Shaders Mod for Minecraft 1.12.1/1.12


Shaders Mod 1.12.1/1.12 is a custom modification also known as GLSL Shaders Mod which adds realistic effects to Minecraft. This is the base mod for all shaderpacks created for Minecraft. Reading this page is a good start for anyone wanting to download and install shaders for the first time. For those who just want to quickly download the mod, just go to the download section down below.

GLSL Shaders Mod

Basically, the Shaders Mod allows you to enable optical flares, buffers, shadow map, normal map, and specular map features which, in other words, makes Minecraft way more realistic and pleasant to play. The only downside of this mod is that it requires a pretty strong configuration with a very powerful graphic card. If you don’t have a gaming computer or a very good one you might not be able to use shaders mods and shaders packs without losing loads of FPS. If you’re one of these players who’re tired of the same, pixel-styled and cubic look of the game, you’ll probably love the Shaders Mod.

Shaders Mod
Shaders Mod

Shaders Mod 1.12.1/1.12 adds a vast pool of astonishing graphic features and options to Minecraft. It adds a lot of details and things players often don’t pay attention to. Now everything in your world will be beautiful and amazingly designed. When was the last time you stopped what you were doing to take a look at a tree? With this Shaders Mod, you may find yourself taking notice at natural aspects in the game that would otherwise be overlooked. The GLSL Shaders Mod for Minecraft 1.12.1/1.12, 1.11, 1.11 and other versions is also easy to install and compatible with a lot of other mods. You won’t understand what a big deal the compatibility is unless you’ve been modding Minecraft for a long time. Many mods can totally break the game when you try to use them in tandem, so this is a nice touch.

Minecraft Shaders Packs
Minecraft Shaders Packs

Please note that the GLSL Shaders Mod is not a standalone shaderpack, it’s the base mod that’s required by almost all existing shaders packs and shaders mods. You need to install this mod first in order to enjoy shaders. After installing GLSL, feel free to download and install any shaderpack according to your will. However, always keep in mind that it may crash your game so make sure to save your worlds first! Unfortunately your FPS will suffer a lot. This is why I recommend to install OptiFine as well. It’s an amazing optimization mod that can help you gain some extra FPS thanks to its FPS boost settings and options.

Shaders Mod
Shaders Mod

Shaders Mods and Shaders Packs

Shaders Mod with Sildur’s Shaderpack

Here are some screenshots of what you can have with the GLSL Shaders Mod and Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders installed together. As you can see your environment is really amazing. It seems so realistic now, water looks like in real life and everything’s animated!

Shaders Mod
Shaders Mod

Shaders Mod with SEUS Shaderpack

Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders, mostly recognized as SEUS, is another lovely shaderpack that aims to be realistic while staying faithful to Minecraft’s original style. We took some screenshots for you. Once again, make sure you got a good computer before trying these shaders.

Minecraft Shaders Mod
Minecraft Shaders Mod

Best Shaders Packs

We made a small list of some of the best shaderpacks ever created. Of course you can find plenty of amazing shaders that will greatly embellish your world but these have already been trusted by millions of players and are fairly regularly updated. Most of them are compatible with Minecraft 1.12.1/1.12. We make sure to update this list regularly with shaders that will add some new exiting features to the game. Most of the shaders available are aimed to add more realism and pragmatism to Minecraft, but some of them also adds really fun features! If you want to discover more awesome shaders packs and shaders mods, we recommend the site which is one of the biggest source for Minecraft shaders.

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How To Install Shaders Mod 1.12.1

Shaders Mod 1.12 is easy to install. This short tutorial will explain you how to install this mod in your Minecraft installation. This install guide should work with all existing versions of the game. Download links for this mod can be find below.

  1. Make sure you have already installed Minecraft Forge.
  2. Download the mod on this page.
  3. Locate the Minecraft application folder.
  4. Place the mod you have just downloaded (.jar or .zip file) into the Mods folder.
  5. When you launch Minecraft and click the mods button you should now see the mod is installed.

If you need help, please leave a comment below! We can help you if you are still having problems getting the file to work. Other users can help you too!

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