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Sorry for resurrecting an old topic, but I just found this thread and I've been wondering about why nobody does something about this for years. There were questions about newer version, and just for reference the 128x version of the PureBDCraft texture pack (which I've been using since 1.11 days) takes a frigging 7 minutes to stitch with my latest modpack, the Stacia Expert 1.8.2. The game is completely unresponsive for the entire time. This is on MC 1.16.4, and a relatively beefy computer (AMD 5600X, 32GB of DDR3200 memory, a fast PCIE4 NVME drive) The modpack has >200 mods in it, and without the texture pack the it loads in about one minute. Reasonable, considering the amount of mods. However the seven minutes stitching time is on top of that - the total game load time from launcher is thus roughly 8 minutes. Does this sound reasonable to you? Here you go if you want to try it yourself: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/modpacks/stacia-expert https://bdcraft.net/downloads/purebdcraft-minecraft/ I used to be a Java developer for many years, and in my opinion this system is broken...