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Potato Shaders 1.19.4 → 1.18.2

The Potato Shader is a lightweight shaderpack designed to enhance visuals on low-end PCs.

DeveloperπŸ‘€rre36
StyleπŸ–₯️Low-End
Support GPUs
Loaders
Performance ImpactPotato
Settings128
Features Ambient Occlusion+30
CreatedApr 6, 2021
UpdatedMar 25, 2022
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The Potato Shaders pack by Rre36 is a bit dated, but still a good example of shaders done right. It’s lightweight by design, so performance on weaker systems doesn’t suffer as much as it would with more demanding shaders. The goal, according to the author, was to make a shader pack that would work on a potato of a PC, and Potato Shaders does this well. You won’t get dynamic shadows, so flickering lights, lava, and clouds overhead won’t cast detailed, varying shadows. But you do get a lot of other, common shader pack effects – like bloom, dynamic colors, and a motion blur when moving or turning quickly.

Potato Shaders also feature an adjustable Depth of Field (DoF). The basic setting in Minecraft is either too close or so blown out it looks ridiculous, and this shader pack remedies that. Water can also be customized, with a short list of features that can be toggled on or off to get something that suits your particular gaming rig. Anti-aliasing takes some of the rough edges off textures, but in a blocky game like Minecraft, it’s still a bit jagged, even when turned on. Overall, things get a kind of hazy look to make up for the better lighting. Some visuals are worse, so some can be improved.

As for installing Potato Shaders, you’ll need Optifine, at least version 1.12. Also, since Potato Shaders hasn’t been updated since March 25, 2022, you can expect some visual bugs. Older systems won’t be able to run Potato Shaders either, since the pack requires a GPU with support for OpenGL 4.0. That means you’re not getting any function at all from onboard graphics built into your motherboard.

Features

Over 30 new features are available in Potato Shaders to enhance your gaming experience.

πŸ“Š Performance Impacts

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

How To Install Potato 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 Potato 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 Potato 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 Potato Shaders

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

  8. Select Potato Shaders

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


How to install Potato 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 Potato 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 Potato Shaders

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

  8. Select Potato 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.

πŸ“₯ Potato Shaders β€” 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.
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» rre36 is the creator of Potato Shaders

πŸ”„ Update Logs

v1.0b
  • Fixed lightmaps in 1.17 and newer
  • Minor tone mapping adjustments

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