The first thing most players think when they get a good look at the Retrovive resource pack is “3D”. Despite the low resolution of 16x, this resource pack made for Minecraft 1.8.1 does an excellent job of making its simple textures pop by making them expand in all directions, rather than just up. You’ll notice after playing Minecraft long enough that many textures appear to be flat, like pieces of paper in a sense. They go upward and outward but have no real density to them – they’re like flat pieces of paper with stuff drawn on, rather than actual stuff with body and bulk.
The Retrovive pack fixes this glaring issue and does what few other simple resource packs manage to do when it makes everything in Minecraft pop right out of the screen. Even simple textures which normally get ignored, like water, look a lot better with this pack active. Players will notice many more and brighter reds, greens and blues, but a relative lack of other colors from the palette. This creates a kind of cartoony effect by making these colors so dominant, but it’s not negative or overpowering in any way. Instead, this is the cartoon pack even realism lovers would probably like.
The Hyperion Team, the group of people behind the development of Retrovive, has future plans for this pack. They at least claim they will boost the resolution to higher levels and create different versions of Retrovive for different performance levels, to give it real versatility. In fact, a 32x version is already under development, and there have also been talks of a Christmas edition of the resource pack which may or may not appear towards the end of this year.
Retrovive Resource Pack for Minecraft 1.8.8 Changelogs
- New armor added.
- Connected glass texture.
- New multi textures for mobs and some blocks.
- Texture updates and additions.
Download Links for Retrovive Resource Pack
for Minecraft 1.8.X
Credit: Hyperion Creative