How to install shaders in Minecraft
Minecraft is a very fascinating sandbox game with hundreds of different blocks, items. plants and dimensions. However, having played Minecraft for over a year, the player may get bored of the default atmosphere of the game with a complete absence of realistic animations.
Shader packs will help you to bring your enthusiasm to the game. They include several beautiful visual effects, such as: waving water animation, sun rays, gorgeous sky with realistic clouds and stars. In this blog, I will show you how to install a shader pack to your Minecraft Java Edition. For that you must go through the following steps:
- Install Forge
- Install the newest version of Optifine
- Download the shader pack
- Move the shader pack to the /shaders folder
We will start by installing Forge, which is required to play Minecraft with mods. I recommend you to download the latest version of Forge, so you will have no conflicts with Optifine.
Download forge from the official website: Minecraftforge.net. Here you must choose Forge which is compatible with your current Minecraft version. You can select your Minecraft version from the sidebar
Once you have clicked the Minecraft version, you will be redirected to the download page, where you must download the recommended version of Forge. Click to Windows Installer
After you have downloaded the Forge, you will receive the .exe file. Open it, and you will see the menu with three options. Choose install client and press the OK button. It will install forge for your Minecraft!
After you have installed Forge, you can proceed to the Optifine installation. The major advantage of Optifine is to increase the FPS and performance. In our case, it will help us to run the Shader packs.
Download the latest version of Optifine for your Minecraft version from this website: Optifine.net
To install Optifine just move the downloaded .jar file to C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\mods folder. Now, you can run your Minecraft.
Download and install shader pack
Once you have launched your Minecraft, go to the Options>Video Settings>Shaders. There, you may see a message saying:
Then you must turn off Fast Render. To do so, go to Options>Performance and set Fast Render to OFF. If you now move to the Shaders option, you will see an empty list. That is because you have no shader packs installed.
Choose the shaders pack which best fits your favor from this list Best Shaders of 2020 and download it. Move the shader pack to C:\Users\Jaker\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\shaderpacks. Now, you can find your shader pack if you go to Options>Video Settings>Shaders. Just click it and press Done:
After you have completed the above steps, you have successfully installed a shader pack to your Minecraft game. Now you can enter your world and enjoy the amazing Minecraft atmosphere with tons of beautiful graphical effects! If you have any questions regarding the installation, or if you encountered any error, feel free to ask questions in the comment section below. Also if you enjoyed this blog, please, press the like button :)