You’ll notice the differences in the Spectral PVP resource pack as soon as you boot up Minecraft and the traditional, peaceful start menu is instead a raging, fiery blaze. It’s the first thing you see from Spectral PVP and it does a good job of setting the stage for everything else the pack will bring to the table. With a resolution of 32x which is slightly boosted from the standard 16x, many of the updated textures have a little more pop than they normally would. The extra level of detail really does a good job here and it’s surprising how much of a difference even that small resolution boost can make.
The Spectral PVP pack is nearly a finished piece of work, but there are still regular updates coming with the most recent one being about two days before the time this review was written, in late July of 2015. The really cool thing about it is the fact is uses standard Minecraft textures. You won’t find too many original images here, but what you will find is Minecraft world which looks surprisingly more detailed than normal, despite the fact it’s using those traditional textures. Really, it’s amazing how much can be done with a little boost to resolution.
That doesn’t mean there isn’t anything unique about this pack, not at all. One nice feature is that arrows will change colors when you’re readying them with your bow. As the string gets pulled back further and more power builds up in the shot, the arrow shaft will steadily shift from a greenish color towards yellow and then finally to a deep, dark red when your shot will do maximum damage. This makes ranged combat much more intuitive than normal and prevents bad shots.
Spectral PVP Resource Pack for Minecraft 1.8.8 Changelogs
- Added bricks and redid redstone ore.
- Added crafting table.
- Added sand, red sand and oak planks.
Download Links for Spectral PVP Resource Pack
for Minecraft 1.8.X
Credit: EnderDragonair – Original Thread on Planet Minecraft