The thing called Minecraft comes packed with simple graphics, but if you want to add a little visual flair to your world, modders have you covered. Here is a guide to install amazing Minecraft shaders that you need to know.
The first step is to get yourself some forge. There are other methods to go about this, but Forge API is currently the best way to install mods quickly and painlessly, so unless you are a whiz, just download and run the Forge .jar. do you need OptiFIne for shaders? Yes, the next step is to download and install OptiFine. You can just drop the OptiFine .jar in the mods folder wherever your Kinecraft folder is. This one allow you to tinker with the graphics settings of Minecraft down to an amazingly granular degree. Compared to the other things, installing OptiFine will give you access to shaders, and even comes with some pre-installed, though you probably want to try out some options to see what is good for you. All that you have to do to open up your horizons is to download the right shaderpack and drop it in your shaderpacks folder. Here are some options for you.
- Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders
SEUS are some of the best shaders, a good tier collection of lighting and graphical updates that will essentially make Minecraft into a different game. Aside from that, it is also one of the most resource-intensive shaderpacks, so please do not try to install and run it without enough horsepower or you are bound to end up with a very pretty slideshow. For those who have a monster PC but is wasting its potential on vanilla Minecraft, it is you chance to shine.
KUDA shaders is also high end shaderpack, but this one runs without slowing performance to a crawl. Just like everything else with modded Minecraft, you will have to experiment a bit to find out what works for you. This one adds shadows, lighting, godrays, and the other fun visual tweaks to make the world come alive, and at its highest settings, is almost cinematic in quality.
- Slidur’s Vibrant Shaders and Chocapic13
Those two are not the same but they are easier to use if you are trying to tailor your experience to meet your hardware specifications. Both of them come with options ranging from lite to extreme. Actually, it depends on how much you think your system is able to handle. The lite option is quite impressive visual upgrade, and they will still chug your machine if you re not careful. In case you are worried about frying your videocard, you can start with the lite versions of these and move up.
- CrankerMan’s TME Shaders
CrankerMan’s TME Shaders is another greta one if you have got a machine that can handle it. Actually, TME stands for too many effects, so if you are looking for alight or processor friendly shaderpack, it is not for you.