BackyardCraft Resource Pack 1.12.2 / 1.8.9

If there is one thing that there is plenty of is photo-realistic resource packs. There is no shortage of photo-realistic texture packs for Minecraft making it rather difficult to pick one to play and stick with it. BackyardCraft resource pack is one such example of a photo-realistic resource pack that has a few things going for it that makes it recommendable. One interesting take about BackyardCraft is that its textures are not as smooth and flawless. They are deliberately made to be imperfect. The developer of the resource pack blatantly and truthfully stated that our real world is never that neat and smooth. BackyardCraft does improve visuals in Minecraft with higher resolution and new textures but it keeps a certain degree of ruggedness. The problem with many other photo-realistic resource packs is that they add perfectly smooth textures, symmetrical patterns, and design when in reality, symmetry and smoothness of surfaces are considered artificial and unnatural. To achieve this level of realism based on imperfect but high-resolution textures, the developer changed most of the textures in Minecraft. There are new textures for water, clouds, sky, trees, leaves, sand, gravel, dirt, rocks, bricks, and more.

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While the textures are used on the same blocky models, the visual improvements make the resource pack stunning from a visual perspective. When looking at textures from a close distance, the small imperfections that are deliberately added can be noticed. Sadly, there have not been any major updates to the resource pack in several years. Released in 2014, BackyardCraft received constant updates for several years. The developer continued adding new textures or replacing old ones for all versions of the resource pack. BackyardCraft is made available in a 64x, 128x, 256x, and 512x texture resolution. Depending on what your computer can handle, you may want to switch between them in order to get the best balance between visuals and performance. The 64x version while it may replace classic textures, is not a considerable visual improvement. For noticeable visual upgrades, the 128x version is the minimum recommended. For the 256x and 512x versions, there may be some performance degradation for players with older systems. Installing the resource pack can be done only by tools such as MCPatcher or Optifine to enable all features such as alternate blocks, sky textures, or mobs. You will also need one of these tools to install a shader pack. The developer recommends using a shader pack such as Continuum in order to get the most out of BackyardCraft.

BackyardCraft should be compatible with all of these Minecraft versions: 1.12.2 - 1.12 - 1.8.9 - 1.8.8 - 1.8.1 - 1.8.6 - 1.8 - 1.7.10 - 1.7.9 - 1.7.4 - 1.7 - 1.6.4 - 1.6.2

BackyardCraft — Screenshots

How to install BackyardCraft Resource Pack:

NOTE: Many resource packs require optifine to be preinstalled, so be sure to install it.
  1. Download the BackyardCraft texture pack for Minecraft from the download section below. – if there are many different versions, just pick the one that you like or that you think your PC can handle
  2. Launch the game client through the Minecraft launcher.
  3. On the main menu, click "Options".
  4. On the options menu, click "Resource Packs...".
  5. Click on "Open Resource Pack Folder". – folder titled "resourcepacks" will pop up
  6. Move the .zip file you downloaded in the first step to the newly opened "resourcepacks" folder.
  7. Click "Done".
  8. Click on "Resource Packs..." again.
  9. Your pack should have appeared in the left window, just hover over it and click on the arrow pointing to the right.
  10. Click "Done" again.
  11. The pack has now been successfully loaded and ready to be used in your world!

Before downloading, please pay attention to the fact that:

  • Credit for the creation of BackyardCraft goes to TheAwesomeKielbasa.
  • We never modify or edit resource packs in any way. None of the resource packs, shader mods or tools you see on this website are hosted on our servers. We use only official download links provided by official authors. Therefore, they are completely safe and secure.
  • Since the links are official and we update them manually - the links may stop working with each new update. We make every effort to update links as quickly as possible and usually we update everything on time and users have no problems, but if suddenly any link stops working - let us know through the comments below.
  • Don't forget to leave a comment below and vote for the pack. By doing this, you help the author(s) keep improving the project. If you want to support the author(s), be sure to check the author links just below the download links.

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  1. Lindsay

    i loved it but then i realized THE ANIMAL’S HAVE NO FACES

  2. Kittena

    It was all good until I saw the villagers face. XD

  3. Davi Nobre

    -_- no

  4. Cyborg Cookie

    everyone commenting about the faces you can simply go to the folder and delete the entitys textures you dont like and have it as default

  5. fpomc osteopathic

    this texture pack looks nothing like the picture AT ALL!

  6. Mark Davis

    Does not work with 1.11.2. Even though the file name is “BackYardCraft 512 1.11.2.zip”

  7. Addrick

    ( =_=)
    *image preview
    well, the texture is Perfect, i like how hard it is for the ores to hid, but fuck the Face… now everytime the villager makes noise, i remember DIS face… and instantly have the urge to kill…

  8. TheoGYT

    The texture is DESTROYED by the faces…

  9. raduphantom

    nice way to fuck it up with those faces

  10. Hero Bean

    Well… villagers nose were the problem in default.face is problem in this texture

  11. Ty Silva

    What the hell is that villager, and the cows doesn’t have face

  12. Ty Silva

    What the hell is that villager, and the cows doesn’t have face

  13. Edo Poll

    If you follow the instruction (drop the zip in the resourcepack folder) it doesn’t even work. There is no textures.zip. Not properly maintained into version 1.10?

    1. TheArmedBlackSheepyProject

      Extract the zip into %appdata%.minecraftresourcepacks hope this helps

  14. Mark Mark Mark Mark

    those faces are stupid. fix that

  15. Shelly Bates

    villagers should be fixed. not a joke i like very much.

  16. asdf

    The villagers caused me to instantly remove this pack.

  17. aku sinkkonen

    512 pack doesnt seem to run on a gtx 980.

    1. MsIlikeducks

      or a 1070

      1. aku sinkkonen

        The problem may be my fx 8350 tho.