We are going to install Shaders in Shiginima Launcher to get a different experience when playing Minecraft. Shaders are extras that are added to video games to experience different graphics, improving the lights and shadows, textures and the overall atmosphere of the game.
Let’s see how to download and install a shader with Shiginima Launcher step by step:
To install Shaders in Shiginima Minecraft you have to Download and install OptiFine (Mac)
The first thing we have to do is to have OptiFine installed, then we enter its official web site: https://optifine.net/downloads and download the version for our launcher. As I am using version 1.16.5 at the moment, I will download OptiFine 1.16.5 as well.
Install Optifine on Mac
On the Optifine website you can find the download button to get the corresponding file. It is important because it greatly improves the performance of the launcher.
When we download a file like this, MacOs asks us if we want to keep it for security reasons. We click “Keep” without any problem.
Once the file is downloaded, double click and start the installation.
Error “From an unidentified developer”.
After double-clicking, Mac will display a window explaining that it cannot open the file because it comes from an unidentified developer.
To solve this problem just click “OK” and open “System Preferences”.
Again a window will open and we have to click on the “Open” button.
Optifine Installer on Mac for Shiginima
Now we have opened the Optifine installer, so it remains to follow the installation steps, they are very simple.
We accept and finish the installation. It is really very easy and simple. Now we install the Shader in Shiginima.
Placing Shader files in the Shiginima folder
Now it is time to place the files in their folders. First we have to download a shader to test. I downloaded this shader that I found very good: https://bitslablab.com/bslshaders/#download Enter the link and click on the download button. The Shader is called BSL Shaders.
Open launcher and choose shader
We have to open the Shiginima launcher to enter the indicated folder and place the corresponding file.
The folder “shaderpacks” of Shiginima will open, there we are going to drag or paste the file of our downloaded shader. In my case I have two shaders in the folder.
Choosing a Shader within Shiginima
Now we have to enter the Launcher, enter the game and in the menu, enter the “Options” button.
Select the shader we want to use and then click “OK”. If you want to investigate, or try different configurations, in this screen we can change some options, and try different shader settings.
Example of Shaders in Shiginima running on Mac
Ready, we already have the Shader working in our Shiginima Minecraft, I show you how it looks like. Beautiful, isn’t it? There are a lot of different shaders, which give different experiences to Minecraft, you can have several installed and keep changing. Now I show you how the one I installed looks like.
The best Minecraft shaders for version 1.16.5
We won’t keep you in suspense any longer: the best Minecraft shaders, in our opinion, are BSL shaders. Extremely customizable, lightweight, and more powerful than most of the other products on this list, you can point your screen at just about anything in Minecraft and get a great view with BSL shaders.
We’ll talk about BSL and all of its competitors later on. Let’s take a look at the best Minecraft shaders for version 1.16.5:
Oh my gosh, the BSL Shaders are gorgeous. Like, really beautiful. In fact, at the end of the day, this is the shader package I always go back to for my own survival worlds. Everything included here, from the incredible depth of field effects to the crisp lighting to the gorgeous water reflections to the fluffy distant clouds, transports you to a place you could almost imagine as Minecraft 2.0. Plus, you can turn on world curvature to take wonderfully unique screenshots.
You’d expect such beauty to come at the price of some lower-end mounts, but ….. No, not really. On my (high-end) system, it works a bit better than the other “reference” shaders on this list (Sildurs and SEUS). But the fact that Minecraft looks so good and runs at 60 FPS on a good system blows my mind.
Following the brilliance and success of the previous shader pack on this list, Complementary Shaders is an offshoot of BSL Shaders that aims to be “as spendy as possible”. Extremely powerful and with as many customization options as BSL (note the curvature of the world in the screenshot!), it is a mere matter of taste to choose BSL or Complementary Shaders.
The download also includes a complementary resource pack that can be used with the shaders if desired.
As the title suggests, Oceano Shaders gives Minecraft’s water surfaces a much-needed makeover. By far, these are perhaps the best shaders available for oceans, although it does look a bit odd on small bodies of water. But the overall look of the shader pack more than makes up for these occasional anomalies.
With the Oceano shaders, everything looks very bright and clean. It looks a bit like a cross between Continuum Shaders and SEUS (both shown below), but it is quite unique.
Nostalgia Shader Pack
Nostalgia shaders offer you an extremely lightweight and wonderfully subtle graphical overhaul for your Minecraft worlds. Designed to emulate the first popular shader packs from the early 2010s, Nostalgia is perhaps a little less customizable compared to the other shader packs on this list, but the flip side is that you really don’t have to play much to get a very capable and beautiful Minecraft experience.
By far my favorite thing about Nostalgia is the cloud options. Do yourself a favor: set the two cloud layers as high as possible and turn on Story Mode style. It looks really, really nice. Why aren’t the clouds like that in Minecraft?
Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders
Vibrant Shaders by Sildur is probably the best choice when it comes to shader mods for Minecraft, and it’s easy to see why when you see it in action. Not only does this shader pack give Minecraft a much-needed and incredibly complete makeover, but it has also made a name for itself as one of the most customizable and flexible shader mods.
That’s exactly where Sildur’s success lies. After all, all the shader packs on this list are beautiful. But with Sildur, it’s very easy to spend hours tweaking the little settings to get the absolutely perfect look for you and your Minecraft world. You have six different versions of the mod to try, from Lite to Extreme, so whatever your specs, you’ll be able to use Sildur’s without too much effort. And even at maximum settings, Sildur’s is remarkably lightweight and scores huge performance points over most other Minecraft shaders.
Sonic Ether’s incredible shading
The amazing Sonic Ether shaders, or SEUS for short, is where many players have dived into the ocean of Minecraft shaders. This shader pack offers a very clean and familiar Minecraft look, not as flashy as many others on this list, but just as nice, especially in motion.
The downside is that it’s not as customizable as Sildurs or some of the other Minecraft shaders on this list; but the upside is that it looks great right out of the box, without having to change settings. The sky is bright and bold, the shadows add a new depth to the world, and the soft fluttering of leaves in the wind really helps you get lost in your own survival experience.
Well, here’s the thing about Continuum shaders. I’ve already talked about the awesomeness of BSL shaders, but Continuum shaders outshine everyone else on this list. Just take a look at this screenshot. Continuum emphasizes authentic lighting effects, and it shows.
But-and this is a big but-in terms of optimization, Continuum falls short compared to many other Minecraft shaders out there. Here’s how I’d put it: if you want a screenshot that makes your Minecraft world look like it came out of a top-notch modeling or animation studio, then you should use Continuum. If you’re looking for a shader pack that looks fantastic in motion and allows you to focus on building, mining or fighting, then you’re better off avoiding this pack. Although, of course, you can still appreciate its beauty. I mean, seriously, look at that screenshot. I can’t believe it. That’s the best Minecraft screenshot I’ve ever seen.
Proyect LUMA Shaders
As the official successor to the venerable KUDA shaders, the LUMA shader project aims to visually spruce up Minecraft as much as possible without sacrificing performance. Sounds like the goals of most other shader packages, right? But in the case of project LUMA, the results are extremely positive, which is more than can be said for many other shader packages I’ve tried.
Instead of opting for the fluffy clouds that are present in most shaders, projectLUMA offers photorealistic sky boxes combined with excellent lighting options that add an incredible sense of life and color to the landscapes below. This is a very solid choice for anyone just getting started with shaders in Minecraft 1.16.5.
An edition of the LUMA Shaders project, Sora Shaders does nothing wrong that I can see. It looks like this shader pack has done everything it was meant to do perfectly. Again, amazing skyboxes and wonderfully subtle lighting effects give Minecraft a whole new atmosphere.
The water looks fabulous, the shadows and reflections look great and, like the Oceano shaders at the top of this list, everything looks super crisp, clean and colorful. Perfect for getting started in a new world of Minecraft.
Vanilla Plus Shaders
Another excellent and popular shader pack from the creator of the aforementioned Nostalgia Shaders. The goal of Vanilla Plus is to offer you an elegant and high-quality graphical transformation of Minecraft, staying as faithful as possible to Vanilla Minecraft. And it has achieved this with excellent success.
This is what Minecraft should be like all the time, right out of the box. You’d be forgiven for looking at the screenshot above, after a long absence from Minecraft, not realizing it’s a shader pack, but thinking, “God, I’d forgotten how pretty Minecraft is sometimes.” I think I spent about 10 minutes more marveling at the world with the Vanilla Plus shaders than I did with any other shader pack, because I was impressed with how good Minecraft looked with this pack, without losing the charm and nostalgic feel of the old vanilla Minecraft.
Here’s another classic shader pack whose name may sound familiar, even if you’ve never used Minecraft shaders in your life. The shader pack from the venerable Chocapic13 is still considered one of the best options for 1.16.5, thanks to its vibrant yet stripped-down style and its ability to run on many different devices without much trouble.
For those who really want to test their Titan XP with the most beautiful eyecandy, you probably won’t be as surprised as you expected. But Chocapic13’s shaders somehow create a more relaxed Minecraft than almost any other shader pack I’ve tried (and I’ve tried many). There’s something so serene about this particular combination of swaying leaves, gently shimmering waves and soft, subtle lighting.
Beyond Belief Shaders
If you want to recreate Pirates of the Caribbean in Minecraft, Beyond Belief shaders are for you. This is the most beautiful water of all the shader packs on this list, period. It’s really awesome.
Overall, I’d say there are still one or two shaders that seem a bit more premium, but Beyond Belief’s shaders completely brighten up your Minecraft experience before you even start tweaking the settings (made easy by a well-presented set of customization options). The lighting is excellent, the Godrays and Lens Flares add to the experience rather than subtract from it, and ….. I mean, come on. Water. It’s real water is what it is. It’s incredibly impressive.
Video explanation of how to set Shaders in Shiginima
Let’s watch a step-by-step video that explains what we have detailed in this article, but following the steps live from your computer.
Let’s see how it is done in MAC IOS.
Now it is time to see how it is done on Windows PC.
I hope that was helpful! Comment below which is your favorite shader