BSL Shaders 1.19 / 1.18

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: 1.19.3 - 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

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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;

Before downloading, please pay attention to the fact that:

  • 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.
  • Since the links are official and we update them manually - the links may stop working with each new update. We make every effort to update links as quickly as possible and usually we update everything on time and users have no problems, but if suddenly any link stops working - let us know through the comments below.
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  1. 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.

  2. gergo20140408

    is so good ty

  3. Dukhan chouhan

    Best textures pack

  4. 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.

  5. Al

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

    1. Joemama

      Bro its Java edition

  6. 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.

  7. Chloie

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

  8. jjr342

    Please do the new versions of this Shaders

  9. yes

    the shader is amazing , cant belive its free

  10. 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.

  11. K0iiyo

    Best shaders

  12. 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.

  13. Ege Ulaş Aslankara

    Its not working

  14. 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?

  15. me

    It doesn’t work on 1.19 for me.

  16. Navratan

    Best shader BSL

  17. 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

  18. 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? :(

  19. Sam Adriana

    It’s really really good shader packs

  20. :)

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

  21. Squilliam

    looks great but have black spots in the clouds

  22. anonym

    very good shader pack

  23. 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 ;)

  24. Caius


  25. A person

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

    1. Wisnu

      Bls shaders zip

  26. ken

    can’t find the shaderpack on my Files

    1. Dragon3a5

      Very good

  27. 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 .

  28. 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.

  29. kach

    my FPS be like: HELP ME (10)

    1. Freakazoid

      bro you can change it

  30. 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.

  31. aayush singh rathore

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

  32. Anon

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

    1. Darknessmaster


  33. 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.

  34. yash

    this is very nice

  35. Jay

    is this compatible to 1.17.1?

  36. 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

  37. Shi

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

  38. Eisa

    how can I activate bsl shaders?

    1. Admin

      Read the installation guide on this page?

  39. 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 :(

  40. kyla mari

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

  41. 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 ?

  42. 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?

  43. 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

  44. goose

    every time i turn it on my laptop screams pain nice

    1. NoOneGamingz

      same lollll

  45. 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. :(

  46. amri mr ayoub

    we need dowload minecraft java guuys

    1. Tarryn Cohen

      i alredy have jave

  47. OreoChild


    1. key

      Did you get a whoppa?

  48. 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

  49. 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.

  50. 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

  51. fortune muthama


  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. anon

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

  55. ano

    shader error noo

  56. 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

  57. kalastaslay

    how can i add tgis shader to minecraft?

    1. NAME

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

  58. pingtaita

    This shaders is good :)

  59. 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

  60. Yourdeathwish

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

  61. mr something

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

  62. human #4725

    looks great but the wandering trader was invisible

    1. sam

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

  63. 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

  64. 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.

  65. shooob

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

  66. 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.

  67. ALEX

    does it work in RLcraft

    1. Leon Rodrigues

      Yes it does

  68. 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. :)

  69. onyiibboss


  70. 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!🤣