Glass has always been a touchy subject for Minecraft. Over the years, Mojang has attempted to improve the aesthetics of their glass blocks, but it seems someone always has to disagree with how it looks. We've put together some of the best Glass texture packs for you to choose from based on your style!
Many of the more advanced Minecraft texture packs require Optifine to be installed for them to work. We strongly recommend installing it to improve gameplay performance and visual effects if you want to use the resource packs listed below.
All the texture packs we have listed are updated to accommodate for Minecraft version 1.16 and above. If you'd like to see how to install a texture/resource pack for your game, be sure to check under the list for instructions.
If you are using this page to check out a specific texture pack, you can use the links below to go directly to that part of the page. The download links go directly to the PlanetMinecraft page where you can download the file based on its resolution.
Do you have suggestions for texture packs you'd like to see added to the list? Leave a comment below with a link to the medieval texture pack you like, and we might feature it the next time we update our list. Remember, all featured texture packs must work for the most recently released version of Minecraft!
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Best Minecraft Glass Texture Packs
Below you'll find a clearer description and previews of all the texture packs on our list. If there are any addons associated with the resource pack, we'll also mention them below.
Clear Glass is a high resolution (128x) texture pack that makes your glass completely clear. The blocks and panes don't have a border unless they're touching the edge which makes them look more like a square prism than a glass window or block. As you can see in the image above, this gives your Minecraft world a different tint if you look through any color. This texture pack is great for people who are usually always in their Minecraft base.
Better Connected is a texture pack true to its name. It keeps the basic look and feel of Minecraft glass, but improves the look of the frames that are connected. It keeps the frames to the outside of the entire window, but still makes it possible to see that there is a window in front of you.
Uniform Glass is an experimental texture pack similar to Clear Glass. It is easier on your computer's graphics card than Clear Glass by only being 16x, but adds some fogginess and has no outer borders. The fogginess is considered a feature by its creator, as it works well with different lighting effects in the game, and can make water look misty if viewed from above. This texture pack is ideal for minimalist builders.
Framed Panels adds spice to your windows in Minecraft. Instead of completely taking away the borders like most glass texture packs, this one improves on them to make your windows look better than ever with their own particular style for each color. This texture pack is perfect for players who like to create themes for their Minecraft bases, or for players who just like accents to their building blocks.
Windowed Doors is a simple texture pack that should work in tandem with all the other texture packs on this list. It doesn't change the glass blocks or glass frames, but changes the open space on the doors themselves. In this texture pack, you can see through all different varieties of doors, instead of having blocked vision in some of them. If you like to see who is pounding on your door, this texture pack is perfect for you!
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The images above mostly feature these texture packs with shaders that improve the visuals of Minecraft. These improvements include things like proper lighting, water effects, and particle effects. While installing the texture packs will improve the look of your game, you also need to install OptiFine and a decent shader to get the full effect. Use the directions or links below to make the most of your Minecraft experience.
For detailed instructions, use our guide on How to Install Minecraft OptiFine. Alternatively, you can follow the basic instructions below.
- Make sure you have Java installed. If not, go to the Java Download Page and install it.
- Go to the OptiFine Download Page and download the version of OptiFine made for your version of Minecraft.
- Run the downloaded file to install OptiFine to your Minecraft source files. When given the option, click Install.
- In the Minecraft Launcher, go to the Installations tab and make sure OptiFine is selected as the version of Minecraft you'd like to run.
Installing Resource Packs
For detailed instructions, use our guide on How to Install Texture Packs in Minecraft. Alternatively, you can follow the basic instructions below.
- Use the links above to go to the download page for the Texture Pack you'd like to install.
- Open your Resource Pack folder from the Minecraft Main Menu (not the Minecraft Launcher).
- Open the folder containing your texture pack's folder (usually can be found in your browser's/computer's Downloads folder).
- Drag the file for the texture pack from the current folder to your Resource Pack folder.
- Select the Resource Pack from the Main Menu to use it.
For detailed instructions, use our guide on How to Install BSL Shaders in Minecraft. Installing Shaders is a bit more complex than installing OptiFine and texture packs, so we recommend using the link above to see how to install shaders. If you have a different shader you'd like to install, you can follow the same process. The list below provides examples of a few of the best shaders.
That's it for now! Don't forget, you can easily switch between resource packs in the Minecraft Main Menu, so be sure to give all the textures packs in our list a shot!
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