Minecraft shaders aren’t exactly one of the first things that come to mind when you think of Minecraft. But shaders can have a great effect on the game and the realistic representation of the Minecraft world. Find out what shaders are, what they can do, and how to download them here!
What are shaders and what can they do?
Shaders are settings to enhance the light, shadows and optics settings in Minecraft. As an example, for the visual imagination, the reflection of the sun on water or the shining through of the sun on transparent blocks (e.g. glass) is usually named. In principle, these examples are very good, because they summarize the essence of shaders: the realistic representation of lighting conditions.
Shaders can therefore add a realistic value to gameplay and brings the world closer to the realities of nature. They also offer great visuals and a variety of texture and special settings.
How to get shader settings?
To use shaders, you first need the mod OptiFine. This mod makes most shaders compatible with Minecraft. In addition, OptiFine improves the entire graphics and texture settings in the game. So, download the latest version of OptiFine and start the OptiFine version displayed in the launcher at the bottom left.
Then you can proceed as following:
- Go to “Options”
- Then on “Graphics Settings
- Then on the tab “Shader”
- In this folder you can save downloaded zip-folders of shaders
- When a new zip-file (i.e., a new shader) has been inserted, just click and confirm to activate it
Some very recommendable shaders
Shader pack SEUS
A very popular pack among Minecraft players. Beautiful cloud formations, pleasant sunrays and the famous water reflections can be found here.
Shader Pack Chocapic13
Also, the Chocapic13 shader is one of the most famous shaders. It convinces especially by its color quality and saturation and the almost picturesque looking landscape!
Shader Pack Sildur
This pack is like its two predecessors also one of THE most popular shaders. Everything fits together well here and looks extremely aesthetic. Some rumors say that Sildur has the best light settings! In any case, the scenery looks very inviting and realistic. In addition, Sildur also offers support for older Minecraft versions (up to 1.14) and is also available for low-powered PCs.
Conclusion Minecraft shaders
You like great landscapes in shallow sunlight? You want to make an almost real dive through the Minecraft underwater world? Then you should try Shaders for Minecraft. Best of all directly on your Minecraft server from GPORTAL! We wish you a lot of fun while playing!