Installing Minecraft custom maps without a Realm isn’t intuitive.
Asking players to also install a resource pack is an added annoyance. This is easily avoided by packaging your resource packs inside your world folder.
This feature only works for single-player maps. Set-up your server.properties with resource-pack=<URL> to enable a prompt to auto-download your resource pack for multiplayer servers.
Let’s take a quick look at what your world folder should look like:
There’s not much more to this.
Here are a few guidelines:
- The resource pack is contained inside resources.zip
- Files within resources.zip become case-sensitive. If you make reference to a file which has different capitalization, the link will fail and the resource will not load.
- Only a ZIP file will work, a folder named resources will not.
Packaging your maps properly will produce a better end-user experience.