ModernArch Realism Resource Pack 1.21 / 1.20

One of the best resource packs that one can find for the newer versions of Minecraft is ModernArch Realism. Sometimes, one can be unimpressed after downloading one of the countless free resource packs. ModernArch resource pack, on the other hand, is not likely to disappoint you. What sets ModernArch apart from most other texture packs is that it uses real images to replace cartoonish and blocky minecraft textures. Actual photographs of stone, wood, and brick are used to give the game a photorealistic look. Designed by popular minecraft content creator PackMinecraft, the new resource pack was built with realism instead of improved cartoonish graphics in mind. While this is not the first realism-focused Minecraft resource pack to be released, it is widely considered to be better than many other alternatives. A lot of resource packs make the graphics excessively colorful, the ModernArch pack, on the other hand, uses more subdued colors.

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The new textures give the buildings plenty of depth and look better than either the minimalist default graphics or the graphics of other new resource packs. What is also noticeable is the quality of the lighting effects. The lighting effects firmly stand out and are enough to recommend ModernArch over the alternatives. Certainly, the graphics look best if the textures are used in their full 512×512 resolution. However, it is also possible to use the resource pack with a resolution as low as 128×128 to make the graphics usable on lower-end computers. As is the case for other high-end resource packs, one can run into frame rate issues if the full resolution is used without sufficiently powerful hardware. For the new graphics to work as well as possible, one has to use shaders. The creator recommends that you download the SEUS shader that works well with the ModernArch. The pack at the current point in time is free for 128x version, 512x and 1024x resolutions are supported by donations.

ModernArch R should be compatible with all of these Minecraft versions: 1.21 - 1.20.6 - 1.20.5 - 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

ModernArch R — Screenshots

How to install ModernArch R 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 ModernArch R 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!
Recommended shaders:
Important information:
  • PBR texture maps will only work with shaders installed. Don’t forget to set the resource pack resolution in the shader settings to 1024×1024 to avoid problems.
  • Screenshots and videos were taken with ModernArch 1024x and SEUS PTGI E12.
  • The pack is still under development and may contain many default/vanilla textures.

ModernArch R Texture Pack Download

  • Credit for the creation of ModernArch R goes to Designio Graphics.
  • 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.
The Java Edition of this pack requires Optifine to work and will not work without it! Get optifine here.

Java Edition:

[128x] [1.20.6 – 1.20.2] Download ModernArch R Resource Pack – absolutely free;

[128x] [1.20.1 – 1.19.x] Download ModernArch R Resource Pack – absolutely free;

[256x] [1.21.x – 1.14.x] Download ModernArch R Resource Pack –for Patrons only;

[512x] [1.21.x – 1.14.x] Download ModernArch R Resource Pack – for Patrons only;

[1024x] [1.21.x – 1.14.x] Download ModernArch R Resource Pack – for Patrons only;

Download instructions:

Curseforge: download starts automatically after a few seconds;

Mediafire: click the big blue button with the text "DOWNLOAD";

Google Drive: in the top right corner you will see a small download icon (down arrow), click it and the download should start;

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Author: Designio Graphics
Last updated: 19 June 2024
Category: Realistic
Compatibility: Java

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  1. AutumnTheSilly

    What a nice texture pack! hey wait is my computer smoking? Oh, it’s on fire-

  2. King.pai

    Hello, the RAM of my computer is 16 gigs (4 gigs of AMD Radeon graphics) (cpu model corei5 3.8GHZ), its memory is SSD M2 4T, Windows 11 64 BT can I run this with this system?

    1. Donzel odionye

      Give me a resource pack please

  3. SoyyBeen

    I would be careful, I have 32gb of ram and the 512 still crashes my game cause of ram usage. It only looks good with shaders and I cant even run it with low shader settings. Cool pack tho

    1. Admin

      Try allocating more RAM to the Minecraft client.

  4. 69joe

    hi this is very COOL

  5. Dorak_2013

    This is sooooo nice!

  6. Apoorv

    best texture pack recommended shader is seus or bsl shaders

  7. Madamjojo

    So easy to install, took about 30 seconds! and worked right away with no lag, very good, some of the blocks are still not updated so stand out compared to the realistic style but overall, very impressed.

  8. Ali

    hi. can i run it in RX6600 and i3-13100?
    if i can, which version? (i need 30fps.)

  9. Kiwi

    Just downloaded the free version. Azalea bushs are litterally just black and purple boxes. no leaves at all.

    1. dusty

      you need optifine

  10. n1k

    I’m Japanese, so I don’t know if there’s much of this in English. Why did you change the quartz slab and quartz stairs skins to vanilla?

  11. DenisDaily

    My pc got so hot i could cook a steak on it!

    1. Jedein

      yo can I know ur PC specs for comparison to mine?

    2. Zefronix09


  12. Murasame13

    I downloaded the texture pack as per the instructions but when I attempt to actually load the resource pack as the active pack, I get a “Resource Reload Failed” message.

    I’ve tried with no shaders, with different shaders, and recommended shaders. None of these options allow the resource pack to load. I’m using Optifine and on version 1.19.3 of minecraft.

    1. cayonnaise


  13. TheOtherGuy

    The creators are total scam artists. Maybe they started out good but they’ve been leeching off their inactive, auto-recurring Patrons for months. They make almost $6k/month and can’t be bothered to post an updated version? Zero new posts since last April? Many of the blocks in game aren’t even changed.

    Shameful. And you’re giving them free advertising.

    1. Admin

      So why don’t you just unsubscribe and only subscribe back to their patreon when new posts/updates are released? There is no reason to stay subscribed to a page you don’t want to support. We are in no way affiliated with ModernArch. We just reviewed and posted links. Don’t forget, many players use the free version.

  14. Me

    Don’t bother with the free version, it looks like crap. I didn’t buy the paid version, because paying for a resource pack is ridiculous. Hopefully, those of you who DID buy it are satisfied with it. you can’t advertise as the “best free realistic resource pack” when the actual good one isnt free

    1. Admin

      But who ever said or advertised it as “the best FREE realistic resource pack”?

  15. Schnipps

    None of these are for anything other than 1.19 versions, so you might wanna take the others off

    1. Admin

      It will work fine with any other version, just ignore the incompatibility message.

  16. SheepGOD

    I am using optifine and the recommended shaders but the textures are not 3D.

    1. SheepGOD

      Wait! I haven’t even got java yet! let me download it then it should work…

  17. Twinkles

    Misleading. I purchased the paetron and this is NOT fully updated for 1.19. Many of the base blocks from the original release are still vanilla.
    Most flowers
    any many more. Don’t buy if your expecting a fill complete 1.19 pack

  18. Seza

    Hello its me again, i got it to work. i put it in the wrong folder

  19. Seza

    I downloaded and it looks nothing like the screenshots above.

    1. Admin

      You need shaders and optifine too.

  20. g0dlucw

    its gg fps ı think

  21. bruhminecraft

    best mod ever super realistic

  22. Kay

    Its really so refreshing but the leave textures really bothered me, they are so much spacy. THX for doing this.

  23. omid8820

    very good

    1. zoobnight


  24. Nat

    Is it compatible with Paladium?

  25. Bob

    Deepslate/Cobbled deepslate textures are incomplete and don’t render properly. Nice work though, overall it looks really nice. looking forward to using when completed.

  26. Lina

    Are the premium versions completed? I dont want to spend money if theres some vanilla items haha

    1. Eve

      Are there still vanilla items? I want to know before I spend money too lol

      1. Admin

        So why don’t you try the free version 128x first and see if you like the pack at all?

  27. Chatterbox

    One of the best resource packs I’ve ever used. Get one of the high res versions from Patreon if your pc is decent. These blocks are insanely detailed. Hopefully some of the new blocks and items from 1.18.1 get updated soon. Always funny looking at a 16×16 block next to a 512 block haha.

  28. Manda Moos

    Super awesome pack except the fact that some of the blocks are not included i.e. polished andesite and mossy & cracked stone bricks that I have ran into so far!

  29. FreakeMighty

    So, I had a problem with this texture pack and it having 8x by 8x pixel blocks from more then 10m away from me and textures not loading properly. This happen when I was Just changing settings in Minecraft. I had a lot of trouble figuring out what caused it and why it was happening. Anisotropic Filtering was this very cause on to why this was happening. I don’t know why but this texture pack hate that setting so make sure it is set to OFF before playing this texture pack. Also there is multiple textures that aren’t fully done correctly, for example the deepslate. is had one side that is just the regular 16x by 16x default Minecraft texture. Hope this helps anyone who was in the same predicament as me!

  30. FreakeMighty

    After awhile of playing with it on I was messing with my shaders settings and out of no where any block beyond a 10×10 around me were like 8 pixels. i haven’t found a fix for this yet. I’ve re-installed the texture pack multiple times and I’ve also reset my shaders back to the default settings. Idk what else to try.

    1. Abena

      For some reason pumpkins don’t show up for me? They are just black blocks. What’s wrong with it

  31. Ahmad Husein

    It looks so good, awesome. but what minimum pc specification required to run minecraft with this shader

  32. lrenrut

    You forgot to do mossy and cracked stone bricks
    Please do

  33. craftywitch1990

    unfortunately, only the 1.17 version is free. the backward-compatible versions are only available on Patreon.

  34. Paul Maskell

    I love the look of this texture pack and would love to download it, but I don’t want to mess around with Patreon.
    Is it not possible to make a donation via Paypal? I’m sure this would attract a lot more people to get it.


    1. Chatterbox

      It’s just like paypal, but different.

  35. Patron is garb

    I cannot get the paid versions of any of the packs on this site. Can you, maybe some day consider paypal!? Im not going to screw with patron for another hour just to give you 10 dollars, when its easy af with paypal. Paypal > any other service.

  36. Mette-Margrethe Nielsen

    im sorry but it disgusts me its to realistic

    1. Batusai-x

      you didn’t have to comment. just move on buddy

  37. Twinkle

    Downloaded the 128x to try for MC version 1.16.4 but the download says its just 1.17 ..Not 1.15 – 1.17. So wont work with my version. Such a shame, looks brilliant. :( Is there a specific one for 1.16.4 ? Anyone else having this issue or have i done something wrong maybe.? I placed it in the resource pack folder and i have seus. The pack is in red which makes sence as i dont have 1.17.

    1. Admin

      Just ignore the incompatibility message and click yes / ok.

    2. DaBlox

      Update it. Its free!!!

  38. Areolata

    I have been using your vine models since MC1.14 but discovered a few days ago that the models do not work with the 1.18 experimental snapshot. All other custom modeling I use is working just fine with the snapshot. I played around and tried a couple other custom vine models from other packs and get the same results. Obviously the way vines are created has changed with the new version. It appears as if the classic block models/textures are no longer used. Just FYI.

  39. Katalic

    I love it !
    The furnace as amazing as it is, is it possible to make a small alternative where a furnace isn’t a stove?
    In gameplay it makes me feel I HAVE to make a very modernized house, because to me, it doesn’t fit well in gameplay without other mods that add to modern living-styled gameplay, then when I do build that style, I struggle finding the specific blocks that would compliment it.

    It is a beautiful stove (so any downloader or whoever reading this, I don’t think it should discourage–it’s amazing still) and I adore the materials, but I just miss the classic furnace look, and personally that’s what holds me back from using your resource pack as a go-to.

    The overworld is perfect, the way stone looks and bricks are jaw-dropping, it’s my favorite I’ve found, in my opinion it surpasses a lot of the other realistic texture packs that are currently out there.

    Also for people who struggle with FPS, try using Iris/Sodium (Idk if I should leave a link there, pretty sure that’s an easy way to get this comment removed) though the website has “/IrisShaders/Iris” in the URL (to check if it’s the original website, it could change too) if you’re worried about virus’s. It works really well, and you can use shaders & fabric mods with it. Their website clarifies some problems with certain shaders, so some will not work.
    For higher resolution stuff >128 with shaders it’ll likely still be rough for a lower-end PC, but it could still be worth a try. If you cannot run the 128 version smoothly, the higher resolutions probably won’t work for you.

  40. Steve

    my pc broke

  41. Sven Reinold

    I play with a 1060 and ir gets like 300 fps when i don’t move. Massive frame drops down to 11 fps when i look around. And looking at a house crashes the game. Without SEUS shader. 128px version.

  42. NewbieNoober

    How come I can’t find 1.16.5 but can download the latest? And 256x was free, did ya’ll update it to only membership?

    1. Admin

      We don’t really understand what you are talking about? This pack is 1.16.x compatible, it was never free for 256x, only 128x was free.

  43. alan

    is kill my pc

  44. Stark

    Ima cook something while playing

    1. Baba

      Wow 💯💯💯💯🤩🤩

  45. Yellow

    I want to cook some pancakes,then i come here it will be useful.

  46. User197426

    can i have that pls

  47. Jes

    My computer will explode but let’s goo

  48. User197426

    What is the name of the app that you have to use to launch it

    1. Admin

      It’s called Minecraft.

      1. hugsfordrugs


      2. boom

        this is revilutionary

    2. PC cooker

      its called Cave Game
      oh wait sorry its 2021

  49. _mxcl_

    I find its pertty

  50. craig

    more than half of the textures are default

  51. floydbarstool

    it just kinda looks like rip off minecraft for me, do i need a 3090 or something?

    1. StoutSteam45

      its works if you have 3070 like me :)

      1. unkown

        3070? I’m running this on a little school computer at 10fps with school wifi

  52. MRwantToKnow

    The leaves are just messed up, any way to fix this?

  53. Bagel

    Why can’t people just do a mediafire link.. I’m struggling so hard rn. I can’t download it from that link, because windows stops it, I don’t know why. Windows is just telling me to run the network diagnostics, which fail when I run them.. odd.

    1. Admin

      Not everyone prefers mediafire as it is full of ads, while Google Drive is a pretty safe place to download without ads.

      1. Galadriel

        that does not make any sense

        1. Admin

          What exactly? Anyway, we just provide the official links. We do not have permission to re-upload the packs to another place. Google drive or mediafire is the decision of the authors.

  54. Repute

    Its not even finished and they wanna have money for higher resolution? I have standard weapon and tool models in it. The boad model is also standard. Wtf? Optifine and Shader are installed. 256er resolution..

    1. Admin

      Yes, unfortunately it’s still W.I.P. pack, but it is regularly updated, so it should be completed in the near future in our opinion.

      1. Jey

        I really like this modernArch realism Resource pack!

  55. Joe bide

    Imagine making us pay for a resource pack you made for free

    1. Admin

      We are in no way affiliated with this pack other than providing a review for it, but we simply cannot ignore such comments. Creating this type of resource packs is almost a full-time job. Imagine that you go to work and don’t get paid. In addition, we would like to remind you that the author provides the 256x version absolutely free. 256x should be more than enough for most gamers, since 512x and above will require some really decent hardware from you, and if you have the money to buy “expensive” hardware we don’t think a few dollars will be a problem for you.

      Please note that this comment is only our opinion and you are not required to agree with it. There are many quality packs available for this game, and you can always find something that’s right for you.

      1. icescoop

        damn you destroyed him nice

      2. Allelya

        The 256x version is NOT free. Only the 128x one is. I’m going to give this RP a try. THEN I will decide if paying for higher resolution is worth the money.

        1. Admin

          No longer. Much has been changed by the author.

  56. alicja

    im wondering if this will work on my pc? i have some parental controls thing that doesn’t let me install apps, so i cant install optifine. if it doesn’t work are there any other cool resource packs?

  57. Matt

    i have SEUS and the pack but the textures still arent 3d, any tips?

    1. Admin

      You are probably talking about the resourcepack’s PTGI feature that will only work with the SEUS PTGI version shader pack.

  58. BaufGamer

    Does not work even though i have optifine and seus…

    1. Admin

      It would be nice to explain exactly what problem you are facing.
      Maybe we can help with your problem.

  59. R3ndomperson

    It was cool,but i did not like it beacuse it almost destroyed my pc

  60. Everest

    I got it but it was total different

    1. Admin

      Will be, if you do not have shaders and optifine installed.

    2. Dimitri Panayi

      did you have to pay for it?

  61. Unity

    My only problems with this is that its not fully complete with 1.16, but i understand that it takes time and is kind a pain in the ass to add new textures, and that it isnt compatible with SEUS Renewed 1.01 shaders. It works, but all the textures are messed up. 5 stars, because it takes a ton of effort, even though its not perfect. Thank You!

  62. RMWM

    Oddly incomplete – for instance, the iron sword is retextured but the iron axe isn’t. What there is, is very nice, I particularly like the leaves. One to keep an eye on – shows promise..

  63. Badgent

    Hey, im put on the pack, and i cant resume the game. Whats happening?

    1. Admin

      Are you sure your device supports the resolution you selected?

  64. Fernando

    I love it

  65. redfirefox333

    looks cool
    although it says page not found
    what do I do?

    1. Admin

      We use official links, but we update them manually, it takes time.
      If the links don’t work here, you can always visit the official website (included in the download section) to find the up-to-date download links.

  66. guest

    how do i download it i go to google drive and no option to download

    1. Admin

      Google Drive has a download button. Just check the top right corner.

      1. TheGamingExpert

        in which version does it works?

        1. Admin

          Depends on the download link you choose.
          There are links to 1.16.x – 1.15.x and 1.14x – 1.13.x.

  67. tester

    hmmmm this texture pack or RTX hmmmmmm rtx this texture pack is suck

  68. name name

    rtx but with gtx

    1. Chidambaranathan


  69. tf

    who cant run the 1024X its so fast if you ask me

  70. Danktashi

    Snow is not even textured wtf dude

  71. doinky boi

    kind of lame to charge for an unfinished texture pack

    1. Admin

      256x absolutely free)

  72. Not_Armado1

    i cant download am trying and it takes me to google drive what do i do plz help

    1. Omygode3s

      You download from google drive

      1. Israel Gonzalez

        it doesnt show up

  73. mc5c

    i like this texture pack
    you did not texture the diamond pickaxe

  74. tristan

    exelent pack

  75. isabella s.

    is so good but i think that the grass is extrange

  76. Super91

    does it work with BSl shaders

  77. Freezer Commander

    ist cool

  78. Elcispop

    the reviews were right, its a horrible pack. everything is basically vanilla minecraft textures. @ 256 you would think it would still look better then vanilla

    1. Admin

      The pack is still under development and may contain many default vanilla textures.

  79. Akse

    Lever simulator

  80. Jeff

    I dont think my pc can hold this

    1. tkç

      my computer is suck but ı use this texture pack on survival and

  81. hdvqiygdfqvwqd

    to the people who downloaded this without this knowledge, you need the SEUS Shader for all the reflections and 3D Objects, don’t call this resource pack bad without checking the whole pack out, to be honest the pack looks really good with SEUS, so please go download that before using this.

    1. MrCarrot

      You are so right mate, everyone download SEUS if you want this to fully work

      1. Unity

        for me seus renewed messed up the textures really badly, so im just using seus v11, not renewed or ptgi

  82. Enes

    Which shader should I use to make it look like this?

  83. Arnold Vermeulen

    256x looks nothing like what’s in the video.

  84. Clement Poon

    Can u support 1.16 plz?

  85. Pablo Hones

    this was probably the worst pack ive ever downloaded, dont waste your money

    1. ddsfsdfs

      you need seus shaders m8

  86. Wangi Bunga Bangkai

    Nice Job!

  87. Vlaqly

    The transparency on the leaves is not working, if you know how that works, i suggest to extract the files, fix that and then compress it back

  88. Angarok

    Hello, I love the texture pack but two things I wanna point out.

    1) Stuff like grass looks extremely “grainy” with some distance (using 512). Any fix for that?

    2) The Glowstone texture could be more interesting. For example, I really love the S&K Realism texture.

    Keep up the good work!

  89. i fleexyzz

    yo i have a little problem for my part , 3D textures works but the surface of the block is squared
    with some invisible reflective thing so if you can help me i would be happy

  90. Ace

    My house is on a mushroom island and none of those blocks or changed so it really ruins the pack

  91. Alexander Jareth O’Brien

    lets see. Lava and water didnt change like shown in the video. Only wheat, out of all the crops changed. pumpkins and watermelon changed. all the animals are the same so thats disappointing. while I LOVE the revamp of the blocks, they really are cool, they totally destroy the ability to build anything that looks cool cause nothing goes together. and if you color anything, like glass or beds, they dont change. back to old block style.

    1. unknown

      LMAOOOO u need a shader

  92. Gefferson Hortelano

    my leaves are bugged, they have vertical 1 dimension shape on each block

  93. Ricardo Rios

    Is a RTX card required?

  94. PeePeePooPoo

    Wood stretched too much, Stone is ugly, i’ll put a 1 diamond out of 5

    1. IKR

      Yo thats right ima put half diamond out of 5

  95. kameli

    wow. really nice.