Bliss Shaders 1.21 → 1.20, 1.20.6

Author Xonk
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Imagine playing Minecraft with mods that are already pretty awesome, but then, one day, you think, “What if it could be even better?”. That’s exactly what happened to the creator behind the Bliss shaders for Minecraft. After years of playing with Chocapic’s shaders and loving its customizability, he wanted more. More features, more settings, just more of everything that could make Minecraft realistic.

The developer Xonk didn’t just want to tweak existing settings from Chocapic; he aimed to infuse the shader pack with his own style. He wanted the game’s lighting to reflect the diverse beauty of Minecraft’s biomes. From the murky depths of swamps to the fiery pits of the nether, each location in Minecraft now shines under a new light—literally. The result? The remix of Chocapic V9 brings out the unique charm of every biome with new shader effects. And when we say it’s beautiful, we mean it. You’ve got to see the screenshots for yourself (just scroll down a bit after reading this).

Review of the Bliss Shaders in Minecraft

After some serious in-game testing, it’s clear that the Bliss shaders are not just another shader pack. It’s a game-changer. Here’s a closer look at what makes the pack stand out from the crowd.

A Sky Full of Surprises

First off, the dynamic sky caught our attention. Imagine logging in every day to find a new sky awaiting you—cloudy, sunny, misty, or perfectly clear. It’s like waking up to a new world every time you play your Minecraft world.

Biome Magic

Then there’s the magic of biome-specific fogs. Each Minecraft biome feels unique. The fog in swamps and jungles, for example, isn’t just a generic haze; it has its own color and density, perfectly capturing the feeling of these ecosystems. It’s these changes that enhance each biome with the Bliss shaders.

The unique end deserves a special mention. Engaging in a dragon battle has never felt more epic, with lightning flashing across the sky as you explore the end islands in survival. Unlike other packs, you can keep the Bliss shaders in the end activated, because everything remains bright enough to navigate.

Typical Shader Effects

Of course, Bliss shaders include all the typical shader effects you know from similar packs, like SSAO, bloom, screenspace reflections, and POM. But that’s not all. The support for LabPBR brings all Minecraft blocks to life with advanced features like specular mapping, emissive textures, and subsurface scattering. This ensures that every texture and surface looks incredibly realistic. What truly impressed us was the sheer amount of settings available. You can tweak sunlight, ambient light, fog shapes, and colors to your heart’s content.

Collaboration and Inspiration

But no creator is an island, and Xonk’s journey wasn’t a solitary one. Enter Emin, the brilliant developer behind the Complementary shaders and Complementary Reimagined shaders. Emin lent a helping hand, sharing his expertise on how to tackle light leaking, ensuring that the Bliss pack would offer impeccable visual gameplay without those pesky lighting issues.

And let’s not forget the inspiration drawn from another legend in the shader world, RRe36, a German developer known for his work on Nostalgia, Vanilla Plus, and Kappa. Some of the features that make Bliss shaders stand out are inspired by these iconic packs, blending innovation with homage to the greats in the Minecraft shader community.

Performance Meets Beauty

Lastly, for those of us who are always juggling the desire for stunning visuals with the need for smooth performance, Bliss shaders offer temporal upscaling. This means you can enjoy all these incredible features we have mentioned in our review without compromising on performance, ensuring high FPS in Minecraft.

As much as we adore the Bliss shader pack and everything it brings to Minecraft, it’s part of a broader universe of Chocapic13’s edits that are worth downloading. Bliss is just the beginning! There are other incredible remixes out there, such as TME and RedHat.


Bliss was published on April 15, 2022 and is compatible with these Minecraft versions: 1.21 - 1.20.6 - 1.20.5 - 1.20.4 - 1.20.3 - 1.20.2 - 1.20.1 - 1.20 - 1.19.4 - 1.19.3 - 1.19.2 - 1.19.1 - 1.19 - 1.18.2 - 1.18.1 - 1.18 - 1.17.1 - 1.17

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Hearing from the Community: Real Players on Bliss Shaders

It’s crucial to remember that the true test of any shader pack lies in the hands of the players themselves. The Minecraft community is vibrant and vocal and when it comes to Bliss shaders, the feedback has been nothing short of extraordinary. Here’s what real players are saying:

A New Benchmark for Weather Effects

One player couldn’t hide their amazement, exclaiming, “This edit of Chocapic13 is great! Might be the best. The new weather is the best part for me.” It’s clear that the dynamic and ever-changing skies of Bliss shaders have left a lasting impression. By the way, you can set how often the dynamic weather should change in the settings. In addition, you can change the season. You can choose between all four seasons, spring, summer, fall, and winter.

A Touch of Nostalgia

Another player shared a sentiment that many of us can relate to, saying, “I love this project, it gives me nostalgic vibes for some reason”. There’s something about the way the Bliss texture pack captures the essence of Minecraft that harks back to the early days of the game. This reminds us of our first steps into the blocky worlds we’ve grown to love.

The Perfect Balance

Finally, a sentiment that sums up the collective experience: “One of the most realistic gameplay with high performance is finally here!”. Finding a shader pack that not only adds realistic features but also meets the performance requirements is a big challenge. Bliss has managed to strike this delicate balance.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to download Bliss shaders for Minecraft!


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How To Install Bliss Shaders

Here’s a simple guide for PC users on installing Bliss in Minecraft Java Edition. If you’re using Minecraft Bedrock Edition and the pack is available for Bedrock/MCPE, you can simply click on the downloaded file to install it.
  1. Download the Bliss shaders for Minecraft from the file section below. Pick the file that matches your Minecraft edition and version.
  2. Install Iris or OptiFine. The Iris mod is recommended for better performance with higher FPS.
  3. Open the Minecraft launcher, and choose the Iris or OptiFine profile you just made.
  4. Launch Minecraft.
  5. For Iris: Go to "Options", then "Video Settings", and select "Shader Packs". Next, click on "Open Shader Pack Folder" to access the shaderpacks folder.
    For OptiFine: Navigate to "Options", then "Video Settings", and click on "Shaders." Afterward, click on "Shaders Folder" to open the shaderpacks folder.
  6. Move the downloaded ZIP file into this folder (.minecraft\shaderpacks).
  7. In the game, choose the newly installed pack from the shaders list. If you select a shader pack using Iris, its filename will turn yellow.
  8. Click "Done" or "Apply" and all new features have been loaded.

For the best results, using Iris is recommended, but OptiFine is also an option. This ensures that even if your setup isn’t top-of-the-line, you can still enjoy the beauty of Bliss shaders with some adjustments.

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