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Cyanide Shaders 1.20, 1.19.4 → 1.18.2

Cyanide is a customizable shaderpack for Minecraft, designed for weak PCs and simple mini-games.

Developer๐Ÿ‘คmlgimposter
Style๐ŸงฑVanilla
Support GPUs
Loaders
Performance ImpactPotato
Settings30
Presets ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Minecraft nostalgic+4
Features Dark+5
CreatedNov 20, 2021
UpdatedDec 24, 2021
Stats
  • 4.2 (5)

  • โค๏ธ 13
  • 62.4K

One great thing about the Cyanide Shader pack is that the creator allows anyone to create their own new shader packs using it as a base. Most of the shaders available aren’t open-source, so it’s a cool feature worth mentioning. The default fog effects are good enough to use as a base, too, so it’s not just an empty gesture. Combined with the improved lighting, the realistic fog allows for creeping banks to come rolling in off of oceans and lakes. It’s perfect for using if you want to make a Halloween or creepy-themed map. More realistic sunrises and sunsets allow for better lighting during dawn and dusk too.

The lighting isn’t all good, though. Because it is more bright and vivid where present, players will really notice when there is no lighting, like when going into The End to fight the dragon. Make sure to pack some lava or plenty of torches to light up dark places, because they’re barely visible without help. There are some other, small effects, like movement in the grass and tree foliage, but the list of features for Cyanide Shaders is kind of limited. It’s more of a shader pack for building on by other users who want to make their own thing than something most players would pick to use as a permanent addition to their game.

Like all shader packs, you’ll need Optifine or Iris Shaders to load and use Cyanide Shaders. Cyanide gets regular updates right now, so Minecraft 1.19 and 1.18 are the best options. If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with a shader pack but don’t know how to build your own, Cyanide Shaders is a good option worth downloading and trying.

Cyanide 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 5 new features are available in Cyanide Shaders to enhance your gaming experience.

๐Ÿ“Š Performance Impacts

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

There are 5 profiles pre-built into Cyanide Shaders to adjust the level of intensity of these effects.

Profiles

Nostalgic

Performance

Default

Realistic

Vanilla

Bloom
โŒโŒโŒโŒโŒ
Fog
โœ…โŒโœ…โœ…โœ…
Tonemap Operator
Uncharted 2None FilmicACES ApproximatedReinhard

How To Install Cyanide 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

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 Cyanide 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 Cyanide 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 Cyanide Shaders

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

  8. Select Cyanide Shaders

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


How to install Cyanide 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 Cyanide 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.

    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 Cyanide Shaders

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

  8. Select Cyanide 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.

๐Ÿ“ฅ Cyanide 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 mlgimposter is the creator of Cyanide Shaders

๐Ÿ”„ Update Logs

v1.1
  • Cleaned a bit and removed unused code
  • Color changes and improvements
  • New options
v1.0
  • Added ACES Approximated and Reinhard tone mapping
  • Removed some useless features

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