Sildur’s Shaders Mod Overview
Sildur’s Shaders Mod 1.12.2/1.11.2 is a shaderpack that adds shadows, dynamic lighting, and waving grass, leaves and water to Minecraft. This “mod of a mod” is an extension of the popular GLSL Shaders Mod. However, unlike other shaderpacks, this one is designed to work on all graphic cards and computer operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux systems) while still delivering a very nice graphical experience to the game. Moreover, these shaders also implements waving grass. It might not sound like much, but compared to the eerily still grass which is standard in the game, the moving stuff gives the impression of a rolling breeze passing by. It makes Minecraft way more engrossing, and that’s good news for all players who use Minecraft as a means of escape. You really should download this shaders pack if you want to enjoy sunspots, lens flare, motion blur and a lot of other effects. All of this also help make Minecraft look more realistic when this mod is installed. Overall, the visuals of Minecraft will only improve with this mod installed, so try it out.
Sildur’s Shaders 1.12.2/1.11.2 and 1.11 is just one of many different shader mods which focus on improving the overall look of Minecraft 1.12.2/1.11.2 by adding more realistic lighting effects. Light will roll around corners and cast realistic shadows, just like in real life, and the effects on Minecraft are instantly recognizable once you have installed this mod. Like other shaders, this mod requires a good bit of graphics processing power. This mod feautres: Lens Flare, Working Motion blur, New waving stuff like Water, Lava, Lily pads and much more! Godrays for Sun and MOON, Gamma corrections, Optimized at some points, and Better lighting.
Please note that almost all reflections and reflection related things are stored in composite1.fsh, mostly found at the top to enable or disable. Basic shaders should work on almost all systems. Vibrant shaders supports almost all GPU’s sometimes you have to check your drivers if you run into issues. To enable or disable an effect, follow this tutorial: 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. If you want to find more or other shader effects, you need to know that most effects are stored in final.fsh, some in composite.fsh, reflections can be found in composite1.fsh and gbuffers_water.vsh, and waving objects can be found in gbuffers_terrain.vsh. Finally, note that parallax mapping is stored in gbuffers_terrain.fsh, change this value #define POM_MAP_RES 64.0 to the resource pack size! It’s not available in every Vibrant version and the author of Sildur’s Shaders sometimes have to drop it for other things, beside that it’s pretty fps draining.
For most of people the standard lightning effects in Minecraft leave something to be desired. If this is your case, you should consider installing this shaderpack. By using default Minecraft graphisms and resource pack, even with smooth lighting and graphics settings maxed out, everything still looks, well, blocky. Sildur’s Shaders Mod is an extension of the GLSL Shaders Mod. This shaderpack adds shadows, dynamic lighting, and waving grass, leaves and water to the game. Unlike other shaderpacks, Sildur’s Shaders is designed to work on all graphics cards and computers, including Macs, while still delivering a great graphical experience.
- Updated to work with Minecraft 1.12.2/1.11.2, 1.11.
- Bloom got another rework.
- Torches etc are now brighter and got a new color tone.
- Added a workarround for macs with very low fps, can be enabled in composite.fsh
How to Install Sildur’s Shaders Mod?
- Make sure you have already installed Minecraft Forge API.
- Open Minecraft launcher then select Forge profile.
- Find your minecraft application folder:
On Windows, open Run from the start menu, type
%appdata%\.minecraft\and click Run. On Mac, open Finder, hold down ALT and click Go then Library in the top menu bar. Open the folder Application Support and look for minecraft.
- Place Sildur’s Shaders Mod into your Mods folder. If you don't have one, create it now.