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What are some popular "Minecraft" shaders?

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GLSL Shaders Mod, Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders Mod and Sildur's Shaders Mod are three popular shaders for "Minecraft." The application Minecraft Forge is necessary to install Sildur's Shaders Mod.

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GLSL Shaders Mod enhances the graphics of "Minecraft" by adding smooth lighting effects and realistic shadows. The mod is highly compatible with other mods but is also highly demanding on system resources. The mod only works with "Minecraft" versions 1.8 and up.

In addition to improving the lighting and the shadows of the game, Sonic Ether's Unbeliavable Shaders Mod also adds 3-D lighting effects and realistic water reflections. Lights cast shafts when they hit the edges of objects, ripples distort the reflections on water, weather effects mimic real life, and bright surfaces create bloom effects. The mod also adds atmospheric scattering and procedural clouds. Sonic Ether's Unbeliavable Shaders Mod requires GLSL Shaders to run.

Also improving the lighting and the shadows, Sildur's Shaders Mod adds motion blur, lens flares and sunspots to the game. It also implements waving grass and can run its own. The mod requires Minecraft versions 1.7 and up. There are five different versions of the mod, each tailored for different systems. Whereas the Lite version runs on Intel integrated GPUs and weak systems, the Extreme versions only runs on high-end gaming computers.

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