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DMS Shaders 1.16.5 → 1.15.2

Support GPUs
Performance ImpactLow
Presets πŸ› οΈ Low+4
Features Realistic Sky+39
CreatedNov 28, 2017
UpdatedJul 4, 2018
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The DMS Shaders is a lightweight shader pack created by DatWeirdPerson (DWP for short). Although the creator DWP was relatively new to coding when the pack was first created, he (or she?) learned a lot in the past and has now successfully produced a well-coded shader pack. This shader pack aims to provide quality graphics while maintaining a high FPS for the game.

Experience a dark fantasy medieval-themed Minecraft as you install this lightweight shader pack made for PCs with low and medium specs.

What the DMS Shaders Pack is About

The Shader pack is about performance and has a minimum requirement, so players with low-end PCs can still run it and enjoy the game.

Mild Dark Fantasy Touch

The pack features a mild dark-fantasy feel and de-saturated, gloomy, and lightly faded visuals. The pack is perfect for medieval-themed gameplay but would also look good on gloomy sci-fi scenes.

Optimized Codes

Although the pack started with unoptimized code, the creator DWP gained experience and re-coded and optimized the codes for the Shader pack. With time, the pack slowly improved performance and reduced the strain on the computer.

Minimized Features

To optimize performance and make the pack usable for low-end computers while maintaining solid gameplay, the pack features fewer effects and flashy visuals than your average shader pack. However, this works well with its dark fantasy theme. Even with the minimized features, the pack still contains waving grass, waving waters, and more.

Should You Use It?

The pack features a mild dark fantasy theme that, in our opinion, looks quite nice even in vanilla Minecraft. The pack shines when combined with medieval-type mods, structures, and worlds. Performance-wise, the DMS Shaders Pack is lightweight and does not consume much of your computer’s resources. The pack is very playable on low-end computers, and the graphics are also quite nice. If you are running a PC with low spec and want to try a shader pack, or if you are looking for a shader pack that does not make your gameplay crawl, then we recommend trying the DMS Shaders and seeing for yourself.

DMS compatible versions:
  • 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

DMS Shaders β€” Screnshoots


Over 39 new features are available in DMS Shaders to enhance your gaming experience.

πŸ“Š Performance Impacts

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

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







Ambient Occlusion
Ambient Skylight
Anti Aliasing
Auto Exposure
Bloom Filtering
LOD Tiles
2D2D2D2D + 3D2D + 3D
Composite Scale
Crepuscular Rays
3D Ray Depth
1 Chunk1 Chunk2 Chunks2 Chunks2 Chunks
Sample Count
Depth Aware Blur
Depth Of Field
Variable Sample Count
Dirty Lens
Effect Samples
Dynamic Flares
Motion Blur
Chromatic Aberration
Shadow Filter
OffStatic Penumbra FilterVariable Penumbra FilterVariable Penumbra FilterVariable Penumbra Filter
Filter Sample Count
Water Caustics
Shadow Map Resolution
Sunlight Illumination
Tilt Shift
Unified Lighting Rays
Water Wave Parallax

How To Install DMS Shaders

Supported Optifine Recommend β€’ 1.19.1β€”1.8.8
  • Support Forge / Vanilla
  • Extra features
  • Good performance
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 DMS 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 DMS 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 DMS Shaders

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

  8. Select DMS Shaders

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

How to install DMS 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.

System requirements

  • OpenGL v2.1 support.
  • GPU Shader 4 support.
  • (OptiFine) Custom texture support.
  • (OptiFine) Custom uniform support.
  • (OptiFine) Blending modes support.
  • (OptiFine) Skip buffer clearing support.
  • (OptiFine) Parent profile program enabling support.

To avoid issues, use the latest OptiFine.

Resource Pack Support

For proper resource pack support with DMS shaders, use the following layout.

Normal Texture:

  • R – Normal X
  • G – Normal Y
  • B – Gloss
  • A – Height

Specular Texture:

  • R – Emissive
  • G – Metallic
  • B – Plant
  • A – Warm

For the specular texture, 1.0 will replace the shader mask with the texture mask, and 0.0 will set it to nothing. Only use one mask per pixel. A pixel cant has the metallic and plant mask due to limitations in the DMS shaders.

πŸ“₯ DMS Shaders β€” Download

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