To install on Mac: (will post when someone can verify steps) IMPORTANT NOTE: I recommend keeping a fresh, unmodified copy of the Sphax basepack handy. Anytime an update is posted, take the update and add it to the basepack. PureBDcraft completely transforms the Minecraft experience and makes it look like a comic. Blocks, creatures, items and UI are revamped in high definition, and are full of details and geeky references.

Sphax Purebdcraft Bedrock

Sphax PureBDCraft is probably one of the resource packs that has been worked the hardest on, and it really shows, because this resource pack is nothing short of amazing. With it, Minecraft looks like a completely different game, as everything is changed into something that looks like it came straight out of a comic book. This marvel of a pack really shows how talented some people can be, and how amazingly different Minecraft can look. Almost every aspect of the game is changed in this pack, and everyone should at least try it out once to experience it for themselves.

The pack is “completely finished” which means that all textures of Minecraft have been changed to Sphax PureBDCraft, however it does not mean that work is finished on it, the people behind it is constantly work on improving the pack, supporting it and updating it for newer Minecraft versions. The result is that this pack is almost instantly up to date simultaneously with a new Minecraft release, making it that much more awesome.

There are also a wide variety of resolutions to use, from 16×16 all the way up to 512×512, so there is a version for pretty much every computer or device capable of running Minecraft in the first place.

The pack requires MCPatcheror OptiFine in order to function properly.

Because of the high resolution of the pack, it may be more taxing on slower systems. Even the lowest resolution requires slightly more system power than the default Minecraft pack does, so keep that in mind.

There is not much more else to say about this pack, other than that it looks great, works great, and if you ever wanted to build a world in a comic book, here is probably your best bet to do so. Try it out!

Here is a comparison to the default Minecraft pack:

Sphax Download Mac

How to install Sphax PureBDCraft Resource and Texture Pack for Minecraft:

  • Download the Resource Pack.
  • Install either MCPatcher or OptiFine.
  • Start Minecraft.
  • Press Esc and go to options.
  • Click on “Resource Packs”.
  • Click on “Open resource pack folder”.
  • Put the .zip file that you downloaded into the resource pack folder.
  • The resource pack should now appear in Minecraft, now choose the resource pack and click “Done”.
  • Enjoy the new comic book-look of Minecraft!

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Sphax Download Mac Installer

  • Download Sphax PureBDCraft for Minecraft 1.7.x [128×128] (Recommended version)
  • Download Sphax PureBDCraft for Minecraft 1.6.x [128×128] (Recommended version)


Sphax PureBDCraft for Tekkit Classic

Sphax’s texture packs are awesome, but how can you use them with Tekkit and where can you download the file(s)? Easy! Let me walk you through getting this baby set up properly.

Looking for how to do this with Tekkit Lite? Check out our guide here.

NOTE: Sphax doesn’t allow third-party distribution of unmodified original texture files so for now you have to go through this process (below) of combining the files yourself. Ingrimmm and Cap’n Jack are working on a better solution for this!


Here is a video tutorial of how to create and install the modified texture pack.

Make sure to check below for step-by-step instructions and the necessary download links.

Creating a Sphax PureBDcraft with Tekkit Classic SMP texturepack

Follow the steps below to create your own fully-patched version of the Sphax PureBDcraft texture pack with crumbl3d’s Tekkit Classic SMP texture patch! The basic idea is this, you need to take the two files and merge them into one so Minecraft knows how to load everything.

  1. Download the Sphax PureBDcraft base texturepack file
    1. Choose 128x, 64x, 32x, or 16x (those are the only resolutions supported by the Tekkit Classic SMP texturepack)
    2. Choose the version for Minecraft 1.2.5 (that’s the current MC version with Tekkit Classic)
    3. Download the File as a ZIP file
    4. URL: http://bdcraft.net/download-purebdcraft-texturepack-for-minecraft
  2. Download the Patch files for Tekkit Classic SMP
    1. Choose the same resolution as the base Sphax from step 1.1 above (128x, 64x, 32x, or 16x)
    2. Choose the version for Minecraft 1.2.5
    3. Download the file as a ZIP file
    4. URL: http://bdcraft.net/forum/128x64x32x-tekkit-smp-312-addon-pack
  3. Merge the Patch ZIP file with the Sphax Base ZIP file
    1. Windows
      1. Open the Base Sphax zip file you just downloaded (I recommend using WinRAR)
      2. Open the Tekkit Classic SMP patch zip file you just downloaded
      3. Select and Copy all of the contents from the Tekkit Classic SMP Patch file into the base Sphax PureBDcraft file
        1. The order is important!
        2. Use the Update and Replace option when prompted (this should be the default option on WinRAR)
      4. Close both files
        1. They will save automatically, and the original, base Sphax PureBDcraft zip file has now been modified to include the Tekkit Classic textures
      5. Rename the base Sphax PureBDcraft zip file to reflect the fact that you have patched it
        1. i.e. “Sphax PureBDcraft 128x with Tekkit Classic SMP.zip”
      6. Take the newly awesomified zip file and drop it in your texture pack folder (see below for instructions on this)
      7. Done!
    2. Mac
      1. Open the tekkit texturepack folder
        1. see “How to Install” (below) for instructions on how to find it,
        2. -or- navigate (manually or with shift+command+g) to ~/Library/Application Support/techniclauncher/tekkit/texturepacks
      2. Inside, make yourself a new folder to put all the texture files
        1. e.g. name it “Sphax PureBDcraft with Tekkit Classic SMP”
      3. Unzip/Copy the base Sphax PureBDcraft texture zip into your folder
        1. Copy all of the zip file’s contents into the new folder (e.g. “Sphax PureBDcraft with Tekkit Classic SMP”) you just created
      4. Unzip/Copy the Tekkit Classic SMP patch zip file into your folder
        1. Copy all of the zip file’s contents into the same new folder (e.g. “Sphax PureBDcraft with Tekkit Classic SMP”)
        2. Don’t use the “Replace All” option when copying – it will overwrite instead of merging. You’ll have to manually copy the last 2-3 folder contents over!
      5. Done!

Don’t know how to finish the installation? Check for installation details below the fold.

How to Install

Installation is easy; follow the steps below!

  1. Download the file (see above); make sure it stays in ZIP form – don’t let Safari or Firefox auto-unzip the zip file
  2. Open the techniclaunch folder
    1. (Mac)
      1. Open Finder
      2. hit <shift>+<command>+G; or Go -> Go to Folder…
      3. type in ~/Library/Application Support/techniclauncher and hit <enter>
    2. (Windows)
      1. Open Windows Explorer (<windows-key> + E)
      2. go to C:Usersyour_username_hereAppDataRoaming.techniclauncher
      3. You might need to show hidden folders to get there – or just type it into the file window
  3. open the tekkit folder,
  4. then open the texturepacks folder
  5. drop the texturepack (the ZIP file you downloaded) into the folder
  6. In Minecraft, click the Texture Packs (button) and choose the new texture pack zip file you just loaded
  7. Wait for Minecraft to get off its lazy butt and load the textures, then hit done, wait again, and you’re done!

Selecting the Sphax PureBDcraft plus Tekkit Classic SMP texturepack


Please note; we are NOT the original authors of any of this content. We have simply taken and merged the following two fruits of the labors of others, for the benefit of those who can’t or are unsure of how to merge such fruits into usefulness.


All Sphax PureBDCraft textures have been provided by Sphax : http://bdcraft.net/download-purebdcraft-texturepack-for-minecraft

All Tekkit Classic SMP textures have been provided by their various authors, are being compiled by the community, and hosted by someone who is really cool: http://bdcraft.net/forum/128x64x32x-tekkit-smp-312-addon-pack

  1. Guy’s you can use the v1.6 for Tekkit 3.1.2 just read the ReadME in the zip. I am the creator of this patch and just want to let you know. v1.4 is outdated and doesn’t have everything textured! 🙂

    January 13, 2013 at 8:56 AM

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