Ziipzaap’s Shaders for Minecraft 1.12.2/1.11.2

With more than 100,000 downloads on Minecraft Forum alone, Ziipzaap’s Shaders Mod 1.12.2/1.11.2 is a pretty popular package. Like many other shader packs, it contains plenty of unique content but started out as a bunch of modifications to Chocopic13’s Shaders. You don’t need any extra software or add-ons besides the normal ones to make this shader pack work either. That means you just need a compatible version of Optifine and the original GLSL Shaders Mod by Karyonix. You don’t even really need Optifine, but it will help you to get a few more FPS and make some textures, like glass and skies, look better.

Though it was released over 3 years ago now, Ziipzaap’s Shaders Pack works with Minecraft versions right up to 1.12.2, which means this shader pack is compatible with many older mods that have yet to update to work with more recent Minecraft clients. This makes Ziipzaap’s Shader Pack a great choice for players who use many older mods, or those who just like older versions of Minecraft when compared to newer ones. The combat update and all of the new additions from 1.12 don’t exactly sit well with every Minecraft player, so it’s kind of nice to have this option.

One thing you’re sure to notice from this shader pack is that everything seems a bit darker, even during the middle of the day when the sun is shining in the sky. You can adjust for this by just turning up your brightness setting, but if you want the full Ziipzaap’s Shader Pack 1.12.2 experience, then you should just leave things like they are naturally. If the whole screen goes black when you enable this shader pack though, you probably need to update your graphics card drivers. That or your particular card is just incompatible with this particular shader pack. That does happen sometimes.

Ziipzaap’s Shaders Pack makes many little changes to Minecraft which overall has a substantial effect on the game’s visuals. By making torch light darker, modifying lens effects, totally removing godrays during rainstorms and adding waving effects not just to the grass and trees but also the flowers (including the new flowers from 1.8) this shader pack does a thorough job of changing up the look and feel of Minecraft. Whether that’s enough to make it worth downloading and installing is totally up to you, the player. But if you’re using an older version of Minecraft, you could do a lot worse than this shader.

Changelogs:

  • Is based off a new version from Chocapic13.
  • Water gets more violent while raining.
  • New colors, changed overall look.
  • Night is brighter.
  • Changed torchcolor (less orange) + some things I forgot about.
  • “Smoother” clouds.
  • Changed sun.

Tips:

  • Requires Forge
  • Requires GLSL Shaders Mod
  • Requires Optifine

How to install Ziipzaap’s Shaders Pack?

  1. The first step is to download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod or Optifine HD Mod 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/Shaders!
  6. That was all!

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