Optimum Realism Resource Pack 1.20 / 1.19

Even if for some Minecraft may seem dated in terms of graphics, there are a lot of players that enjoy it just the way it is. For some players, seeing a resource pack that adds more depth and upscales the visuals is something worth having. For those players, the solution may come in the form of the Optimum Realism resource pack. Many such resource packs indeed take the texture resolutions to new extremes to add more details and depth. The compromise is performance. Game performance can be severely affected by high-resolution textures. Optimum Realism attempts to compromise performance as little as possible while still taking the visuals to a whole new level. Optimum Realism is a texture pack that introduces high-resolution textures. The resource pack is available in several different iterations with different resolutions. The 128x resolution can be played for free. Most players may be familiar with this version of the resource pack. It is also the version that has the least impact on game performance. There are 256x, 512x, 1024x and 2048x versions of the resource pack. All of them are available to Patreon members under different tier levels that unlock different versions of Optimum Realism. Members also receive early updates, Discord access, voting power for future updates, and several other perks. One valuable aspect of Optimum Realism is that the resource pack continues to receive frequent updates. It is a project still in development that is benefiting from an active development team.

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Optimum Realism does several things to improve the visuals in Minecraft. Higher texture resolution is one aspect. It adds more details to ingame objects such as stone, sand, grass, different types of rocks, ores, trees, plants, and more. These additional details make Minecraft look like a modern game. Ingame models have not been changed meaning that even with Optimum Realism, Minecraft still has that classic blocky identity. Another improvement that Optimum Realism introduces is the density of leaves, sticks, and grass. Because more details can be fit into textures, it made sense to add more density to certain items to fill in the gaps. Lastly, the Optimum Realism resource pack makes use of shaders to improve lighting. The immediate effect is a much more vivid and realistic sky. Water in the game also looks considerably better. Because Optimum Realism is a work in progress, there are still some textures that require some touch-ups. Most of the improvements were made for indoor items and objects. Because Optimum Realism introduces textures and resolutions that make Minecraft a photorealistic game, some hardware requirements are recommended by the developers to enjoy the game. The developers recommend running Optimum Realism on a PC running with a GTX 1080 video card or newer. Also, it has a minimum requirement of 8 GB of RAM to run smoothly without any frame drops or freezes. For the best experience, Optimum Realism developers recommend using one of the following shader packs: Kappa, BSL, or SEUS. Other shaders can be used but may have not been properly tested along with the Optimum Realism resource pack.

Optimum Realism should be compatible with all of these Minecraft versions: 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 - Bedrock Edition - PE

Optimum Realism — Video & Screenshots

How to install Optimum Realism Resource Pack:

NOTE: Many resource packs require optifine to be preinstalled, so be sure to install it.

  1. Download the Optimum Realism 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!

More detailed installation instructions and useful tips can be found on the official authors page here.

View detailed changelog for update R13

– Minecart
– Vines
– Rails
– Grass
– Mud block
– Oak leaves
– Birch leaves
– Acacia leaves
– Jungle leaves
– Smooth Stone
– Diamond Ore
– Iron Ore
– Gold Ore
– Mud block
– Crafting Table
– Oak Planks
– Birch Planks
– Dark Oak Planks
– Crimsom planks
– Acacia Planks
– Jungle Planks
– Spruce Planks
– Furnace

– Sugarcane
– Diamond Pickaxe
– Gold Pickaxe
– Iron Pickaxe
– Wooden Pickaxe
– Stone Pickaxe
– Iron Bars

View detailed changelog for update R12

– Vines
– Bricks
– Stone Bricks
– Stone
– Iron Trapdoor
– Rail(Model)
– Rail(Texture)
– Minecart(Texture)
– Ladders(Model)
– Ladders(Textures)
– Cobblestone
– Prismarine(POM)

– Small Chest
– Large Chest
– Shield
– Bamboo

Temporarily removed
– Gold ore
– Iron ore
– Diamond ore

Upcoming in R13
– Pickaxe
– Leaves(Update)
– Ores
– Smooth Stone
– Sea Lantern
– Logs(Some types)

Textures with CTM – requires Optifine or CTM mod (On Iris)
**Just a list of all CTM blocks, not all are necessarily changed**
– Bricks
– Chiselled Sandstone
– Concrete
– Deep- slate
– Dirt
– Dirt Path
– Glass
– Sand
– Stone
– Grass
– Stone Bricks
– Mossy Stone Bricks
– Wool
– Sand Overlay(Leaves & Sticks)

View detailed changelog for update R11

New, reworked and updated blocks list:

  • Smooth stone
  • Furnace
  • Mangrove planks
  • Prismarine
  • Bricks
  • Stone bricks
  • Copper
  • Optimum Realism block(re-added)(as bedrock)
  • Broken down concrete(as a random concrete block)
  • Sand
  • Grass
  • Iron door
  • Oak door
  • Magenta glazed terracotta
  • Mud block
  • And many more minor changes!
View detailed changelog for update R10

New, reworked and updated blocks list:

  • Gold armour
  • Iron armour
  • Diamond armour
  • Acacia leaves
  • Birch leaves
  • Oak leaves
  • Purple glazed terracotta
  • Green glazed terracotta
  • Lime glazed terracotta
  • Mud block
  • Mud bricks
View detailed changelog for update R9

New, reworked and updated blocks list:

  • Bomb(Painting)
  • Burning Skull
  • Creebet
  • Fighter
  • Kebab
  • “Horse-scene”
  • Plant
  • Skeleton
  • Stage
  • Sunset
  • Wasteland
  • Wither
  • Redstone block
  • Diamond Block
  • Gold Block
  • Sand block
  • Sand overlay
  • Birch log
  • Dirt Path
  • Grass block
  • Grass overlay
  • Redstone lamp
  • Sea Lantern
  • Torch
  • Flame
  • TNT
  • Bricks
  • Oak door
  • and some more minor changes!
Recommended shaders:

Optimum Realism - Comparison Slider #1 stairs

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).

Vanilla (Kappa Shaders)
Optimum Realism x128 (Kappa Shaders)

Optimum Realism - Comparison Slider #2 armor

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).

Vanilla (Kappa Shaders)
Optimum Realism x128 (Kappa Shaders)

Optimum Realism Texture Pack Download

  • Credit for the creation of Optimum Realism goes to Atmosphere_Of_Tech.
  • 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.
Optifine is highly recommended for the Java Edition of this pack, otherwise the resource pack may not work properly! Get optifine here.

Bedrock Edition:

[128x] [1.20.x – 1.16.x] Download Optimum Realism Bedrock Edition Resource Packabsolutely free;

[256x] [1.20.x – 1.16.x] Download Optimum Realism Bedrock Edition Resource Packfor Patrons;

[512x] [1.20.x – 1.16.x] Download Optimum Realism Bedrock Edition Resource Packfor Patrons;

[1024x] [1.20.x – 1.16.x] Download Optimum Realism Bedrock Edition Resource Packfor Patrons;

Java Edition:

[64x] [1.20.x – 1.16.x] Download Optimum Realism Resource Pack for Kappa, BSL and other LabPBR shaders, absolutely free;

[64x] [1.20.x – 1.16.x] Download Optimum Realism Resource Packfor SEUS PTGI HRR 2.1 only, absolutely free;

[128x] [1.20.x – 1.16.x] Download Optimum Realism Resource Pack for Kappa, BSL and other LabPBR shaders, absolutely free;

[128x] [1.20.x – 1.16.x] Download Optimum Realism Resource Packfor SEUS PTGI HRR 2.1 only, absolutely free;

[256x] [1.20.x – 1.16.x] Download Optimum Realism Resource Packfor Patrons;

[512x] [1.20.x – 1.16.x] Download Optimum Realism Resource Packfor Patrons;

[1024x] [1.20.x – 1.16.x] Download Optimum Realism Resource Packfor Patrons;


Make it Grassy Addonrequires Optimum Realism;

Official Optimum Realism Server IP/URL:

  • optimumrealism.modded.fun – try the pack right away!
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: Atmosphere_Of_Tech
Last updated: 15 May 2024
Category: Realistic
Compatibility: Java Bedrock

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  1. Velvet

    what is the difference between the two versions? idk what any of it means, i just know i have optifine

    1. Admin

      Bedrock Edition is usually intended for mobile users, but it can be installed on PC as well, while Java Edition is only for PC users. If you have successfully installed Optifine, you most likely have Java Edition installed.

    1. Admin

      128x is completely free

  2. Jesse keen

    This is an awesome texturepack, very beautiful!

  3. DarkStar88


    1.20.1, this and Kappa shader

  4. Lando

    hello i tested it today with the kappa shader and optifine 1.19.2 and it doesn’t work. trees etc. works but gold iron etc. does not

    1. Atmosphere Of Tech

      You need to turn on resource pack reflections

  5. Firoz Shah

    I used the texture pack today, and it looks wonderful! The textures blend really well together and the paid version is a little laggy but it’s worth it, feels like I’m playing a AAA game. Can’t wait for the pack to be complete <3

  6. Senara

    if this is realisim then the creator needs to go back and reexamine their textures for armor cause they look worse then the default textures

    1. RandomMan

      Are you sure you’re using shaders and that it’s matching the armour photos the creator has?
      I also thought something was wrong, and then I got to know that you need to use shaders, after using seus ptgi shaders it looked very good to me.

  7. Bbysnek

    I am in bedrock, when I go to load the packs, an exclamation mark appears next to the Optimum resource :/ what does this mean?

    1. Person

      I think it’s just the incompatibility error, or something else not important, but if it doesn’t work make sure you have the bedrock download and not the java

  8. Hyp3r

    I,m honestly frustrated by the fact that texture packs aren’t what they used to be. You didn’t have to pay for the game to look cool back in the days. This is outrageous…

  9. Cally

    Doesn’t seem to cover all blocks, or it’s not yet compatible with 1.19. Many of the blocks are reskined and look fantastic, and then we get to deepslate and some other blocks and they look like default.

    1. Admin

      When it says it’s compatible with 1.19 it doesn’t mean that all textures are made for that particular version, it just means that it won’t display an incompatibility message when loading/installing the pack.

      1. Cally

        But it does display an incompatibility message. when loading the pack.

        1. Admin

          Just click yes and ignore the message. It won’t cause any crashes, it’s just a notification.

  10. Marshmallow

    What’s with the ugly black lines on the diamond blocks? I wanted this but that’s stopping me from using it.

    1. Mshmlw

      Oh my bad those are some glowy boys, not diamond. Sry.

  11. The Accurate Reviewer

    Resource pack feels incomplete. The $15 dollars for the glam would be a lot nicer if more blocks were decorated & matched. It’s very jarring to see such a stark contrast.
    Missing basic things like,
    Different Doors?

    But, what is different is very nice. Just wish it was complete </3

    1. Atmosphere Of Tech

      $15 is only if you want it to be 512x+, other than that the $7 tier which offers 512x feels almost the same unless you stick your face to the wall and see the block. Anything above 512x is only noticeable on showcases that want to show zoomed shots.
      Other than that, everything is being worked on. You can have a look at the progress by joining the discord server, which is kindly provided by resourcepack.net above :)

  12. A person

    how do I drag in my texture pack I have the GeForce RTX

    1. highoncoffee365

      open 2 pages one with files and one with this page

  13. jay

    can someone show me this aint working

  14. egg

    can you pls make this 1.18.1

    1. Hajshshshs

      There wer no new blocks added in 1.18 so it doesn’t matter


        YES THERE IS

  15. e

    I put the resource pack into the folder, but i dont see it pop up on the resource packs in the game. pls help (also yes i have optifine installed)

    1. RandomMan

      Are you sure you installed the correct version for the current edition?