The TME Shaders mod by CrankerMan is just one of many different shader mods for Minecraft, but it still manages to stand out in one important way. Because it is still getting updates on a somewhat regular schedule, this shader pack works with Minecraft 1.12.2, 1.11.2, 1.10.2 and 1.9.4. That’s actually a lot rarer than you might believe, since there are literally tons of packs that don’t work with the latest version of the game. That combat update was huge and added a lot of new content to Minecraft – this is one of only a handful of shader packs which have updated accordingly.
TME Shaders is not about improving your frame rate or making the game run more smoothly. The TME part actually stands for Too Much Effects, because this shader adds plenty of special effects to Minecraft which aren’t normally there. These include moving foliage on trees, realistic shadows that follow the clouds overhead, and more cool effects. Speaking of clouds, they look realistic and billowy with this shader pack installed, not at all like their normal, blocky shapes. Shadows bend and curve around corners and different objects cast shadows of different lengths, all of which makes Minecraft look great.
More than anything, the TME Shaders mod 1.12.2 makes the surfaces of textures pop like never before. Your stone bricks, wood planks and other blocks will look more lively and 3D than normal, even without installing any high resolution resource packs to make that happen. Basic game visuals simply look better with this mod installed. Naturally, this greatly increased level of quality in the graphics will make some serious demands on your computer. A high-end GPU and lots of memory will be necessary for Minecraft to render and play at the same speed it normally does, once you install the TME Shaders mod.
Now, if you’ve got a computer that can actually handle it, there’s no reason you shouldn’t try the TME Shaders mod. It’s one of the better shader packs available for Minecraft right now, but because it requires so many resources to work well, some players aren’t going to get the same experience as others. In a world where everyone had a high-end PC this wouldn’t be an issue, but because that’s not the world we live in, take a warning from this. There are no noticeable bugs or glitches, so you don’t have to worry about unwanted performance. This pack works great – if you can run it.
How to install CrankerMan’s TME Shaders Pack?
- The first step is to download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod on your Minecraft client!
- Now go to:
- Windows => %appdata%\.minecraft
- Mac OS X => ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
- Linux => ~/.minecraft
- Search for the “shaderpacks” folder.
- Move the downloaded .zip into the shaderpacks folder.
- Now you can select shader in-game from Options/Shaders!
- That was all!