Shaders Packs

Shaders are additional scripts that can improve the graphics of the game world to a more realistic level, or simply add more microparticles for a certain 1.20.4-1.20.2 texture pack. This means that they can be integrated directly into the pack or installed separately. In any case, for this to work correctly, the player will need to install Optifine HD, which has a huge set of core tools for processing, optimizing and smoothing the effects of rendering compression. The percentage compression is specified directly in the scripts, so if the shaders have several versions, for example, lite, medium, heavy, and super realistic, they practically do not change in the file size.

What does a shader pack consist of?

Basically, it contains libraries and working scripts based on GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language), which have been developed since the distant 2004. This means that most video cards are based on this programming language, that is, the scripts contain algorithms for which the video card outputs the desired modified image, for example, we call this additional physics, namely: the behavior of light particles, the effect of shadows and wind, antialiasing, reflections, as well as hundreds of other little-noticed algorithms that turn ordinary blocks into a very smooth space containing many features from the real world.

What options should I choose?

First of all, the choice will depend on the performance of your video card and the amount of RAM. Accordingly, the higher these indicators, the wider the range of available shaders you can afford. But the authors did everything possible so that players with any power of video cards could try their options. This was done due to numerous tests on different computers (Or mobile devices if there is a Bedrock-Pocked Edition version of shaders). As a result, some of the packs have disabled many features, rewritten algorithms, the range of processing algorithms, or even replaced heavy scripts with lighter ones. So it’s best to look for a lite version for a specific shader in case you have low-end performance indicators. In the case of medium-power computers, you can try the full options, but you will need to reduce the drawing range in the game settings. Sometimes, even with a very high-performance video card, such as Nvidia 1060, 1070, 1080ti, 1660ti, 2080 rtx, 3080 rtx, etc., you can get lags. This is due to the fact that the shaders are designed for a specific video card, such as AMD Radeon or Intel HD Graphics.

System requirements

Shader developers calculate the result that consists of the best picture, with the number of FPS hovering around 30 frames. This is also calculated for the minimum 720p and recommended 1080p resolution. For a cleaner test, you will also need to set the drawing distance, which should be at the level of 8 chunks. Next check your performance with the performance of the devices that most often take part in testing:

Minimal Hardware Requirements

  • RAM: 2-4GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 10 or MacOS
  • CPU: Nearly any Dual core CPU from intel/AMD made in the last 8 years
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce from 900 series to GTX 1060 6GB or equivalent / AMD RX 580 or equivalent

Recommended Hardware Requirements

  • RAM: 8GB or more
  • OS: Windows 7, 10 or MacOS
  • CPU: Quad core CPU from Intel/AMD from the last 5 years or better
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 2070 or AMD RX 5700 or better

Lite - Optimized Low Shaders For Minecraft 1.20.2, 1.20.1, 1.19.4

These are lightweight shaders for Minecraft 1.20.2-1.19.2 that contain 20 scripts and more than 110 options for the behavior of water particles, shadows, sunlight, fog, glitter and other micro elements in the game. These Shader Scripts were written by professionals from several realistic graphics development teams and this pack contains some scripts from other shader
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CaptTatsu's BSL Realistic Shaders For Minecraft 1.20.2, 1.20.1

BSL 1.20.2-1.19.4 – represents realistic shaders that were created based on Chocapic13. It also contains functions for changing lighting using shadows. Now the colors in the game will become a little brighter and juicier, which has become available through the introduction of new animations for water and grass. Now the gameplay will look much more
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Ultra High Performance Shaders For Minecraft 1.20.2, 1.20.1

This is an incredibly high-quality 1.20.2-1.19.4 Shader pack with excellent optimization of scripts and algorithms for GLSL graphics in Minecraft. This includes over 30 script-mods for various additional graphics micro-particles in the game. Now you can notice the volumetric clouds that behave like a massive mix of matte-glossy blocks of glass, because the light from
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