CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders 1.17.1 → 1.7.10

CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders for Minecraft 1.17.1
FPS Cost: Low

CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders 1.17.1 / 1.16.5, which we’ll refer to as just BSL Shaders from here on out, is an advanced shader pack which builds on a few others. As far as GPUs are concerned, it was one of the most compatible shader mods in 2015, though the same can’t be said for 2021. Also, unlike many shader packs which work just fine as standalone mods, BSL Shaders requires Optifine with Shader (found in the + settings menu) to produce the highest quality visuals possible. So, if you don’t already have Optifine installed, you’ll need it to get the most out of this shader pack.

Because BSL Shaders takes some inspiration from Chocapic13’s Shaders, not all of the content here is unique. It’s heavily modded, sure, but credit is still given to the original source materials, without which this mod would have been impossible to make. Colors are bright and come with both a boost and saturation alteration, which gives everything a kind of cel-shaded look. Clouds are still in 2D, and the motion blur effect has been updated to adequately blur textures which find themselves under the new lighting and shadow effects. Things look great throughout, with no noticeable bugs or glitches.

As far as requirements go, the BSL Shaders mod is more demanding than most. If you thought Chocapic13’s Shaders were demanding, you’ll be disappointed to hear that this heavily modded version of that shader pack has higher requirements to go along with its significantly improved visuals. This should just be common sense, but when some shaders can be run using integrated graphics and no GPU at all, it seems like this is an important thing to say. New updates are not exactly forthcoming, which means BSL Shaders do not work with the latest version of Minecraft and probably never will.

BSL Shaders — Features

  • Realtime shadows
  • Volumetric light
  • Ambient occlusion
  • Bloom
  • Customizable clouds and water
  • Built-in anti-aliasing
  • Depth of field
  • Motion blur
  • Specular
  • Normal mapping
  • Celshading
  • World curvature


  • Minecraft Java Edition 1.7.10 or above.
  • Optifine (Latest version recommended).
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX750 or anything similar or even better.

CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders — Update Logs

  • Added sky customization.
  • Added powder snow fog.
  • Re-added labPBR subsurface and porosity.
  • Added rough specular highlight, self shadow quality, normal dampening, and up-facing plants options.
  • Block ID mapping for 1.17.
  • Removed TAA exclusive shadow filtering.
  • Removed rain reflection modes.
  • Fixed beacon beam on 1.15 and above.
  • Fixed TAA error on certain GPUs. (Thanks EminGT)
  • Fixed black line bug and missing rain on 1.7.10.
  • Fixed parallax breaking sign text on 1.12 and hopefully below.

This is not the full changelogs, check all fixed, added & changes on the official website from below.

  • Improved cold biome detection.
  • Minor sky tweak.
  • Fixed some conflicts with certain settings.
  • Added pixel-locked shadow and water normal, 16x to 128x available.
  • Added colored outline and 1.12 update art outline.
  • Added vanilla nether color option.
  • Added flat vanilla water mode for 1.13+.
  • Added sky ground option.
  • Added specular occlusion for advanced materials.
  • Vanilla clouds can be toggled through shader options.
  • Aurora color can be configured now.
  • Added void sky.
  • Added minimum light color option.
  • Added very low shadowmap quality.
  • Added spectral glowing, team color not supported.
  • Removed fog and weather option.
  • Emissive brightness and soft particle option are hidden.
  • Removed 1.14 update art style (promo) outline.
  • Overhauled cloud, sky*, and water.
  • Specular highlight now shows on low smoothness and is enabled by default, everything is shiny.
  • Improved ambient occlusion with depth-aware filtering.

You can see all changes / improvements here.

CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders — Screenshots & Video

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CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders — Installation Guide

  1. The first step is to download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod (1.6.x – 1.11.x) or Optifine HD (1.8.x – 1.17.x) 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. Copy in the shaderpacks folder.
  5. Now you can select shader in-game from Options -> Shaders!
  6. That was all!


  • NVIDIA – Very compatible.
  • AMD – Compatible, might have minor bugs.
  • Intel – Partially compatible.

CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders Recommended Video Settings:

  • Graphics: Fancy
  • Render Distance: 8 or above
  • Smooth Lighting: Maximum
  • Smooth Lighting Level: 100%
  • Dynamic Lights: Fast / Fancy
  • Sky: On

CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders — Download Links

Something You Should Know

  • We do not download and upload any shaders / mods on our server.
  • We use only links from the official developer, they are 100% safe.
  • We do not modify or edit the files in any way.
  • CaptTatsu is the creator of CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders
Compatible Versions:
  • 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
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BSL_v8.0.01 does not work on Minecraft 1.17. it appears several errors like: invalid program “gbuffers_basic” and more

Amol Borkar

Search BSL shaders on main home page of your browser than donload from curseforge


at first it was laggy but now it works perfectly.


in version v8.0.01 is having the bug in 1.17 it has texture of inventory items that turn black


if you add faithful texture pack with it will look awsome


doesn’t work in Minecraft 1.17


The new version has a weird parallax effects with smoke and particles on 1.17


How do I get the shader


Hey! These Shaders are great. Im using them on 1.14.2 and they have a great performance and look just beautifully. Ive tried Continuum, SEUS, Silders, Chocapic, KUDA and this one is one of the bests (if not the best) in terms of how great it looks and how many fps it takes away.

Another cool shader mod that was just released not so long that you will find BSL Shaders Mod pretty useful in order to improve the quality graphic of the game for sure.

Max Tang

is it need to install the optifine first?

Max Tang

is it work on Minecraft 1.12.1?


Whyy I can’t see colored glass?? T.T And also the item in my hand is invisible, help meh.. I love this shaderpack but it’s bot working for me.. :(

Hank W.

If you don’t already have a shaders folder, how do you instal it then?

Cock Gun

Its only because you have a terrible computer


there is nothing in the shaderpacks folder i am on mac, can anyone help

YiĞiT dUrMuŞ

thx dude but my comp is potato can u buy me a new comp?


its a dark whyyyyyyyy


When you look at your characters hand when above water then you’ll see that it goes all fuzzy around it.. Please fix. Otherwise it’s a great shader :)


How can i get this ?


ohhh this is awsome shader what the.

SmileynautGaming YT

So it says that the shader is for MC 1.10.2 but the GLSL Shader Mod says 1.8 . Does it still work in 1.10.2?



How do u download it from the media fire page


if you replace a file in mediafire the link will stay the same because mediafire makes the link by user posted and name of file

so you can have
BSL Standard
BSL Medium
BSL Ultra
and just update them while keeping the links the same, thought this would help with your download links :)