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Voyager 2.0 Shaders 1.20, 1.19.4 → 1.18.2

Voyager 2.0 is an improvement of the Voyager shader pack, with Optifine, Iris, and other mods support.

DeveloperπŸ‘€symbiome67
StyleπŸŒ…Realistic
Support GPUs
Loaders
Performance ImpactHigh
Settings105
Presets πŸ› οΈ Low+4
Features Ambient Occlusion
CreatedMay 25, 2021
UpdatedApr 10, 2023
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Voyager 2.0 Shaders is the second, more recent version of theΒ Voyager Shader Pack, which is a couple of years old now. The newer 2.0 is still getting regular updates, with a few coming out a few days ago. It’s not just a compatibility thing either, since Voyager Shader 2.0 adds some new features to the classic Voyager pack; brighter greens and blues make grass and water really pop and stand out, and this is even better thanks to wavering and wiggling effects that make the whole world look like it’s breathing. Shadows aren’t especially detailed, but they do move along with the position of the sun or moon in the sky, so they’re dynamic, at least.

This means that the same structure or environment, observed at different times of day, will have an assortment of appearances. Voyager Shaders feature volumetric clouds too. They’re big and puffy, looking like real clouds you’d see if you went outside and looked up at the sky. They billow and move just like real clouds, and functionally, they cast shadows of their own that move as they, and the sun, go through their movement cycles. Reflections are a thing, too, allowing for mirrored surroundings as long as it isn’t raining or too dark to see.

For Voyager Shader 2.0, you need a very specific version of Optifine and Iris because of compatibility issues. If you’re using Minecraft 1.17 or newer, you’ll need Optifine HD U G9 or a new version. For 1.16 and older, use Optifine HD U G8. For even older versions of Minecraft, consider using the original Voyager shader pack instead. With the good number of options available, you should be able to find a version that works for your setup, then tweak it to suit your needs; it’s very easy to customize with just some clicks.

Voyager 2.0 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

Note

If you’re using the Voyager shaders in combination with Iris Shaders Mod, it’s crucial to keep in mind that compatibility is only possible if you have version 1.4 or higher.
Supported Mods
  • Biome O Plenty
  • Botania
  • Abnormals atmospheric
  • Abnormals autumnity
  • Abnormals environmental
  • Abnormals neapolitan
  • Abnormals update aquatic
  • Abnormals bussier bees
  • Earth mob mod
  • Desolation
  • Astral sorcery
  • Farmer’s delight
  • Oh the biomes you’ll go
  • Ecotones
  • Terrestria
  • Wild world
  • Dynamic trees

Features

Over 1 new features are available in Voyager 2.0 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 Voyager 2.0 Shaders to adjust the level of intensity of these effects.

Profiles

Low

Medium

High

Ultra

Extreme

Sharpen
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Ambient occlusion
Off Off SSAORTAOSSAO + RTAO
Quality
1212121416
Clouds shadow
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Quality
226812
Global illumination
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Quality
1414142432
INDIRECT_FILTER
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Parallax waves
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Planar clouds
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Quality
212243244
SCREEN_SPACE_SHADOW
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Quality
26121624
Shadow type
Off SoftPCSSPCSSPCSS
Resolution
10241024204830724096
Temporal anti aliasing
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
TERRAIN_REFLECTION
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Volumetric clouds
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Quality
1616243244
Volumetric fog
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Quality
22162024
Volumetric light
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Quality
22162024
Caustics
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Water fog
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Quality
22162024
Waving vegetation
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…

How To Install Voyager 2.0 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 Voyager 2.0 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 Voyager 2.0 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 Voyager 2.0 Shaders

    Copy or move the downloaded Voyager 2.0 shaders zip file into the shaderpacks folder.

  8. Select Voyager 2.0 Shaders

    Choose Voyager 2.0 shader pack from the list of available shaders in the options menu.


How to install Voyager 2.0 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 Voyager 2.0 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 Voyager 2.0 Shaders

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

  8. Select Voyager 2.0 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“₯ Voyager 2.0 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’» symbiome67 is the creator of Voyager 2.0 Shaders

πŸ”„ Update Logs

v2.0.6
  • Update for 1.19.4
  • Update for 1.20+
  • Improve performances of Volumetric clouds, Planar clouds, Volumetric light, Volumetric fog and Atmospheric scattering
  • Improve temporal anti-aliasing
  • Fix Sunlight ggx brdf
  • Fix Lab PBR emissive texture
v2.0.5
  • Updated to 1.19+
  • Improved quality of life
  • Compatible with Iris shaders mod (version 1.4+)
  • Added cave fog and bloomy fog (affecting volumetric light and fog)
  • Added No Waves preset in water waves settings
  • Tweaked atmosphere and sunlight color
  • Tweaked volumetric fog shape
  • Reworked Spherical Harmonic and calculated sunlight into SH
  • Motion blur is enabled by default
  • Clouds shadow is disabled by default
  • Fixed Lab PBR hardcoded metal
  • Fixed hand-depth lighting
  • Fixed water shadow color on translucent block
  • Fixed bright distant white dot appearing in sunrise/sunset

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