What is the KUDA shader 1.18 → 1.17 for Minecraft? This is a question you will most likely be asking yourself right now. At first glance, this DeDelner project looks like average shaders, but that’s not the case. Especially the outstanding effects, realistic shadows and a completely new lighting system will impress you. Especially the lightning effects are worth mentioning, which you will logically only see during heavy storms. In addition, the water looks much more lifelike, as it creates waves and reflects the sky. The sky is also graphically completely new. If you look at your sky during the day in your game world, you will notice authentic clouds. Whereas at night, realistic stars shimmer in the sky and a credible moon circles around your game environment.
However, with Optifine you should adjust your lighting settings carefully, because the KUDA shader is very dark at night. Anyway, you need the Minecraft Shader Mod, which is now part of Optifine. With this mod you will be able to run a shader even with a bad computer and give your PC an FPS boost.
But now back from the technical requirements to the essential part of this review. A big advantage of the KUDA shaders is that you can easily customize them to perfectly suit your needs. However, a lot of settings are included and therefore you should play around a bit to find your own settings. Here you should mainly take care not to overtax your operating system, because otherwise your graphics card will be grilled.
According to the original creator, he always tried to remove any bugs and display the graphics as good as possible. The previous sentence is intentionally written in the past tense, because now a team of four people works on the KUDA Legacy Shaderpack. The simple explanation for this is that DeDelner is no longer able to work on this pack for time reasons. It is also great to mention that Chocapic13, who also published the shader of the same name, provided part of his code. Also Capt Tatsu, the creator of BSL Shaders, provided a part of his work. In conclusion, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to download this great add-on for Minecraft.
This installation tutorial only works for the operating systems Windows, Mac and Linux. For MCPE and Minecraft PE there is currently no guide available.
Currently there is no KUDA shader download available for iOS or Android. This means that you can only use this shader pack with the Minecraft Java Edition. As a result, you cannot use KUDA as a Bedrock player, even if you play the Windows 10 Edition. The download links redirect you to the official site of DeDelner. Only there you can find the original files and not on other sites like Curseforge.
There are only two versions available for you to download, but luckily they did not show any errors in our test. Accordingly there are no gradations, like KUDA Extreme, Ultra, High, Lite, Default, Low, Medium or Basic. With the right system requirements you won’t get any black screen or lag. Also we did not receive any message in the chat, like “error invalid program” or similar. The best thing to do now is to check out Texture-Packs.com for a matching Resource Pack.