You should be able to guess one of the main focuses in the Waving Plants Shaders pack just from looking at the name. That waving plant effect is pretty popular in shader packs and it’s come to be more or less expected from authors if they want their shaders to be received well by players. However, many shader packs really overdo the waving plants bit – for instance, the plants in some shaders never stop waving, no matter what’s going on in the world, so it looks like the user must be in the middle of a tornado or a hurricane or something.
Too much plant waving can instantly do away with any sense of realism and destroy the player’s suspension of disbelief, which isn’t really fun for anyone. Plants just don’t move that much naturally, and that’s really the main focus of the Waving Plants Shaders Mod 1.17.1 / 1.16.5. In this pack, plants wave at different speeds throughout the day, so they seem more alive when the sun is out and sort of settle down after night falls. Rainstorms make them waver and wiggle more than they do even during daylight hours, but since that actually makes sense, it’s more of a good thing than a bad thing.
Many users seem to experience a hit to their FPS when using the Waving Plants Shaders but there are some simple steps for resolving these issues. For starters, turn on multicore rendering if your CPU has multiple cores and the setting hasn’t been turned on already. This will force Minecraft to divide its workload among all of your processors, which can net a big improvement in performance. Lowering the render distance always helps, and turning off smooth lighting can make a difference, but that’s kind of counterintuitive since we’re talking about a shader pack in the first place.
Shader packs alter lighting and shadow effects and improve them as a rule, so turning off smooth lighting after installing one is just kind of silly; you might as well not install the shader pack at all. The jungle biome is hands down the best looking biome of all when you have the Waving Plants Shaders pack installed, thanks in no small part to all of the grass, trees, and leaves which make up the environment. The special waving effects are much less noticeable in other places, so if you want to see this shader pack at its best, you’d better track down a jungle biome first.
Waving Plants Shaders — Changelogs
- Fixed flickering issue on certain GPUs.
- Fixed invalid gbuffers_terrain for some.
- New addon options.
- Rewrote code for easier configuration and updates.
- Fixed the Biomes O’ Plenty ID’s.
Waving Plants Shaders — Video
Waving Plants Shaders — Installation Guide
- The first step is to download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod or Optifine Mod on your Minecraft client!
- Now go to:
- Windows => %appdata%\.minecraft
- Mac OS X => ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
- Linux => ~/.minecraft
- Search for the “shaderpacks” folder.
- Download the shader pack from below.
- Move the downloaded .zip into the shaderpacks folder.
- Now you can select shader in-game from Options/Shaders!
- That was all!
Also, set Old Lighting in the Shader Settings menu to Default.
Waving Plants Shaders — Download Links
Something You Should Know
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- We do not modify or edit the files in any way.