Sildur’s Shaders Mod for Minecraft 1.17/1.16.5/1.16.4/1.15.2/1.14.4

Do the standard lighting effects in Minecraft leave something to be desired? For most people, they do. Even with smooth lighting and graphics settings maxed out, everything still looks, well, blocky. Sildur’s Shaders mod is just one of many different shader mods which focus on improving the overall look of Minecraft by adding more realistic lighting effects. Light will roll around corners and cast realistic shadows, just like in real life, and the effects on Minecraft are instantly recognizable once you have installed this mod. Like other shaders, this mod requires a good bit of graphics processing power.

Basic Shaders:


Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders:





v1.13 Screenshots:

Sildurs-113-1 Sildurs-113-2 Sildurs-113-3 Sildurs-113-4


Unlike other shaders which focus solely on lighting effects, Sildur’s Shaders mod also implements waving grass. It might not sound like much, but compared to the eerily still grass which is standard in Minecraft, the moving stuff gives the impression of a rolling breeze passing by. It makes the game more engrossing, and that’s good news for those of us who use Minecraft as a means of escape. Sunspots, lens flare, motion blur and other effects also help make Minecraft look more realistic when this mod is installed. Overall, the visuals of Minecraft will only improve with this mod installed, so try it out.

Sildur’s Shaders Mod Update Logs


  • Support for 1.16.5.
  • Reworked entities rendering (again).
  • Fixed waterlogged boats.
  • Fixed lightning effect on charged creepers.
  • Fixed nametags.
  • Fixed blending and transparency issues with mods.
  • Fixed leaves rendering.
  • Fixed flickery sky while underwater.


  • Supports 1.16.3.
  • Added waving lanterns and option to toggle it. (WIP)
  • Improved nether fog and sky rendering, everything is smooth now since it uses slightly adjusted vanilla fog.


  • Added support for blue and grey nether biomes (soul sand valley, twisted forest, basalt deltas – fog color, lighting would make lava blue aswell)
  • Adjusted nether visuals to be more like vanilla (fog strength)
  • Added metallic and polished reflections for blocks like iron, polished granite and an option to toggle it.


  • Added support for reflective honeyblocks. (just like slimeblocks)
  • Added Raytraced shadows and and option to toggle it. (requires shadows to be enabled)
  • Added End dimension shaders!
  • Moved option “Water texture” to the colors -> water section.
  • Added option “watertexture blend factor” to the colors -> water section, you can now adjust the default water texture strength.


  • Improved performance by about 10-15% (various code optimizations).
  • Updated and improved nether shaders.
  • Added ingame option Shadowmap Quality. It’s streching the shadowmap, lower values increase shadow quality. Higher values reduce shadow quality but also increase performance.
  • Fixed various compiling errors on AMD and Intel gpus.
  • Fixed and restored support for older minecraft versions.

How to install Sildur’s Shaders Mod?

  1. Download the Minecraft Forge and GLSL Shaders Mod and installation on both.
  2. Download the Sildur’s Shaders and go to .minecraft/shaderpacks.
  3. Put the Sildur’s Shaders files into shaderpacks folder.
  4. Go in-game to options -> shaderpacks and choose it from the list.

Download Sildur’s Shaders Mod


  1. I have been using the SEUS shaders mod but love this one much more.
    I especially like the sun flares and deep colour of flowers etc especially at night time.
    Great shader, well done

  2. I’ve tried installing these shaders, but it redirects me to a totally different download screen, like iLivid. I’m reletively new to installing stuff like this for games like Minecraft, so if someone could point me in the right direction that would be great.

    • I am new at downloading stuff too but I found a few videos on youtube about how to install shaders and mods (mod don’t seem to work for me :/). I managed to finally install a shader just now and this was the one.

  3. I love the detail and I love the way everything looks, but with the moving blocks, it makes buildings look awful. Is there a way I can stop the motion?

  4. Hey, looks like there’s a bug. The shader seems to animate spruce wood blocks but doesn’t animate spruce leaves. Just thought I’d let you know.

  5. When I open minecraft and go into options there is nothing that says ‘shaderpacks’. and I have created a shaderpack folder and put the download into it. I also downloaded and installed forge. Can someone please help me?

  6. I know this is conpletely irelevant to this shader, but i cant seem to download the required mod: GlSl shaders. any help?

  7. i have downloaded it and when i go onto minecraft to open it in the shaders button i click on it and it makes the plying screen blnk

  8. Has anyone else dealt with some textures waving, allowing you to see some blue abyss beneath them? All cobblestone on my game ‘waves’ similar to water when using this mod.

  9. There is indeed a problem with the blocks waving, as I read a comment before my spruce wood is waving but not the leaves. Also I am not very good at coding or maybe I am just not reading it right but to do the Mac lag fix it says to “enable this and disable #HQ_SHADOW_FILTER””, and I do not know how do that – maybe someone could help me as to where or how to disable or enable this?

  10. I downloaded GLSL shaders mod and the Silders mod and its all fine until I try to equip it in the options menu. I equip it and launch one of my single player worlds but then the game crashes. Any ideas?

  11. Occasional glitching on textures like the player texture (default skins and custom skins tend to go invisible, quitting to menu and re-entering the map seems to fix this occasionally) and horses are skinned as invisible with two floating ears, even on default Minecraft textures. Disabling shader and exiting to menu and entering the map again to try to fix the horses does not fix this, though when they take damage they temporarily return to normal during the damage animations and death animations while shader is disabled. Animals also glitch out like player model does, though switching texture packs returns them to normal (switching back to the texture pack that they glitched out on once animal texture returns won’t cause them to disappear again).

    Could just be the shader mod and not the shader pack that’s causing it, though I myself am not sure. Just a heads up for you guys to look into this on your end.

    I’m using the Lite version and default Minecraft textures (the one included with the game itself).

  12. this isn’t working for me :/ i created the folder “shader packs” and put in the whole folder of texture and I’m not sure why it is not working can someone please help me?

  13. I love this style but please:
    – water in caves reflect sky
    – particles when i break a block are always bright even at darkness
    please fix this or tell me if there are some settings cause i love this pack!!!

  14. Having an issue with the shaderpack. I run it on a multiplayer server 1.8.1, and when i launch the shaderpack it says “Invalid Program Composite, Invalid Program Composite 1, Invalid Program Final….. “Open GL 4.2.0- Build Intel HD(R) Graphics 4600” PLEASE Help. Any advice or solutions would be great

  15. hi guys can someone please help me?
    it works fine with the shader mod and this shader but whenever i try to play a world it closes and comes up with an error access violation what do i do?

  16. Hey um I loaded the shader correctly but when I use it the sky is black but everything else works could someone maybe help me

  17. can someone please help me, I have downloaded shaders, i downloaded the thing to put in shaders, after that, it didn’t work, I have been at my computer for literally 3 hours and I reaaaaallllllyyyyy want shaders. please someone help (I have a mac)

  18. Don’t forget!

    If you happen to be using forge, download the “GLSL Shaders mod” then put the Glsl shaders in your “Mod folder” in .minecraft. If you don’t know how to do that hold windows+r then %appdata% enter. next click .minecraft then go to your mods folder, if you don’t have one make one. after that put the glsl shaders in your mods folder. then download this pack, if you don’t already have a “shaderpacks” folder in your .minecraft, make one! then put this shaderpack in your shaderpacks folder run minecraft on the forge your glsl shaders is (if your glsl shaders is 1.7.10 run 1.7.10 forge) once your mc is loaded click options then you should have a new option called “shaderpacks” click it then click “Sildurs Shaders” open it and enjoy! 🙂

    NonForge: Download the Glsl Shaders mod, after downloaded place it in your desktop, run it and it should create a new profile called “(version-Shaders)”. then go to your .minecraft then make or use your shaderpacks folder, bring the downloaded sildurs shaders and put it in there. run minecraft, you should have a new option called “Shaderpacks” in your options, click it then click “sildurs shaders” open it and enjoy 🙂

  19. Once I installed the mod, I went to single player and
    the game keeps crashing. Anybody has an issue like this?? (I am on a mac)
    If you do have a solution to it please do tell me. I will be happy!
    and you too will be happy by helping someone.

  20. When I start a world, it says “Invalid program composite, Invalid program composite1, Invalid program final” and my sky is black. HELP!

  21. I love how you say the most Extreme one needs an extreme comp. Im running 1.9 Ghz Processor. A intel crap card. And 4 Gb ram minecraft with 12 to comp. 16 Gb ram in total. Im running the best one there is here with my laptop and i have 40 fps just fine. I love finding things like this. Thanks for the awesome mod.

  22. I downloaded GLSL Mod thingy, then this one and I put them in their folders, but then when I open it it crashes because of GLSL Modcore??? Im on Mac btw

  23. I love this shaders mod. Only thing that is bugging me is I use Biomes O Plenty Mod and Twilight Forest mod. Is there anyway to actually get the new leaves to sway as well?

  24. So far everything’s working fine. Except ,when I go to the shader menu, I’m etting three options: “none”, “internal”, and “shaders”. No matter which one I select and what settings I use, nothing changes at all. Can I get some help? I’m using the right version of the shader with the right version of Forge, along with the GLSL, which is also correct.

  25. hey guys I have A GTX 960m laptop with an i7 processor and 16 gigs of ram, but on high it isn’t running atn the 85-100 fps like is said, and I need someone to explain why this is?

  26. I downloaded the mod and did everything the instructions said to do and when I clicked play on my Minecraft it kept crashing. Please help me I really want to use the mod!

  27. I click on the link to download the shader, but I keep getting a download manager app, but no shader mod to place inside my shaderspacker folder. What’s going on? And why can’t I download this shader mod instead of some stupid download manager?

  28. i’m trying to download but it does not work i cant download it ! but why ? can some one help me ? please it would be really help full !!

  29. I dont have a good graphic prossesor on my pc. Wich types of graphic prossesor can you recommend me to run the highest version of sildru´s variant shader mod?… My pc is a windows 8.1, pleaswe let me know, i´ll really apreciate any advice that can help me.

  30. Idk how to get this its really weird and I want some one to help but no one will so idk please make it make more sense just please…..

    really please…

  31. I have exactly 1 complaint, but it is a pretty big one. Aqua Affinity doesn’t work with this mod. I’m not sure it it’s all shaders or not, but this really hurts when trying to do underwater anything


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