If you’re reading this article, then we’ve got just the droids you’ve been looking for! If what we just said about droids there is confusing, that was just a little Star Wars humor for you, an old meme that we can all relate to about how difficult it can be to find droids one has misplaced or otherwise forgotten about entirely. Star Wars and Minecraft are two extremely popular “nerd culture” staples, so it makes a lot of sense that a modder would eventually think to combine the two, and the results of this experiment have been quite successful so far. Introducing: ChronoKiller’s Star Wars texture pack for Minecraft PC and the Star Wars DLC for Minecraft Bedrock!
The Heart of the Mod: Star Wars Texture Pack
In the past, we’ve covered Minecraft shaders that include new and improved or otherwise updated textures, however, in this particular Star Wars resource pack for Minecraft, we won’t actually be looking at any new shaders. This is because the texture pack we’ll be discussing today is all about bringing as much Star Wars content to Minecraft as possible in the forms of theme-specific textures as well as entire 3D models for things like TIE fighters, sith lords, lightsabers, stormtroopers, and many more.
We don’t see the lack of included shaders as a bad thing, however. If anything, we personally prefer to have texture packs and shaders completely separate, because it allows for an extra level of customizability to our Minecraft experience. For example, let’s say that you find a texture pack you really like, but it comes with a shader and other features that you aren’t a fan of, or maybe you have a specific shader you prefer over all others.
Community and Support
Sometimes you can disable things like additional shaders, but this adds extra steps and complicates the process somewhat. It’s easier for some users to have everything installed all at once, however for even moderately experienced Minecraft users, finding a perfect shader to use alongside these textures should not pose any issues whatsoever. And in the off-chance that it does, there are dozens if not hundreds of Minecraft modding discord communities you can join if you ever run into any issues, as we’ve discussed previously. Or simply follow us on our social media channels.
Another reason we prefer for these two things to be separate is that it allows for the artists and programmers working on these mods to focus on what they do best, instead of being forced to multitask and diversify their abilities too much. ChronoKiller is an exceptional modeler and artist not only for Star Wars related things but in general when speaking about all his other projects, which include ways you can mod in other worlds into Minecraft such as the Aliens series and Robocop. Maybe we’ll cover those another time.
The Uniqueness of Star Wars Textures in Minecraft
When it comes to Star Wars textures in Minecraft, this pack is absolutely the king and should be looked at before all others. Everything you could possibly think of has been retooled in Minecraft, and aside from the game’s typical blocky nature, this really doesn’t look anything like the Minecraft you’re used to at all.
It’s kind of funny; the new Minecraft environment you get from this texture pack actually reminds us a lot of the Lego Star Wars games that used to be very popular on consoles from several years ago. This is obviously because Minecraft as a game borrowed many design philosophies and ideas from Lego, but still, the fact that we’re getting nostalgia in two different directions, both from old Star Wars, and old Lego, is heartwarming if nothing else.
Star Wars in Minecraft: A Fan’s Perspective
Us personally? We like Star Wars for what it is, and of course, we all geek out over things like Darth Vader, lightsaber fights, and anything that isn’t named Jar-jar Binks. We’re fans, although we don’t really see ourselves as “die-hard” fans, so you’ll have to forgive us in advance if we get any terminology or lore slightly inaccurate in this article, but to be frank you really don’t have to be a Star Wars megafan to appreciate the work that’s gone into this texture pack.
Where Sci-Fi Meets Minecraft
The interiors of what this Minecraft texture pack is capable of is nothing short of awesome. Corridors and hallways look extremely sci-fi with a strong tinge of Star Wars flavor. We think this is actually a remarkable thing to accomplish with such simple shapes. When lots of 3D modeling and art students decide to make something space-themed or sci-fi in nature, it’s common to see lots of chrome and generic-looking areas that don’t have a strong identity.
There has very clearly been lots of thought and effort put into every little piece of what’s on display here. Many of the textures are even animated for extra personality!
Why This Pack Is a Must-Have
But thankfully, Star Wars has an extremely strong identity due to how based our modern culture is. We see a single screenshot from the inside of any Star Wars spaceship and we all know exactly what movie it came from. To say it in fewer words, the Star Wars design when brought to Minecraft is simple and elegant, just like Minecraft itself. Nothing looks out of place, and if you didn’t know any better you might assume it was an official collaboration release with the help of Mojang, it looks that dang good. It’s different with Minecraft PE because an official DLC pack is available in the Marketplace. For example, it adds skins and mobs. The big disadvantage is that only the PC pack by ChronoKiller is free.
If you want to take your Star Wars experience to the next level you can also check out some of the HUNDREDS of extra Star Wars models that have been designed by ChronoKiller, as these are packed in separately from the textures, with some exceptions. Check this one out even if you only have a passing interest in all things Star Wars, and if your fandom goes further than that, then this is definitely a must-download for you.
Star Wars is compatible with these Minecraft versions: 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 – 1.17.1 – 1.17 – 1.16.5 – 1.16 – 1.15.2 – 1.15 – 1.14.4 – 1.14 – 1.13.2 – 1.13
Video & Screenshots
ChronoKiller (or just Chrono for short) has also taken the time to upload videos of himself showcasing all of the texture pack’s new features, and you can tell from the huge runtime alone (over 30 minutes) that a ton of passionate work went into making this project a reality. You should also check out the gameplay screenshots of the armor, 3D blocks, and Star Wars swords in Minecraft. You should install the pack if you like the images with locations and characters from the original trilogy and The Mandalorian series. Each Minecraft building will look like it is from another galaxy.
How To Install Star Wars Texture Pack
- To use all the cool features in this pack, download and install OptiFine.
- Download the Star Wars texture pack for Minecraft from the file section below. Pick the file that matches your Minecraft edition and version.
- Launch Minecraft.
- Click "Options" on the main menu.
- In the options, go to the submenu “Resource Packs”.
- Click "Open Pack Folder" at the bottom left to see a folder titled "resourcepacks".
- Put the downloaded ZIP file into your "resourcepacks" folder. Or, just drag and drop it into the Minecraft window to add the pack.
- 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.
- 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.
- Click "Done" and all assets have been loaded.
Star Wars Texture Pack Download
Minecraft PE and MCPE:
[128x] [1.18.X] Download Star Wars Texture Pack
[128x] [1.17.X] Download Star Wars Texture Pack
[128x] [1.16.X] Download Star Wars Texture Pack
[128x] [1.15.X] Download Star Wars Texture Pack
[128x] [1.14.X] Download Star Wars Texture Pack
[128x] [1.13.X] Download Star Wars Texture Pack
Test Map (Java Edition):
Download ChronoKiller’s Texture Pack Test Map