Shrimple Shaders 1.20, 1.20.6 → 1.19.4

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The crown jewel of Shrimple shaders is its ray-traced shadows. This isn’t just any fancy tech jargon; it’s the secret sauce that makes the sunlight and moonlight in Minecraft feel like they’re actually caressing the landscapes and structures of your world. After running our performance tests, we’re convinced that this feature alone makes Shrimple shaders a game-changer. Let’s explore everything you need to know about the Shrimple pack, including how to download and install all files for free.

The Magic of Ray-Traced Shadows

“Why should I care about some shadows?” you might ask. Well, imagine the soft, ray-tracing glow of lamps, the flickering of fire, or the gentle shimmer of torches in your Minecraft world. Now, picture that level of vanilla realism boosted to the max. That’s what Shrimple shaders bring to the table, especially when the sun sets and the world is bathed in a realistic nocturnal glow. During the day, there might still be a bit of fine-tuning needed, but don’t fret!

Constant Improvements and Updates

Joshua Miller, a passionate software developer from South Carolina, US, is the brain behind this brilliance. He is constantly tweaking and improving the project, ensuring that each version is better than the last. So, even if you find a tiny aspect that needs polishing, write a comment on this page or on GitHub.

Shrimple Shaders Features

Before we dive in, it’s crucial to note that to unlock the full potential of these features, you’ll need the shader loader Iris. Sure, Shrimple plays nice with OptiFine, but trust us, you don’t want to miss out on the exclusive features for Iris.

As we touched upon earlier, the way Shrimple shaders handle light is nothing short of breathtaking. There’s one scenario that perfectly encapsulates this. Picture yourself standing at the mouth of a Minecraft cave. As light from the outside world seeps in, the interplay of shadows and illumination on the cave walls is stunning. However, venture deeper, where the sun’s rays dare not reach, and the atmosphere turns ominously dark. It feels like a dark mode has been overlaid on the gameplay. It’s here that Shrimple shaders show their versatility, although, for safety’s sake, you might consider turning them off to avoid unexpected surprises from mobs or lava.

Yet, if you’re confident in your surroundings, placing redstone wiring in these dark recesses is a sight to behold. The glow from the redstone under Shrimple shaders is unlike anything you’ve seen in vanilla Minecraft. The way it illuminates the surroundings with a deep, rich red is truly a marvel, bringing an eerie yet mesmerizing light to the darkest of places.

Vanilla Sun and Moon

Furthermore, the sun and moon retain their iconic blockiness—a subtle nod to the game’s roots, distinguishing Shrimple from ultra-realistic packs like SEUS, where celestial bodies are round and breathtakingly realistic. While those ultra-realistic packs might make you feel like you’re gazing into the actual sky, Shrimple keeps you grounded in Minecraft’s unique world.

Beyond the Basics: POM, Volumetric Fog, and Dynamic Colored Lighting

The Shrimple texture pack doesn’t stop at lighting. They introduce sophisticated features such as Parallax Occlusion Mapping (POM) for texture packs. Volumetric fog lighting envelops your virtual environment in a soft, natural haze, especially in dense areas like forests or during early morning explorations. On top of that, dynamic colored lighting brings your Minecraft maps to life, casting realistic hues based on light sources—imagine the warm glow of a sunset bathing your surroundings in soft orange light, or the eerie green tint of a zombie lurking nearby.

The Subtle Dance of Waving Plants

In a subtle yet impactful way, Shrimple shaders ensure that plant movement is slow and deliberate, mirroring the gentle sway of flora in the real world. This motion enhances your Minecraft gardens and forests. To truly appreciate the nuanced beauty the Shrimple shader pack brings to the gameplay, don’t miss the showcase video further below. Watch the YouTube video till the end to see every feature.

User Voices:

One player shared that using Shrimple shaders felt like stepping into a different Mojang game altogether, comparing the experience to playing Minecraft Dungeons. For those who might not be familiar, Minecraft Dungeons is an action-adventure spin-off of the classic Minecraft game. It takes players on a journey through dungeons, fighting mobs, and exploring treasure-filled landscapes. This comparison highlights how Shrimple shaders can transform the look and feel of the gameplay with better vanilla graphics.

Another player lauded Shrimple shaders for striking an excellent balance between quality and performance. Describing it as Quality Content, this player pointed out that while the pack may not reach the visual heights of some heavyweight contenders like Rethinking Voxels, they stand out for being more performance-friendly. This means that players can enjoy a significant visual upgrade with high FPS. These insights from players underscore the versatility and appeal of Shrimple shaders.


Shrimple 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

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Use our comparison tool to compare the Minecraft default pack with Shrimple.
Shrimple shaders compared to Minecraft vanilla (before)Shrimple shaders compared to Minecraft vanilla (after)

How To Install Shrimple Shaders

Check out the easy steps to install everything with just a few clicks.
  1. Download the Shrimple shaders for Minecraft from the file section below. Pick the file that matches your Minecraft edition and version.
  2. Install Iris.
  3. Open the Minecraft launcher, and choose the Iris profile you just made.
  4. Launch Minecraft.
  5. Go to "Options", then "Video Settings", and select "Shader Packs". Next, click on "Open Shader Pack Folder" to access 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, its filename will turn yellow.
  8. Click "Done" or "Apply" and all new features have been loaded.

By the way, you can play the pack with the following compatible mods: Create, Create Deco, Distant Horizons, Macaw’s Lights, and Supplementaries.

Shrimple Shaders FAQ

Here’s a handy FAQ to guide you through optimizing your Shrimple shaders with the best settings.
Why don’t I see ray-traced block lighting in my game?

By default, ray tracing (RT) is turned off to accommodate a wide range of system capabilities. If you want to activate it in Shrimple shaders, head to the block light settings and switch the mode to the “RTX” profile for an instant upgrade.

How can I extend the reach of colored, dynamic, or traced shadows beyond their current range?

The secret lies in tweaking the block lighting settings under the advanced tab. By adjusting the horizontal/vertical bin counts, you can extend the shadows’ reach in Minecraft. Increasing the Bin Size can also contribute, although it may slightly decrease the concentration of light sources within a given area.

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