How To Download & Install Shaders on Minecraft 1.17.1 | 1.16.5

Minecraft Shaders are essentially mods that allow users to take their gaming experience to a completely different level.

How To Download & Install Shaders on Minecraft ?

Follow 5 steps below to Download & Install Shaders on Minecraft :

1: Download and Install Optifine

Shaders aren’t mods; they are a form of a texture pack. Check this article to download your Optifine version and then install it  (it will automatically install in the Minecraft data folder). 

2: Download Shaderpacks of Your Own Choice

Download the shader packages you want to try. Here’s a list of some great ones that have recently been updated. There are thousands of shader packs, so whenever you download one, leave it in your downloads folder for now.

List popular shader packs :

3: Open Minecraft Optifine Version

Run Minecraft game with the Optifine version, found in the arrow menu to the left of the play button. Star the Optifine version .

4Add Shaders to Minecraft

When you’re on the Minecraft main menu -> Go to Options -> Video Settings -> Shaders -> Shaders Folder in Minecraft.

Now, just click the ‘Shaders Folder’ button in the bottom left of Minecraft, and a folder window will open up. You are finally where you need to be.

5: Restart Minecraft and Enjoy!

You will have to restart Minecraft before using them in-game. All you have to do is go back to the shader settings in the game and select a shader, then the game will load it.