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Complementary Reimagined Shaders 1.19.4 → 1.18.2

Minecraft shader pack with customizable high-quality effects, attention to detail, and top-tier optimization.

Support GPUs
Performance ImpactLow
Presets ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Potato+5
Features Atmospheric Sky+38
CreatedMay 25, 2022
UpdatedApr 24, 2023
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The aesthetics of Minecraft have always been a source of contention. Personally, I believe that giving Minecraft a new design and forsaking its blocky nature will irritate a sizable number of users. Indeed, the same community that loved the nostalgic look of Minecraft’s cubes derived an already-existing shader pack and created another version that complements Minecraft and its glory, Complementary Reimagined Shaders, a shader pack that aims to make the best visuals that are inspired by the lighting as seen on other official Minecraft content, such as Minecraft Dungeons, Story Mode, Legends, Trailers, and even concept art. However, because shader packs necessitate a considerably more powerful computer, a GTX 960 or GTX 1060 minimum is suggested to run the game with this shader installed, while the user can slip in with a lower spec, with some changes to improve playability.

Complementary Reimagined 2.1 Shaders has done an excellent job of improving the visual aesthetics of vanilla Minecraft. It ensured that the blocky environment behaved as such, from the shadows to the reflections in the seas. In comparison to the original Complementary version, the shadows are considerably more concentrated on having a cube shape rather than rounded corners. The clouds are formed like squares and rectangles, confirming their purpose as a blocky universe. Furthermore, the End World has a Northern Lights atmosphere, as the aurora borealis lighting brightens the dark, void-ic sky with a hazy, celestial aura. Aside from that, Complementary Reimagined has fewer things to look at because its purpose is not to imitate realism, but to mix elements of realism into a virtual world that is not overly visual. Reflections are substantially more strong in the first edition (the “wet earth” reflection) than in the Reimagined version. Indeed, by impressing the user with superior graphics without being distracted by strong lighting and images, this recreates a lot more appealing perspective of the user’s Minecraft environment. Complementary: Reimagined is a mod that literally translates as “Less is more.”

Complementary Reimagined compatible versions:
  • 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

Complementary Reimagined โ€” Visual Styles


Over 38 new features are available in Complementary Reimagined Shaders to enhance your gaming experience.

๐Ÿ“Š Performance Impacts

  • None
    No performance decreases
  • Small
  • Medium
  • High
  • Extreme

There are 6 profiles pre-built into Complementary Reimagined Shaders to adjust the level of intensity of these effects.





High (Default)

Very High


Entity Shadows
Light Shaft Quality
OFF Low Medium High Very High Very High
Real-Time Shadows
Reflection Quality
Potato [*] Medium Medium High High High
Shadow Sample Quality
Medium Medium Medium Medium High Very High
Shadow Distance
4 Chunks [-] 4 Chunks [-] 8 Chunks 12 Chunks 14 Chunks 16 Chunks
Water Quality
Low Low Medium Medium Medium Medium

How To Install Complementary Reimagined Shaders

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


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 Complementary Reimagined 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 Complementary Reimagined 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 Complementary Reimagined Shaders

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

  8. Select Complementary Reimagined Shaders

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

How to install Complementary Reimagined 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


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 Complementary Reimagined 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.

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

    โฏˆ 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.


    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.


    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 Complementary Reimagined Shaders

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

  8. Select Complementary Reimagined 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.


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

๐Ÿ“ฅ Complementary Reimagined Shaders โ€” Download

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.
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป EminGTR is the creator of Complementary Reimagined Shaders

๐Ÿ”„ Update Logs

  • Extended support for SEUSPBR/labPBR resource packs, including:
    • Added Parallax Occlusion Mapping
    • Added “POM Lighting Mode” setting with “Sharp” and “Smooth” options
    • Added self-shadowing, enabled with POM
    • Added “Directional Blocklight” option
    • Tweaked normal handling to improve lighting at shallow angles
  • Added “High” Block Reflection Quality option with smoother reflections using a temporal filter
  • Added water refraction, enabled with “High” Water Quality or higher profiles
  • Added subtle water absorption, always enabled
  • Added over 40 sliders for precise atmosphere and lighting color customization
  • Added color grading settings
  • Added “Water Wave Strength” setting
  • Added more selection outline settings
  • Added “Subtle” SSAO option
  • Added options to make rain puddles appear without needing rain
  • Added an option to disable the interior check for the Reimagined clouds
  • Added automatically appearing instructions to fix lava appearing insanely bright
  • Improved all High and Medium quality reflections:
    • Improved edge smoothing
    • Slightly improved performance
    • Slightly improved general clarity
    • Fixed incorrect colors at reflection edges
    • Fixed circle-shaped artifacts (thanks to Capt Tatsu)
  • Improved water opacity, fog, color, and shadow handling to fix many inconsistencies
  • Improved small-scale lighting balance when using custom PBR or generated normals
  • Integrated PBR Changes:
    • Added “Glowing Lapis Lazuli Block” option
    • Added an option to disable Generated Normals and Coated Textures on entities
    • Tweaked the color of water splash particles
    • Fixed crying obsidian, respawn anchor and lit furnace looking incorrect with some resource packs
  • “Cloud Shadows” option now also supports “Fantasy” Cloud Style
  • Increased the range of the Tonemap Exposure slider
  • Slightly increased water wave speeds
  • Separated the Reflection Quality setting to “Water” and “Block” variants
  • Fixed many issues on Minecraft versions ranging from 1.8.9 to 1.12.2:
    • Fixed underwater light shafts being incorrectly colored
    • Fixed water shadows/caustics being incorrectly colored
    • Fixed water color turning black in swamps with Reimagined water
    • Fixed multiple errors with the Fantasy water
    • Fixed custom skyboxes breaking the sky visuals
    • Fixed sugar canes looking incorrect
  • Fixed sun/moon lighting getting darker at far distances from the camera
  • Fixed waving water styles not having waves when generated normals are active
  • Fixed held items not being able to cast intense reflections when using custom PBR
  • Fixed blocks near water getting incorrect water shadows at distance
  • Fixed some modded blocks or RP translucents with opaque parts looking glitched
  • Fixed sky color breaking in some situations involving mods, resource packs, or data packs
  • Fixed modded translucents casting shadows that are too bright
  • Fixed entity texture problems with some mods, including the Savage & Ravage mod
  • Fixed the selection outline being incorrectly colored in some situations
  • Fixed custom PBR causing problems on water in some rare cases
  • Fixed water foam not being visible in some intended situations.
  • Fixed lava texture being incorrect with lower mipmap levels
  • Fixed translucent colored light shafts looking brighter than the atmosphere during night
  • Fixed lanterns looking incorrect with some resource packs
  • Fixed broken visuals with Physics Mod
  • Added edge smoothing to “Potato” quality reflections
  • Fixed incorrect shadows under entities when the Real-Time Shadows option is disabled
  • Fixed setting Cave Lighting to “Very Dark” causing visual problems with RP PBR
  • Fixed vines and cobwebs getting incorrect sun/moon light in closed areas
  • Fixed light shafts being slightly offset, most noticeably in the End or underwater
  • Fixed flickering pixel on campfires (IntegratedPBR)
  • Fixed Generated Normals on water with Physics Mod (IntegratedPBR)

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