Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15 is a resource pack for Mineceraft 1.15 that acts almost like a shader. Strangely, this resource pack isn’t focused on making Minecraft’s textures different. Instead, Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15’s top priority is improving the lighting system found in the base game. Keep reading to see if this pack can light up your world?
What is Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15?
Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15 is actually a surprisingly simple pack compared to what preconceptions you might have from the title. The pack tweaks the game’s vanilla lighting system, and by changing values in the game’s files, it manages to change how lighting works in the game. The result is a much more realistic lighting system that stays much closer to how lighting works in the real world.
What is Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15 like to play with?
Due to the somewhat boxed-in nature of Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15, there isn’t really a whole load to talk about in this review. In a nutshell, the pack changes values in the game’s pre-existing lighting system to achieve the creator’s desired effect. This is a much more rudimentary and more ‘vanilla’ method compared to that of shader packs. There’s no newly added dynamic lighting or other processing effects here, it’s all content straight ripped from the base game.
Though, none of what I just wrote is a real negative, especially if you’re a big faithful-style player. The pack’s repurposing of pre-existing features and files is a clever way of altering how the game feels, without adding too much unnecessary third party content.
This is all well and good, but throughout my time playing Minecraft with Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15 installed I couldn’t help but think: would this just be better as a shader pack? Clearly, shader packs are the go-to choice if you want big and impactful changes to how Minecraft processes lighting, but not everyone can run them, nor are they always accessible. So, while Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15 doesn’t give the same dazzling results as some shader packs, it does offer some alternatives to lighting preferences for those who want or have to keep things vanilla when it comes to Minecraft. The other biggest drawback for me was that while nighttime was much more realistic, this time of day became much more arduous to play, with entire swathes of the map being in deep darkness unless lit by an army of light sources.
What are the pros of Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15?
✔ Makes MInecraft’s lighting system much more realistic
✔ Allows for shader-like improvement without the need of OptiFine
✔ Faithful to the game’s original look & only tweaks pre-existing content
What are the cons of Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15?
X Better results can be found in shader packs
X New lighting leaves later hours in the day appearing very dark
X Not much change to daytime lighting
How do I install Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15?
Want to download resource packs but not sure how to do it? We’ve all been there, don’t worry. Below you’ll find my handy guide on resource pack installation for Minecraft 1.15 and any updates in the future.
First, download Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15 and place the zip somewhere safe. Now, open up the resource pack folder inside of your Minecraft files. The easiest way to find this folder is by going to the game’s option menu and then resource pack settings. At the bottom of the screen you should see a button that reads ‘open resource pack folder’—click it. You can also use the table below to see which file directory the folder is located in, depending on your OS.
Once the folder is open, place the download from earlier into it. Finally, make sure to enable Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15 in your Minecraft resource pack menu.
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Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15 for Minecraft Download Links
Below is where you can find download links for Better Lighting Resource Pack 1.15
At the end of the day, if you want to play Minecraft you first need to download OptiFine! There are millions of players in Minecraft make sure that you are using fair mods which does not disrupt or bother gameplay of other players.