Standard lighting of  effects of Minecraft makes up a very unrealistic view of the world in the game. And for players who play the game to escape, this maybe a little too blocky. Sildur’s Shaders Mod  improves on the overall appearance of the game by bringing in light. The realistic lighting effect,  light rolling around corners, reflections and shadows provides realism to the game. Aside from the light effect,  wavy movements of grass, leaves and water gives the impression of the blowing wind. Sildur’s Shaders Mod Minecraft is designed to be compatible with all graphics cards and computers including Mac, with ease in delivering great effects.

Sildur's Shaders Mod

Important facts on Sildur’s Shaders Mod, almost all reflections are in the composite.fsh found on top for easy enable and disable. Most basic shades work on every graphic systems, vibrant shades supports Nvidia and AMD cards, and Mac systems. It’s still a work in progress for Intel, but a few were successful.

More effects are stored in the final.fsh and composite.fsh. Reflections are found in composite.fsh and gbuffers_water.vsh. Parallax mapping is stored in gbuffers_terrain.fsh, change the value #define POM_MAP_RES 6.0 to the texture pack size, but its not available in every Vibrant version. Make the most out of the mod, and keep playing Minecraft.


The features are:

  • lens flare
  • working motion blur
  • advance waving motions seen on water, lava, lily pods and more
  • god rays for sun and moon
  • gamma corrections
  • better lighting

Sildur’s Shaders is an extension of GLSL shader mod.


Godrays and Lens flare!

Smoother nights!

Water shaders on mac!




If you want reflections in Pre7.1 or higher,
open composite1.fsh with notepad++ and remove the slashes infront of:

Reflections requires an adjusted Texture pack from here:


Basic shaders should work on almost all systems.
Vibrant shaders supports, Nvidia+Mac's with nvidia cards. And a bunch of amd cards.
Also some lucky intelcards were able to run it. The best is to just try it out yourself.

Enable or Disable an effect

To enable an effect, remove the 2 slashes (//) infront of something like:
//#define Bloom -> #define Bloom

To disable something add 2 slashes (//) infront of something like that:
#define Bloom -> //#define Bloom

Most effects are stored in final.fsh, some in composite.fsh.
Reflections can be found in composite1.fsh and gbuffers_water.vsh
Waving objects and Aether 2 support can be found in gbuffers_terrain.vsh

How to install:

  • 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge 1.12.2
  • 2) Create a new profile, and select “Use Version: Forge” in the edit profile menu. Run Minecraft, and close it after it has reached the main screen.
  • 3) Download and install GLSL Shaders Mod.
  • Download and install Optifine HD.
  • 4) Navigate to your .minecraft folder, and locate the folder named mods.
  • 5) Place the GLSL mod jar file in this folder.
  • 6) Run Minecraft once again. This time, do not close it.
  • 7) Download a version of Sildur’s Shaders.
  • 8) Once again, look in your .minecraft folder, and find the newly generated folder; shaderpacks.
  • 9) Place the Sildur’s Shaders download file into the shaderpacks folder.
  • 10) In Minecraft, you should see a “Shaderpacks” option in the option menu. Click on this option and choose Sildur’s Shaders from the list of shaderpacks on the left.
  • 11) Open a world or connect to a server and enjoy Sildur’s Shaders.

Download Links:

Older versions:

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For 1.5.1

Mac/PC: Download Link

Intel: Download Link

Basic (Use for Very old card): Download Link

For Minecraft 1.12.2 and Below

Vibrant Shaders:

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders Lite Recommended for Intel cards and weak systems

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Sildur’s Vibrant shaders Medium Recommended for recording or older PCs

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Sildur’s Vibrant shaders High ~85-100fps on a [email protected]

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Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders High-MotionBlur

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Sildur’s Vibrant shaders Extreme 65-85fps on a [email protected]

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Enhanced Default:

Sildur’s Enhanced Default For 1.8.x or newer, requires optifine 1.8.x H2 or newer

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Sildur’s Enhanced Default For 1.7.10 and below

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Basic Shaders:

Sildur’s Basic Shaders Regular

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Sildur’s Basic Shaders Motion Blur

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Sildur’s Basic Shaders DoF

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Sildur’s Basic shaders World curvature

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Sildur’s Basic Shaders ACID Incomatible with macs

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For Minecraft 1.13.2/1.13 (Requires OptiFine HD)

Enhanced Default:  Sildur’s Enhanced Default v1.04

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Vibrant Shaders: (Working for All Versions of Minecraft – Recommended)


Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders Lite Recommended for Intel cards and weak systems

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Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders Medium Recommended for recording or older PCs

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Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders High Lowest: 65fps Average: 85fps Highest: 110fps – [email protected] view dist: 12

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Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders High-MotionBlur

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Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders Extreme Lowest: 55fps Average: 70fps Highest: 85fps – [email protected] view dist: 12

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Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders Extreme-Volumetric lighting 65-85fps on a [email protected]

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Credits: Sildur1