Sildur’s Shaders is an extension of GLSL shader 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.


  • 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.
  • Better lighting


Basic shaders

Sildur's Shaders Mod

Sildur’s vibrant shaders

Sildur's Shaders Mod

Sildur's Shaders Mod

Sildur's Shaders Mod

Godrays and Lens flare!

Smoother nights!

Water shaders on mac!


Important informations:


Almost ALL reflections(~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 Nvidia cards, certain AMD cards and Macs 
 (Intel is being worked on, a few got it working through, so you might still want to try it out).

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

Where can I find more or other effects?

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

Parallax mapping

It's stored in gbuffers_terrain.fsh, change this value
#define POM_MAP_RES 64.0
to the texture pack size!
(It's not available in every Vibrant version)

How to install Sildur’s Shaders Mod for Minecraft:

  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  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.
  4. Download and install Optifine HD.
  5. Navigate to your .minecraft folder, and locate the folder named mods.
  6. Place the GLSL mod jar file in this folder.
  7. Run Minecraft once again. This time, do not close it.
  8. Download a version of Sildur’s Shaders.
  9. Once again, look in your .minecraft folder, and find the newly generated folder; shaderpacks.
  10. Place the Sildur’s Shaders download file into the shaderpacks folder.
  11. 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.
  12. Open a world or connect to a server and enjoy Sildur’s Shaders.

Sildur’s Shaders Mod Download Links:

Older versions:

For 1.5.2



Basic (Use for Very old card):

For 1.7.x, 1.6.x

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders 1.03

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders 1.03 max

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders 1.03 max. celshading

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders 1.03 max. no depth of field

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders 1.03 Intel

Sildur’s Basic Shaders

Basic Shaders v1.04 Regular

Basic Shaders v1.04 Motion Blur

Basic Shaders v1.04 DoF

For 1.8.x, 1.7.x

Suggest you to turn off the default minecraft clouds, video settings -> details -> clouds off. Go into composite.fsh and enable MAC_LAG_FIX if you got very low fps.

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders 1.053 Lite: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders 1.053 Medium: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders 1.053 High: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders 1.053 Ultra: Download from Server 1Download from Server 2

Credits: Sildur1