Sildur’s Shaders Mod 1.12.2/1.11.2 (Colorful Graphical Enhancements)

Sildur’s Shaders Mod 1.12.2/1.11.2 (Colorful Graphical Enhancements) for Minecraft 1.12, 1.11.2, 1.11, 1.10.2, 1.10, 1.9.4, 1.9, 1.8.9, 1.8, 1.7.10

Updated: Dec 4, 2017 | 2,960 views |


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.


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.

How to install:

  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 1.12.2 Download Links:

Older versions:

v1.161 for Minecraft 1.8 to Minecraft 1.11.2

Vibrant Shaders:

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

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

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders High ~85-100fps on a [email protected]

Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders High-MotionBlur

Sildur’s Vibrant shaders Extreme 65-85fps on a [email protected]

Enhanced Default:

Sildur’s Enhanced Default For 1.8.x or newer, requires optifine 1.8.x H2 or newer

Sildur’s Enhanced Default For 1.7.10 and below

Basic Shaders:

Sildur’s Basic Shaders Regular

Sildur’s Basic Shaders Motion Blur

Sildur’s Basic Shaders DoF

Sildur’s Basic shaders World curvature

Sildur’s Basic Shaders ACID Incomatible with macs

Credits: Sildur1