How To Download & Install Sildur’s Shaders in Minecraft

By Jess •  Updated: 03/22/20 •  4 min read

This article will show you exactly how to download and install Sildur's Shaders in Minecraft. We go over every single step of getting the Sildur's Shaders installed. From where you need to download Sildur's Shaders to how you can add Sildur's Shaders to Minecraft using Optifine. It is all covered in-depth in this article. What is Sildur's Shaders? Well, it is a shaders pack for Minecraft that has more of a yellow tint during the daytime and very dark look at night to make things extra spooky. It also is great for computers that don't have the best performance. Thus, without any more delay, here is how to get Sildur's Shaders in Minecraft

How To Download & Install Sildur's Shaders

Download & Install Optifine in Order To Get Shaders in Minecraft

Step 1) Download & Install Optifine

Sildur’s Shaders isn't technically a mod; it is a graphics pack that is installed in a very similar manner to texture packs. The thing is, however, shader packs aren't supported by vanilla Minecraft. You need to install Optifine in order to get them up and running. Lucky for you, we have an in-depth tutorial on downloading and installing Optifine which you can find by clicking the link below!

Click here to learn how to download & install Optifine!

Step 2) Download Sildur’s Shaders

In order to download Sildur’s Shaders, you need to go to their official website by clicking the big yellow download button above. Once you are there, you will see all of the most latest versions of Sildur’s Shaders right at the top of the page. Depending on the computer that you have, you can select anything from lite to extreme. The higher the quality of the shaders pack, the better of a computer you need. To download Sildur’s Shaders, just click the download button to the right of the version you want. This will take you to AdFocus where you want to wait six seconds and click the red skip button in the top right. You will finally be redirected to Mediafire where you can click the big green download button to start your download.

Note: Shaders packs are typically VERY resource intensive. I cannot recommend playing Minecraft with shaders if you do not have a very good, desktop PC. Some high-end gaming laptops may be able to run shaders, but even those may have an issue depending on when they were released. 

How To Get To The Shaders Pack Folder in Minecraft

Step 3) Open Your Shaders Folder

Now that you have Sildur’s Shaders downloaded, go ahead and open the Minecraft launcher and play the ‘Optifine' version. When you're on the Minecraft main menu, click the ‘Options…' button. Next, click the ‘Video Settings…' button, and on the next page, click ‘Shaders…'. You're almost there. Now, just click the ‘Shaders Folder' button in the bottom left of Minecraft, and a folder window will open up. You are finally where you need to be.

Step 4) Install The Shaders Pack

The hardest part of getting Sildur’s Shaders installed is getting to the shaders folder. Once you're there, it's actually pretty easy. Just take the shaders pack you downloaded in step 2, this is most likely in your ‘Downloads' folder or on your desktop, and move it into the ‘shaderpacks' folder you just opened. Once you've done that, closeout of the folder, and restart Minecraft. Be sure when you are opening it back up you are selecting the ‘Optifine' version. After you're back in Minecraft, redo step 3, but stop just before opening the ‘Shaders Folder'. You should see Sildur’s Shaders installed on this screen. Click it, click ‘done', and go play some Minecraft!

Congratulations. You now know how to download & install Sildur’s Shaders in Minecraft. Truthfully, the hardest part of the entire process is getting to the Shaders Folder. Once you've done that, it's drag and drop! If you do, however, have any issues download and install Sildur’s Shaders, comment below. We are happy to help you in any way we can.

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