The blocky style of the popular game named Minecraft is charming enough on its own. However, if you have ever dreamt of the game could look slightly better, the players with PC have endless options. There are shaders, a simple one that can help you to modify the way this game renders its lighting and shadows to make the effect that you want.
In order to install Minecraft shaders, first of all, please look for the shaders that meet your taste. There are tons of Minecraft shaders for you to choose from. Some recommendations are Werrus HFPS Basic, DocteurDread’s Lite, Sildurs Basics, MrMeep’ Lite, SFLP Lite, and Chocapic13 Better Default. After you have downloaded the one that you want, you can open it and just drop the unzipped shader pack in the right folder. you are able to find your shaders in C:\Users\[Yourname]\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft.shaderspack. If you have done it right, the shader will immediately show up in the video options screen.
If the shaders option is not showing up, please make sure to enable Optifine before launching. There is no Optifine available if you are using 1.15. For those who are not familiar with Optifine, it is a mod with the ability to help you adjust Minecraft effectively. This one makes the game run more smoothly and use less resources. Apart from that, this mod enables you to run the resource or texture pack HD without installing more other mods. Normally it can double or triple your FPS.
Furthermore, Optifine is the best option for personal computers that want to run Minecraft more smoothly. It is such an amazing one for those who play the game with features like FPS boost, support HD textures, antialiasing, variable render distance, connected textures, and so on.
In order to install Optifine, the first thing that should be done is to make sure you have already installed Minecraft Forge. Then, locate the Minecraft application folder. For Windows, you can run from the start menu, type %appdata% and click Run. For Mac, you can open the finder, hold down ALT, and click Go and then Library located in the top menu bar. After that, open the folder Application Support and look for Minecraft. The third step is to place the mod that you have just downloaded (.jar file) into the Mods folder. when you launch the game known as Minecraft and click the mods button you should now see the mod is installed.
If the downloaded shaders are not showing up in the list, they might have to be extracted. To extract a file, you can just double click it and choose Extract Here or Extract Files button. Feel free to choose any option that you want.
Please do everything well so that the shaders will be showing up. If you face some difficulties, do not hesitate to visit the community of Minecraft to seek help from the community. You can just make a thread or open a discussion so that you can get the response from the members.