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Check out this guide about the shader pack Complementary Shaders in Minecraft 2021. Know its details, how to download and install, settings, requirements, & version compatibility!

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Complementary - Shader Overview

complementary shaders
AuthorEminGTR
Date PublishedMay 25, 2020
Mod CategoryShader Mods
Required ModsOptiFine

Complementary Shaders Customization

Complementary Shaders is a shaderpack that also introduces optimization features to Minecraft. It also adds more effects to the game, making it look more realistic and detailed.

Complementary Shaders Effects:

  • Better Performance with High Render Distances
  • Light Bloom
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Better Clouds during rain with Color Update
  • Detailed Water Update
  • Anti-Aliasing

Great Lighting & Effects

The shader gives Minecraft a realistic ambiance. One noteworthy feature is that it also improves the appearance of the sky in the game, enhancing visual features such as stars and the night sky.

Mod Showcase Video

video from EminGTR

Complementary Shaders And Vanilla

The Differences Inside the Game

Updates & Compatibility

Update History & Changelogs

March 18, 2021

(!) Do not forget to unzip/extract the file after downloading.

Improvements
1.) Better Performance with High Render Distances
2.) TAA Discarding which Should Fix Stuff Getting too Blurry when Moving
3.) Shadows to Switch to Skylight Shadows when Shadow Distance is Exceeded
4.) TAA Shadow Filtering
5.) Reflection Accuracy
Addition
1.) Water Refraction (Enabled on High profile)
2.) Projected Water Caustics (Enabled on High profile)
3.) Specular Sky Reflections (Enabled on High profile)
4.) New Light Shaft Type Called "Hybrid"
5.) Support for all AbyssalCraft Modded Dimensions
Tweaks
1.) Lava and Fire Shading
2.) Vanilla Ambient Occlusion Handling
3.) Clouds During Rain
4.) Rain Color
5.) labPBR Subsurface Scattering

Version Compatibility

UpdateBedrockJava
1.16.5×
1.16.4×
1.16.3×
1.16.2×
1.16.1×
1.15.2×

How To Install Complementary Shaders

Mod Download Links

Mod DownloadCurseForge
Required ModsOptiFine
(!) Install the version required by the mod

Steps To Install

1Download Optifine 1.16.5
>> OptiFine Official Download Site
2Install Complementary Shaders on CurseForge. Select the latest version
>> Download from CurseForge
3Run the Forge Java file
*there is no need to change the install directory if you used the default directory to install Minecraft
4Transfer the mod .jar files to your Minecraft's mod folder
>> Know how to access it here
5Run "Minecraft Launcher"
6Select the Forge version that you want to play on. In this case, select "OptiFine1.16.5"
7Press "Play" to run Minecraft with the mod

Most Shaders Require OptiFine

For most Minecraft shaders to run, you need to have OptiFine installed with your Minecraft. Make sure to read the requirements and other mods required before you install a shader.

How To Install Optifine & Shaders

Other Similar Mods

Shaders Similar To Complementary Shaders

BSL Shaders

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Compatible MinecraftMinecraft Java
Latest Version1.16.5
Required ModsOptiFine

The shader lowers the contrast of Minecraft, making the game slightly darker, smoother, and somewhat mute. A major improvement done by this shader is that it improves snow, rain, and water to an almost unbelievable degree.

BSL Shaders - Shader Overview

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