Introduction: How to Add Your Own Sounds to Minecraft

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Are you tiring of the old Minecraft sounds and want to change them? Well then, This instructable is for you.

Step 1:

Lets navigate to the .minecraft folder, where all of Minecraft's assets are stored. There are several ways to do it, but the easiest way is to hit Win+R, and type %appdata%\.minecraft into the bar. This should take you to C:\Users\-username-\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft. Go to the resourcepacks folder. Create a new folder and name it whatever you want. This will be the name of the pack.

Step 2: Pack.mcmeta

Open that folder you just made. Right-click, select new, and select text document. Open it, and copy in the the following text:

"pack": { "pack_format": 3, "description": "New sounds for Minecraft!" }

Click file, save as, and set the save as type to all files. In the file name box type pack.mcmeta, all lowercase. Close notepad and delete the new text document.

note. The Minecraft Wiki says that update 1.13 will release soon. "pack_format": 3 is for 1.12, 1.12.1, 1.12.2. So that means when 1.13 releases, It will be invalid. instead, replace "pack_format": 3 with "pack_format": 4.

create a folder called assets, and another one called minecraft. This is where the sound folders will go.

Step 3: Finding the Sound(s) You Want to Change.

Go back to the .minecraft folder. Open assets, then indexes. Open the 1.12.json file with notepad. This is the minimum for opening it. I recommend you to download Notepad++, which will format the file correctly. Click Ctrl+F to open the find box. Search for the sound you are looking for. Once you find it, take note of the file path. Let's use the sound levelup, which happens whenever you advance in an experience level, as an example. Find it, and you'll see that the path is sounds\random. So, in the minecraft folder you created, make a folder called sounds, and another folder called random.

note. At this time of writing, 1.13 will release soon. So you will need to open 1.13.json.

Step 4: Creating the Sound

Now to make the sound for minecraft. To do this, You will need Audacity. Either record a sound, or download one. If you download one, It will need to be in WAV file format. You can convert it to wav at Online Convert website. Once it has converted, download it to the desktop. Open Audacity and drag the file into the blank space. Check to see if it plays, and click file, export, export as OGG. Name the file exactly what you saw in the json, in this case, levelup, all lowercase, and select the file type as OGG Vorbis files, and export it to the random folder in the resource pack. In order to play it afterward, you will need VLC Media Player. If you want to add more sounds, search in the json file, create the folders, create the sound, and export it.

Step 5: Test the Sounds

Now to test the sounds. Open Minecraft, hit play, and click options. Hit the resource packs button, and you will see your resource pack. Click the arrow to activate it, and click done. Wait a few seconds, and go back to the menu screen. Go to singleplayer, and play a world. Get experience by killing mobs and mining ore. When you advance a level, The sound should go play.


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