February 2011

Minecraft Texture Maker

I have started working on a little utility program for assembling Minecraft texture packs. Its working title is Minecraft Texture Maker. With it I an do mundane tasks like assembling the files in a directory in to the ZIP archive that gets published, and also create new texture packs by remixing existing ones. I have a vague ambition to elaborate it in to a web app for remixing packs, but it is useful already. Read more


My vast empire of web sites—well, my blog and some side projects like Jigsawr and Spreadsite—all run on a Linode node in London. When I bought it—375 days ago—Ubunty 9.10 ‘Karmic Koala’ was all the rage. Karmic loses security support in April 2011, so I have upgraded my server to 10.04 LTS ‘Lucid Lynx’. I chose Lucid because it is a LTS (long-term support) release. Read more

Texturepacker and Minecraft Beta 1.3

Minecraft Beta 1.3 was released yesterday and it includes some new items, which require support in your custom texture pack if you have one. I was quite pleased that I was able to concoct a usable version of my packs using my texture-pack-remixing work-in-progress, now named Texturepacker. Read more