Install a Resource or Texture Pack

Texture and resource packs allow you to customize the visual look and feel of your Minecraft server. When a player joins your server, his or her Minecraft client will show an option to install your server’s resource or texture pack.

Minecraft 1.7, released in 2013, uses resource packs. Resource packs include, “textures, music, sounds, language files, end credits, splashes, and fonts without any code modification.”

Adding a resource or texture pack involves making it available through a public URL and editing server.properties. Using the URLs of file sharing sites like MediaFire and AdFly will not work, as they are not direct download links. Many users have chosen to place their packs into places like Dropbox and use its linking feature.

Minecraft 1.6 or Earlier (Texture Packs)

  1. Download your desired texture pack.
  2. Upload it to web server that allows direct download, such as a shared Dropbox link. Copy the shareable URL.
  3. Log into Command Center.
  4. From the server list, select the server you want to install a texture pack to by pressing it's Manage button.
  5. Click Files.
  6. Open server.properties.
  7. Go to the line with: texture-pack=.
  8. Paste the URL after the = symbol.
  9. Save the file and restart your server.

Minecraft 1.7 or Newer (Resource Packs)

  1. Download your desired resource pack.
  2. Upload it to web server that allows direct download, such as a shared Dropbox link. Copy the shareable URL.
  3. Log into Command Center.
  4. From the server list, select the server you want to install the resource pack to by pressing it's Manage button.
  5. Click Files.
  6. Open server.properties.
  7. Go to the line with: resource-pack=.
  8. Paste the URL after the = symbol.
  9. Save the file and restart your server.

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