What is an anachronism? From wikipedia:
“An anachronism (from the Greek ἀνά ana, “against” and χρόνος khronos, “time”), is a chronological inconsistency in some arrangement, especially a juxtaposition of person(s), events, objects, or customs from different periods of time. The most common type of anachronism is an object misplaced in time, but it may be a verbal expression, a technology, a philosophical idea, a musical style, a material/textile, a plant or animal, a custom or anything else associated with a particular period in time so that it is incorrect to place it outside its proper temporal domain.”
In other words, stuff from one time period being in another “wrong” time period, like having cellphones in medieval times.
This is what Broken Anachronism does for Minecraft, or at least, make it looks like. Since the time period of Minecraft is never specified, or is actually specific at all, the name doesn’t really correctly apply, but still.
MCPatcher is very recommended for this pack, it will work without, but many textures won’t show without MCPatcher, essentially meaning you won’t get the full pack or use it as it was meant to be used.
Broken Anachronism makes the world look more dystopian (another greek work, which roughly means a civilization that is for some reason undesirable or frightening), while also making everything more steampunk. This means that bows have been replaced by guns, things are made to look like they run on steam or electricity (torches now look like something you’d find in Frankenstein’s lab), and mobs as well as NPC have become better dressed and more metallic looking.
Villagers are now either wearing metal steam masks or are actual clockwork robots, creepers have been giving fancy clothing and a devilish red face, and skeletons are… well they’re still skeletons. Spiders especially are extra creepy with this pack, as they now look like giant daddy long legs.
The resource pack is in 64×64 resolution, and this is the only available version.
The world now looks like it has been ravaged for a long time, a result of using continuing to use steam and coal rather than moving on to more efficient and greener energy sources. Everything is more brown and bleak, fauna looks deadly and poisonous, water is muddy and grey, and sand is full of discarded parts, corpses, and more. It really is a frightening world now, more so than in vanilla Minecraft.
So if you’re looking for a pack that makes your laboratory really have that Frankenstein feel, want more steampunk and dystopia in your world, or simply like what you see, then check out Broken Anachronism. Everything is high-quality and well made, and I doubt it will disappoint you.
Here is a comparison between Broken Anachronism and vanilla Minecraft:
How to install the Broken Anachronism Resource Pack for Minecraft:
- Download the Resource Pack.
- Download and install MCPatcher (if not already installed).
- Start Minecraft.
- Press Esc and go to options.
- Click on “Resource Packs”.
- Click on “Open resource pack folder”.
- Put the .zip file that you downloaded into the resource pack folder.
- The resource pack should now appear in Minecraft, now choose the resource pack and click “Done”.
- All done, you’re now all set and ready to enjoy this awesome resource pack, have fun and take care!
Here is a resource pack round-up video featuring Broken Anachronism: