The SC Photorealism texture pack consists mostly of realistic blocks and some detailed items. Hence, the name. You can play the 128x resolution without lags with a old graphics card. The creator SCtester created the pack so that it looks good on any Minecraft build. You can even play with it on public servers and private realms. Plain and simple, the goal is to make Minecraft more beautiful.
- Bump mapping
- Specular mapping
- Custom sky
- 3D leaves
Especially the first two features make Minecraft extremely realistic. Reflections are added to the blocks and they get a realistic surface texture, but you need a shader for this. The Sildurs Vibrant shaders are recommended. Also, you need to enable mipmaps (MIP maps) in the Minecraft options so that the landscape doesn’t look grainy and pixelated. If you follow these tips, you’ll be able to play the game with a completely redesigned gameplay.
The best blocks are the tree logs. They look like in real life due to the POM effect. Matching to that, the leaves are 3D, which makes the treetops look more bushy. You should immediately go to a Minecraft forest after downloading the SC Photorealism texture pack. Also, great are all the stone blocks, which are more realistic than ever. Even a house made of cobblestone is a real eye-catcher. Crazy, but true.
By the way, the same developer has also released the Clarity texture pack. Clarity has only 32x resolution, but is available in the Marketplace for the Bedrock Edition. It is different in style than the SC Photorealism pack, but you should check it out. Both packs are popular in the community. You can’t imagine how much work was needed to create such great Minecraft texture packs.
Furthermore, there are also negative facts about the SC Photorealism texture pack. The developer has announced that he will not release any more updates. This is annoying, because the pack is only 70% complete. Maybe one day he will change his mind, but for now you can only play with the textures in old Minecraft versions. He recommends Misa’s Realistic resource pack and the Monsterley resource pack instead. Both packs have a similar theme and are great alternatives. It would be best if SC Photorealism would work with the latest game update.
Furthermore, you can only install the pack in the Java Edition. This is a real disappointment, because it disadvantages Minecraft PE/MCPE players and favors PC users. But you can make a port for the SC Photorealism texture pack. You can read our guide on how to convert Java Packs to MCPE. However, a port is for personal use only and may not be distributed publicly.
SC Photorealism is compatible with these Minecraft versions: 1.14.4 – 1.14.3 – 1.14.2 – 1.14.1 – 1.14 – 1.13.2 – 1.13.1 – 1.13 – 1.12.2 – 1.12.1 – 1.12
Screenshots & Video
You can see the photorealistic textures in our gallery. The screenshots also show you how detailed everything is. The colors are also brighter and friendlier now. When you play Minecraft without a resource pack, the landscape often looks gray and drab. That’s why this adjustment is good.
SC Photorealism Texture Pack Download
- Install OptiFine if you want to use the pack with all features and add-ons.
- Click on the texture pack download link that is compatible with your game version and Minecraft edition.
- Launch Minecraft.
- Click on “Options” in the main menu.
- In the options menu, go to the submenu “Resource Packs”.
- Click on “Open Pack Folder” at the bottom left.
- Move the downloaded ZIP file into your resourcepacks folder.
- You will see the pack on the left half of the resource pack screen. If it is not displayed in Minecraft, you need to unzip the file.
- Move the cursor to the pack logo and click the arrow pointing to the right.
- Click on “Done”.
The game may tell you during the installation that the pack was made for a newer or older Minecraft version. This is an error and you can still activate the pack.
After that, you should install the extreme version of Sildur’s Vibrant shaders. You have to change a few settings in the shader options. Go to normal map and activate RP support: Bump mapping and select 128x as RP resolution. Select a value of your choice for the POM depth and POM render distance. However, your FPS will be lowered if you enter a higher distance and depth.
[128x] [1.14.X – 1.13.X] Download SC Photorealism Texture Pack – Scroll down the linked page to the download heading.
[128x] [1.12.X] Download SC Photorealism Texture Pack
SC Photorealism Update Logs
- New textures for all coral and dead coral blocks - Modified stone texture - New brick item texture - New GUI, with all new inventory textures, menu textures and main menu look - Implemented custom font - New HD paintings, featuring beautiful nature scenes