Though there are a handful of decent shader packs available for Minecraft already, it’s always worth paying attention when another good one pops out of the woodwork. Conquest of the Sun is exactly that – a good shader pack. It takes some inspiration directly from Chocapic’s Shaders, but it is by no means a copy. It does require the shaderpack mod to function normally, but that’s about the extent of the similarities between this shader pack and Chocapic’s. Grades of light, including brightness and darkness, are quite nice to look at over extended distances up on the world’s surface here.
You can see the way the sunlight rolls against the side of a mountain, failing to crest the peak and leaving the opposite face of the rock pile bathed in black. The best thing about Conquest of the Sun, like with other shader packs, is the way the lighting and the shadows objects cast all look more realistic, more believable. In this respect, this shader pack is no different from any of the other high quality packs out there. But it does manage to stand out in other ways. For one, when lightning strikes in the middle of the night or during a storm, it actually brightens up the world around it for a split second.
On the other hand, there are some shader packs which do it better than Conquest of the Sun. For instance, you won’t notice any sudden looming shade when a cloud passed in front of the sun up in the sky – other packs actually implement something like this while this one does not. Also, a lack of lighting can make some places unbearably dark, like the depths of caves or mines when you run out of torches!
Download Links for Conquest of the Sun Resource Pack
for Minecraft 1.8.X