BSL Shaders 1.20 / 1.19

Any player of the popular game Minecraft would have to admit that the standard lighting effects leave a lot to be desired when it comes to realism. While realistic graphics are not a part of the world design in the game, the smooth lighting and graphic effects, even when set to their highest level, aren’t exactly the best they could be. The graphics could use just a touch of realism to add to the game’s atmosphere, and its overall aesthetic appeal. When it comes to embellishing the graphics of the game, shaders are the way to go. Especially the BSL Shaders. This shader pack stands out for its unique features as a pack designed specifically for Minecraft: Java Edition. Its features include real-time shadows, volumetric light, ambient occlusion, customizable clouds and water, bloom, etc., in order to add a sense of realism to the environment of the game.

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There are also additional effects available, like motion blur, world curvature, depth of field, specular and normal mapping, and celshading, just to name a few examples. There are no perceivable glitches or bugs throughout the shader pack. The colors come with a boost and saturation alteration, which adds to the atmosphere, particularly for the Nether; the bright, eye-catching colors mixed with the shadows create a very visually pleasing experience. That being said, the BSL Shaders requires a lot of additional resources to your PC and it is not designed for low-spec PC’s. But, as this pack is, quite possibly, the best way to embellish the graphics of your game, it’s well worth any additional installations. To ensure you get the highest quality visuals, BSL Shaders requires Optifine. If you do not already have this mod installed, you will need to do so in order to get the very best experience from this shader pack.

BSL Shaders should be compatible with all of these Minecraft versions: 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 - 1.16.5 - 1.16.4 - 1.16.3 - 1.16.2 - 1.16.1 - 1.16 - 1.15.2 - 1.15.1 - 1.15 - 1.14.4 - 1.14.3 - 1.14.2 - 1.14 - 1.13.2 - 1.13.1 - 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 - 1.8.8 - 1.8.6 - 1.8.1 - 1.8 - 1.7.10 - 1.7.9 - 1.7.4 - 1.7

BSL Shaders — Screenshots

How to install BSL Shaders:

  1. Download and install Minecraft.
  2. Open Minecraft launcher and setup your game profile for the Minecraft version you want to run. – in the top menu, select the “Installations” tab, click “New installation”, under the “Version” dropdown, select your preferred Minecraft version and click “Create”.
  3. Download and install Optifine or Iris. – we recommend Iris, it’s a bit more optimized;
  4. Open Minecraft launcher and select the newly created Optifine or Iris profile. – if in step 3 you chose to install optifine it will have an optifine profile, if iris it will have an iris profile;
  5. Download the BSL shader pack from the download section below.
  6. Launch Minecraft.
  7. For Optifine: Go to Options > Video Settings > Shaders and click “Shaders Folder” to open shaderpacks folder.
    For Iris: Go to Options > Video Settings > Shader packs and click “Open Shader Pack Folder” to open shaderpacks folder.
  8. Put the BSL shader pack (.zip file) downloaded in step 5 into the .minecraft\shaderpacks folder you opened in step 7.
  9. In the game, select BSL Shaders from the list and click “Done”.

BSL Shaders - Comparison Slider #1 day

Comparison slider #1 for those who want to compare vanilla Minecraft without any shaders installed (on the left) with Minecraft using this particular shader pack (on the right).

BSL Shaders

BSL Shaders - Comparison Slider #2 sunset

Comparison slider #2 for those who want to compare vanilla Minecraft without any shaders installed (on the left) with Minecraft using this particular shader pack (on the right).

BSL Shaders

BSL Shaders Shader Pack Download

  • Credit for the creation of BSL Shaders goes to capttatsu.
  • We never modify or edit resource packs in any way. None of the resource packs, shader mods or tools you see on this website are hosted on our servers. We use only official download links provided by official authors. Therefore, they are completely safe and secure.
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The Java Edition of this shader pack requires Optifine or Iris to run and will not work without them! Get optifine here or get Iris here.

Java Edition:

[1.20.x – 1.7.x] Download BSL Shaders

Download instructions:

Curseforge: download starts automatically after a few seconds;

Mediafire: click the big blue button with the text "DOWNLOAD";

Google Drive: in the top right corner you will see a small download icon (down arrow), click it and the download should start;

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Author: capttatsu
Last updated: 30 March 2024
Category: Shaders
Compatibility: Java

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  1. Hahez1_

    Amazing :D also make sure you put it in the correct folder

  2. Eslam Youssef

    Hi, I want to add bsl shaders to Minecraft mobile edition
    Version 1.20.40
    Can you tell me how ?

    1. Admin

      This is not possible, most shaders are Java only and are not compatible with the Bedrock edition.

  3. Gritixo

    Can I install some resourcepack that is both nice and compatible with shaders

  4. Rytkeito

    So is it possible to use a shader and a resource pack at the same time? Because this and my chosen RP just cause and unending string of 1281 and 1000s.

    1. Admin

      Yes, it is possible and many players use it this way. Just make sure your hardware is decent enough to handle it as the shaders themselves are quite resource intensive + if the RP you choose is 64x or higher it can also be quite resource intensive.

  5. jo

    so when i open minecraft and i hit options>video settings, i dont see the “shaders” button :/ am i doing something wrong?

    1. RanMC9918

      do you have optifine?

  6. NinjaJay12

    tried to use this shade but doesn’t work though?
    it’s fine if y’all don’t have to help though

    1. Admin

      What exactly doesn’t work? Any errors? Are you using the Java edition or Bedrock? No one can help without knowing more information. Reply here, we will try to help))

  7. Taki polak to skarb

    beautiful :D

  8. anonym

    This shader is butiful


    Ummmmmmmm, I need BSL shaders for 1.19

  10. Jie

    I think you can add a comparison of the underwater effect to introduce it, after all, it is very good for people to care about the underwater visuals

  11. loser

    i looked in video settings but theres no shader stuff there

    1. Admin

      Then most likely you installed it incorrectly, make sure the zip file (don’t extract it) is located exactly in your shaderpacks folder. Also make sure optifine is installed.

  12. yo

    where do i find the download for 1.16.5

    1. Admin

      Just try version 1.20, it should work fine on 1.16.x.

  13. Idk

    I put the shader in shaderpacks but it doesn’t appear for me in the shader options what should i do

    1. ItsEystream

      put it in resource packs that wiil work

      1. Ckradt

        I think you need Optifine instead for a shader to work.

      2. Ravensclaw

        we can get it to work

  14. James

    Does this work on tlauncher? I’m new to downloading shaders & I dont really understand how it works when downloading..

    1. Tluser

      yes. I already tried it, just place the zip into the shaderpacks folder

  15. Tomisado

    bro download button isnt function :D

    1. Admin

      The download links on our side are working fine. What exactly doesn’t work?

  16. carl

    honestly, this is really cool and all, but im on minecraft education. it wont really work for me

  17. nirish

    so goooooood

    1. mewan abhilash

      gooood job man

  18. jas

    hi, i have MC java edition and i have optifire & also am playing on it but its not showing up for me? I’ve put it in the folder and even retried it as a whole twice.. :P

    1. KARIMDAD2824

      BRO places mcpe bsl shaders 1.20

  19. juliapelada

    hi! i have minecraft java edition but i cant put the shaders on i cant even see the option video settings
    i was wondering if its because i bought minecraft or smt like that

    1. juliapelada

      nvm sorry TuT

    2. Admin

      If you don’t see the shader settings, it means that you most likely don’t have optifine installed or you’re not playing with an optifine profile.

    3. ~Infinityloop1

      you have to install forgeoptifine/ optifine to run it. and it runs great, wish you can try it

      ps: use multimc or another launcher it’ll be easier

  20. Terra

    Appears as “Shaders 1”

    1. Bandshee

      Same did you figure this out? Its not a zip file for me

  21. anonymous

    Hey, that’s great! Is it possible to install Shader bsl and also for the blocks to be more realistic (using shader bsl and texture)?

  22. kurt

    Water behind glass has this liquid metal appearance, and everything inside looks upside down, how do I fix this?

  23. Shazzz

    How do install??

    1. DZGgamingYT

      U need Iris and Sodium lol

  24. Haleigh

    How do I install these shaders

    1. Admin

      Read the installation instructions on this page?

  25. jaden

    It is so bad There are so much better shade

    1. togll

      its just your opinion

  26. Matt

    Hi! Nice shaders but how do I make it less gray/foggy or bump up the contrast a little? I know it gives a nostalgia look to the game but I’d like to modify a little bit and I don’t know which is the right setting. Thanks!

    1. Matt

      nvm i think i got it

  27. Josh Yarbrough

    are there any texture packs compatible with this?

    1. Admin

      Most packs are compatible with shaders unless otherwise noted.

  28. Amar

    Do I have to extract the file or keep it as a .zip?

    1. Admin

      Please read the installation instructions on this page if you have never installed shaders before.

  29. Alex

    Hello, BSL in version 1.20 is having bugs in the water with the glasses.

    1. Zoe

      I’m having the same issue, either the water looks completely transparent when a waterfall or it reflects the skyline for some reason

      1. Jamie

        Same here! Waterfalls reflect things like my shield or lava super far away, or the blocks it’s on so I can’t see it.

  30. cute_dinosawr

    can you use it on chrome os tho?

    1. c00lkid

      yes but the mod has to be a mc pack or it wont work

  31. BlueTtune

    Why is the sky not showing, there is like a tan line showing from the regular sky to the shader sky, any fix, most my settings are on very fast so if something needs to be on or fancy that would be helpfull.

    1. BlueTtune

      Nevermind, I had to turn sky on. I’m pretty dum

      1. mregg3029

        how did you do it?

  32. tango


    1. tango

      sorry bout caps btw

    2. Admin

      Yes, most shaders require optifine or iris to work, and both of these tools are based on the java version of minecraft, there aren’t many shaders compatible with bedrock edition of minecraft.

  33. Jasmine

    Can I use it for bedrock edition also

  34. Ratterax

    Bruh 40 FPS with low settings
    RTX 2070
    Intel i7 9700k
    16GB ram

    1. eeeeeeeee

      im getting 35 fps with everything on low without any shaders

    2. Admin

      RAM is a problem in your setup, minecraft needs a lot of memory especially with shaders. For decent performance, at least 32GB of RAM is recommended. P.S. This is not an official statement or anything like that, this is from our personal experience.

  35. Jaina

    Can I download this for iOS

    1. Admin

      No, only compatible with minecraft java edition.


    is ther a bedrock editon?

    1. Ajay

      Does this bsl shaders work in Android phone minecraft?

    2. Ajay

      Java edition

  37. e

    does vivecraft work with this?

  38. ca

    does it work on mincraft edu?
    That would make it fun!

    1. some random south park fan

      unfortunately it doesn’t work on any versions of minecraft bedrock (including edu)

  39. stickman

    i have optifine but when i add shader to minecraft nothing happens


      you go to video settings ten shader Packs (make sure you don’t have fantastic Garaphics on) then click bsl shaders and then optimize on the right then click done.

      1. 2f

        Beautiful rtx

  40. jooo

    I can not find the 7. I don’t have in video settings the shaders, what I can do?

    1. Admin

      Install optifine. We highly recommend carefully reading the installation instructions on this page.

      1. Bun

        Can you play on your phone?

        1. Admin

          No, it is only compatible with the Java edition of Minecraft.

  41. gergo20140408

    is so good ty

  42. Dukhan chouhan

    Best textures pack

  43. cali

    its pretty laggy on mine any suggstions on how to fix that? or is that just how it be for me

    1. Admin

      Well, shaders are resource intensive. If you have a weak hardware device, you will not be able to run shaders with decent fps.

  44. Al

    Is this the way to install these BSL Shaders for the iOS?

    1. Joemama

      Bro its Java edition

  45. Turtle

    Does it work on mcpe

    1. Admin

      Nobody here said it was compatible with mcpe. Most shaders don’t. BSL Shaders only works with optifine, which is a Java-only tool/mod.

  46. Chloie

    It says that it’s already downloaded but when I click on it it’s just a blank space

  47. jjr342

    Please do the new versions of this Shaders

  48. yes

    the shader is amazing , cant belive its free

  49. Zeevo

    Is it possible for me to to reduce the light pollution as it gives a fog to the world, like the brightness is too high.

  50. K0iiyo

    Best shaders

  51. Mik

    It doesn’t work for me! I added it but it doesn’t show up! :(

    1. penguinboyXD


      1. Admin

        Please read the installation instructions on this page and make sure you have optifine installed.

  52. Ege Ulaş Aslankara

    Its not working

  53. Yukuai

    I used these for a long time, but now it show me a really annoying glitch where the sun flares become “lines” that can be seen through blocks … how can I fix this?

    1. Maestro

      Im having the same problem have you found a way to fix it yet?

  54. me

    It doesn’t work on 1.19 for me.

  55. Navratan

    Best shader BSL

  56. Evan

    Are there any resource packs that you would recommend us to use along with the BSL Shaders?

    1. mp

      i like vanila PBR.. its basically the same but adds metal effects too metal blocks and the lighting is pretty awesome in conjunction with the shader

  57. Breloom

    I wanted to know if there was a way to fix this:
    I have used BSL Shaders for a while now and still cant seem to fix this thing where sea grass at the very top of the water block (The first block that the water covers) makes the shaders water feature not work and its just patches of the vanilla water mixed with the shaders water and it really bugs me. Is there a way to fix this?

    1. Serena

      I’m having the same glitch.. did you ever find a fix? :(

  58. Sam Adriana

    It’s really really good shader packs

  59. :)

    this is amazing my fav of all time it makes everything look so good and there is so much customization

  60. Squilliam

    looks great but have black spots in the clouds

  61. anonym

    very good shader pack

  62. the person below me is wrong

    very good texture pack, and made my world look and feel way better.

    1. Admin

      It’s a shader pack, not a texture pack… but yes, BSL shaders are one of the most popular and best ;)

  63. Caius


  64. A person

    Hi, just wondering dose this work on bedrock edition??

    1. Wisnu

      Bls shaders zip

  65. ken

    can’t find the shaderpack on my Files

    1. Dragon3a5

      Very good

  66. Mohammad Reza

    This shader is really amazing. I get about 23 to 19 fps with it and its great. I really like it specially the water .

  67. Garrett

    For those who also hate the “Bloom” effect. You can turn it off in the Shader Options under “Post Effects”. It’s the 3rd option on the left side. Made the shader WAY better turned off.

  68. kach

    my FPS be like: HELP ME (10)

    1. Freakazoid

      bro you can change it

  69. InkedMommy

    I just got a new Macbook Pro and Optifine and Texture packs load fine but as soon as I try to use your shader, the game crashes with error code: 6

    Is it the texture pack? Is anyone else having this issue?

    1. Lij

      I have the same exact issue, anyone know any fixes?

      1. Minecrafter

        Nope, works fine on windows 10.

  70. aayush singh rathore

    plz can you make bsl shaders for mcpe that will be big relife

  71. Anon

    Is there a possible way to get these on MacOS without Optifine?

    1. Darknessmaster


  72. calihaze42

    Is there a way to get this without Optifine?
    My computer doesn’t allow optifine to be downloaded

    1. Anonymous

      I use Iris Shaders instead of optifine. Says it has a universal installer, but I’m not completely sure. You should try it for yourself.

  73. yash

    this is very nice

  74. Jay

    is this compatible to 1.17.1?

  75. IntrepidHam

    the file just says “shaders”. when I put it in the optifine shader folder it doesn’t work

    1. Admin

      Read the installation guide if you haven’t already. You don’t need to unpack/unzip the shaderpack archive.

    2. Noobntino

      when u put it in the shaders pack close the file. open minecraft go video settings and then open shaders. The game will naturally have the shaders to off but u may click on BSL and wait for sometime and ur shaders will be on . dont unzip the file/folder

  76. Shi

    Why can’t we have something like this for bedrock as well? :/ Such a shame really

  77. Eisa

    how can I activate bsl shaders?

    1. Admin

      Read the installation guide on this page?

  78. Maddie

    not sure why downloading these shaders with the new optifine version 1.18 gives incredible frame loss. i had 150 frames with the previous optifine version and i cant pinpoint where the issue is coming from :(

  79. kyla mari

    heyyy there i havent tried your texture pack! maybe its super duper cool i cant wait!!!

  80. Flashi

    Hey there, BSL is my favorite shader! sadly it is not completely compaptible with 1.18
    When i use this shader below Y(height) 0 the sky turns black and foggy ! It really looks creepy xD
    I have a superflat map for my skyscrapers, thats why I am so “deep” :-)
    Does anyone have a solution for this problem ?

  81. TonyIncForLife

    when i use this shaderpack with badlion client 1.17.1 minecraft crashes. is there any way to fix this without using a different client?

  82. Fastswimmer43

    I really love this shader but the only thing that I don’t like is the fog that It has when you have it on it whitens my screen but i think that i can deal with it

    1. Bamboy_Gaming

      u can disable it in the seettings

  83. goose

    every time i turn it on my laptop screams pain nice

    1. NoOneGamingz

      same lollll

  84. TechnoX122

    I hope there’s a bsl shader on mobile I really need it, and I don’t have pc I can’t afford to buy one :<

    1. Fritz

      Unfortunately it cannot be for the mobile since the Minecraft PE is written differently, Even if it was available for mobile there is no one that a mobile device could run it. :(

  85. amri mr ayoub

    we need dowload minecraft java guuys

    1. Tarryn Cohen

      i alredy have jave

  86. OreoChild


    1. key

      Did you get a whoppa?

  87. nou


    1. young

      lol imagine playing MC on a phone XDDD

      1. man

        lol i play on window 10

        1. Darknessmaster


    2. Grav

      lmao to people wanting to run shaders on bedrock and not just having a pc to play java on already lmao

  88. Valo

    cant find the shader in the options

    1. harshit

      u have to put that in rsource packs :)

      1. bron

        i put it in resource packs folder and it doesnt appear :(

        1. Admin

          Why are you putting it in your resource pack folder at all? You realize this is a shader pack, not a resource pack, right? We highly recommend reading the “How to Install” section on this page.

          1. Kadin

            i cant find the shader folder at all(i’m on 1.18.1)

    2. Anonymous1286

      Download Optifine, go to video settings, left bottom.

  89. Mces

    Some items and blocks are black when using the shader. I tried it with default texturepack and ít didnt work aswell. Pls help

    1. Grav

      i recommend checking your graphic drivers or deligating more ram to the launch version you are running most shaders run on 2 but if you are having problems try 4 instead

  90. fortune muthama


  91. Kai

    Why does my Mac keep crashing?

    1. Nathan Johnson

      because it’s a mac…

      1. Mac User

        Lol, ur just jealous

        1. lol

          Not a single person is jealous on someone who got scammed

    2. No one

      Cuz it does

  92. Miss I just wanna play my game with beautiful shaders

    Someone please tell me how to stop my Minecraft from lagging every time I use this shaders.

    1. Admin

      Remove shaders or get better hardware for your PC. Shaders are resource intensive.

    2. lollag

      use rtx 3090

    3. tim

      use iris shaders its a curseforge mod works nice with shaders

    4. Anonymous1286

      Lower some of the video settings.

    5. Darknessmaster

      Get a better GPU

      1. kashunbb

        MY PC IS FROM THE 2000S its old how can an old pc run that

  93. anon

    cool shaders, runs at 60+ fps too. I love it

  94. ano

    shader error noo

  95. Robert

    How do I download this on ps4? Anyone know the step by step?

    1. arson

      you cant get shaders on bedrock, only java

      1. joe

        yes you can on mcpe

        1. My. Myanmar

          GOOD for me and said that the world and said the best

    2. Fotis

      i think shaders can be used only on java edition and not Bedrock edition,sorry

      1. Jadalee Lindsay

        You can actually get shaders on Bedrock Edition but this is a Java shader so you can’t get it on you ps4. But, there are many similar versions of this on Bedrock

  96. kalastaslay

    how can i add tgis shader to minecraft?

    1. NAME

      go to the setings and click video setings and find the shader…

  97. pingtaita

    This shaders is good :)

  98. jules

    it kicks me out of the game and brings me back to the launcher which has a popup that says that “an unexpected error occured”. i’m using optifine too so i know that’s not a part of the issue

    1. katame_no_shi

      your computer isn’t powerful enough, or put more ram into minecraft like 4GB

  99. Yourdeathwish

    For me it doesn’t work. It just changes how the the block looks when you break it

  100. mr something

    this pack is amazing its working realy good but my laptop is peace of shit soo its realy laggy

  101. human #4725

    looks great but the wandering trader was invisible

    1. sam

      lmao the vllagers can drink potions so thats why it was invisible

  102. lols

    I’ve been trying to put this shader in the game, and it works. However, when I try to open any Minecraft worlds, it stops the Minecraft launcher and quits me out of the game. It says something along the lines of “An unexpected issue occurred and the game has crashed. We’re sorry for the inconvenience”. Could someone please help me with this issue? Thanks! (keep in mind I’m trying the shaders on 1.16.4 with OptiFine)

    1. s

      Same, but its not putting the BSL shaders into the available section.

    2. barb

      the same thing is happening to me.. is it because of the version of the shader?

      1. no

        no you need optifine or somthing like that

    3. •° ℕ𝕠𝕝𝕒𝕟 °•

      same thing happens to me

  103. Coleslawbtw

    I have been trying to download shaders from you guys for 1.16.4 and the files do not include assets or pack.mcmeta which is the stuff you need for resource/texture packs to work, please help.

    1. Admin

      Assets and pack.mcmeta are for resource packs, right.
      But BSL Shaders is a shader pack, not a resource pack. This is a completely different thing.
      Be sure to read the installation guide on this page if you don’t know how to do it correctly.

  104. shooob

    Looked really nice, just on 10-20 frames the whole time. But i guess that’s just any shader

  105. CaerMaster

    I’m encountering a bug in 1.16.4. It *LOOKS* fantastic, beautiful, once I managed to configure out most of the haze, does everything it says on the tin, EXCEPT that every time I start to break something, the instant the damage overlap appears the world goes away and all I can see is cloudless sky. As soon as the block breaks and drops, I can see the world again.

  106. ALEX

    does it work in RLcraft

    1. Leon Rodrigues

      Yes it does

  107. Matt

    It looks super amazing. My only problem is that I have two suns, the regular sun on its side and a bright light that emits god-rays next to it.

    1. Matt

      V. 1.16.3 Minecraft btw. :)

  108. onyiibboss


  109. Sam

    It looks good



      1. Alicia Bandoy

        Me too i cant get on this phone because it just says “Their was a problem parsing the package”😣😣😭😭😡

        1. Admin

          BSL Shaders don’t work on the phone.
          BSL Shaders are for Java edition only..

        2. Some Random Person

          you cant use shaders on phone lol

        3. Routa Jaroslav

          a shader! on phone!🤣