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KUDA Shaders 1.20, 1.19.4 → 1.18.2

High-performance Minecraft shader pack adding realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections.

DeveloperπŸ‘€DeDelner
StyleπŸŒ…Realistic
Support GPUs
Loaders
Performance ImpactLow
Settings72
Presets πŸ› οΈ Low+4
Features Sunrise+37
CreatedMay 25, 2014
UpdatedJan 30, 2018
Stats
  • 3.92 (2.3K)

  • ❀️ 126
  • 3.7M

The KUDA Shaders mod is one of Minecraft’s most popular shader packs of all time. This is because it’s a well-made addition with very few bugs and a high degree of compatibility compared to other shader packs. KUDA Shaders made it out of Beta and into a full release on January 30, 2018. The main reason there are so few bugs and so much compatibility is that KUDA Shaders was in development for so long. Now that it’s finally finished, there shouldn’t be any more glitches or errors to worry about.

With the first fully stable release of KUDA Shaders, many people are finally trying this shader pack and testing it out for themselves. With cool special effects like a volumetric fog that seems to move and breathe like it’s a living thing, as well as great-looking default textures without needless motion blur and other strange, unwanted effects, KUDA Shaders delivers just the right balance of things players want and things they don’t want. That is, it’s full of great features everyone likes, and nothing that people hate. That doesn’t mean it’s a perfect shader pack, even with all that time in development.

The bloom effect seems a little weird sometimes, with light flares happening in places where you wouldn’t normally expect them to happen or being bolder or more pronounced than you would imagine. But this is a relatively little β€œbad” thing compared to the heap of good things that KUDA Shaders do for players. This shader pack requires more system resources than most because of how much it does, so you shouldn’t try to use it with integrated graphics. A good graphics card is pretty much a necessity if you want to use this shader mod.

Because it does so many things so well, KUDA Shaders comes highly recommended, not just by this author but also by most of the players who have tried it before. It’s come a long way since its beta days, and many issues have been ironed out and removed, so you’re left with a highly functional shader pack that makes Minecraft look better. KUDA Shaders still suffers from some of the same issues that plague other shaders though, like environmental shadows that seem to wiggle and move while the player is moving, but these issues are not enough to make this mod look bad.

KUDA 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

KUDA Shaders β€” Versions

Features

Over 37 new features are available in KUDA Shaders to enhance your gaming experience.

πŸ“Š Performance Impacts

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

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

Profiles

Low

Medium

High

Ultra

Cinematic

Anamorphic Lens Flare
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…
Bloom
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Camera Noise
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…
CHROMATICABERRATION
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…
2D Clouds
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Depth of Field
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…
Dirty Lens
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…
Distance Blur
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…
Fog Blur
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Motionblur
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…
Parallax Occlusion Mapping (POM)
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…
PROGRAM.COMPOSITE2
❌❌
PROGRAM.COMPOSITE3
❌❌
Rain Puddles
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Screen Space Reflections
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Shadow Distance
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Shadow Resolution
5121024204820482048
Shadow Samples
8882828
Shaking Camera
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…
Soft Shadows
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Vignette
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…
VL Quality
0.50.50.50.751.0
VL Render Distance
30.030.030.040.040.0
Volumetric Light
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Water Shader
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
YCOCG_COMPRESSION
βœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒ

Comparison

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

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Vanilla Rain
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Vanilla Light
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Vanilla The Nether
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How To Install KUDA Shaders

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

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

  8. Select KUDA Shaders

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


How to install KUDA 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 KUDA 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 KUDA Shaders

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

  8. Select KUDA 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.

Note

  • Ensure you have the latest graphics driver installed.
  • Kuda Shaders v6.1 Legacy has been tested and works smoothly with the latest version of the Iris Shaders mod.

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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.
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» DeDelner is the creator of KUDA Shaders

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