The Acid Shaders mod is just one of many different shader packs; all of these give Minecraft a different look by adding different colors, textures, shades, shadows, lighting effects, and other graphics. However, this mod is unique in that it focuses on creating a kind of psychedelic effect by warping far-off terrain based upon the in-game sin function, which is a measurement of distance. Rather than try to create a more realistic world, this mod goes full-tilt towards fantasy by making Minecraft look like something outside the scope of reality; like an LSD trip, almost.
Essentially, the Acid Shaders mod makes long-distance travel much more entertaining in Minecraft. When looking at the horizon, your screen will distort, colors will shift and things just won’t look quite right – but that’s the beauty of it. This is not a shader pack for people seeking a more realistic Minecraft experience and it certainly isn’t for those who become easily nauseated at subtle changes in whatever they might be looking at. That is, if you already take drugs like Dramamine for motion sickness issues, you will probably want to avoid this particular shader pack. Everyone else is likely to enjoy this one though.
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