RudoPlays Shaders 1.20, 1.20.4 β†’ 1.19.4

Author RudoPlays
Supported GPUs


Download RudoPlays shaders for Minecraft: They were published on August 17, 2013, and since then, the MediaFire download page hasn’t seen any updates. Now, let’s be clear, RudoPlays isn’t designed to compete with the latest hyper-realistic shaders out there – it’s low-end and quite basic, which explains its tiny file size of just 34.64KB. Right now, we’re using it alongside the Alacrity texture pack, and the combination is out-of-this-world impressive.

First things first, this project is the brainchild of a Minecraft community creator, who goes by the name of RudoPlays. He’s a genius when it comes to modding. While the developer hasn’t been active in their social media accounts for quite a while, it’s unlikely that they will return with new updates after all these years. That means you have two options: either play with the RudoPlays shader pack in older Minecraft versions or be prepared to tolerate a few minor bugs in newer MC versions. One such known bug is the delayed rendering of the landscape in the distance, taking a couple of seconds to load properly. But fear not, this only occurs when using a high render distance setting.

Features in the RudoPlays Shader Pack

Please note that the RudoPlays shaders don’t go overboard with fancy features like waving grass or water ripples. It keeps things simple and clean, making it suitable for PCs in the medium-performance range. If you have a slightly better graphics card, you can go for it without hesitation. But don’t expect it to be a high-end shader with all the bells and whistles. A similar pack is the Tea shaders by Unicornblood2468.

Vibrant Colors

You won’t believe the colors! They’re so beautifully saturated and vibrant. And let’s not forget the water – it’s hands down the best we’ve ever seen in low-end shaders. However, we must mention that we missed having water reflections with this mod installed. That’s something we usually find quite important in a shader. Furthermore, the underwater visuals are equally gorgeous, but there’s a peculiar thing about the sun particles that seem to be present even when it’s raining. A bit odd, but it doesn’t ruin the overall experience.

Minecraft Sky in RudoPlays Shaders

Oh, and the daytime sky is a sight to behold! The RudoPlays shaders strike the perfect balance between brightness and realism, so no annoyingly overpowering glare on our screens. Let’s talk about the sun. The sun in the RudoPlays pack is prettily rendered with sun particles at the lower right corner of the screen. Everything just feels right.

In addition, the afternoon visuals are on point, and when night falls, the gameplay is phenomenal. The darkness is real, but hey, it’s nighttime after all. The moon casts shadows, though some might feel that they are a tad too strong. On top of that, the way the lanterns and glowstones light up the environment is great. Sure, there might be a tiny flaw with the lightning in some cases, but trust us, it’s an insignificant price to pay for the sheer brilliance of the RudoPlays shader pack for Minecraft. Another thing we noticed is that clouds seem to be missing, but there’s a shadow where the clouds should be.

Moving on, during thunderstorms, everything gets a bit darker and gloomier, but it’s not too overwhelming for our taste. Maybe a touch darker would be even better, but it still fits the mood.

Bump Mapping for 3D-like Effect

Now, here’s a cool thing the creator has added to complement the RudoPlays shaders – bump mapping. If you’re not familiar with the term, it gives the Minecraft blocks a 3D-like effect, as if they are popping out of the walls. It looks especially awesome when it’s raining in-game! Though we must admit, this feature might demand a bit more from your hardware, so make sure you have a decent setup to handle it. If you get lags, just disable this feature in the settings.

Now, let’s tell you about the caves. Oh boy, this is the highlight of the RudoPlays shader pack for us! Without a torch, it’s pitch black, and that’s what makes it so insane. It enhances Minecraft caves. The only minor issue is the torch, which has a weird black outline, but it’s not a deal-breaker.


If RudoPlays doesn’t quite meet your expectations, no worries! We’ve got an alternative recommendation for you – Chocapic13 shaders for Minecraft. Why? Well, because RudoPlays is based on Chocapic13’s shaders, but it uses a version that’s over ten years old. So if you want a more modern and feature-packed shader, Chocapic13 might be the way to go. Oh, and did we mention there was once a version of RudoPlays shaders for Android too? Unfortunately, it’s no longer being developed for Minecraft PE, so keep that in mind if you’re an Android gamer. Don’t forget to download, rate, and comment!


RudoPlays is compatible with these Minecraft versions: 1.21 – 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 – 1.17.1 – 1.17 – 1.16.5 – 1.16 – 1.15.2 – 1.15 – 1.14.4 – 1.14 – 1.13.2 – 1.13 – 1.12.2 – 1.12 – 1.11.2 – 1.11 – 1.10.2 – 1.10 – 1.9.4 – 1.9 – 1.8.9 – 1.8 – 1.7.10 – 1.7

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How to install the RudoPlays Shaders

Check out the easy steps to install everything with just a few clicks. Due to its very old codebase, RudoPlays shader pack only works with OptiFine and is not compatible with the newer shaders mod Iris, which relies on more up-to-date techniques.
  1. Download the RudoPlays shaders for Minecraft from the file section below. Pick the file that matches your Minecraft edition and version.
  2. Install OptiFine.
  3. Open the Minecraft launcher, and choose the OptiFine profile you just made.
  4. Launch Minecraft.
  5. 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.
  8. Click "Done" and all new features have been loaded.

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