BSL Shaders 1.18 / 1.17

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.

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: 1.18.1 - 1.18 - 1.17.1 - 1.17 - 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

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How to install BSL Shaders:

  1. Download and install Minecraft;
  2. Setup your game profile for the version you want to run;
  3. Download and install Optifine; – optifine will create its own profile
  4. Open Minecraft launcher and select the newly created optifine profile;
  5. Download the BSL shaderpack from the links below;
  6. Launch Minecraft;
  7. Open Options > Video Settings > Shaders > Shaderpack folder;
  8. Put the BSL shaderpack (zipped file) inside .minecraft\shaderpacks;
  9. Select the BSL Shaders in the shader list in-game;

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  • Credit for the creation of BSL Shaders goes to capttatsu.

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  1. Jay

    is this compatible to 1.17.1?

  2. 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.

  3. Shi

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

  4. Eisa

    how can I activate bsl shaders?

    1. Admin (

      Read the installation guide on this page?

  5. 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 :(

  6. kyla mari

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

  7. 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 ?

  8. 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?

  9. 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

  10. goose

    every time i turn it on my laptop screams pain nice

  11. 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. :(

  12. amri mr ayoub

    we need dowload minecraft java guuys

    1. Tarryn Cohen

      i alredy have jave

  13. OreoChild


    1. key

      Did you get a whoppa?

  14. nou


    1. young

      lol imagine playing MC on a phone XDDD

      1. man

        lol i play on window 10

    2. Grav

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. fortune muthama


  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. anon

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

  21. ano

    shader error noo

  22. 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

  23. kalastaslay

    how can i add tgis shader to minecraft?

    1. NAME

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

  24. pingtaita

    This shaders is good :)

  25. 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

  26. Yourdeathwish

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

  27. mr something

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

  28. human #4725

    looks great but the wandering trader was invisible

    1. sam

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

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. shooob

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

  32. 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.

  33. ALEX

    does it work in RLcraft

    1. Leon Rodrigues

      Yes it does

  34. 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. :)

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  36. 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!🤣