Are you tired of the same, pixelated graphic effects and looking to shake things up? Shaders Mod 1.12 adds tons of aesthetic features to your traditional Minecraft experience, adding detail to things players often look over. When was the last time you stopped what you were doing to take a look at a tree? With GLSL Shaders Mod, you may find yourself taking notice at natural aspects in the game that would otherwise be overlooked. When Minecraft was first established, many players connected with the simple, pixelated graphics and found them to be simple and nostalgic. Now that the game has been around for awhile, even diehard fans are finding themselves looking for a way to renovate their overall experience. While many mods change the way the game is played, Shaders Mod is sure to change the way you look at the game.
Unlike other shaders for Minecraft, Shaders Mod contains a plethora of shaderpacks put together, ensuring the player will find a redesign of a familiar object every time they boot the game up. Using the cooperation of several mod developers, Shaders Mod provides graphical changes to shadows, weather, light, and map drawing. While those aspects seem simple enough, they attribute to the majority of the visual atmosphere to the game. Stormy weather will feel darker and more ominous, sunlight will feel brighter and more calming, and sunsets will look more magnificent than before.
Because Shaders Mod is a huge overhaul to the visual components in the game, it requires a powerful processor to work its magic. If you are considering adding this mod to your to-do list, you may want to inspect your CPU as well as GPU. Even for those with a strong processing unit and crisp graphic cards, it should be noted that shaders often slow down the game’s rendering process. Lag will most likely be experienced especially when loading new chunks. Once the chunks are fully loaded, however, players may find their framerate returning back to normal. While most mods simply require file being moved to a folder, Shaders Mod is far more demanding. Many of the shaders used require specific graphic cards as well as processors than can handle the overhaul. On top of that, Forge is required for most versions of this mod.
Another factor that separates Shaders Mod from traditional shaders is in the title: Shaders Mod. With this mod, several shaderpacks are added from numerous contributors. Because of this, a player has an incredible amount of customization when it comes to decided how their world should look. While many of the shaders added require a specific set of hardware, some of the shaders are a bit friendlier. Some shaders are available for OSX, Intel graphics cards, OptiFine, Minecraft builds that do not use Forge, computers with low graphics capabilities, and older versions of Minecraft. If anything is to be taken from this mod, keep in mind that it allows for a hands-on approach towards choosing which shaders are used.
Shaders Mod for Minecraft Changelogs
v2.4.12 – Minecraft 1.8
- Fixed compatibility with Forge 1486
- Improved installer a little. Allow installation even if Minecraft 1.8 jar has not been downloaded.
How to install Shaders Mod?
for Non-Forge version
- The first step is to download the installer!
- Before opening the installer make sure you have closed Minecraft and Minecraft Launcher!
- Now select the version of the profile and click “OK”.
- Now open Minecraft Launcher and select the profile that you have selected in the installer.
- That was all!
for Forge version
- The first step is to download and install the Minecraft Forge API!
- Now go to:
- Windows => %appdata%\.minecraft
- Mac OS X => ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
- Linux => ~/.minecraft
- Search for the “mods” folder.
- Copy ShadersMod-v2.4.12mc1.8.jar in mods folder.
- Open Minecraft Launcher and select Forge profile to be used in the game.
- That was all!
Download Links for Shaders Mod
for Minecraft 1.8.9/1.9.2/1.9.3/1.9.4/1.10/1.10.2/1.11/1.11.2/1.12
- sp614x has merged ShadersMod’s feature into OptiFine. Available at OptiFine.
for Minecraft 1.8 – Last update on 2015-06-30
for Minecraft 1.7.10 – Last update on 2014-10-03
for Minecraft 1.7.2 – Last update on 2014-11-11
for Minecraft 1.6.4 – Last update on 2014-12-02
Credit: karyonix – Do not forget to check official thread for more information!