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How to install the Shaders mod without the Shaders mod: the complete guide

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If you, like me, don't need any extra mod, but just the shaders, you can install the mod without Forge, and even without the Shaders mod!
Shaders are quite demanding, so why not making the game both faster and better looking with one single tool?
Sounds good? Let's start then.


How to install the Shaders mod (without the Shaders mod!)

We're going to get the Shaders mod without the "original" shaders mod, but with Optifine! Here's how:
1. get the latest version of Optifine here
2. run the java file (your Minecraft MUST be closed) and follow the instructions (nothing fancy)
3. done!
Now, before starting the game, just use the Optifine profile (or in your favorite profile use the Optifine version of Minecraft).


How to install some Shader packs

1. get your favorite shader pack's zip file
2. head to your .minecraft folder*, create a new shiny "shaderpacks" folder
4. put the zip files in the shaderpacks folder
5.

* How to find the .minecraft folder
- personalize that line: #yourdisk#:\Users\#you#\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft or

- go to "search" > search "%appdata%" > go to .minecraft

To find the folder quickly, find the "open shaderpacks folder" in the "shaders" section of the game: the button is in the settings.



Common problems

What if something went wrong?
Try to:
1. Re-install the mod - clean your Minecarft and re-follow the steps
2. Check your Minecraft settings - with wrong parameters your shaders can crash
3. Update your drivers - that's the most common problem
4. Update your Java - that's uncommon, do it just if you use a custom javaw.exe, and not the special one
5. Keep your shaderpacks updated - very uncommon, but who knows?

For any problems, the comments are here for you ;)
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  • NutellaUsagi
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • August 7, 2018, 5:59 pm
Hello! I'd like to ask how do I remove it afterwards?
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • August 10, 2018, 7:44 am
You can probably just delete the folder from the versions folder, and remove the profile from the launcher_profiles.json

I don't recommend doing it tho, it's kind of unnecessary.
 Whenever i try to get optifine it forces me to get Chronium, Yahoo, and Webbar and they try to scam me and hack me. Its obnoxious and how do you get it without this happening?
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • July 9, 2018, 3:57 pm
But am I the owner of the optifine website? lol
  • Nova_Elite
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • April 7, 2018, 2:38 pm
y did u type How to install the Shaders mod (without the Shaders mod!)?
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • April 22, 2018, 3:33 am
'cause that's what the tutorial is about. kek
  • reebunny
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 16, 2017, 10:16 am
i got the shaders but i cant use other mods without it crashing because i have optifine and not forge, any way to fix that because i made a world from mods and it destroyed my house.....
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • February 12, 2017, 1:44 am
I don't know much about optifine and mods, can't help much.
  • reebunny
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 17, 2017, 7:02 pm
Actually, i fixed that. it was my version :T it broke when i had 1.8.9, when i got 1.11.2 it worked
Where's the shaderpacks button?
i am on optifine and i have minecraft 1.10.2 with windows 10 so i don't know which link to download because there is no H1, do i download the latest version? Thanks Matteo
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • July 31, 2016, 11:31 pm
"at this moment is the H1" means that at the moment of writing the latest version was H1.
Just get the latest version.
thank you for replying but just one more thing, I've added the texture pack and stuff (by the way it is awesome) but whenever i go into my worlds with it, it gets really laggy is there a way i can fix that?
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • August 6, 2016, 1:19 am
Optimize the Shaders settings ; )
It's a modded Minecraft, tweaking is needed.
When I download Optifine, Its in the form of Winrar, meaning I cant use it as a Java file. Do you know how to fix this?
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • July 31, 2016, 1:59 am
You need to open it with Java (right click, open with, Java).
umm can u put a link for the texture pack in the desc.
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • July 25, 2016, 10:31 pm
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  • clixty
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Artist
  • May 16, 2016, 12:13 pm
When I install shaders on my windows XP (1.9.2) it comes up with this:
http://s32.postimg.org/mssycx0wl/20160516160959_1.jpg
(Optifine HD B3 Ultra, OpenGL 2.1.2, NVIDIA Corp, GeForce 8800 GT/PCI/SSE2)
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • May 19, 2016, 7:26 am
Everything shaderpack-related is not in my league, you should ask to the shader team for everything that hasn't to do with the textures.
As already explained in the Help section: matteorizzo.me/help
  • iM_Crafti
  • Level 25
  • Expert Toast
  • April 20, 2016, 9:24 am
It says OptiFine can damage your computer. If I damage my computer my parents will kill me and I want shaders so bad. What do I do????
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • April 20, 2016, 12:07 pm
Don't panic, it's a Java file, and Chrome (for an array of reasons) is notifying you of that.
But as far as I know Optifine is super safe : )
  • Cobalt_hun
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 15, 2016, 10:13 am
Hi matteo,

Need a little help. I made the steps. I see the Continuum shader mod in the menu but it isn't active.
What can be the problem?

Thx

Update1

I don't know what happened but now i can select it and no game crash either. :P I keep doing it...
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • April 16, 2016, 10:13 am
Since it's a problem with the shaderpack, I recommend you to contact the Continuum team ; )
  • macor99
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 5, 2016, 4:15 pm
I cant open the .jar files of Optifine im on windows 10 (my minecraft game is close)
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • April 6, 2016, 2:23 am
Some questions:
- do you have Java (the latest, correct version) installed?
- are you opening it with Java? (Right click, Open with... > Java)
  • Mazzoni
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • March 17, 2016, 9:04 pm
Thx man!
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • March 18, 2016, 4:12 am
You're welcome ;)
  • Pegza
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • March 9, 2016, 8:13 am
Ymm bro... o_o YOU ARE THE BEST!!! I was looking for this thing like for 3 months and now I'm like "meh I'll try this one more time :P... HOLY CRAP IT WORKS!!!". Bro You are epic it finally worked love you ;D. Giving an common Diamond :)

~Pegza
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • March 10, 2016, 9:29 am
Thank you so much :D
  • SGLMerlijn
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • February 26, 2016, 9:48 am
what is ´The next guide´ which you talk about in the How to install the Shaders mod without shaders mod
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • February 27, 2016, 12:06 am
I'll add it as soon as possible, actually I've no time :(
  • Nationwide
  • Level 46
  • Master Skinner
  • September 20, 2015, 5:05 pm
All my shaderpacks don't work! "1.7.10-ShaderMod2.3.29" With Optifine. Please, anything helps!
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • September 28, 2015, 7:36 am
Sorry if I answer so late, pmc didn't send me a notification.

I added a new part to the post, check it out :)
  • Nationwide
  • Level 46
  • Master Skinner
  • September 19, 2015, 12:02 pm
When I turn on my shader pack, I can't see a single thing!!!! Would you help me please?
  • matteorizzo
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Gent
  • September 20, 2015, 1:09 pm
A screenshot can be helpful. What shader pack are you using? Minecraft version and installation used?

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