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This is a Resource Pack that gives the game a smooth but familiar look.

If you've always wanted textures that preserve the essence of the originals and don't over-detail, this is the pack for you. Pixels are accurately blended into each other to create a more high-defenition version of the Minecraft textures. The effect can be so subtle as to appear vanilla from a distance.

VanillaXBR utilises image-upscaling algorithms in creating parts of its textures, which ensures that nothing of the vanilla Minecraft look is lost.

So if you love Vanilla, look no further than this!

How was this made?

This resource pack utilises a scaling method on the textures called 'xBR'. If you've used a retro console emulator before then you may recognise it.

xBR was made by Hyllian to upscale pixel art four times its original size. I'd like to give credit to him, as this pack would have not been possible without it.

The tools I used to utilise the xBR algorithm outside of the emulators it was designed for were scripted versions of ImageResizer and Zenju's xBRZ. I then went into to edit and combine textures in post. Feel free to make your own xBR Resource Packs by upscaling your own textures! I would love to see what you come up with.

[NEW] Introducing PackXBR! The easiest way to make your own textures fit with VanillaXBR. PackXBR Promo


Special thanks to for inspiration

#- Lower Terrain Sides
#- Visual Honey
#- Lower Fire
#- Gui Scale 3x Fix (explaination & recommended text-fixing pack from @obscure)
#- xBR Clouds (fast clouds setting only)

Missing something you want? Try using PackXBR to upscale a resource pack designed for vanilla!

A lazy upscale is a bad upscale.

(disclaimer) While most upscale projects take a hands-off approach to upscaling, VanillaXBR stands out. It's an iterative process where I upscale, layer, refine and etch each part of a texture manually. It's a level of care and attention that guarantees that the textures produced are of the highest possible quality, with no compromises.

Unlike AI-based algorithms, xBR is a meticulously designed scaling algorithm that I hold in high regard and use in a way that respects its capabilities.


Originating from... Planet Minecraft.

Community... Discord Server.

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