How to Package Resource Packs with Your Custom Map

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 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:

  1. The resource pack is contained inside
  2. Files within become case-sensitive. If you make reference to a file which has different capitalization, the link will fail and the resource will not load.
  3. Only a ZIP file will work, a folder named resources will not.

Packaging your maps properly will produce a better end-user experience.


  1. I’ve known about this for a while, and I agree that everyone should do this. It makes downloading maps way easier!

  2. I wish that when a world has the custom resource pack imbedded that when you put it on a server players joining it would be prompted to DL that pack….sigh.

    1. If it could be map reliant, it could be abused quite easily. I think its best to leave it up to the server operator to control this.

  3. I’ve tryed to do this on my map it dosen’t work if any one knows of a video showing me how to do it or know what’s wrong please tell me

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