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How to install Shaders in Minecraft: Step by Step Guide

The awesome Minecraft community creates amazing graphics mods free of charge for each version of Minecraft that gets released. Time and time again, Sonic Ether releases his SEUS shaders which are generally considered to be the most photorealistic and performant. This means you can get a great quality image at a fraction of the cost of actual Ray Tracing. You can also use this modification in Multiplayer, even with friends!


Installing these shaders is easy. While it may not be a simple task to find all of the required components for these shaders, once you know what to do, the process is always the same and that includes even when updating between versions. Keep an eye on SEUS shaders as they are frequently updated with exciting new features and improvements, all for free.


How to install Shaders for Minecraft?


In this tutorial, you will learn how to install shaders in the following version of Minecraft:


  1. Minecraft: Java Edition


Shaders are a graphic mod that can only be utilized with OptiFine.


Installing Shaders for Minecraft


In a Nutshell:


Install OptiFine and run Minecraft. Download SEUS Shaders and install it in the .minecraft shaderpacks folder.


Step-by-Step Guide (with Pictures):


Step 1- Download the latest version of OptiFine from OptiFine.net



Step 2- Open and run the installer.



Step 3- Open the Minecraft launcher and select the OptiFine profile



Step 4- Download Sonic Ether’s free SUES PTGI HRR Test 2.1 shaders from https://www.sonicether.com/seus/



Step 5- Go to your Minecraft video settings and click on shaders



Step 6- Click on the Shaders Folder button to open the Shaders Folder




Step 7- Drag your shaders zip into the Shaders Folder and you should see it appear as an option in game.



Step 8- Once it is selected, your entire game should be transformed!



How do Ray Traced Shaders work?


Much like the official RTX Ray Tracing option in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, these shaders simulate Ray Tracing, a graphics technology which tries to mimic the way that real light bounces around. When you have these options enabled, you will find that the world of Minecraft feels much more immersive and impactful. Caves and mining are especially dangerous with the new lighting system, but the Overworld, Nether, and End are just as beautiful. Below are some screenshots of the different environmental conditions that these shaders can take advantage of.



Is this really the same game?!



The Nether can become especially daunting after installing mods.




Explainer Video


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FAQs


Q. How do I use shaders on Minecraft: Bedrock Edition?


Shaderpacks cannot be used in Minecraft for Windows or Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. The official ray tracing option can only be toggled if you have a certain series of graphics card, whereas shaders can be used on any GPU.


Conclusion


Change the atmosphere of your Minecraft Overworld, Nether, and End using shaders. These free of charge community modifications completely rewrite the lighting engine for Minecraft, which is often criticized for its flat and simple look. Now you can spelunk, adventure and build in a beautiful, semi-realistic art style. Take your immersion to the next level with Minecraft shaders.



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