Convert a 1.8 resource pack to 1.9 

 Last Modified May 31, 2021

 Published May 24, 2016

By  Peter Schwartz

Convert Texture Pack to 1.9

Converting a Texture Pack / Resource Pack from 1.7/1.8 to 1.9

Minecraft version 1.9 came with awesome features but caused that most 1.8/1.7 Texture Packs/Resource Packs became incompatible. There are many reasons for that: A new inventory, a different mcmeta file, new models, …
Below we will show you how to update an old Pack to 1.9. If you want to make your Texture Pack 1.11.2/1.12.2 compatible you should check out this guide:ย Make your Resource Pack 1.12.2/1.12 compatible (full guide)

Converting Resource Packs to 1.9 – Step 1

To make a 1.7/1.8 Texture Pack 1.9 “compatible” you have to paste the following linesย into yourย Resource Pack’s .mcmeta file.

“pack”: {
“pack_format”: 2,
“description”: “The default look of Minecraft
<- End

Converting Resource Packs to 1.9 – Step 2

The 1.9 version of Minecraft comes with a different inventory. That’s why it can help to just delete the old “inventory” file of your pack.

You can find it here: Your Pack > assets > minecraft > textures > gui > container > “inventory.png”

You can just delete the “inventory.png” or delete it and edit it after you used the pack with 1.9.

Converting Resource Packs to 1.9 – Step 3

The 1.9 version of Minecraft also comes with different “models”. That’s why it can be usefulย to delete the old “models” folderย of your pack.

Your Pack > assets > minecraft > textures > “models”
You can just delete the “models” folder.

Useful Downloads – Converting 1.7/1.8 PvP Pack to 1.9.4

Useful File

ย basic mcmeta File

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Extra information about converting a 1.8 pack to 1.9

With following the 3 steps you make your pack “compatible” forย Minecraft 1.9
Keep in mind that you might lose your Texture Pack’s inventory and more files if you don’t establish a Back-Up of your PvP Texture Pack/Resource Pack before following the steps.
Only edit a Texture Pack’s .zip/.rar file if you know what you are doing!

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Peter Schwartz

Hi, My name is Peter Schwartz or better known as Mr.MCRP. I am an Avid Minecraft fan since it was first released in 2009. I gathered a group of smart and awesome Minecraft fans as well and we have compiled tons and tons of texture packs and we have dedicated it to help you - fellow fans to get the best texture packs ever.

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