Thursday, July 7

Best Minecraft X-ray Texture Packs

In Minecraft, the search for minerals is a constant for all adventurers, regardless of how well established they are. For some, however, searching for ore can become drudgery after the first twelve hours of the title.

Fortunately, Minecraft’s ore density guides can help ease the struggle of many trying to get riches and get back to base. If that’s still not enough, the modern Minecrafter has one last trick up its sleeve. Using texture packs, adventurers can make all blocks except minerals translucent, allowing miners to see precisely where each ore vein is located.

It’s worth noting that this is considered cheating on many Minecraft public servers. Java server administrators typically cannot see which texture packages users are using; this does not mean that there are no tools to help administrators. Administrators can notice how quickly specific minerals are accumulating for players – if you enter a year-old server and get hundreds of diamonds per hour, you can expect an early ban on suspicion, at least.

To this end, here is the best X-ray texture pack for Java and Minecraft for Windows.


Xray Ultimate

Xray Ultimate has been around for almost a decade, it was first uploaded to CurseForge in late December 2014. For Java, it simply doesn’t get any better than this texture pack – its longevity means the version date is 1.8 to 1.18, hitting most snapshots. While the texture pack works fine as is, it can be boosted a bit using Optifine, which will illuminate the further minerals better.

Jugo Mobile Screenshot

This is easily the cream of the crop, even beating other versions of Minecraft in terms of ease of use, texture pack quality, and installation. There are options for Bedrock (in the process of being dubbed ‘Minecraft for Windows’ by Microsoft), but they aren’t all that easy to use.

In other words, here are dragons.

Bedrock (Minecraft para Windows)

You have a couple of options for Minecraft Bedrock, ranging from free to paid on Minecraft Marketplace. With all the X-ray textures tested, gamers face roughly the same difficulties.

Players cannot choose to change textures while on a map; instead they need to save and exit, change the texture to an X-ray package of a specific map, and then restart the server. After jotting down the mineral locations, save and exit, remove the texture pack, and restart the game. It’s tricky, but it works up to a point. Players will need to stay underground before the texture pack kicks in, and even then it’s not inspiring as the mineral clusters are so dark that it can be difficult to tell where the spot is due to Optifine’s lack of support.

However, of the five that were tested, one easily prevailed with the version formerly known as Bedrock. ABEL-XRAY is a reliable (and free) texture pack that performs better than most of the premium X-ray texture packs on Minecraft Marketplace. ABEL-XRAY is remarkably in a Latin American language, but that does not interfere with the operation of the texture pack at all, since the settings are written in English.


Jugo Mobile Screenshot

As indicated in the screenshots, the Minecraft for Windows X-ray texture packs work differently than the Java version, and the null blocks can invite catastrophe for those trying to walk around and play with the pack of X-ray textures. However, when fickle diamonds just don’t appear, it’s a quick ally in a dark mine.

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