Today shaderpack became available for players. This is a huge step to make Minecraft more beautiful and real-life like. Indeed, Shaders are the way to go! But only if you know what you want and your PC can handle it right? I will explain why this new feature might not be that good for Minecraft and might even get you banned from your favorite server if it’s not configured right.
Where to find shaders? When you search for “Shaderpacks” on the web, one thing is for sure: there are a lot of and I mean A LOT of different shaderpacks available out there! You can’t know if your PC can handle them, if they work on Minecraft without crashing it and even if the server you will play with allows them. The only easy way to find a shaderpack is this: go to something like “Youtube” or other video sites and search for “[MCPE NAME] Shader”. Here we see all MCPE shaderpacks. The one chosen in the video below is called ” Rinbow Lightning Shaders by MumboJumbo “. I know this because it has 34,000 views!
How to install shaders on Minecraft
There are several ways to install shaderpacks. You can use a modloader like MCPELauncher or BlockLauncher for this, but it’s not the best way in my opinion because you need an account and login on something external everytime you want to play with shaders. The other method is without any application: you download your shaderpack, you copy it to “%.minecraft%/shaderpacks/” and restart your Minecraft. But this is not the best way because the shaderpack you downloaded will be renamed in something like “ShaderPack.mcpack” or other “ShaderPack..mc”. And if you try to use that file, Minecraft will crash!
What is the best way to install shaderpacks on Minecraft? For me, the answer is simple: only use modloader for this. The reason why I don’t recommend you to just copy your shaderpack is because you might break something in the game by doing that! When you do that with a modloader like MCPELauncher, you just create a new profile and choose the shaderpack. If it’s not working, delete that “new” profile, restart Minecraft and try again..
What if my FPS drops?
There is something you have to know about shaders: they will drop your FPS, undoubtedly! For example, if I use any popular shaderpack like SEUS , it will drop my FPS from 30 to 10-12 FPS in some extreme cases. The problem is that your PC might not be able to handle it well when you start playing, or when mobs appear on the screen! This means you will only see one kind of mobs moving when they are in spawn chunks (example: cows, chicken, pigs). Other mobs like creepers or even your player will become invisible from time to time!
Why you should avoid using shaderpack ons public servers
This is very simple: because shaders are not allowed on most of the public servers . This means you might get banned if they find out you are using it. Even if people don’t know you use shaderpack, your FPS performance will be so bad that most of the players won’t want to play with you anymore. They will say you are a cheater and ask the “head administrator” to ban you from their server.
Today I told you why you should not use shaderpack on public servers. I hope this article will be helpful for most of you, who are here to know if shaders can be used in MCPE or not. If you have any question, feel free to comment below! Thank you for reading up until that point, and see you next time!