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Sildur’s Shaders 1.20.1 → 1.19.4

Sildur's Shaders are a remarkable collection of shader packs that transform Minecraft into a visually stunning masterpiece.


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.

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 Vibrant — Screnshoots

Sildur’s Enhanced Default — Screnshoots

Sildur’s Fabulous — Screnshoots

How to Install Sildur’s Shaders

  1. Download and install Optifine or Iris. These are shader mod loaders that enable shader functionality in Minecraft.
  2. Download Sildur’s Vibrant, Enhanced Default, or Basic 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 installed 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!
Fabulous Shaders Installation Guide (Minecraft 1.16.5)
  1. Download the Fabulous Shaders resource pack and move it into your Minecraft resource pack folder.
  2. Launch Minecraft and navigate to the resource pack section in the options menu.
  3. Select the Fabulous Shaders resource pack from the list and apply it.
  4. Go to the video settings and select the “Fabulous” graphics option.
  5. That’s it! You’ve successfully installed Fabulous Shaders.

Customizing Effects

  1. Locate the resource pack folder and navigate to \assets\minecraft\shaders\program.
  2. Open the file named sildurs_shaders.fsh using a text editor like Notepad++.
  3. To tweak effects, add or remove slashes (//) in front of lines. For example, //#define Bloom disables Bloom, while #define Bloom enables it.

Make sure to save the file after making any changes.

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Developer Sildur1
  • Java
Published📅 Jul 14, 2023
Downloads⬇️ 8.3M

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Comments (105)

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

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.

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?

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

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 🙂

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)

You should download another shaders pack like DocteurDreads Shaders and put it in the “shaderpacks” folder after you get the shaders mod core (GLSL). Have fun gaming!

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?

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

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!!!

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).

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?

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.

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?

You need to create a folder named ‘shaderpacks’ No-caps or spaces in the .Minecraft directory.
you can easily get there by %Appdata% then selecting .Minecraft

Once you do that you can place the zip folder (not unzipped or unpacked) and voila.
it should show up in your options menu in Minecraft if you have installed the Shader mod correctly.

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.

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

can I NOT get forge?

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