Complementary Shaders 1.16 / 1.15

Complementary Shaders is the perfect shader pack to improve Minecraft’s graphics and performance. If you ever played Minecraft for more than five minutes, you know the game is incredibly fun – but a little bit lackluster in the graphics department. Fortunately for all Minecraft lovers out there, this shader pack is here to change that. That’s not to say you should expect a complete, 3D graphics overhaul. When you’re playing Minecraft, you’re not exactly in it because of realistic textures. That’s not what Complementary Shaders is here to change. Instead, this shaders improves a little bit of everything, while still maintaining its essence. Complementary Shaders is an off-shoot of another popular shader pack called BSL Shader. If you liked that pack, you’re going to love this one. This shaders takes the best out of BSL Shader and improves the rest. You can install it if you want to experience better graphics, gameplay, compatibility, and more.

It’ll help you improve an already-great game like Minecraft is. Although it improves a little bit of everything, it will not ruin your performance. This shader pack is specially designed to keep everything running smoothly. Simply put, it just works. Not only that, but it’ll also fix compatibility issues that you might have with other shader packs. This Complementary Shaders pack always has the player in mind. With Complementary Shaders, you’ll realize Minecraft will run rather fast and better than with most other shader packs. No matter what GPU or drivers you have, this shader pack will make your game smoother compared to other shaders. Keep in mind this is a one-of-a-kind shaderpack. You can’t install it like the other ones. Make sure you pay attention to the installation guide before you do anything. Check and double-check it. Then, enjoy everything that Complementary Shaders has in store for you!

Complementary Shaders should be compatible with all of these Minecraft versions: 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

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How to install Complementary 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 Complementary Shaders from the links below;
  6. IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to unzip the “Complementary_v3.XX_ [UNZIP_ME]” you downloaded in step 5!
  7. Launch Minecraft;
  8. Open Options > Resource Packs.. > Open Pack Folder;
  9. Put the “ComplementaryResources_3.xx” (zipped file) inside .minecraft\resourcepacks;
  10. Select the Complementary Resources in the resource pack list in-game;
  11. Open Options > Video Settings > Shaders > Shaderpack folder;
  12. Put the “ComplementaryShaders_3.xx” (zipped file) inside .minecraft\shaderpacks;
  13. Select the Complementary Shaders in the shader list in-game;

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  • None of the resource packs, shader mods or tools you see on this website are hosted on our servers. We use download links (including direct download links) provided by official authors. Therefore, they are completely safe and secure.
  • We never modify or edit resource packs in any way.
  • Although we are using the official download links, they may stop working after new updates are released. In this case, you can always use the source links from the "Official Links" section until we update the download links. And yes, we update links regularly and manually for every resource pack you see on this site.
  • By leaving comments below and voting for the pack, you help the authors improve their project.
  • Credit for the creation of Complementary Shaders goes to EminGTR.

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  1. Guest

    can you make it available for 1.17 vanilla built in shader???

  2. Guest

    when i dowolad it just lika competrary_13 (idk bad name ) and next is with out space so wich one go to wich one hmm ????

    1. Admin (

      Well, you can just read the installation guide on this page and everything will become clear)

  3. Abichu

    I did everything right. But when I join a server it just gives me the dirt loading screen. I do have more than one rescoure pack on. Am I only suppose to click on the complementary Shaders pack in my rescoure pack settings?

  4. Axxy

    this absolutely destroys my FPS. is there any way to fix this? im basically playing an interactive slide show

    1. Admin (

      Upgrade your PC. Shader packs are resource intensive.

  5. Sami

    OH WOW this is way cool i love ittt.thank you

  6. Donovan Veasey

    how do you unzip the file?

    1. Admin (

      You don’t need to.

    2. Zerx

      I open downloads drag it to my home screen go to search bar(not google) and type %appdata% open it go to minecraft resource packs and open minecraft drag the resource pack to the resource pack thing and activate it



  8. bartus_321

    i loaded this and i havent got any effect ,,scam,,

    1. Admin (

      Have you even enabled the shader pack in the game settings? Have you read the installation guide on this page?

  9. Angie

    For some reason, this doesn’t work? I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. It just doesn’t work.

  10. sam

    it crashes my game when i open up a world and says something about an unexpected error on the launcher?

  11. floydbarstool

    i put the resource pack in but it doesnt do anything.

    1. Admin (

      This is not a texture pack..
      These are shaders, which is a completely different thing.

    2. TJ Rozzelle

      I think you have to put it in ShaderPacks

  12. Ardesqu

    i like it
    its soo good

  13. notmyname

    When I loaded it up it was fine, but after a couple of minutes it just freezes my game. I have noticed the game still works, just all of the visuals are locked in place. I have tried 2 times restarting minecraft and it still wont work. Is there a way to fix this or am I just going to have to not play with the shaders?

    1. caza1027

      yea thats what happens to me and it just freezes but theres no sound and so i have to restart mc and its really anooying. but what u can do is go to the launcher and go to installations and click on optifine and press edit. next u press more options and theres the piece of code or something that will probably say 2G. change the 2 to a bigger number like 5 or something and it will give it more ram and ur game might not freeze

      1. D diddy

        thanks caza