HardTop Vanillaccurate v1.8.0

The next Vanillaccurate version is here at last! It brings lots of improvements to the pack overall, and introduces a couple of 1.17 blocks now Optifine has a preview version that’s compatible with 1.17.

Most important changes include sea lantern design revamp, smooth stone blocks complete overhaul, improved AO on blocks all over the board, baked-in AO in OldPBR packs, added roundness on some round blocks like bones or logs, … See full changelog below!

THIS IS THE JAVA EDITION PACK. FOR THE BEDROCK PACKS CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE TO JUMP DIRECTLY TO THE DOWNLOAD SECTION

QUICK NOTE: WITH VERSIONS STARTING FROM 1.15 YOU WILL SEE A WARNING MESSAGE ABOUT THE PACK BEING OF AN OLDER FORMAT. YOU CAN SAFELY IGNORE THAT MESSAGE ALL THE WAY TO 1.17, IT *WILL* STILL WORK.


CHANGELOG

fixes in this version:

  • OLDPBR NOW FEATURES BAKED-IN AMBIENT OCCLUSION IN COLORMAP/ALBEDO
  • rails, mostly POM and normals/colormap/metallic on edges
  • removed water texture that caused issues in most cases
    • added cauldron water to replace removed custom water texture
  • vastly improved sea lantern – changed to new design following blog poll
  • improved all overworld ore blocks and used 1.17 styles (coal, iron, gold, redstone, lapis, emerald, diamond)
  • improved all smooth blocks (polished andesite, diorite, granite, smooth stone+slab, polished blackstone, polished basalt)
  • improved bone blocks (much better AO, added depth in marrow, added roundness in normals & fixed heightmap)
  • improved basalt side & polished basalt side, adding some roundness to the block’s normals
  • improved ancient debris height/normals details
  • lowered glass normal intensity + changed pattern a bit
  • added POM on various foliage/flower blocks + nether fungi
  • added some roundness to all logs (normal+AO only, not heightmap)
  • reworked some nether blocks emissives (mushroom/fungi, stems)
  • improved composter normals/heightmaps
  • improved details on grass/ferns with new grass blade pattern
  • improved other cutout transparency-related blocks (ladders, spawner, scaffolding…)
  • reworked nether wart and warped wart blocks
  • improved some more nether-related blocks (doors/trapdoors/planks)
  • redesigned all stone bricks-like blocks (stone bricks, mossy, cracked, chiseled, lodestone)
    • also redesigned blackstone blocks (blackstone, top, gilded) and polished blackstone
  • very slight misc fixes

added some more 1.17 blocks and reworked some

  • added deepslate-related stuff (stone, ores, …)
  • added smooth basalt
  • added tuff
  • improved amethyst and calcite

SCREENSHOTS

Here you can see the big changes I introduced to OldPBR formats with this version 1.8.0. I started baking-in AO into the albedo files to give more depth to shaders that can’t use LabPBR texture-provided ambient occlusion (that’s stored in the normals blue channel with LabPBR 1.3).

It’s not totally realistic but missing AO (even baked-in) loses quite a bit of detail on the overall shape of a texture. As I reworked lots of block AO for this version it only made sense I added an way to experience it on shaders that don’t use texture AO as well.

This comparison below shows SEUS PTGI HRR 2.1 without (left) and with (right) baked-in AO. You see AO adds lots of shape and depth on top of normalmapping, POM, and parallax self-shadowing.

Here is a small gallery with MollyVX shader showing off the benefits of baked-in AO.

As the recent poll results showed that you wanted a more vanilla sea lantern, I replaced the fully round one I showcased a while back.
I didn’t want to scrap the round lantern completely so I decided to add it as an extra add-on for those willing to bring the roundness back!

Octray shader/renderer

DOWNLOADS

Remember to check this guide if you encounter any issues when installing/running the packs.

main pack

LabPBR

for most recent shaders like Kappa, Continuum, BSL (except SEUS, Sildurs, Chocapic, LUMA)

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LabPBR 16xdownloadmirror
LabPBR 32xdownloadmirror
LabPBR 64xdownloadmirror
LabPBR 128xdownloadmirror
LabPBR 256xdownloadmirror
LabPBR 512xdownloadmirror
LabPBR 512x LITEdownloadmirror
OldPBR

for shaders such as SEUS Renewed, SEUS PTGI and PTGI HRR, Sildurs Vibrant, Chocapic, …

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OldPBR 16xdownloadmirror
OldPBR 32xdownloadmirror
OldPBR 64xdownloadmirror
OldPBR 128xdownloadmirror
OldPBR 256xdownloadmirror
OldPBR 512xdownloadmirror
OldPBR 512x LITEdownloadmirror

Round sea lantern add-on

LabPBR
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LabPBR 16x add-ondownloadmirror
LabPBR 32x add-ondownloadmirror
LabPBR 64x add-ondownloadmirror
LabPBR 128x add-ondownloadmirror
LabPBR 256x add-ondownloadmirror
LabPBR 512x add-ondownloadmirror
OldPBR
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OldPBR 16x add-ondownloadmirror
OldPBR 32x add-ondownloadmirror
OldPBR 64x add-ondownloadmirror
OldPBR 128x add-ondownloadmirror
OldPBR 256x add-ondownloadmirror
OldPBR 512x add-ondownloadmirror

4 thoughts on “HardTop Vanillaccurate v1.8.0

  1. You can Remove the warning about the incompatible version with a small change to the pack.mcmeta file. If you change the value for pack_format, Minecraft will see the pack as compatible. For me, Changing the value from 4 to 7 got rid of the warning in 1.17.

      1. The solution I’m using here is not optimal but it’s the least inconvenient I guess. Now if you edit the pack version and are satisfied that way, well good ^^

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