Sildur’s Shaders Mod 1.12.2/1.11.2 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.

Sildur’s Shaders Mod

The sun shines bright and warm across the landscape, creating a visual masterpiece. Smooth clouds combined with those lightning effects, is the perfect way to get your mouth open widely.

Not only that the sunrise looks awesome, it also drops incredible shadows on the terrain and water and renders the distance with a foggy overlay.


Vibrant Shaders:

  • Pretty much everything you need, this is the main shaderpack and has the most effects etc.

Enhanced Default:

  • Default Sun path (Can be changed ingame to sun path of vibrant shaders, if using optifine for 1.8.x)
  • Crossprocessing (Can be disabled ingame if using optifine for 1.8.x, if disabled colors will look the same as default MC)
  • Shadows (Can be tweaked ingame if using optifine for 1.8.x)
  • Water reflections from Vibrant shaders mixed with default MC texture. (See screenshots)
  • Work somewhat with stained glass/transparency (water reflections currently wont show up if looking through it)

Basic Shaders:

  • Crossprocessing (Different colors, see screenshots.)
  • Motionblur
  • Depth of Field


Vibrant shaders


Enhanced Default


Basic shaders


Important informations:


Reflections are mostly stored in composite1.fsh. Currently there's only water reflections.
Other kind of reflections(specular mapping) will return together with Parallax mapping at some point.


Basic shaders should work on pretty much every system.
Vibrant shaders supports almost all GPUs sometimes you have to update your drivers if you run into issues.
Especially Intel HD gpus require the latest drivers provided by intel or else shaders might not work.

Enable or Disable an effect

*Note, newer optifine versions for 1.8.9+ with the inbuild shadersmod allow you to enable or disable effects ingame while playing.
Just go to: options -> video settings -> shaders -> pick a shader from the list -> shader options.
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.
Waving objects can be found in gbuffers_terrain.vsh.


Minecraft Forge

Optifine HD

GLSL Shaders Mod

How to install:

  1. Make sure you have already installed Minecraft Forge, Optifine HD and GLSL Shaders Mod.
  2. Locate the minecraft application folder.
    • On windows open Run from the start menu, type %appdata% 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.
  3. Place the mod you have just downloaded (.zip file) into the .minecraft/shaderpacks/ folder.
  4. When you launch Minecraft and click the mods button you should now see the mod is installed.

Sildur’s Shaders Mod 1.12.2/1.11.2 Download Links:

Older versions:

Enhanced Default:

Basic Shaders:

Vibrant Shaders:

(Working for All Versions of Minecraft – Recommended)



Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders Lite Recommended for Intel cards and weak systems

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Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders Medium Recommended for recording or older PCs

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Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders High Lowest: 65fps Average: 85fps Highest: 110fps – GTX960@1080p view dist: 12

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Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders High-MotionBlur

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Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders Extreme Lowest: 55fps Average: 70fps Highest: 85fps – GTX960@1080p view dist: 12

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Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders Extreme-Volumetric lighting 65-85fps on a GTX960@1080p

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