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GLSL Shaders Mod 1.20, 1.19.4 → 1.18.2

GLSL Shaders Mod enhances Minecraft graphics with advanced shader effects and customizability.

CreatedJan 1, 2023
UpdatedApr 19, 2023
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Are you tired of the same, pixelated graphic effects and looking to shake things up? GLSL Shaders Mod adds tons of aesthetic features to your traditional Minecraft experience, adding detail to things players often look over. When was the last time you stopped what you were doing to look at a tree? With GLSL Shaders Mod, you may notice natural aspects in the game that would otherwise be overlooked. When Minecraft was first established, many players connected with the simple, pixelated graphics and found them to be simple and nostalgic. Now that the game has been around for a while, even diehard fans are looking for a way to renovate their overall experience. While many mods change how the game is played, Shaders Mod is sure to change how you look at the game.

Unlike other shaders for Minecraft, GLSL Shaders Mod contains a plethora of shaderpacks, ensuring the player will find a redesign of a familiar object every time they boot the game up. Using the cooperation of several mod developers, Shaders Mod provides graphical changes to shadows, weather, light, and map drawing. While those aspects seem simple enough, they attribute to the majority of the visual atmosphere of the game. Stormy weather will feel darker and more ominous, sunlight will feel brighter and more calming, and sunsets will look more magnificent.

Because Shaders Mod is a huge overhaul to the visual components in the game, it requires a powerful processor to work its magic. If you consider adding this mod to your to-do list, you may want to inspect your CPU and GPU. Even for those with a strong processing unit and crisp graphic cards, it should be noted that shaders often slow down the game’s rendering process. Lag will most likely be experienced, especially when loading new chunks. Once the chunks are fully loaded, players may find their framerate returning to normal. While most mods simply require files to be moved to a folder, Shaders Mod is far more demanding. Many of the shaders used require specific graphic cards as well as processors than can handle the overhaul. On top of that, Forge is required for most versions of this mod.

Another factor that separates Shaders Mod from traditional shaders is in the title: Shaders Mod. With this mod, several shaderpacks are added from numerous contributors. Because of this, players have incredible customization when deciding how their world should look. While many of the shaders added require a specific set of hardware, some of the shaders are a bit friendlier. Some shaders are available for OSX, Intel graphics cards, OptiFine, Minecraft builds that do not use Forge, computers with low graphics capabilities, and older versions of Minecraft. If anything is to be taken from this mod, keep in mind that it allows for a hands-on approach to choosing which shaders are used.

GLSL Shaders 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

How To Install GLSL Shaders Mod

This guide will explain how to quickly download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod with Forge for Minecraft.

  1. Installing Minecraft Forge

    Download and install the latest Forge version for your Minecraft version.
    Download Forge

  2. Download GLSL Shaders Mod

    Go to the download section and get the mod jar file.
    Make sure to download a mod version that is compatible with the mod loader you have installed.

    Jump to Download Section

  3. Install GLSL Shaders Mod

    Place the downloaded GLSL Shaders mod jar file in your mods folder in the .minecraft directory.

  4. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and make sure you have the Forge profile selected.

  5. Successfully Installed

    The game should load normally, as well as all mods and dependencies.
    In the unlikely event of a crash, make sure you have the correct version of all mods installed and that all are compatible.
    You can also request help via the developer's official links or by leaving a comment on this page.

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Something You Should Know

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  • 👨‍💻 karyonix is the creator of GLSL Shaders Mod

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Comments (84)

Hi I have had this for a few weeks and I’ve had this problem with the upper right side of my screen. It’s almost as if the shine they add to some blocks is messing up. If anyone else has the same problem / knows how to fix it please let me know.

PS I have a mac

i have downloaded shaders for 1.10.2 for mac, but everything that happens, is that the most mobs loose their texture and the “shaders” button in the settings (near video settings) appears (i am using sphaxBDcraft for 1.10 128pxl. texture pack also).

There is an incompatibility of the shaders with Optifine & maybe Java that says that Optifine has inside a “shader mod” but I tried to use any shaderpack and MC crashed. On my portable pc works ok MC without problem and the problem that I’m having is on the tower which has Windows 7 (that also I had to figure out how to install again Java V7).

I reinstalled Minecraft again on the tower pc without results.


Hi guys.
Your work is awesome, but are you aware that we now can install Minecraft elsewhere than the original \roaming\.minecraft directory ?
Because your .jar only want to act on the old directory and then i can NOT use it.