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AstraLex Shaders 1.20, 1.19.4 → 1.18.2

High-end shader pack for Minecraft, based on BSL Shaders adding beautiful lighting, shadows, and reflections.

DeveloperπŸ‘€LexBoosT
Style🎨Cartoon
Support GPUs
Loaders
Performance ImpactMedium
Settings882
Presets πŸ› οΈ Low+8
Features Realistic Rain+46
CreatedSep 3, 2020
UpdatedJun 9, 2023
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Many unique qualities are found within the new AstraLex Shader pack for Minecraft. The end goal of this shader pack is very special; to allow content creators a vastly improved visual experience to make the best possible content or to enjoy playing a better visual game experience.

Through the use of the new AstraLex Shaders pack, Minecraft players will immediately see the significant differences in the game world. Countless visual upgrades have been made to the game world, allowing for a beautiful and immersive gaming experience.

Lighting during the day and night time has been vastly improved. New god rays appear during specific times of the day or weather patterns. New sunshine and moon glow fill the world with a vibrant lighting feel that makes you feel more like you are inside the game.

A flood of visual performance upgrades is available to be tweaked within the settings tool from Optifine. With a wide range of visual performance enhancements, gamers with high-end PCs will experience a completely different Minecraft experience.

As mentioned before, this shader pack was made with Minecraft content creators in mind. With fancy lighting and visual details, there is a new level of production for videos and Minecraft media. Give your audience a taste of movie-like atmospheres made up of exciting new visual elements seen nowhere else. Now, you can take your content creation to an all-new level with the exciting upgrades offered by the AstraLex Shader (BSL Shaders Edit).

Along with graphic upgrades like HDR, much depth of field and blur adjustments give the game a more movie-like appearance. Some of the features might not be ideal for standard gameplay and survival, but for content creation and scene building, these are fantastic details to take advantage of.

AstraLex Shaders can only be used by those who have Iris Shaders or Optifine for the shaders to function correctly. AstraLex Shaders can automatically be used within your Minecraft world once Optifine / Iris is installed.

To summarize, AstraLex provides a fantastic toolset to those that are looking to make more cinematic Minecraft content to share with a wider audience or to enjoy on your favorite world or servers.

AstraLex compatible versions:
  • 1.20
  • 1.19.4
  • 1.19.3
  • 1.19.2
  • 1.19.1
  • 1.19
  • 1.18.2
  • 1.18.1
  • 1.18
  • 1.17.1
  • 1.17
  • 1.16.5
  • 1.16.4
  • 1.16.3
  • 1.16.2
  • 1.16.1
  • 1.16
  • 1.15.2
  • 1.15.1
  • 1.15
  • 1.14.4
  • 1.14.3
  • 1.14.2
  • 1.14.1
  • 1.14
  • 1.13.2
  • 1.13.1
  • 1.13
  • 1.12.2
  • 1.12.1
  • 1.12
  • 1.11.2
  • 1.11.1
  • 1.11
  • 1.10.2
  • 1.10.1
  • 1.10
  • 1.9.4
  • 1.9.3
  • 1.9.2
  • 1.9.1
  • 1.9
  • 1.8.9
  • 1.8.8
  • 1.8.7
  • 1.8.6
  • 1.8.5
  • 1.8.4
  • 1.8.3
  • 1.8.2
  • 1.8.1
  • 1.8
  • 1.7.10
  • 1.7.9
  • 1.7.8
  • 1.7.7
  • 1.7.6
  • 1.7.5
  • 1.7.4
  • 1.7.2
  • 1.7
  • 1.6.4
  • 1.6.2

AstraLex Shaders β€” Preset Screnshoots

Features

Over 46 new features are available in AstraLex Shaders to enhance your gaming experience.

πŸ“Š Performance Impacts

  • None
    No performance decreases
  • Small
    ~5%
  • Medium
    ~10%
  • High
    ~25%
  • Extreme
    +50%

There are 9 profiles pre-built into AstraLex Shaders to adjust the level of intensity of these effects.

Profiles

Low

Medium

High

Ultra

LexBoosT

Borderland

Old TV

Old TV B&W

Playstation 1

Anti-aliasing
OFF TAA + FXAATAA + FXAATAA + FXAATAA + FXAATAA + FXAATAA + FXAATAA + FXAAOFF
Ender Filmic Tonemap
OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF
Nether Filmic Tonemap
OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF
Overworld Filmic Tonemap
OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF
Depth Hands
0.00.00.00.00.00.100.00.00.0
Height Hands
0.00.00.00.00.00.100.00.00.0
Advanced Materials
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Fading animation
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒβœ…
Ambient Occlusion
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
RAINBOWS
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Aurora
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Auto Exposure
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Cinema 16/9 Bands
βŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Bloom
OFF ON ON ON ON ON ON ON OFF
Radius
MediumMediumMediumMediumMediumMediumMediumMediumMedium
Bloom Start Effect
βŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Burning Effect
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Child Birds Drawing
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Clouds_Reflections
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Color Block Selector
DefaultDefaultDefaultHARLEQUIN HARLEQUIN DefaultDefaultDefaultDefault
Start Effect Custom Color
βŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βŒβœ…βŒ
Colored Shadow
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Corruption Effect
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
CRT
βŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βŒ
CRT Border
βŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βŒ
Hands Shift
0.00.00.00.00.00.100.00.00.0
Desert Refract
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Directional Lightmap[*]
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Dirty Lens
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Distortion
βŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βŒ
Depth of Field
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βŒβŒβŒβŒ
Downscale
βŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…
Ender DOF Strength
5.05.05.05.08.05.05.05.05.0
Flash Entities
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Frosted Lens
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
۞Galaxy۞
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Galaxy Reflection
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Lens Flare Double_RAINBOWS
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Light Shaft
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Light Shaft Ender
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Mesa Refract
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Metal_Aurora_Reflections
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Metal_Clouds_Reflections
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Motion Blur
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Motion Blur Strength
1.01.01.01.01.01.01.01.01.0
Underwater Refraction
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Hands Movements 2
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
۞Nebula۞
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Nebula Reflection
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Nether DOF Strength
5.05.05.05.08.05.05.05.05.0
Nether Refract
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Style
OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF Black OutlineOFF OFF OFF
Overworld DOF Strength
5.05.05.05.08.05.05.05.05.0
Parallax Occlusion Mapping[*]
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒ
۞Planet۞
OFF OFF Standard PlanetStandard PlanetStandard PlanetStandard PlanetStandard PlanetStandard PlanetStandard Planet
Planet Reflection
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Posterization
βŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…
Projected Caustics
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Raindrop on Screen
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Style
Vanilla CloudsVanilla CloudsRealistic CloudsRealistic CloudsRealistic CloudsRealistic CloudsRealistic CloudsRealistic CloudsVanilla Clouds
Rain Reflection[*]
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Rough Reflection[*]
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Specular Reflection[*]
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Translucent Reflections
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Scanline
βŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βŒ
Black Scanline Band
βŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βŒ
Self Shadows[*]
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Shadow Distance
12 Chunks12 Chunks12 Chunks16 Chunks16 Chunks16 Chunks12 Chunks12 Chunks12 Chunks
Shadowmap Quality
Medium (2048)Medium (2048)Medium (2048)Medium (2048)Medium (2048)Medium (2048)Medium (2048)Medium (2048)Low (1024)
Specular HighLight Rough[*]
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Movements Speed
0.80.80.81.21.41.41.21.21.2
Stars_Reflections
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Sun Rays
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒ
Sunglare
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Sun Path Rotation
-40.0-40.0-40.0-40.0-40.0-40.0-40.0-40.0-40.0
Taa Shadow Filtering
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
UnderWater Blur
❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌
Blur Based Bloom (UBBB)
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Reticle
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ
Water Caustics
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Water Mode
Tinted VanillaTinted VanillaRealisticRealisticRealisticRealisticRealisticRealisticTinted Vanilla
Water Refraction
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Water Reverb
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βŒ

Comparison

Our comparison tool makes it easy to compare AstraLex Shaders with Minecraft vanilla and other shader packs.

Vanilla Day
Vanilla Day
Vanilla Noon
Vanilla Noon
Vanilla Sunset
Vanilla Sunset
Vanilla Night
Vanilla Night
Vanilla Water
Vanilla Water
Vanilla Underwater
Vanilla Underwater
Vanilla Rain
Vanilla Rain
Vanilla Light
Vanilla Light
Vanilla The Nether
Vanilla The Nether
AstraLex Shaders Day
AstraLex Shaders
AstraLex Shaders Noon
AstraLex Shaders
AstraLex Shaders Sunset
AstraLex Shaders
AstraLex Shaders Night
AstraLex Shaders
AstraLex Shaders Water
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AstraLex Shaders Underwater
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AstraLex Shaders Rain
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AstraLex Shaders

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50%

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How To Install AstraLex Shaders

Supported Optifine Recommend β€’ 1.19.1β€”1.8.8
  • Support Forge / Vanilla
  • Extra features
  • Good performance
Supported Iris Recommend β€’ 1.19.1β€”1.16.2
  • Support Fabric / Quilt
  • Better performance, depend on your hardware
Optifine Installation Guide

Note

Your device must have Java installed to run the Forge and Optifine installers.

Quick Java Installation Guide
  1. Download Java

    Download the Java installer from the official website here.

  2. Open Installer

    Once you have downloaded the file, run it and click the Install button.

How to install AstraLex Shaders with Optifine?

  1. Download Optifine

    Get the latest version of Optifine for your Minecraft version.
    Download Optifine

  2. Install Optifine

    Run the Optifine installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  3. Download AstraLex Shaders

    Go to the download section and get shaders zip file. Unzip the file if necessary, as some shader developers may bundle multiple shader versions in one zip file.

    Jump to Download Section

  4. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and make sure you have the Optifine profile selected.

  5. In-game Shaders menu

    Go to Options > Video Settings > Shaders to access the shaders menu.

  6. Open shaderpacks folder

    Click on the "Shaders Folder" button to open the folder where shaders are stored, so you can add or remove shaders as desired.

  7. Install AstraLex Shaders

    Copy or move the downloaded AstraLex shaders zip file into the shaderpacks folder.

  8. Select AstraLex Shaders

    Choose AstraLex shader pack from the list of available shaders in the options menu.


How to install AstraLex Shaders with Forge and Optifine?

Quick Installation Guide
  1. Install Forge

    Obtain the latest version of Forge that is compatible with your Minecraft version.
    Download Minecraft Forge

  2. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and select the version of Minecraft you want to install Forge on. Run the game once by clicking on the "Play" button to create necessary files for Forge.

  3. Install Forge Client

    Double-click on the Forge installer jar file and choose "Install Client" in the window that appears.

  4. Install Optifine

    Download the Optifine jar file after Forge is installed. Move the Optifine jar file to the mods folder in the .minecraft directory.
    Download Optifine

  5. Launch Forge Profile

    Launch Minecraft using the "Forge" profile, Optifine will be automatically loaded along with Forge.

  6. Install Chocapic13's Shaders

    Now the installation is the same as from the above Optifine instructions, just follow the steps starting from step 5.

Iris Installation Guide

Note

Your device must have Java installed to run the Iris installer.

Quick Java Installation Guide
  1. Download Java

    Download the Java installer from the official website here.

  2. Open Installer

    Once you have downloaded the file, run it and click the Install button.

How to install AstraLex Shaders with Iris?

  1. Download Iris Shaders

    Find the latest version of the Iris Shaders installer and download it.
    Download Iris Installer

  2. Install Iris Shaders

    Open the downloaded jar file, and choose the preferred game version and installation type.

    ⯈ Iris Install:
    If you don't plan on using any other mods with Iris, choose this option.

    ⯈ Fabric Install:
    Choose this option if you want to use Iris with Fabric and other mods. The Iris jar files will be copied to the mods folder within the .minecraft directory.

  3. Start Installation

    After selecting the game version and installation type, click the "Install" button to start the installation process.

  4. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and make sure you have the Iris profile selected.

    Note

    Select the Fabric profile if you opt for the Fabric installation type.
  5. In-game Shader Menu

    Open the Minecraft game and go to Options > Video Settings > Shader Packs to access the shaders menu.

    Tip

    To simplify the process, simply drag and drop the shader ZIP file directly into the Minecraft window, bypassing the next two steps.
  6. Open shaderpacks folder

    Click on the "Open Shader Pack Folder" button to access the folder where shaders are stored.

  7. Install AstraLex Shaders

    Copy or move the shaders zip file into the shaderpacks folder.

  8. Select AstraLex Shaders

    Choose installed shader pack from the list of available shaders in the options menu and click the "Apply" or "Done" button to select it.

    Tip

    When the shader pack is selected, its name will be changed to yellow.

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Something You Should Know

  • Our links are only from the official developer, so you can be sure they are secure.
  • No modifications or edits are made to the files.
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» LexBoosT is the creator of AstraLex Shaders

πŸ”„ Update Logs

V79.0
  • Full Compatible 1.20.
  • Added 2, 10, 14 chunks for shadows distance.
  • Reduced hand movements by half when underwater.
  • Added suspicious sand ID for disable puddles on it.
  • Fixed Handlight bug with Sculk Sensor.
V78.3

Added

  • Bloom Multiplier slider.
  • “Weather Emissive Flowers” option to enable emissivity during rain. (Enable by default).

Changed

  • Default Bloom Strength increased.

Fixed

  • Bad waving for crops.

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Comments (41)

Heads up, Anything transparent does not show up in reflections. This counts for Ice, Water, Glass, or anything of that matter. Also, reflections need an extend option, I’m in a 3×3 hallway and the walls don’t reflect each-other until I get next to one of the walls.

to download it with optifine is to :download and install optifine 2 igo into the game if your mincraft launcher is open close it then reopen it 3 make a world and press esc 4 press options 5 press shaders 6 it will ask you to drop the shader in the shader folder 7 when you see the name of the shader in the game press 8 have fun with you shader.

I really love this shader but its adding a strange shape in the sky, its a square made out of random objects in the game so im not sure how to fix that if anyone has suggestions i’d love to hear them. its really odd, like a inventory floating in the sky