Since 2013 the John Smith Legacy Texture Pack exists, which is continuously improved by James Stone and has the Middle Ages as its main theme. You may also wonder which of the two Minecraft Texture Packs is better when comparing John Smith Legacy vs. JimStoneCraft Edition. Creator and designer James Stone says the difference is that John Smith 1.16.5 retains the normal and traditional style. In contrast, JimStoneCraft (JSC) uses slightly smoother cobblestones and ores. In addition, there are several adjustments of some textures in the game and the creator prefers to play privately with JSC.
Originally the name was John Smith RPG Pack, but unfortunately the creator did not update the pack. As a result, the John Smith Legacy 1.16.5 Texture Pack was created by the community. In the past and today the focus is still on a medieval style and is very well suited to build churches, castles or ancient buildings. Accordingly, the focus and theme is the Middle Ages, which is also continued in the Minecraft Nether.
After you have completed the John Smith Legacy download you will notice that the blocks and items have a resolution of 32×32. You might also be looking for a reissue and a John Smith Legacy 64×64 version that is actually out there. Unfortunately we had to realize that the support was stopped years ago and the pack is only playable in Minecraft 1.7.10. Of course it is also possible to use it in newer Minecraft versions, but a lot of textures will not be available.
Basically both texture packs are intended for Vanilla Minecraft, but on GitHub you’ll find several edits that are intended for Minecraft modpacks. You can find this project under the name “John Smith Modded”. Each mod has different blocks and items in Minecraft 1.16.5. It takes an incredible amount of time to create these textures, so an outside team is involved. Officially it is listed as JohnSmith Technician’s Remix. Currently supported are the FTB Modpacks, Tekkit and Tekkit Lite. The focus is mainly on Feed the Beast, where the development team is also represented in the forum.
Especially with the additional installation of the John Smith Legacy 3D Addon Pack we recommend the use of Optifine. This makes the 3D models of the blocks look even more beautiful and extremely realistic.
First of all, we recommend that you think about which version you want to install. If you want to play with the latest release of John Smith for Minecraft version 1.16.5 or 1.16, click on the appropriate download link. This will also include all new content from the Nether update. Depending on your download speed it may take a little longer or shorter.
After successfully completing this process, you can now start with the John Smith Legacy Texture Pack installation. For this we have created a small tutorial that will definitely work for you.
How to install the John Smith Legacy Texture Pack?
We recommend this simple installation guide.
On our website you can download and install any version of OptiFine. This will give you an FPS boost and nicer graphics.
Click on the official download links for the John Smith Legacy Pack for Minecraft.
After you start Minecraft, go to “Options”>”Resource Packs”>”Open Resource Packs”.
Copy the downloaded file and paste it into the Resource Pack folder.
You may need to restart Minecraft, but the installation is now complete.
Questions and answers about the John Smith Legacy Texture Pack
The pack is compatible with following updates: 1.4.7, 1.5.2 (Redstone Update), 1.6.4 (Horse Update), 1.7.10 (The Update that Changed the World), 1.8.9 (Bountiful), 1.9. 4 (Combat), 1.10.2 (Frostburn), 1.11.2 (Exploration), 1.12.2 (World of Color), 1.13.2 (Aquatic), 1.14.4 (Village and Pillage), 1.15.2 (Buzzy Bees), 1.16.5 (Nether Update) and 1.17 (Caves & Cliff Update).
YES! There is a John Smith Legacy Xbox One, PS4 and MCPE version.
While John Smith mainly stands for the traditional style, the JSC Edition is a revised version by the developer.
In general there is a 32×32 resolution, but for Minecraft version 1.12 there is also a John Smith Legacy 64×64 edition available for download.
The John Smith Legacy Texture Pack and JimStoneCraft are designed to make your Minecraft landscapes look like the ancient and medieval ages. For additional realism we recommend the download of the 3D Model Addon Pack.