The world in Minecraft is flat, but not with the World Curvature Shaders mod 1.12.2! Created by username Thundking, this Shader pack makes the entire world curve in the horizon giving the effects of looking like a small planet. The curve can be inverted as well for a more fish-eye effect!
What the World Curvature Shaders Pack is About
The Shader pack is all about showing the world’s curvature and giving a unique curve effect. Inspired by the “Wave Shaders” by Beed28, this pack does not change anything except how the world looks. This Shader pack is created for screenshot and cinematic purposes or for use on specific gameplay and adventure maps.
A Curved World
The World Curvature Shader pack 1.12.2/1.11.2 makes the flat Minecraft world go round – like a small planet. This affects everything up to the horizon and is best played with long render distances. This specific Shader is great for taking screenshots of landscapes and citiescapes!
A World Around You
The effect and angle of the world curvature can be inverted and makes everything around you bigger and seem to fall to you. This effect is great for adventure maps and for maps that have been inspired by the film Inception. It also creates a “warp hole” effect that can be used in space-themed and racing adventure maps.
No Added Shader Feature
This Shader pack does not contain all the other Shader effects like shadows, lighting, waving grass, and more, and instead focuses on changing the appearance of the world. This means that the pack has almost no performance drop or impact on the performance making it compatible with PCs of any specs.
Should You Use It?
The Shader is not for your regular use. That said, if you wish to play the game with a different outlook then feel free to use the World Curvature Shader pack. Some adventure maps would look better and be more challenging with this Shader pack installed. In the future, when the ability to adjust the intensity and strength of the curvature is available, and the ability to activate more than one Shader pack at a time, this pack might be worth looking more into. As of the moment, this Shader pack is great for taking screenshots of wide landscapes and cityscapes with its unique effect.
How to install World Curvature Shaders Pack?
This World Curvature Shader mod requires the latest versions of the Optifine mod with Shader capabilities. To properly make use of the Shader pack, you must first make sure to download and install the required mods and update your graphics card driver to the latest. To install the pack, follow the steps below.
- Download and install the Optifine Mod (for older versions, install GLSL Shader Mod)
- Run Minecraft with Optifine at least once to generate the required “Shaderpacks” folder
- Download and Install the Shader Pack from here.
- Head over to the Minecraft directory and look for the Shaderpacks folder.
- Copy the downloaded file and paste to the Shaderpacks folder inside Minecraft directory
- Open Minecraft and select the Shader Pack in Option> Video Options> Shaders
- Enjoy the new effects