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Sphax’s texture packs are awesome, and help to reduce the puke from normal Minecraft textures. So how can you use them with Voltz and where can you download the file(s)? Easy! Let’s get roarin’.

Video Tutorial

Here is a video tutorial showing how to get this built and running on Windows.

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or, for MAC

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Look below the fold for download links and a complete walk-through.

Creating a Sphax PureBDcraft with Voltz texturepack

Follow the steps below to create your own fully-patched version of the Sphax PureBDcraft texture pack with the Voltz SMP texture patch! The basic idea is this, you need to take the two files and merge them into one so Minecraft knows how to load everything and make it look legit.

  1. Download the Sphax PureBDcraft base texturepack file
    1. Choose 128x, 64x, 32x, or 16x (those are the only resolutions supported by the Voltz texturepack)

      Download one of these files
      Download one of these files
    2. Choose the version for Minecraft 1.4.7 (that’s the current MC version with Voltz)
    3. Download the File as a ZIP file
    4. URL: http://bdcraft.net/download-purebdcraft-texturepack-for-minecraft
  2. Download the Patch files for Voltz
    1. Choose the same resolution as the base Sphax from step 1.1 above (128x, 64x, 32x, or 16x)
    2. Choose the version for Minecraft 1.4.7
    3. Download the file as a ZIP file

No 16x Patch available for Voltz

No 32x Patch available for Voltz

  1. Merge the Patch ZIP file with the Sphax Base ZIP file
    1. Windows
      1. Open the Base Sphax zip file you just downloaded (I recommend using WinRAR)
      2. Open the Voltz patch zip file you just downloaded
      3. Select and Copy all of the contents from the Voltz Patch file into the base Sphax PureBDcraft file
        1. The order is important!
        2. Use the Update and Replace option when prompted (this should be the default option on WinRAR)
      4. Close both files
        1. They will save automatically, and the original, base Sphax PureBDcraft zip file has now been modified to include the Voltz textures
      5. Rename the base Sphax PureBDcraft zip file to reflect the fact that you have patched it
        1. i.e. “Sphax PureBDcraft 128x with Voltz.zip”
      6. Take the newly awesomified zip file and drop it in your texture pack folder (see below for instructions on this)
      7. Done!
    2. Mac
      1. Open the voltz texturepack folder
        1. see “How to Install” (below) for instructions on how to find it,
        2. -or- navigate (manually or with shift+command+g) to ~/Library/Application Support/techniclauncher/voltz/texturepacks
      2. Inside, make yourself a new folder to put all the texture files
        1. e.g. name it “Sphax PureBDcraft with Voltz”
      3. Unzip/Copy the base Sphax PureBDcraft texture zip into your folder
        1. Copy all of the zip file’s contents into the new folder (e.g.  “Sphax PureBDcraft with Voltz”)  you just created
      4. Unzip/Copy the Voltz patch zip file into your folder
        1. Copy all of the zip file’s contents into the same new folder (e.g.  “Sphax PureBDcraft with Voltz”)
        2. Don’t select “Replace” if asked, choose the option to ignore. You’ll have to go back and copy those guys in manually – you don’t want to overwrite anything!
      5. Done!

Don’t know how to finish the installation? Check for installation details below the fold.

How to Install

Installation is easy; follow the steps below!

  1. Download the file (see above); make sure it stays in ZIP form – don’t let Safari or Firefox auto-unzip the zip file
  2. Open the techniclaunch folder
    1. (Mac)
      1. Open Finder
      2. hit <shift>+<command>+G; or Go -> Go to Folder…
      3. type in ~/Library/Application Support/techniclauncher and hit <enter>
    2. (Windows)
      1. Open Windows Explorer (<windows-key> + E)
      2. go to C:Usersyour_username_hereAppDataRoaming.techniclauncher
      3. You might need to show hidden folders to get there – or just type it into the file window
  3. open the voltz folder,
  4. then open the texturepacks folder
  5. drop the texturepack (the ZIP file you downloaded) into the folder
  6. In Minecraft, click the Texture Packs (button) and choose the new texture pack zip file you just loaded
  7. Wait for Minecraft to get off its lazy butt and load the textures, then hit done, wait again, and you’re done!
Your texturepacks options should look like this
Your texturepacks options should look like this


Please note; we are NOT the original authors of any of this content. We have simply taken and merged the following two fruits of the labors of others, for the benefit of those who can’t or are unsure of how to merge such fruits into usefulness.


All Sphax PureBDCraft textures have been provided by Sphax : http://bdcraft.net/download-purebdcraft-texturepack-for-minecraft

All Voltz textures have been provided by their various authors, are being compiled by the community, and hosted by someone who is really cool: http://bdcraft.net/forum/universal-electricity-voltz-pack

15 Responses to “Sphax PureBDCraft for Voltz”

  1. Edward,

    How do you get the weapons section for the Power Tool to show up? It only showed the tools section and the other stuff. I tried this in creative mode in hamachi server but wouldn’t show up

    • ingrimmm,

      Make sure to have the Power Tool in your inventory and then when you open the Tinker Table click on the Power Tool on the left side. There are only two weapon tweaks right now; the Plasma Cannon and Melee Assist. They should be up top in the Tinker table under the “Weapon” subheading.

      If you still don’t see them, check what version of the mod you’re using – make sure it’s at least 0.2.0-42 (that’s what we’re using). You can check by clicking the “Mods” button on the main Minecraft screen where you pick Singleplayer/Multiplayer.

      • Sinn,

        erm what do i check i cant find it

        • ingrimmm,

          Click the Voltz Texture pack link (above) then when that page loads click the “Download Voltz 1.2″ (or whatever version is out). The “v 1.2″ refers to the texturepack version – not the Voltz modpack itself. This will load up the final page giving you resolution choices (16x-128x) pick whatever matches the base Sphax Texturepack you selected in the first part.

  2. FINtroller666,

    how can i even get that texture pack?

    • ingrimmm,

      Follow the tutorial steps – the download links work just make sure to follow them all the way through.

  3. Titan,

    It keeps telling me that I can’t rename the file…
    “Cannot rename __rzi_0.179 to C:[The file location]\Sphax PureBDCraft
    Access is denied.”
    What do I do?

    • ingrimmm,

      Make sure you are “Save[ing]…” the file when you download it – don’t let your browser open the file automatically or it creates a temporary file and you end up editing that instead.

      “Save” both files when downloading, find them in the Folder, and then start merging.

      • Titan,

        ROFL! Ima try that. Thank you.

      • Titan,

        It worked! Thank you very much for the quick and very helpful reply. I was ready to break something. :’D

  4. Dan,

    i downloaded it and it works fine, but my bronze ingot displays as a white dot any suggestions?

  5. Dan,

    Also many of the things on my “not enough items” are white cubes did i mess up somehow?

  6. PLAZMA34,

    how do i do it on a mac