Like the name suggests, the Cloudshade shader pack by CrapDeShoes focuses a lot on the clouds which occasionally roll through Minecraft’s skies, along with the shadows they cast. This pack doesn’t work with Minecraft after the combat update, but it does work with several versions of 1.12.2, so it’s perfect for players who are still using older mods which have yet to update to the latest Minecraft client. Surprisingly, you don’t need Optifine or the Better Skies add-on to make this shader pack work, even though it’s all about the sky. This means you can simply install and use this shader mod.
Like a handful of other shader packs, you’ll need the original Shader Mod by karyonix installed if you want to use the Cloudshade shaders mod. Also, because this pack is a derivative of Chocapic13’s Shaders, you’ll probably notice some similarities between the two if you’ve used that pack in the past. As for the shading, it’s not just the clouds which create shade, though they do that very well. Tall objects like trees and even shorter ones like sugarcane will cast their own shadows too, in varying sizes depending on their height. You’ll notice your world is much darker with this pack installed.
Well, at least it will be darker when there are things nearby casting shadows. In wide open fields, the world is actually quite bright, at least in those places where there aren’t clouds right overhead. Some users have complained that CrapdeShoes’ Cloudshade mod is too laggy, mostly because it produces a lower FPS rating than other, better shader packs when being used. This is a legitimate issue, and it might actually be enough to make some players steer clear of this pack for one which was coded better. If you have the resources to run it though, Cloudshade does look pretty good.
It’s just that other shaders, like yShaders on Ultra, look a lot better without demanding so many resources from your system. Players have also complained about solid black skies, so there are some known bugs and errors which plague this shader pack. With all that said, you could probably find something besides Cloudshade that works better for your specific needs. It’s not a terrible shader pack, but the resource hogging and the bugs are enough to give this one a bad mark. Hopefully, things will be fixed up in the future and this decent shader mod can become a great one.
How to install Crapdeshoes Cloudshade Shaders Pack?
- The first step is to download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod or Optifine HD Mod on your Minecraft client!
- Now go to:
- Windows => %appdata%\.minecraft
- Mac OS X => ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
- Linux => ~/.minecraft
- Search for the “shaderpacks” folder.
- Move the downloaded .zip into the shaderpacks folder.
- Now you can select shader in-game from Options/Shaders!
- That was all!