My Minecraft 1.8 Shader & Resource Setup

Recently, I have gotten back into playing Minecraft. Given my lust love for tinkering, I couldn’t help find out how to make the default game look “better.” This is what I did to achieve satisfaction:

Note: Change %appdata% to ~/ for Linux.

  1. Download Minecraft Forge version 1487
  2. Download Optifine 1.8.0 HD U D5
  3. Download Karyonix’ Shaders Mod (their direct adfly link)
  4. Download SEUS v10.1 Ultra shaderpack
  5. Install Minecraft Forge – default location should work.
  6. Open File Explorer and type %appdata%/.minecraft into the address bar.
  7. Copy Optifine_1.8.0_HD_U_D5.jar into mods/1.8 (create directory 1.8 if it isn’t there already)
  8. Start Minecraft and press edit profile on the forge profile
  9. Make sure release 1.8-Forge11.43.3.1487 is selected under use version
  10. Open Minecraft and turn off AA, AF, Fast Render, Natural Texture.
  11. Close Minecraft
  12. Copy ShadersMod-v2.4.12mc1.8.jar into mods/1.8
  13. Copy to %appdata/.minecraft/shaderpacks
  14. Open Minecraft and go into Options. You should see Shaders...
  15. Select

I use Realistico for my resource pack. It is a high resolution version of the default textures, plus a bumpmap for taking advantage of shaders.

Download Realistico:

  1. Texture (Mediafire link)
  2. Bumpmap (Mediafire link)
  3. Place them in %appdata%/.minecraft/resourcepacks
  4. Enable both for the best effect!

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