The Dragon’s Edge resource pack features a number of graphical changes to Minecraft, the first of which you’ll notice shortly after starting up the game. While some packs fail to alter the title screen this one does not, and so it creates a unique and different experience because it covers every aspect of the game – even the menus before the game actually begins. This pack has some strong medieval roots to it and you’ll notice that in some of the textures, such as swords and especially the different types of stone bricks. One of the best things about Dragon’s Edge is how easy it is on the eyes.
This is thanks to a clever technique where the author combined low contrast colors with a soft brushing effect on the textures. Granted, some of them look a little blurry or muddy because of this, but as a whole they are all much easier to look at for extended periods of play than, say, some of the shockingly bright and shiny textures you might find in sci-fi or space packs. Unfortunately many of these textures won’t render or work at all if you’re using older versions of Minecraft; you’ll want to use 1.7.10 and up and probably just stick to 1.8+ for the best results.
The Dragon’s Edge resource pack isn’t really finished yet either, which is a little bothersome since it’s about 6 months old now. The author, Skitto493, is still making regular updates to the pack though. Recently the ore block faces and a few other textures got updates and now, the majority of common textures in Minecraft have been changed by this pack. The trees and their leaves look especially good despite the low 32x resolution. Places like the Nether just look out of place though considering the resolution drops by about half as soon as you enter the place.
Dragon’s Edge Resource Pack for Minecraft 1.8.8 Changelogs
- Added Oak Door and Sign
- Remade Clay and Andesite
Download Links for Dragon’s Edge Resource Pack
for Minecraft 1.8.X
Credit: Skitto493 – Original Thread on Planet Minecraft