Have you ever been to Middle Earth? Well, if you’ve read any of Tolkien’s books from the series or seen the movie adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and similar movies, you’ve definitely heard about the place. It’s a land many fantasy and fiction buffs would love to visit and thanks to the Middle Earth resource pack on Minecraft, it’s now possible to scratch that itch. The fact the pack comes in four different resolutions – 16x, 32x, 64x and 128x – only means that more players will have a chance to implement this pack and see what their favorite worlds look like rendered in Middle Earth.
The Middle Earth resource pack is great if you were planning on designing your own landscapes from the books. The forest from Lothlorien for example, or the fortress of Helm’s Deep built right into the side of a mountain are both options, though you could always go for something simpler and closer to home like The Shire. It’s even possible to convert the End into the mountain where Smaug lives since the Enderdragon has been replaced with the big, red baddy from The Hobbit. He was frightening there and he’s actually still pretty frightening in Minecraft, even when he’s all blocky.
Some of the textures seem sort of out of place though. This is especially true with many of the monsters, like the creeper and the zombie. This could be because monsters like these never showed up in the book series more than because the textures really stand out from anything else in the resource pack though. That’s kind of funny though; zombies are pretty common stuff in old fantasy fiction tales like these. There are updates still planned for the future so things might change before Middle Earth is finished.
Middle Earth Resource Pack for Minecraft 1.8.7 Changelogs
- Added breaking animation.
- Added iron sword.
- Added iron pickaxe.
- Added bow textures.
Download Links for Middle Earth Resource Pack
for Minecraft 1.8.X
Credit: TheAwesomeKielbasa – Original Thread on Planet Minecraft