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KUDA Shaders 1.20.1 → 1.19.4

KUDA Shaders is a versatile shader pack that offers customizable effects and compatibility with various computer specifications.


Most shader packs you find are either so advanced they require a top-of-the-line machine to play Minecraft, or they are so basic they don’t really do much to change the appearance of the in-game world. Once in a while, you see something like the KUDA Shaders mod, which is specifically designed to work with increased settings on newer computers, but still works on older, slower computers at the same time. Because you can adjust the effect levels and change the amount of strain being put on your computer, this shader pack really stands out from all the other shaders available.

If you use a lot of different shader packs, you may have seen the one which the KUDA Shaders took inspiration from; Chocapic13’s V4. There are some similarities between this pack and that pack, like the way lights and shadows seem to intermingle in the boughs of trees, but this shader pack is its own work in most ways. Recent updates have added shading effects for bodies of water as well, but it doesn’t look like this particular mod is still being maintained by the creator. This is bad news and good news both, and here’s why.

It’s bad because there (probably) won’t be any more updates in the future. That means what you have now is what you can expect forever. But this is also good, because if your computer can run Minecraft with the current version of the KUDA Shaders mod, then you’ll never need to worry about upgrading anything to make it work in the future. Overall, this is just like other shader packs, if not a little simpler. It also features the built-in ability to change settings and boost or turn down the effects, so it works on a wide variety of machines where other shaders would not.

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How to Install KUDA Shaders

  1. Download and install Optifine or Iris. These are shader mod loaders that enable shader functionality in Minecraft.
  2. Download KUDA Shaders from the below links.
  3. Locate the shaderspack folder in your Minecraft directory. The default paths are:
    • Windows: %appdata%.minecraft
    • Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
    • Linux: ~/.minecraft
  4. Move the downloaded zip file into the shaderspack folder.
  5. Launch Minecraft and ensure you have the Optifine/Iris profile selected in the Minecraft Launcher.
  6. In the main menu, open the Options menu and navigate to Video Settings.
  7. Within Video Settings, select the Shaders option.
  8. You will see a list of available shaders. Choose KUDA Shaders from the list.
  9. Adjust any shader-specific settings according to your preference.
  10. Click Done to apply the shaders.
  11. Enjoy the enhanced visuals and effects!

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📣 About Project

Developer DeDelner
  • Java
Published📅 Jul 12, 2023
Downloads⬇️ 4M

🔄 Update Logs

  • Higher cloud opacity
  • Removed “nPuddles” which probably caused issues with rain puddles
  • YCoCg compression can be disabled due armor glint issues ( I did this because I saw Gronkh’s livestream x) )
  • Water is also affected by windSpeed
  • Fixed water animation suddenly stops
  • Other minor fixes
  • New tonemapping for brighter colors and better color grading
  • Replaced old clouds with new less FPS heavy cirrus clouds
  • Better sky gradient
  • Added fog blur to the Nether
  • Brighter fog in Nether
  • New fog colors
  • Added jitter effect back to the End
  • Added option “normalMapStrength”
  • Readded SSAO
  • Added attribute “ambientOcclusionLevel”
  • Readded Parallax Occlusion Mapping
  • Brighter ambient colors
  • Added atmospheric scattering
  • Tonemapping can be customized in the shader options
  • Added water caustics
  • New water waves
  • Proper and better reflections
  • Fixed shading on nether portal
  • Proper water waves on vertical surfaces
  • Reflections and refraction on nether portal
  • Fixed broken water refraction when using a resource pack with normal map support
  • Reflective blocks aren’t fully reflective anymore
  • Added heatwave in Nether
  • Variable “shadowAcneFixMul” will be adjusted automatically, depending on the shadow map resolution
  • Rain puddles can be disabled
  • Added a better moon shape
  • Stronger fog at sunrise

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Comments (27)

These instructions of installation there is no correct. it didn’t install forge api just click and install kuda shaders like forge api or optifine and then select perfil kuda shaders and play minecraft.

not working..when I play with it in my world, everything seems to be alright apart from the annoying fact that the grass is grey or something and most stuff are shiny with no texture ;-;

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