How do I use Brickcraft?
Installation & Settings
It’s you first time installing a resource pack or you need to know the perfect settings for Brickcraft?
This is the perfect guide you’ll ever need! It is much more simple to set everything up than you might think.
I have technical difficulties!
You have troubles with downloading Brickcraft?
Is the resource pack crashing your application?
The performance is not as expected?
The FAQ was made exactly for you! Give it a try to hopefully resolve your issue.
// Installing Guide
Brickcraft resource pack is playable in every version between 1.13 to 1.18+. However, if you encounter compatibility issue message in newer version of minecraft, I suggest you to just ignore that. If you encounter critical issues in any version be sure to report them on my official discord server. Minecraft versions lower than 1.13 would require some tedious work to make it work which is not the main focus at the moment.
Installing the resource pack
- Download a resource pack, you should get a .zip file
- Open the folder to which you downloaded the file
- Copy the .zip file
- Open Minecraft
- In Minecraft, click on “Options”, then “Resource Packs”
- Choose “Open resource pack folder”
- Paste the file into the resource folder in Minecraft
- Go back to Minecraft, the resource pack should now be listed (if not then go to the main menu by pressing Esc and repeat step 5) and you can activate it by choosing it and hitting “Done”. The game will now reload itself.
Installing a shader (Optifine)
Shader’s aren’t a necessary part in order to use Brickcraft, however they make your game look much more nicer!
In order to play with a shader you need a mod called Optifine or Iris. In this guide I’ll explain on how to use Brickcraft with Optifine.
- Download and install OptiFine. This will create a new profile in your Minecraft launcher.
Run the .jar file as if you open an .exe application.
- Download the shader of your choice and copy the downloaded .zip file to the shaderpacks folder in your Minecraft folder.
For Brickcraft I recommend downloading the BSLex 7.3.1 shader here on the download site.
- Enable the shader in Minecraft, click on “Options”, then “Video Settings” and last “Shaders”.
Correct Settings for Optifine
It is important that you turn off “Smooth Lighting Level”, otherwise lighting on the studs of the blocks will look off.
If you have any performance issues I recommend reducing your “Render Distance” at first.
“Anisotropic Filtering” can make your game lag quite a bit.
“Better Grass” destroys the look of all type of grass blocks, same applies to “Better Snow”.
“Connected Textures” breaks every type glass pane.
“Custom Items” is necessary to display the 3D items.
“Mipmap Levels” and “Mipmap Type” are recommended to be set to max quality.
“Render Regions” can cause extreme amounts of lag.
The rest is just a recommendation for better performance, although “Chunk Builder” is pretty important to not be set to “Threaded”.
“Trees” have to be set to “Smart”, otherwise leaves are lagging quite hard.
Activate “Alternate Blocks” to avoid repetative brick patterns.
Deactivate “Antialiasing” if you are using a shader that requires you to do so.
Turn on “Normal Maps” to see more detail on the textures.
Activate “Specular Map” to see light reflections.
If your game is lagging and you already tried setting the “Render Distance” to 4, then try reducing the “Render Quality” and “Shadow Quality”.
If you are now worrying “Where are the settings for Vanilla and Iris/Sodium?” stay calm.
Vanilla Minecraft does not require any special settings.
Iris/Sodium is not supported right now. It works you’ll just have to find the right settings yourself.