Default Dark Mode Resource Pack 1.20 / 1.19

The Default Dark Mode resource pack is unlike most of the other resource packs that you’ve stumbled upon. Instead of placing its focus on the in-game textures, the Default Dark Mode overhauls another massive part of Minecraft that is commonly neglected by texture pack creators – the game’s GUI. Contrary to what you might think, this isn’t the first resource pack of this kind. In fact, many others before it implemented some touchups and modifications to the user interface, but none of them to this extent. Default Dark Mode pays attention to every nook and cranny that the GUI itself contains, which means that you won’t notice any unfinished aspects that resemble the game’s original look. Even though the pixelated, comic-like appearance is one of the biggest differentiating factors of Minecraft, there’s no doubt that its interface is a tad bit outdated. It’s completely grey-scaled and the efforts to make it more interesting through the animated backgrounds don’t really bring out anything exciting to it. You may think that the interface doesn’t really impact the way the game itself plays, and you would be right. However, over time it’s normal for the whole presentation to become a bit tedious and grim, which could reduce your enjoyment during gameplay even if you aren’t realizing it. Another negative point is that each menu outline looks exactly the same, almost like it was copy-pasted.

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The buttons, colors, etc – they don’t change regardless of whether you’re starting a new game or visiting the options menu. At first glance, the Default Dark Mode texture pack doesn’t seem to do much. You might notice that the starting menu buttons are a bit darker. However, once you get into the game, you’ll start to realize that you’re interacting with the GUI literally every few seconds. The inventory has a darker look with nicely contrasted letters that are easily differentiated between. Anvils, crafting tables, furnaces, enchanting tables, etc. – everything is completely overhauled. You’ll notice that the GUI’s edges are sharpened a bit to give them that sleek, modern look. You might be worried that you’ll have a hard time seeing your inventory if you’re on a mining expedition and located in a dark cave, but that’s not the case. The Default Dark Mode resource pack creators have paid attention to everything, and you won’t have to strain your eyes at all in order to distinguish between different items. Another massive advantage to this resource pack is that it won’t have any impact at all on your gameplay performance. Whereas the traditional resource packs change the blocks and resolution of in-game textures and therefore require better PC components, this one simply recolors the interface. It also has significant health benefits associated with it, as you’ll probably notice that your eyes won’t be straining as much due to the reduction in the blue light emission from the screen. Finally, the installation process is the same as with every other resource pack and there are many different versions for Java Minecraft releases, suitable for all types of gamers.

Default Dark Mode should be compatible with all of these Minecraft versions: 1.20.4 - 1.20.3 - 1.20.2 - 1.20.1 - 1.20 - 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

Default Dark Mode — Screenshots

How to install Default Dark Mode Resource Pack:

  1. 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
  2. Download the Default Dark Mode 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.
  3. Launch the game client through the Minecraft launcher.
  4. On the main menu, click "Options".
  5. On the options menu, click "Resource Packs...".
  6. Click on "Open Resource Pack Folder". – folder titled "resourcepacks" will pop up
  7. Move the .zip file you downloaded in the first step to the newly opened "resourcepacks" folder.
  8. Click "Done".
  9. Click on "Resource Packs..." again.
  10. 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.

  11. Click "Done" again.
  12. The pack has now been successfully loaded and ready to be used in your world!
Supported Mods:
List of supported mods
Mod 1.20 1.19 1.18 1.17 1.16 1.15 1.12
Applied Energistics 2
AE2 Things
AE2 Wireless Terminals
Better Advancements
Biome Makeover
Brewin’ And Chewin’
Cloth Config API
Compact Storage
Creative Library
Dank Storage
Easy Anvils
Easy Magic
Easy Villagers
EMI (Item and Recipe Viewer)
Enchanting Infuser
Expanded Delight
Expanded Storage
Farmer’s Delight
Farmer’s Respite
Frame API
Inventory HUD+
Inventory Profiles Next
Inventory Sorting
Iron Chests
Item Filters
Just Enough Items (JEI)
Just Enough Resources (JER)
Language Reload
Let’s do Wine!
Lovely Snails
Mod Menu
Oh The Biomes You’ll Go
Paradise Lost
Piercing Paxels
Roughly Enough Items (REI)
Simple Voice Chat
Sophisticated Backpacks
Sophisticated Core
The Bumblezone
The Twilight Forest
Tinkers’ Construct
Tom’s Simple Storage
Traveler’s Backpack
Ultimate Car Mod
Upgraded Shulkers
Useful Backpacks

Default Dark Mode - Comparison Slider #1

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).

Default Dark Mode

Default Dark Mode Texture Pack Download

  • Credit for the creation of Default Dark Mode goes to nebulr.
  • 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.
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Author: nebulr
Last updated: 12 December 2023
Category: GUI Only
Compatibility: Java

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  1. Karkkinallexd

    I can’t join any server with this resource pack enabled. Just an heads up, don’t bother downloading if you play on servers.

    1. Admin

      We’re not sure if the resource pack is the problem. If you have mods installed or even have optifine, the servers can block it. The resource pack is probably not the issue.

  2. Donovan

    Hey Just an FYI I use this for fabric packs and it works with Applied Energistics 2

  3. toastii

    I always loved the addition of dark mode and I love it even more in minecraft. thank you

  4. ClownCat

    Cool texture pack, wouldnt making the text white make it a bit more easier to read though? and besides it might just look better too

  5. Mike

    I’ve been using this for over a year and love it, I’d recommend it, it’s especially good if you’re playing at night.

  6. Ian_Bonham

    Obviously it’s the same thing because it’s a dark mode, just like you put it on youtube etc. It’s silly to complain because it’s identical. Very far fetched those “negative” points. If you don’t like it don’t download it and that’s it. I’ve been with this pack for a while and I haven’t noticed anything “tedious” It’s just a matter of taste. It doesn’t seem to do much because it’s a dark mode and that’s it, plus it’s free.

  7. __starryy

    It’s a good addition to the game but when I turned the pack off, the faded darkness effect didn’t go away. It might be because I was using Badlion Client but I’m not sure.

  8. Estya

    I saw this and wasted no time in downloading it. The game is so much better from just this. Sure before this it is the old version but I love it much more now.

  9. WojtEx

    This is extra. ;)

  10. Epic Cat

    Seems a lot like the dark GUI texture pack by Vanilla Tweaks.

  11. aculite

    this texture pck worked very well at my Minecraft world thx =)))