Many resource packs use real images as textures to add a certain degree of realism. While these types of resource packs have their audience, many players enjoy texture packs that are designed to be cartoonish and use textures that are flashier. The Chroma Hills resource pack is one such example of a successful reimagining of vanilla Minecraft. Using cartoonish textures and RPG elements, the resource pack delivers a medieval theme that stands out when compared to similar projects. Combined with the RPG elements, the resource pack managed to become one of the most popular packs ever released and one of the longest-standing ones, receiving updates for many years. The Chroma Hills texture pack has been released in 2012. This makes it over a decade old. Unlike similar other projects that were abandoned, Chroma Hills is still getting updates and still sees large numbers of downloads daily. Some of this success is attributed to the experience of the developer known as SycloneSJS, also known as Simon. Simon had prior experience working in the game industry. Using that experience, he managed to create Chroma Hills, inspired by his vision of how Minecraft visuals should look. The overall Medieval theme is easy to notice. Many textures have been changed and tweaked to a certain degree. Over 1000 textures received special treatment from the developer. However, it is not just the textures themselves that make the Chroma Hills resource pack so visually stunning. The developer also increased the texture resolution. Compared to the standard Minecraft 16x resolution, even the lower-end version that uses 64x textures has stunning details that reduce pixilation and are more detailed and refined. Compared to vanilla Minecraft, Chroma Hills changes a bunch of textures to make them fit better in a Medieval setting. We can see new textures to blocks of stone, pavements, ores, flowers, crops, wood, doors, brick walls, fences, sand, dirt, lava, trees, and more. Some of them received a darker tone which makes them much more suitable if you are planning to build a castle, tower, or dungeon.
There are also new player textures inspired by clothing typical for the medieval age. Some mobs and creeps also received a visual revamp to make them more suitable for the theme. To complement these improvements, the developer went a bit further and replaced weapon and armor textures. They were matched with appropriate inventory and menu icons. Lastly, the player inventory and HUD have been updated. The higher-resolution textures are also reflected in how items look in the inventory. The new brown inventory and subtle nuances such as wood boards placed under inventory items showcase the attention to detail of the resource pack author. Also, the crafting menu was improved with new textures. All these changes have also a functional purpose as inventory is much easier to navigate and organize. It is important to note that the resource pack is available for free to all players in both versions. However, the developer does use a Patreon page to accept donations that will continue to fund the further development and updates for the Chroma Hills resource pack. It is also on his Patreon where he posts news and updates with his subscribers being the first to get notice when he is working on something new for his project. The Chroma Hills resource pack does not touch on sky or water textures. Certainly, they do not look that great when compared to how great the game looks with the new textures. This issue can be solved by installing a shader pack. While there is no recommended shader pack by the developer, Chroma Hills should work with most of them without experiencing game breaking visual bugs and artifacts. In terms of performance, Chroma Hills works well even if you are running Minecraft on older hardware. Since the Chroma Hills resource pack is changing and adding many new textures it requires Optifine specific features and if you want to see these new textures make sure you have optifine installed.
Chroma Hills should be compatible with all of these Minecraft versions: 1.19.4 - 1.19.3 - 1.19.2 - 1.19.1 - 1.19 - 1.18.2 - 1.18.1 - 1.18 - 1.17.1 - 1.17 - 1.16.5 - 1.16.4 - 1.16.3 - 1.16.2 - 1.16.1 - 1.16 - 1.15.2 - 1.15.1 - 1.15 - 1.14.4 - 1.14.3 - 1.14.2 - 1.14 - 1.13.2 - 1.13.1 - 1.13 - 1.12.2 - 1.12 - 1.11.2 - 1.11 - 1.10.2 - 1.10 - 1.9.4 - 1.9 - 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 - Bedrock Edition - PE
Chroma Hills — Video & Screenshots
How to install Chroma Hills Resource Pack:
- Most resource packs require Optifine, so be sure to download and install it. – general recommended step for all packs, Optifine is also needed for most shaders
- Download the Chroma Hills texture pack for Minecraft from the download section below. – if there are many different versions, just choose the one you like, is compatible with your version/edition of Minecraft, the one you think your computer can handle in terms of performance.
- Launch the game client through the Minecraft launcher.
- On the main menu, click "Options".
- On the options menu, click "Resource Packs...".
- Click on "Open Resource Pack Folder". – folder titled "resourcepacks" will pop up
- Move the .zip file you downloaded in the first step to the newly opened "resourcepacks" folder.
- Click "Done".
- Click on "Resource Packs..." again.
- Your pack should have appeared in the left window, just hover over it and click on the arrow pointing to the right.
QUICK TIP: Sometimes, when activating a pack, the game may say that the pack is made for a newer or older version of Minecraft. This is just a warning, it does not affect your gameplay in anyway, and you can still activate and enjoy the pack by simply clicking the "Yes" button when prompted.
- Click "Done" again.
- The pack has now been successfully loaded and ready to be used in your world!
Chroma Hills - Comparison Slider #1 without shaders
Comparison slider #1 for those who want to compare vanilla Minecraft without any texture packs installed (on the left) with Minecraft using this particular texture pack (on the right).
Chroma Hills - Comparison Slider #2 with BSL Shaders
Comparison slider #2 for those who want to compare vanilla Minecraft without any texture packs installed (on the left) with Minecraft using this particular texture pack (on the right).
Chroma Hills Texture Pack Download
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Get Chroma Hills HD Resource Pack for Bedrock Edition here – Chroma Hills is available on the Marketplace for 990 Minecoins.
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