I just want to preface this that I am in no way claiming to be colourblind, I just want to suggest this because I know some people struggle identifying ores.
The suggestion is fairly simple, give every ore a unique texture.
A few reasons to do this:
-Variety in underground
-Removes reused textures
I've prepared some potential textures myself (these have been upscaled to 512x512.)
Coal ore: https://imgur.com/a/eJLGsU8
Iron ore: https://imgur.com/a/26UoUzm
Gold ore: https://imgur.com/a/94v3dRL
Redstone ore: https://imgur.com/a/LMTl3yI
(Diamond ore would retain the old texture as it iconic. Emerald and lapis don't need to change.)
While making these textures I wanted to make sure they were natural looking, however I did make redstone look a bit like wiring or electricity.
When making these textures the most important thing for me was making sure the ore was within the two pixel border of stone. The reason for this, and I'm not sure if Notch did this intentionally while texturing the original ores, you can't see an ore if it is over the edge of a lava lake, so it looks like normal stone.
Let me know what you think!
Extra fun bonus fact: Iron ore actually has a different texture by two pixels in the bottom right, I'm fairly sure this was a mistake of Jappa's part as the old texture had no change!
Sorry if its not okay for me to copy my post on reddit, not familiar with this site.
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