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How To Add Resource Packs To Minecraft

Last modified on Dec 7, 2023 in control panel

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Adding a Resource Pack to your Minecraft server is an excellent way to bring excitement to the visual aspects of your community’s gameplay. With thousands of texture packs, there are endless possibilities to create your perfect server. While installing a resource pack to your server can be tricky, we will walk you through the process to ensure a smooth installation.

Finding a pack

  1. The pack needs to come from an official website such as CurseForge.
  2. Confirm that the resource pack is made for the version of Minecraft your server is running.
  3. Download the pack to a known directory on your computer.


Uploading with MCPacks

  1. Visit the MCPacks Website.
  2. Press Choose File, then select your resource pack file.
  3. Use the Upload button to process the pack.
  4. When complete, make note of the Download URL and SHA-1 Hash.


Preparing the Server with MCPacks

  1. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Select Config Files in the left-hand menu, followed by Server Settings.
  3. In the Resource Pack field, paste the Download URL from previously.
  4. Simiarly in the resource-pack-sha1 field, add the SHA-1 Hash.


Setting Up Dropbox

  1. Sign into the Dropbox website.
  2. To the right of the Dropbox site, click the Upload Files button.
  3. Navigate to your chosen resource pack on your computer, select it, and click Open.
  4. Wait for the file to upload.
  5. When it has finished click done.
  6. Find your texture pack in the Dropbox file list and press the share button.
  7. Ensure that your link settings for the file are set to “Anyone with the link can view.”
    Resource Dropbox
  8. Copy the link to your clipboard.


Configuring Your Server

  1. Login to your Apex Server panel, select and stop your Minecraft server.
  2. Click on “Files” and then “Config Files
  3. Click server settings.
  4. In the “Resource Pack” field, paste the public link you copied from Dropbox.
  5. The public link you copied from Dropbox must be changed from https://www.dropbox.com/somestring…?dl=0 to https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/somestring…?dl=1 You have to change the 0 at the end to 1.
    Resource config
  6. Click save at the bottom of the page
  7. Start your server again.


Common Issues

FPS is dropping after you install the pack:
If a player is getting this issue, the resource pack may be too intense for their computer to handle. Using a less demanding pack for the server will allow players to use the pack with less worry for lag.

Players clicking Yes on the resource pack popup but nothing changes.:
If when the player clicks “Yes” on the popup and nothing happens, this is generally due to an issue with the link inputted in the server settings. First, make sure that the Dropbox was set to “Anyone with the link can see it.” and that the link was changed from https://www.dropbox.com/somestring…?dl=0 to https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/somestring…?dl=1. This can also be from the texture pack not being made for the server version you are running.

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