The Life Nexus Shaders mod is a not-quite original work by knewtonwako, who took a great deal of inspiration from Cybox when coming up with the base shaders that the rest of the mod relies upon to function. That doesn’t mean this is just a copy of Cybox’s shader pack, not hardly. But the fact that certain elements of Life Nexus Shaders have come from other mods is still worth mentioning, if only to credit the original content creators. Werrus is responsible for the water and rainlens, Stazza85’s motion blur effect is included, and AirLoocke42’s bloom effects are also found here.
By borrowing so many elements from so many different shader packs, the Life Nexus Shaders mod can’t help but look like a bit of plagiarism. However, it seems that all of the borrowed content was willingly lent by its original creators, and that means this is a unique work, at least in part. Life Nexus Shaders also borrows from Chocapic13’s Shaders, but since so many shader mods do that, it’s negligible. If you want to know how this shader pack works, then you’ll have to take a look at all of the individual parts which were brought together and combined in order to make it.
Requirements for the Life Nexus Shaders Packs are somewhat high compared to other shaders, and even when compared to those shader mods which were used in bits and pieces to create Life Nexus Shaders in the first place. Perhaps everything was tied together with sloppy code that leaves room for lag and errors, or maybe the visual effects are just that much better. However, they don’t appear to be – you’ll recognize a lot of visuals here if you’ve used any of the previously mentioned shader packs on this review in the past.
At the end of the day, the Life Nexus Shaders is a great looking shader pack for Minecraft, even if it borrows much of its content from other unique works. It has some of the best lens flares and bloom effects in any shader pack, and to the credit of the author, he’s also working on a totally new pack which borrows nothing from anyone. It’s a big endeavor to build a new shader pack like that from the ground up, but maybe someday knewtonwako will be known for that original work rather than this mishmash of borrowed content combined into one package.
Life Nexus Shaders Mod Changelogs
v9 Dev 1 for Minecraft 1.10.2
- Added fringe dof
- Added Nether and End shaders
- Added dirt lens
- Redid the clouds
- Added clouds to water reflection
- New tonemap
- New lensflare(disabled)
- Added Color Grading
- Fixed water Caustics
- Added a shadow mpa bias
- Changed sky gradient to Chocapic13’s
- Requires Optifine or GLSL Shaders Mod
- Requires Minecraft Forge API for most of the versions.
How to install Life Nexus Shaders Mod?
- The first step is to download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod or Optifine 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 / Video Settings / Shaders. If not, check to make sure you placed the “.zip” file in the correct directory.
- That was all!
Download Links for Life Nexus Shaders Packs
for Minecraft 1.11/1.10/1.9/1.8/1.7
Ultra Dof, High, Medium & Low: