Chocapic13’s Shaders 1.17 / 1.16.5 → 1.7

Chocapic13’s Shaders for Minecraft 1.17 / 1.16.5

Chocapic13’s Shaders mod is the baseline for many other shader mods out there, as you can learn just from checking a number of shader pack pages in places like Minecraft Forum. It is highly popular among shader pack developers because it is easy to work with, and many of the simplest things have already been taken care of, which leaves those developers time to work on the large changes and modifications they want to make. Thanks to updates as recent as February of 2021, Chocapic13’s Shaders work great with Minecraft 1.17, 1.16.5, and old versions.

There are few shader packs with lighting effects as good as those you will see in Chocapic13’s Shaders, and that includes the other packs which were created using this one as a foundation. One of the best effects is actually the fog, which couples very well with dark and rainy nights to create a moody atmosphere which would be perfect for a horror map if you just played with some settings to keep the world constantly dark and stormy. The light and shadow effects aren’t limited to just a couple of biomes either – everywhere you go in Minecraft, right up to 1.17 / 1.16.5, you can see this mod at work.

Unlike many shader packs, you can actually make adjustments to the inner workings of Chocapic13’s Shaders, which will increase quality at the cost of performance and vice versa. Just look for the .fsh and .vsh files, open them with a text editing program like Notepad, and find the line for render resolution. This should be set to x1.42 by default, but you could jack it up as high as x2, or even x4, though you should expect a drop in frames for doing this unless you’re using a high-end PC. Most players should be able to use Chocapic13’s Shaders fresh after downloading.

Because of the high degree of control players get over the visuals in Chocapic13’s Shaders, this is one pack that is recommended for just about everyone. Low-end PC users will struggle to use this shader pack even in its default state, so there’s not much to look at here for players using weak GPUs or no GPU at all, as in the case of relying on integrated motherboard graphics. The only real issue seems to be that interior spaces, like the insides of houses, look dark even with a proper amount of lighting. This is no game-breaking bug though.

Different versions:

  • V6 should run on every Minecraft version.
  • V7, V8, and V9 require at least Optifine for 1.12.x


  • Use the latest available graphic driver.
  • Requires at least 500 pixels on each axis on the target resolution to work properly.
  • Leave Shadow quality to 1.00x in the Optifine menu, and use the shader options to change shadow resolution.
  • Set sky to On in Optifine settings.
  • Set “Old lighting” to Off or Default.
  • Resource Packs with the custom sky are usually not supported.
  • Connected overlay texture has issues when underwater.

Chocapic13’s Shaders — Changelogs

V9.1 Beta 5
  • Better clouds.
  • Stronger fog blur when raining.
  • The night is brighter especially when raining.
  • Slightly brighter and a bit more blue ambient light.
  • Better and customizable clouds.
  • Improved foliage translucency.
  • Added screen space global illumination.
  • Added Temporal upsampling for low-end versions.
  • Adjusted colors and tone mapping.
  • Improved water.

Chocapic13’s Shaders — Screenshots & Video

Chocapic13’s Shaders — Comparison

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Chocapic13’s Shaders — Installation Guide

  1. The first step is to download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod or Optifine HD Mod on your Minecraft client (please install only one mod, don’t install both)!
  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.
    1. Some versions must be unzipped before moving to shaderspacks folder.
  5. Now you can select shader in-game from Options / Shaders.
  6. That was all!

Chocapic13’s 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.
  • chocapic13 is the creator of Chocapic13’s Shaders
Chocapic13’s Shaders compatible versions:
  • 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
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its nice, but i have very low fps even without this and it lowers my fps to 5-10


It’s so great!●‿●😄I love it❤❤


Its my favorite shader and so much beautiful v7 extreme 300 fps thanks for creating this beautiful shader THANKS SO MUCH!!!


is there any texture packs recommended for this shader?


hey so i have been having a problem with the shader pack, well two problems.

The first version that i installed, V7, had the sky do some weird clipping, i would look down then up and as soon as i started to see the sky, it would start tearing.

The second problem was with V6, it looked like i wasnt tearing like the other version but when i looked around, i saw that anything below eye level on the skybox was whited out, and if i looked at some areas it would start flickering or go blank.

if anyone knows any way to solve these then that would help, i am now mainly using the V6 version so hopefully i get a fix for that one. also none of the settings in my optifine are changed at all so if it has something to do with that please let me know.


i want to keep best graphics


someone can help me ? i have a problem with v6 lite


Holyjeez….. Its so great…

Its goes great with chill songs.
I am prefering Wayr – Crying soul
Its goin good with this song!


By far, the extreme version with a gtx 1070 sc is one of the best shaders in the world. GOOD JOB!!!!

Everything listed above can be tweaked ingame, so be sure to check out those shader options!


are it works for INTEL HD GRAPHICS 2000????????????????


Im getting an error
Invalid program”composite”

please help


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Having issues with enchanted armor with this shader pack. Texture is glitched.


what is up with the clouds? i can see them trough the ground. how do i fix this


you get a firus from this dont download!!!!!!!!!!!!


how can i download it



Max Tang

What if i cant find the shaders folder?

human NO.71356789







OS: PC (Windows 7)
Ram: 2GB
CPU: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset

i want to use V6 Lite
it’s work for me ?


Hello. Does this support 1440p?

worst shaders pack dont get ☆☆☆☆☆

doesn’t work it sucks. it has the exact same graphics as before without shaders.


It wanted to know since I put to see the enchantments in the swords, beaks, etc…

nándor varga


nándor varga



where are download?


Are u Good! :D i love you shaders!


its awesome!

early bird

can i trust this, will it give my pc a virus? sorry im very worried about downloading things on the internet.


it is very dark

I'm Just A Human

Why when I try the shaders it’s being dark?


Your shader mod actually works with no problems on my system. Bravo!!!

Thank you for doing a good job!!


This shader is very beautiful and have a lot of fps with my AMD card, is very optimized for amd unlike other shaders, i’m using “V6 high beta” and have 130-225 fps :)


Also, Specs

OS: PC (Windows 10)
Ram: 1GB x 4 = 4GB RAM
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz… So 2.33 x 2 because dual processor
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT (Latest Software)
If You Need Any More Specs Just Ask


Chocapic13? I’ve been having this problem when I enable Chocapic13’s Shaders with Optifine 1.8. This image Explains It All

Also here is a pastebin of my…
minecraft launcher logs:
sharders mod logs: (Sorry If This is a bit confusing a switched shaders because orginally I had SEUS on but then I switched to Chocapic13’s shaders so don’t worry)


I did It


How do you download ?

Eric Berger

What resource is in the pixtures? It looks nice :D

Mason Mehollin

nice shaders


wath is the map ?