robobo1221’s Shaders for Minecraft 1.12.2/1.11.2/1.10.2

If you want a shader pack that focuses on water and makes the most abundant substance in Minecraft more pleasing to the eyes, then you might like robobo1221’s Shaders. This pack, which was released in early March of 2014, is compatible with older versions of Minecraft from around that time – that means 1.6 and various iterations of 1.7. It’s still getting regular updates, though, so robobo1221’s Shaders also work with Minecraft 1.12.2 and 1.11. With such a high degree of compatibility, there’s no reason not to give this shader pack a try, unless of course, your computer can’t support the enhanced visuals.



This is one of many packs which could probably be considered resource-intensive in that they require a lot of system resources to give players the best possible experience. Many shader packs are like this, not just robobo1221’s Shaders, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone reading. However, there are a handful of simplistic shaders which work with on-board motherboard graphics too. This is not one of those. You can see it right away in the way light reflects off of water, and the way you get realistic reflections for things standing at the water’s edge, like fences or livestock or even you.



Speaking of requirements, it seems that Nvidia cards do the best with robobo1221’s Shaders mod. That doesn’t mean you can’t get good visuals with AMD or Intel graphics, but Nvidia has the highest degree of compatibility, so those cards would be the best option for anyone who wants the best graphics from this shader pack. The majority of users seem to be stuck in the 30-60 FPS range when using robobo1221’s Shaders, but this probably has more to do with the majority of users having middle-range PCs than the shader pack itself. High-end GPUs, processors and memory totals will allow for up to 100+ FPS.

That’s the thing though – unless you’ve got a really good PC to play Minecraft on, you’re not going to get the best visuals robobo1221’s Shaders has to offer. Even with an average PC though, you get the amazing custom clouds, you get the better skies, you get the better glass and connected textures. As long as you’re running Optifine like you should be, that will really improve the look of robobo1221’s Shaders, sometimes more than an actual hardware upgrade. For features like dynamic water caustics, ripples and waves, you will need a powerful GPU though.

Before and After

We used follow resources:

  • Minecraft 1.10.2
  • OptiFine_1.10.2_HD_U_C1
  • Default Resource Pack
  • Robobo1221s shaders V 6.0 Extreme

robobo1221’s Shaders for Minecraft Changelogs

  • Just a whole rewrite from scratch and a lot of visual improvements like: Bloom, Atmoshperic scattering and more!


  • Foreward Rendering
  • Stained Glass refraction
  • Stained glass normals
  • Includes for water shaders and color range
  • New bloom
  • Volumetric Clouds WIP NOT DONE
  • New Clouds
  • Pre Calculated land normals
  • Gamma Correct to Volumetric Light
  • Dof is back! (disabled by default)
  • SubSurfaceScattering to water


  • Saturation
  • TorchLight
  • Sunlight
  • FogColor


  • BarteropeTonemap
  • SimpleRobobosTonemap
  • Movie Border
  • Chromatic abboration
  • Better fog calculation
  • Stained Glass Reflections
  • Ice Reflections
  • Stars
  • 2nd Phong shading
  • Better clouds
  • Stars and clouds fully reflecting in the water
  • New shadow filter
  • New Bloom
  • Sun Glow
  • Option to disable/enable rain drops
  • Option to disable/enable Dirty lens
  • Option to disable/enable Fog
  • Option to disable/enable All Reflections


How to install robobo1221’s Shaders?

  1. The first step is to download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod or Optifine on your Minecraft client!
  2. Now go to:
    • Windows => %appdata%\.minecraft
    • Mac OS X => ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
    • Linux => ~/.minecraft
  3. Search for the “shaderpacks” folder.
  4. Move the downloaded .zip into the shaderpacks folder.
  5. Now you can select shader in-game from Options / Video Settings / Shaders!
  6. That was all!



      • Roket Gamer

        Elliott, just shut up, you clearly dont know a single thing about the difference from shader and resource packs
        yes, Zoobium, this works with resource packs, which are different from shader packs, which is what this is
        in fact, some resource packs natively support shaders by adding normal and specular maps to some textures, such as Default Improved

        Also, Zoobium, about your comment of “invalid program ‘composite'”, be sure to remove any previous versions of this shader from your shader packs folder, or, if caused by an option of the shaders, reset your options and it should be fine, if it happens when doing a fresh install of it, it might be a problem with your PC or Operating System

  1. Jeffity Joe

    I downloaded this with OptiFine, but my entire game (except for server selection, main menu, and in-game escape menu) is completely black and white!!! Please help, I really like how it looks in the screenshots and want to use it SO badly…

  2. Elliott Hammer

    DOES NOT WORK 1.10.2!

    I downloaded it, used forge, installed OptiFine, and yes it makes grass and leaves sway, but there isn’t any actual SHADING. 0 stars, uninstalling now. >:(

    • Fred

      You can’t rate a mod if it doesn’t work, that just means your GPU is not compatible with a certain shaderpack. You are most likely using Intel HD Graphics. Try a different shader, but make sure to download it on the Minecraft Forums only. This place is an idiot looking for money, the minecraft forum is official.

    • Smarty Nuggets

      I don’t think you understand ‘shader’ fully. This kind of shader is code that a GPU would execute, your kind is, well, not that kind.

  3. robobo1221

    Hey, can someone tell me why the person that owns this site, posts my content? I am sorry but i did not gave anyone permission to post my pack here. Can you please remove it from this site and let them just use my site instead? Because i dont want other sites to post my content.

  4. BonitoFox

    Uh… It says error ‘composite’ (not composite1) when i searched up how to fix this theres only fixes for SEUS and theres no floattimepow or whatever in this script. So what do i do?

  5. Piezo_


    You have made LITERALLY THE ONLY shaderpack that will work properly with my GPU!

    Thank you so much! I am eternally grateful.

  6. Piezo_

    You have made LITERALLY THE ONLY shaderpack that works correctly with my GPU!

    I can’t thank you enough! I am eternally grateful.

  7. Piezo_

    Note to moderator: Sorry, there was a glitch the first two times I tried to submit, and the problem ended up being that I had cookies blocked. I re-enabled them, and then all of my old attempts to post suddenly appeared.

  8. CaptainKiller001

    this looks amazing, i only wish something else was done to the water though, if this was mixed with sildur’s water but the same reflection properties? it would be even better

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