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How to install Shaders Mod 1.8 (Mac OS X El Capitan)

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If you're wondering on how to drastically improve the quality of your screenshots and overcoming Minecraft's dull graphics, Shaders is a ideal solution to the problem. Not only does this mod allow smooth lightning, reflecting shadows, beautiful sunsets or other helpful effects but it is also compatible with a vast array of other mods or texture packs, and now I'm going to give you a quick demonstration on how to install it.

*Shaders is quite demanding and it will require a powerful computer with relatively good performance (Atleast Nivida or AMD graphic Cards) to render the textures. So if your computer isn't that beefy or has an Intel graphic Card, than it won't come to any effect.
*Cracked Versions won't run Shaders

How to install it?

1. Check the Graphics of your Mac computer
- Click on the Apple logo at the upper left corner of the screen and select "About This Mac”

As I have an Intel HD 3000 384 MB graphic card on this MacBook Air, Shaders won't come to any effect. undefined
However, this iMac will run Shader since it has a Nivida GeForce GTX 1024 MB graphic card.

2. Change your Security & Privacy settings to allow unrestricted downloads of applications
-Go to System Preferences and select Security & Privacy, which located in the upper right corner right to Language & Regions. undefined
Then click on the lock, type the administrator name/password and select “Anywhere".
If you have already finished this procedure earlier, proceed to step 3.

3. Download Shaders mod
- Go to This link and scroll down until you see a text saying "Download links for GLSL Shaders Mod". Click on the light green download link and skip the Adfly advertisment. Afterwards a warning notification will appear and select "Keep, resulting in another notification popping up. Now, select "open".

4. Create a new Minecraft Profile
- As Shaders won't be compatible with anything up from 1.8.0 create a new profile on your Minecraft Launcher and select Version 1.8.0. Otherwise, Minecraft will automatically run the latest update which as of now is 1.8.8.
-Run the game to enable your new presets.

5. Run Shaders Mod Installer
-Click and the Shaders mod (.JAR) file you just downloaded and make sure to having Minecraft Launcher closed. A notification will then pop up and select "Base Version 1.8".
-Add "1.8-ShadersMod2.4.12" as your profile and run the game, now you have successfully installed Shaders Mod.
By selecting Options in game, the settings for Shaders should appear next to "Languages".

6. Download Shader Packs
Shaders Packs are essential on creating the desired effects and without them you are only left with Minecraft's ordinary visuals. There are many types of packs to choose from but bear in mind that many of them require very powerful computer graphics, so if you don't have that of a power station at home, I don't recommend the Ultra or Extreme versions as it either will eventuate in lag or other issues.

How to download?

1. Download the Shader Pack

-By clicking the Download link, you will be redirected to an Adfly Advertisement. Skip it and you will then be redirected to a MediaFire link with the Shader Pack as a (-ZIP) file. Download the file and move it to your desktop.

2. Open the Minecraft Folder
-Type in this command "~/Library/Application Support/minecraft" in Spotlight and click enter.


3. Drag the Shader Pack into your Minecraft folder and enjoy!
- You can also create a Shaders folder to arrange all of the packs you have downloaded. In game, it should look similar to this:

Feel free to leave comments or questions of you don't fully comprehend the instructions!


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04/02/2016 3:53 pm
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Patrickthecat avatar
ill try this out (hopefully it works)
12/09/2015 8:57 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Architect
Jaemzs avatar
08/27/2015 3:21 pm
Level 43 : Master Architect
tobbestark avatar
This is actually really good, Ray. Too bad you don't have a PC version. Maybe I can help you with that sometimes
08/28/2015 1:34 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Architect
xpowerx5005 avatar
PC is similar to Mac actually, and it's much simpler.
08/28/2015 2:17 pm
Level 43 : Master Architect
tobbestark avatar
Yeah, Mac is really complicated
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