Dandelion Texture Pack 1.21 → 1.20, 1.20.6

Author Steelfeathers

It seems a bit surprising, but the Dandelion texture pack can impress even without a high resolution. The look is based on a simple color palette that allows little room for maneuver. Imagine you had to paint the Mona Lisa with only two colored pencils. This is probably how the creator would have felt. It’s a little bit his fault because he chose the palette himself. At the end of the article, you will learn a bit about the development history of Dandelion. One thing we’ll say in advance: The same colors are still used today.

In terms of scenery, there’s a lot of new stuff for you to discover. Although the textures only have 16 pixels per side, they are remarkably well done. In our opinion, the new sheep design is a real eye-catcher, because the fur looks more realistic. This makes the sheep fit into your environment much better. Moreover, all the other mobs look much nicer and cuter as well. So, you could say that Dandelion is a pack that makes Minecraft even more harmless and child-friendly.

However, you should know that the wheel has not been reinvented, but the existing textures are significantly improved. One advantage is that even weaker computers can render cartoon blocks and items. This is solely due to the low resolution.

Furthermore, there are randomized textures. Among other things, soul sand, logs, and bookshelves get a random design. In addition, the huge fungus is animated. Thanks to this change, the Nether gets much better graphics. With these features, you will never get bored playing.

Development History of Dandelion

Originally Steelfeathers created Dandelion because he participated in the simple pack showdown. Of course, it was no surprise that he won first place. Especially in the early days of the game, it was a very popular resource pack. It was created back in 2012. Throughout the years, new Minecraft updates kept coming, which meant a lot of work for a pack maker. Finally, Steelfeathers posted its last Dandelion version in 2017 for the Exploration Update on Planet Minecraft.

About a year later, user hallo89 released a remastered edition on Curseforge that supports mods. In total, there are a whole 25 mods that are supported. Probably the best known from the list are Biomes o’ Plenty and Just Enough Items. Unfortunately, hallo89 also lost motivation, which is why “Dandelion With Mods” has already been discontinued since 2018. Nevertheless, we recommend trying this version, even though it is only compatible with older updates.

It took a few years, but a new player named xerotrinity took over the development. To this day, he keeps the content up to date and has added an X to the project name. In the meantime, there were a few fans who had released unofficial updates, but they contained some bugs.

In general, it can be said that many people helped with the Dandelion texture pack. Without their voluntary work, the development would have been finished long ago. We are lucky to be able to play the Dandelion texture pack for any Minecraft version. Comparatively speaking, the development history is long.

Looking to the future, it would be desirable if the original creator Steelfeathers also updated the other texture packs. After all, they are excellent as well. Also, it is a big wish of the community that Dandelion is compatible with MCPE, Minecraft PE, and the Bedrock Edition. This is because many gamers use a console or mobile device to play Minecraft.

Best Features

Some of the best features are vanilla-friendly and enhance Minecraft.

  • Randomized textures for logs, netherrack, sea grass amethyst, sculk, copper, some particles, and more.
  • Custom animations for command blocks, glowstone, lanterns, magma, nether portals, smokers, stonecutters, and more.
  • 3D blocks for doors, all fences and gates, enchanting tables, and more.
  • Vanilla fixes: This means some Minecraft glitches and bugs are fixed.

Dandelion was published on October 13, 2012 and is compatible with 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 – 1.15.2 – 1.15 – 1.14.4 – 1.14 – 1.13.2 – 1.13 – 1.12.2 – 1.12 – 1.11.2 – 1.11 – 1.10.2 – 1.10 – 1.9.4 – 1.9 – 1.8.9 – 1.8

  • ✔️ Animated
  • ✔️ Custom Sky
  • ✔️ Mod Support

Video & Screenshots


Use our comparison tool to compare the Minecraft default pack with Dandelion.
Dandelion texture pack compared to Minecraft vanilla (before)Dandelion texture pack compared to Minecraft vanilla (after)

How To Install Dandelion Texture Pack

Here’s a simple guide for PC users on installing Dandelion in Minecraft Java Edition. If you’re using Minecraft Bedrock Edition and the pack is available for Bedrock/MCPE, you can simply click on the downloaded file to install it.
  1. To use all the cool features in this pack, download and install OptiFine.
  2. Download the Dandelion texture pack for Minecraft from the file section below. Pick the file that matches your Minecraft edition and version.
  3. Launch Minecraft.
  4. Click "Options" on the main menu.
  5. In the options, go to the submenu “Resource Packs”.
  6. Click "Open Pack Folder" at the bottom left to see a folder titled "resourcepacks".
  7. Put the downloaded ZIP file into your "resourcepacks" folder. Or, just drag and drop it into the Minecraft window to add the pack.
  8. You will see the pack on the left side of the resource pack selection menu. Unzip the file if you can't see the pack.
  9. Hover over the pack thumbnail and click the arrow pointing right.
    If the game says the pack is for a newer or older Minecraft version when you activate it, don't worry! It's just a heads-up. Click 'Yes' and enjoy the new textures – it won't affect your gameplay.
  10. Click "Done" and all assets have been loaded.

Use OptiFine for a new GUI, custom weapons and tools, connected textures, and new loading screens. In addition, the creator recommends Complementary shaders. It is only a recommendation, so you can decide for yourself if you want to play with low-end shaders. With shaders, you get specular maps with emissive blocks and reflective properties. Also, this feature adds 3D blocks. You have to enable LabPBR in the shader settings.

Dandelion Texture Pack Download

None of the files are hosted on our server. All direct download links on our website are provided by the authors. The packs are free of viruses. Therefore, they are completely safe and secure.
Please share this post on social media.
Are there any thoughts you’d like to share? Please write a comment and rate the pack to help the authors.

xerotrinity is the author. Rate this pack:
4.2/5 – (36)

How many FPS do you get with the pack? Choose one of the following answers.


Leave a Comment


  1. The textures for the normal double chest is broken because there are missing files and the texture for normal chests is a bit upside down. I love the texture pack and have fixed the problems by going editing the png’s myself. If you want a zipped folder with the proper textures, feel free to email me. Or if you’re the owner of this texture pack, email me and I can send you the updated png’s to add to the pack if you’d like.