the night. Minecraft is all about whatever you want to make it. That DIY spirit even includes the graphics. Markus “Notch” Persson, the developer, was nice enough to include a built in graphics switcher. What that means is you can download “texture packs” for Minecraft that completely swap out the visuals. There’s a huge community of people out there making