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Chocapic13’s Shaders 1.20, 1.19.4 → 1.18.2

Chocapic13's Shaders offer exceptional quality and performance for a diverse range of hardware setups.

Developer👤Choca_13
Style🔅Semi-Realistic
Support GPUs
Loaders
Performance ImpactLow
Settings149
Features Sun Rays+38
CreatedMar 14, 2020
UpdatedFeb 28, 2021
Stats
  • 3.9 (5.9K)

  • ❤️ 933
  • 6.9M

Chocapic13’s Shaders mod is the baseline for many other shader packs 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 1.19.x and old versions.

There are few shader packs with lighting effects as good as those you will see in Chocapic13’s Shaders, including the other packs that 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 that 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 few biomes either – everywhere you go in Minecraft, you can see this mod at work.

Unlike many shader packs, you can make adjustments to the inner workings of Chocapic13’s Shaders, increasing 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 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 proper lighting. This is no game-breaking bug, though.

Chocapic13’s 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

Features

Over 38 new features are available in Chocapic13’s Shaders to enhance your gaming experience.

📊 Performance Impacts

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

Comparison

Our comparison tool makes it easy to compare Chocapic13’s Shaders with Minecraft vanilla and other shader packs.

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How To Install Chocapic13’s Shaders

Supported Optifine Recommend • 1.19.1—1.8.8
  • Support Forge / Vanilla
  • Extra features
  • Good performance
Supported Iris Recommend • 1.19.1—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 Chocapic13’s 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 Chocapic13’s 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 Chocapic13’s Shaders

    Copy or move the downloaded Chocapic13’s shaders zip file into the shaderpacks folder.

  8. Select Chocapic13’s Shaders

    Choose Chocapic13’s shader pack from the list of available shaders in the options menu.


How to install Chocapic13’s 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 Chocapic13’s 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 Chocapic13’s Shaders

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

  8. Select Chocapic13’s 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.

Important Notes

  • Ensure you have the latest graphics driver installed.
  • A minimum resolution of 500 pixels is required for optimal performance.
  • Use the shader options to adjust shadow resolution and leave shadow quality at 1.00x in the Optifine menu.
  • Enable the sky in Optifine settings.
  • Set “Old lighting” to Off or Default.
  • Custom resource pack skies are typically not supported. Compatibility with mods cannot be guaranteed.
  • Overlay textures may display incorrectly while underwater.
  • Chocapic13’s V6 is compatible with all Minecraft versions. However, the V7, V8, and V9 versions require Optifine for Minecraft 1.12 or higher.
  • Chocapic13’s v9 and v9.1 have been tested and work smoothly with the latest version of the Iris Shaders mod.
Screenshot Mode

The purpose of Chocapic13 V9 Screenshot mode is solely for capturing screenshots.

When the camera remains still, the image will gradually build up samples over multiple frames to result in a sharp, anti-aliased, and noise-free picture. This process may take a few minutes in some cases.

It utilizes Full-Screen Space Path Tracing for capturing sky, bounced sunlight, torchlight, and other emissive sources. Although the results are visually stunning, anything not on the screen or obscured by another object will not be considered.

Please note that some elements, such as transparency, are not fully functional.

The quality options have been set to the highest level to ensure the best possible outcome.

Additionally, it offers the following unique features:

  • Depth Write Parallax Occlusion allows the Screen Space Tracing to consider the depth of an object.
  • Improved Emissive Color for a more vivid representation of emissive sources.

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