GLSL Shaders Mod for Minecraft 1.11.2/1.12/1.10.2

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GLSL Shaders Mod 1.11.2 adds shaders to Minecraft and add multiple draw buffers, shadow map, normal map, specular map. For people who become bored with the flat and unrealistic shades, shadows and other lightnings effects in the game, a mod like this is the perfect addition to change appearance of your world. It is now updated with Minecraft 1.11.2 but make sure you have installed the latest version of the game so that it works properly! How it looks depends on selected shaderpack and some user settings. Basically it is a very realistic modification that provides a smoother lighting effect, as well as more realistic shadows that reflect shapes. Not only that, but you can easily take full advantage of numerous other effects without any hassle. Moreover, it is also very easy to install and compatible with plenty of other mods and tools. Shaders mods literally transforms your Minecraft world into a whole new, more immersive and appealing experience unlike anything you have ever seen before.

GLSL Shaders Mod

Note that GLSL Shaders Mod on its own is mostly about the graphics, and how Minecraft looks, you can be sure that installing and running it can be pretty demanding on your computer system, that is why you should try and get a good rig for it. You will need a powerful graphic card to render the textures and lighting effect with Shaders enabled. It is recommended to install Minecraft Forge or FML to make installation process and use of this mod much easier. This mod requires recent and fast graphic card with NVIDIA or AMD GPU. Graphics effects do not come out of nowhere, they require computing power of both CPU and GPU. Some shaderpacks render around 10 times slower than vanilla Minecraft. You can expect low frame rate if your computer cannot get more than 200 FPS from vanilla Minecraft. However there is some lagless shaders mods you can try if you have an old or cheap computer and you want to play in a more realistic world. Check the download links below! With the help of the GLSL Shaders Mod you have the unique opportunity to enter a stunning, appealing and just plain beautiful Minecraft game.

GLSL Shaders Mod
GLSL Shaders Mod
GLSL Shaders Mod

GLSL Shaders Mod 1.11.2 and 1.11 is the latest update available of the mod, however pleae note that it cannot be used on 1.11.3, 1.11.6 versions etc however it perfectly works with 1.11. The mod version for Minecraft 1.11.2 is available for downloading since the mod coder pack and Forge are released. If you are not familiar with installing mods or tools in the Minecraft directory your can download the installer. Note GLSL is compatible with Forge and OptiFine for 1.11.2. To improve the visuals in Minecraft instantly, use Minecraft 1.11.2 and get this mod!

Minecraft Shaders Mod
GLSL Shaders Mod
GLSL Shaders Mod

Realease Notes:

GLSL Shaders can work with OptiFine 1.11.2, 1.11 and 1.11 (please install OptiFine before Shaders Mod). Forge can load it from mods folder but it may still have some graphics glitch. It is normal that shader packs does not appear in Forge/FML mod list. Finally, this is compatible with Forge 1486 but you cannot use it with OptiFine_1.11.0_HD_U_D2 at the same time.

Known Issues:

Mobs do not flash red when hit and creepers do not flash when they are about to explode. Vanilla lighting are not completely eliminated when “old lighting” option is off. Plus there is a poor performance chunk clipping. Minecraft may crash while toggling normal map or specular map.

Update Logs:

  • Fixed compatibility with Forge 1486.
  • Improved installer a little. Allow installation even if Minecraft jar has not been downloaded.
  • Fixed crash while rendering compass in item frame.
  • Fixed compatibility with AMD Catalyst 14.9.
  • Fixed strange lines appear on some blocks types with SEUS v10.1.

Minecraft Shaderpacks

Below are listed some of the best and most popular Shaders Mods and Shaderpacks based on the GLSL Shaders Mod. All these shaders packs comes with their own installation tutorial but for most of them, the installation process is same. You can install multiple shaders but you can only use one of them while playing Minecraft. Click on the shaderpack you want to download!

New! For Minecraft 1.11.2, 1.11 and 1.11, sp614x merged the Shaders Mod into OptiFine and has released OptiFine with shaders support integrated. You can download OptiFine only and you will get the Shaders Mod included!

OptiFine HD Mod

Install GLSL Shaders Mod 1.11.2

Follow this short installation tutorial to know how to properly install GLSL Shaders Mod in Minecraft.

Here are two installation tutorials for the GLSL Shaders Mod. You can install the non-forge version or the forge version, I recommend you to use the second one. It is much easier to use forge because you just have to copy and paste the mod jar file in the mod folder in your game directory. But the result will be the same, just choose one of these tutorials.

Install GLSL Shaders Mod without Forge:

  1. Start Minecraft launcher.
  2. You should run Minecraft at least once and close it.
  3. Close Minecraft launcher.
  4. Run Shaders Mod installer.
  5. In Windows Explorer, double-click ShadersMod.jar or something similar.
  6. Alternatively, you may run java from command line or batch file. This is the command to use "java -jar ShadersMod-v2.4.12mc1.8.jar". You may have to use full path to java.exe if it is not in your PATH environment.
  7. Open Minecraft launcher. Select Profile ShadersMod and click Play.
  8. Open Option screen. There should be Shaders button. Click it to open Shaders screen.
  9. Now you can download shaderpacks and enjoy the mod!

Install GLSL Shaders Mod with Forge (recommended):

  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge API.
  2. Download GLSL Shaders Mod (download links are below).
  3. Press start and type in %appdata%.
  4. Find and open your .minecraft folder.
  5. Locate to your mods folder (if this folder does not exist you can create one).
  6. Copy Shaders Mod jar file to mods subfolder in your game folder.
  7. Open the Minecraft launcher and select Forge profile.
  8. Now you can download shaderpacks and enjoy the mod!

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  1. this is what it says to show the authors.

    —- Minecraft Crash Report —-

    WARNING: coremods are present:
    Contact their authors BEFORE contacting forge

    // My bad.

    Time: 2/4/17 4:04 AM
    Description: Initializing game

    com.google.common.util.concurrent.UncheckedExecutionException: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: can’t bake vanilla models to the format that doesn’t fit into the default one: format: 9 elements: 3,Position,Float 4,Vertex Color,Unsigned Byte 2,UV,Float 2,Padding,Short 3,Normal,Byte 1,Padding,Byte 2,Padding,Float 4,Padding,Short 4,Padding,Short
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache$Segment.get(LocalCache.java:2201)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache.get(LocalCache.java:3934)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache.getOrLoad(LocalCache.java:3938)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache$LocalLoadingCache.get(LocalCache.java:4821)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache$LocalLoadingCache.getUnchecked(LocalCache.java:4827)
    at net.minecraftforge.client.model.ModelLoader$VanillaModelWrapper.bake(ModelLoader.java:536)
    at net.minecraftforge.client.model.ModelLoader.func_177570_a(ModelLoader.java:175)
    at net.minecraft.client.renderer.block.model.ModelManager.func_110549_a(ModelManager.java:28)
    at net.minecraft.client.resources.SimpleReloadableResourceManager.func_110542_a(SimpleReloadableResourceManager.java:122)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.func_71384_a(Minecraft.java:500)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.func_99999_d(Minecraft.java:352)
    at net.minecraft.client.main.Main.main(SourceFile:124)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at net.minecraft.launchwrapper.Launch.launch(Launch.java:135)
    at net.minecraft.launchwrapper.Launch.main(Launch.java:28)
    Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: can’t bake vanilla models to the format that doesn’t fit into the default one: format: 9 elements: 3,Position,Float 4,Vertex Color,Unsigned Byte 2,UV,Float 2,Padding,Short 3,Normal,Byte 1,Padding,Byte 2,Padding,Float 4,Padding,Short 4,Padding,Short
    at net.minecraftforge.client.model.ModelLoader$VanillaModelWrapper.bakeImpl(ModelLoader.java:543)
    at net.minecraftforge.client.model.ModelLoader$VanillaLoader$1.load(ModelLoader.java:902)
    at net.minecraftforge.client.model.ModelLoader$VanillaLoader$1.load(ModelLoader.java:898)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache$LoadingValueReference.loadFuture(LocalCache.java:3524)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache$Segment.loadSync(LocalCache.java:2317)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache$Segment.lockedGetOrLoad(LocalCache.java:2280)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache$Segment.get(LocalCache.java:2195)
    … 17 more

    A detailed walkthrough of the error, its code path and all known details is as follows:
    —————————————————————————————

    — Head —
    Thread: Client thread
    Stacktrace:
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache$Segment.get(LocalCache.java:2201)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache.get(LocalCache.java:3934)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache.getOrLoad(LocalCache.java:3938)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache$LocalLoadingCache.get(LocalCache.java:4821)
    at com.google.common.cache.LocalCache$LocalLoadingCache.getUnchecked(LocalCache.java:4827)
    at net.minecraftforge.client.model.ModelLoader$VanillaModelWrapper.bake(ModelLoader.java:536)
    at net.minecraftforge.client.model.ModelLoader.func_177570_a(ModelLoader.java:175)
    at net.minecraft.client.renderer.block.model.ModelManager.func_110549_a(ModelManager.java:28)
    at net.minecraft.client.resources.SimpleReloadableResourceManager.func_110542_a(SimpleReloadableResourceManager.java:122)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.func_71384_a(Minecraft.java:500)

    — Initialization —
    Details:
    Stacktrace:
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.func_99999_d(Minecraft.java:352)
    at net.minecraft.client.main.Main.main(SourceFile:124)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at net.minecraft.launchwrapper.Launch.launch(Launch.java:135)
    at net.minecraft.launchwrapper.Launch.main(Launch.java:28)

    — System Details —
    Details:
    Minecraft Version: 1.11.2
    Operating System: Windows 10 (amd64) version 10.0
    Java Version: 1.8.0_111, Oracle Corporation
    Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
    Memory: 173072088 bytes (165 MB) / 310693888 bytes (296 MB) up to 1060372480 bytes (1011 MB)
    JVM Flags: 6 total; -XX:HeapDumpPath=MojangTricksIntelDriversForPerformance_javaw.exe_minecraft.exe.heapdump -Xmx1G -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSIncrementalMode -XX:-UseAdaptiveSizePolicy -Xmn128M
    IntCache: cache: 0, tcache: 0, allocated: 0, tallocated: 0
    FML: MCP 9.38 Powered by Forge 13.20.0.2226 5 mods loaded, 5 mods active
    States: ‘U’ = Unloaded ‘L’ = Loaded ‘C’ = Constructed ‘H’ = Pre-initialized ‘I’ = Initialized ‘J’ = Post-initialized ‘A’ = Available ‘D’ = Disabled ‘E’ = Errored
    UCH minecraft{1.11.2} [Minecraft] (minecraft.jar)
    UCH mcp{9.19} [Minecraft Coder Pack] (minecraft.jar)
    UCH FML{8.0.99.99} [Forge Mod Loader] (forge-1.11.2-13.20.0.2226.jar)
    UCH forge{13.20.0.2226} [Minecraft Forge] (forge-1.11.2-13.20.0.2226.jar)
    UCH mercurius_updater{1.0} [mercurius_updater] (MercuriusUpdater-1.11.jar)
    Loaded coremods (and transformers):
    GL info: ‘ Vendor: ‘Intel’ Version: ‘4.0.0 – Build 10.18.10.4252’ Renderer: ‘Intel(R) HD Graphics’
    Launched Version: 1.11.2-forge1.11.2-13.20.0.2226
    LWJGL: 2.9.4
    OpenGL: Intel(R) HD Graphics GL version 4.0.0 – Build 10.18.10.4252, Intel
    GL Caps: Using GL 1.3 multitexturing.
    Using GL 1.3 texture combiners.
    Using framebuffer objects because OpenGL 3.0 is supported and separate blending is supported.
    Shaders are available because OpenGL 2.1 is supported.
    VBOs are available because OpenGL 1.5 is supported.

    Using VBOs: No
    Is Modded: Definitely; Client brand changed to ‘fml,forge’
    Type: Client (map_client.txt)
    Resource Packs:
    Current Language: English (US)
    Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)
    CPU: 4x Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2920 @ 1.86GHz

    pls help
    thank you

  2. Hi, I followed all the required instructions but when I open the launcher, it says that the game has crashed due to the mod.
    Then I try again, and again but it’s the same result every time.

    pls help.
    thank you.

  3. I JUST WANT A THIS SHADER WHY DO I HAVE TO FRICKING LIKE YOU HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT THAT ADULTS MIGHT NOT BE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WANT THIS SHADER

  4. Your “Pls suport us liek facebook 2 downluad” is crap. I don’t have facebook. I disabled adblock on your site. How am I supposed to download content?

  5. Why can’t you modders just make a simply clean page with clear instructions and clear download link. People are getting sick of these pathetically lazy and badly documented instructions. Back to the drawing board and put in some effort next time. Poor!!

    • I concur.

      A downloader full of bloatware to download the actual file is also a bit on the nose. I mean, I get that this is all being distributed for free, but given this is a linchpin mod for multiple others, a little quality control wouldn’t go astray. Optifine and SEUS shaders are extremely easy to install and use, but none of it works without the GLSL shaders, and even just downloading the correct file, without having to wrangle a minefield of dodgy third-party crap and mindless copy-paste on websites like this one, is damn near impossible – let alone getting on with simply installing (and being forced to use Forge, thanks).

      Hold yourselves to a higher standard, for God’s sake.

  6. Hello this might seem kinda dumb but I simply cant find the download link. Is it the one that says Optifine with shaders? If its not can someone pls tell me where it is

    Thanks!

  7. well for evry bodey wo has the problem of not having a shaders pack go to %appdata%.
    then go in .minecraft then make a folder named shaders and then you only need to download the shaders and drop it in there.

    this is for windows 10, 8 and 7

    • by the way you need to create a mods folder in .minecraft double click on optfine then click install client you need to install that version of minecraft first make a foler in .mincraft named mods

  8. where is the fucking shaders mod folder????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  9. ive looked everwhere and it only looks like u can only get shaders with optifine =( why cant u get ONLY shaders seperate and if u can.. where?

  10. Im getting no where, Ive gone to 2 sites to get the mod and looked through there for THE ENTIRE DAY
    AND WHEN I GOT OPTIFINE the SHADERS WERENT THERE! please help, I have forge too if needed I mean Ive been going back and forth but to no advail

  11. there is no paolo thing option for my minecraft in the shaders option can someone please help me i really want shaders P.S I got this because i cant run my minecaft forge if that is why please leave a link where you got yours if it can run

    Thankyou.

  12. i have 1.9 forge but i cant have the shaders because it has a update. Whoever is updating i hope you can tell him to be quicker. I just hope i can get some good graphics.

  13. anyone can help me?
    -I got forge for 1.8.9 which downloaded and ran fine, but my shaders didnt install. I copied glsl into my mods folder but nothing hapened. I even got a shaderpak (sonic ether) and made a folder called “shaderpacks” in which i copied the pak in but once ran, it doesnt appear. Pls help, thx.

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