CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders 1.19.1 / 1.18.2, 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
- Customizable clouds and water
- Built-in anti-aliasing
- Depth of field
- Motion blur
- Normal mapping
- Cel shading
- World curvature
- Minecraft Java Edition 1.7.10 or above.
- Optifine (The latest version recommended).
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX750 or anything similar or even better.
CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders — Update Logs
- Fixed M1 crash
- Block ID mapping for 1.19.
- Fixed pale color on the colored outline.
- Fixed warden from glowing constantly.
- Fixed a rare issue where the shader is not loaded in the End.
- Fixed missing comment on English language file.
- Added options to adjust bloom contrast and radius.
- Added chromatic aberration.
- Added end portal shader, it looks fancy now.
- Improved TAA.
- Water can read a specular map now (for emissions).
- Fixed model-based waving plants.
- Fixed sky has a low-quality look while using the gamma alpha blend.
You can see all changes / improvements here.
CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders — Screenshots & Video
CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders — Comparison
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CaptTatsu’s BSL Shaders — Installation Guide
- The first step is to download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod (1.6.x – 1.11.x) or Optifine HD (1.8.x – 1.18.x) on your Minecraft client!
- Now go to:
- Windows => %appdata%\.minecraft
- Mac OS X => ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
- Linux => ~/.minecraft
- Search for the “shaderpacks” folder.
- Copy BSL_v8.1.01.zip in the shaderpacks folder.
- Now you can select shader in-game from Options -> Shaders!
- 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.