Do you hate it when clouds fill up your hilltop fortress? In this article, I will provide you a way to easily remove clouds in Minecraft so that you can always see your buildings clearly.
While this simple tutorial has been done more than once, I provide you a replacement clouds image here so that you do not need to mess with MS paint or other image editing software.
How to Remove Clouds
Removing the clouds in Minecraft is as simple as changing one image. This will require a few easy steps and I’ll be sure to help you not break anything. The only things required are the image itself, which I have provided, and something to open the game file to make the switch.
This tutorial will show you how to switch the clouds file in Windows. There seems to be an issue for Mac users when using the Archive Utility. Mac users unfamiliar with archives should see special instructions from this thread on the Minecraft forum, but can still use the clouds file provided.
If you have WinRar, I recommend that. WinZip or 7-zip also work. You can download WinRAR for free in 10 seconds.
Step by Step
- Right click this clouds.png and select
- Save the file to your desktop
- Go to your game folder
- Windows XP – C:\Documents and Settings\YOURUSER\Application Data\.minecraft\bin
- Windows Vista/7 – C:\Users\YOURUSER\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\bin
- Make a copy of
minecraft.jarjust in case!
- Right click on original
- Select WinRAR, WinZip, or similar program
- When it opens, double click
- (optional) Rename the old clouds.png in case you want to keep it for later
- Drag clouds.png from your desktop onto the old one and confirm
Update May 2011: With Minecraft 1.5, the clouds file is no longer stored inside the minecraft.jar file. If you are running the new version, you can still find a clouds image file in your favorite texture pack (also under the environment folder).
Now that you updated your game’s cloud image, you can have clear sunny skies from now on. In case you made a mistake, you have the backup
I have tried to make this as plain as possible so that people of all computer literacy levels can understand it. If you have any problems following these steps, leave a comment so I can help you.
nice thanks! also nice house 😉 is it yours?
Thanks. Yes, it has grown considerably. I wish someone had told me that the world was only 128 blocks high though. I had to stop building up prematurely.
For lower resolution cloud.png files you can simply download this program:
It works fine too.
Thanks bro, this really helped.
Thank you for that. At last I’ve gotten rid of those annoying clouds. I once used to install a mod that, among other things, was able to remove the clouds. But I got tired of updating that mod every time Minecraft got updated. Your solution is much more elegant.
it doesnt work for me i still se the clouds
Since version 1.5 of Minecraft, clouds.png is not stored in the minecraft.jar file. Look in the jar called minecraft-1.5_01.jar (or similar name) and replace it there.
I’m using Johnsmith’s texturepack and he doesn’t have any ‘environment’ folder in the texturepack. So, where do I change anything and/or put the clouds.png?
Hey, check the comment above yours. It should be in a jar file with the version number in it’s name.
Hehe, that’s where I replaced it.
In my case, I had to replace it in the minecraft.jar and not the minecraft.jar-1.6.6
You don’t have to edit the minecraft.jar, esp since it’ll get whacked at every new ver. Just make a texture pack with “environment\clouds.png”. If you already use a tex pack, just update that pack’s cloud file or add the “environment\clouds.png”.
I used to edit minecraft.jar too, but it sucked when it disappeared at every patch heh.
Hey that’s a new article idea! “Make your own texture pack” I’ll get on it.
Thanks, that was a huge help =)
The clouds were entering my big house, what a shame…
Thanks again 😉
or you could go to menu change video setting and click turn cloud off easy way
u can turn off clouds in video settings, duh…
This article is over a year and a half old. There was no setting, duh…