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How to Install Shaders for Minecraft 1.19

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by Jesse Vitelli
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Minecraft has a very distinct aesthetic; the low-resolution grainy blocks are part of the charm. However, what if you could make Minecraft look good, actually? Shaders have been around for as long as Minecraft, and they can fundamentally change the way the game looks. Here’s how to install shaders for Minecraft version 1.19.

How to Install Shaders for Minecraft 1.19

The first step to installing shaders in version 1.19 of Minecraft is to download the application OptiFine. This will allow your Minecraft application to register shaders and install them in the game.

Open up the Minecraft launcher, and in the bottom left-hand corner, click on the dropdown menu. OptiFine will have created a special version of the game that you will need to select. This will allow for your shaders to be accessed and loaded in.

From here, go and download the shaders you’re looking to install in Minecraft. There are plenty of ones out there, and you can find a plethora of different ones that affect lighting, water, resource blocks, and more.

Now that you have Optifine and your shaders downloaded, you’ll need to open up Minecraft. Once it’s open, click on “Options,” then “Video Settings,” and then “Shaders.

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On the bottom left corner of the screen, you will see the “Shaders Folder.” Open this up, move all your downloaded shaders into the folder, and press “Done.”

Restart your game, and all of your shaders should be installed and ready to go.

Well, that’s everything you need to know about how to install shaders in Minecraft version 1.19. For more Minecraft tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to take a look at Prima Games. We have plenty of useful tips for Minecraft players, and even some exciting seeds for players to try out and call home.

Jesse Vitelli

Jesse loves most games, but he really loves games that he can play together with friends and family. This usually means late nights in Destiny 2 or FFXIV. You can also find him chipping away at his ever-expanding backlog of JRPGS or staring at his massive Amiibo collection.