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: 1.19.3 - 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
Complementary Shaders — Video & Screenshots
How to install Complementary Shaders:
- Download and install Minecraft.
- 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”.
- Download and install Optifine or Iris. – we recommend Iris, it’s a bit more optimized;
- 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;
- Download the Complementary shader pack from the download section below.
- Launch Minecraft.
- For Optifine: Go to
Options > Video Settings > Shadersand click “Shaders Folder” to open shaderpacks folder.
For Iris: Go to
Options > Video Settings > Shader packsand click “Open Shader Pack Folder” to open shaderpacks folder.
- Put the Complementary shader pack (.zip file) downloaded in step 5 into the .minecraft\shaderpacks folder you opened in step 7.
- In the game, select Complementary Shaders from the list and click “Done”.
Complementary 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).
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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).
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Comparison slider #3 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).
Complementary Shaders Shader Pack Download
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yk you spelt complimentary wrong….
Spelling is all right. Complementary and complimentary are existing words that mean slightly different things.
Rip my gtx 1660 super
Random guy ig
Is this ok for mobile?
Is it possible to download this on minecarft bedrock?
running a laptop with an RTX 3070 and an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Graphics 3.20 GHZ and im tanking into 20/15 fps with this texture pack no idea why
skill issue honestly
Try updating ur gpu drivers maybe itll work
make sure your 3070 is the actual GPU being used and not the on board GPU on the 5800H
I haven’t got is yet but I can tell it’ll be great! <3 \(^v^)/
error on v4.7 that crashes the game with “The game crashed whilst initializing game
Error: x: Non [a-z0-9_.-] character in namespace of location: modName:tomatoGuy”
downgrading to v4.6 seems to fix the issue.
crashes my game everytime i select the shader to use in menu
Maybe you need a better computer, because it worked for me when I got a new (and better) one
maybe u downloaded wrong version happened to me
How often does this version of shaders update? Just curious because I am running a server and 1.19.3 came out about a month ago and its not updated yet.
How do i install this shaders? im having trouble with it
download the shader go to minecraft files witch should just be a picture of a file on minecraft Tlauncher or normal minecraft then go to shaders then just past it into the folder it does need to be ziped not unziped then your good
one of my fav shaders ever!! one thing i think would make it even more amazing is if the leaves on the tree would move? maybe they are and its a problem that only i have, but if it isnt then that would be a cool thing! :)
Is there a way to only have the skybox changed? I love the sky changes but I don’t really want the rest of the shader options like the lighting changes, reflections, etc.
Hi, i have a rog strix g15 ryzen 7 4800 and rtx 3060 8gb ram laptop and i get 20 30 fps with shader is it normal or im doing something wrong?
Surely not. You should probably check your GPU/CPU drivers. If it doesn’t work try deleting the version of minecraft and redownloading it and also updating java helps it could be just the JDK that is doing something funky in there.
It is possible that Minecraft starts on an integrated card. I recommend looking for it on the internet
no you shold be getting 100s of fps with shaders you prob need to install the graphics card drivers thats what my sister had to do she had the same issue just go to ninvidea.
Make sure you’re actually running it on your GPU. Mine was running on the Intel integrated graphics and was laggy AF. Then I figured out how to make it run on my rtx 3060 and now it runs like a dream. Google search “Optifine not running on Dedicated GPU [FIXED]”.
would this work on macbook air?
it’ll function, just at really low FPS
Can you please add swaying to the leaves? Everything else is great, but that one thing keeps nagging at me.
you can enable that in the shader options
I love this shader, but do you think its possible to add rain effects on the ground?
I was wondering if anyone has run into the following issue of shadows bobbing when bobbing is on and/or jumping?
I am using Windows 11 and the latest forge version for optifine.
If you have a fix please share!
Well when I tried to get Optifine or Iris I couldent open the fil with java tm se binary blah lbah IDK WHY i tried searching for it and I tried a few times but IT NEVER LET ME OPEN IT WITH THAT! it would only open with like notepad or something…
You don’t want to open the file, instead you want to find the shader file in your downloads folder – open Minecraft, then find in minecraft settings where it says “Shaders”. Make sure minecraft isn’t Fullscreen because you can drag and drop the Shader file from your download folder right into the spot that asks which shader to use.
Hope that helped :)
I have a problem with downloading java, my computer wont download it, anybody help me bc im getting so upset abt this :/
Is it available for bedrock?
No, this is java edition shader pack.
Getting around 70fps with default settings 20 render distance but the second I look at water it drops to 50 and scales down to about 20fps the closer I get to the water is this a problem with the shader pack, optifine, or 1.19? or something else.
i had an issue with some stuff not waving in open areas with “do waving in closed areas” toggled to OFF. i just leave the option on so it’s not that big of a deal. but this seems to have no effect on lush cave items except leaves, nether vines, and lanterns. is this yet to be implemented or possibly an issue with optifine?
(also would you ever consider making the spore blossom particles emissive? :3)
It seems to not work for me when i load up this shader.
I use sodium and iris but when i put it on the pack it doesnt let me click on it/activate it
Most likely, at the very top of the list of shaders in the game, there is a first line that should say something like enable or disable shader support. Just turn it on and the shader list will become active and you will be able to select the shaders supported by the iris.
I can’t insert it in shader pack thingy? Is that normal?
it’s because it’s a resourcepack
Complementary Shaders is not a resource pack.
so where should i put it?
when i go to video settings, i dont have any shaders button.
Optifine or Iris installed?
Issues with the first few letters of players being glitched when using with Lunar Client
can you turn off the glowing ores?
yes in shader Settings
Why would you want that
Packing causing lag on OF 1.19?
The shader is seriously broken on 1.19 but the fault is on Optifine’s side rather than shader itself. It has a ton of configurable features and doesn’t hit the performance that much like SEUS or Continuum.
Cant seem to work on 1.19 ?
i really like it but does this have godrays like sildurs?
I really Like this shader, The lighting and all of that stuff. Its Just Really good.
Oh like this shader very much I love this shader more than sildur and BSL.
I am using this shader for my YouTube videos like Minecraft builds nice 🙂👍👍👍👍👍 💕
this pack is not working
From our side it works flawlessly. Just saying… this is a shader pack, not a resource pack.
Whats the Name of the Texture-Pack on the first imgage?
A very nice good very very super shaders
How do i enable POM
Anyone know why my chests would be glowing? I think it’s making me lag.. Away from my house I have 100+fps but at my house I have 20.. TIA
That one guy who’s not cool
cool it works
i want to use it on my BE minecraft！
Do these shaders lag as I have a stander Pc and it ok ok.
do these shaders work for switch?
No, since it is Bedrock version on the Switch.
Shaders Only Works On Java Edition
Best shaders i ever seen but since i once turned off the shaders everytime i turn to turn them on minecraft crashes
It’s really beautiful but is there a way to disable the fog at night? I don’t like the way it obstructs my vision and makes it hard to see mobs
Where is the Optifine profile button in the minecraft launcher???
I downloaded it but the light is so bright and I cant see anything?
CAN SOMEONE WRITH ALL THE NAMES FOR THE CUSTOMISABLE STAFF
can someone help me my sky is white how can i fix it pls ??
turn off clouds or sky
crash time ;-;
its time to crash my pc
Im Gonna Download After School :)
I want this normal in minecraft why is it not in the minecraft this is so amazing
it is not in normal minecraft because it is a heavy shader pack and requires mods. minecraft did want to add official shaders but optifine developer didn’t want to sell the mod. vanilla minecraft java runs well enough on weaker pc but with shaders it runs bad on weak pc
Does this shader contain the aurora borialis(northern lights)? I saw a youtuber use a shader and it had them in. I am not sure which it is.
My retinas are burning
The shaders are fine on the ground, nether, and end, but in the overworld the sky is just blank white, even at night. What steps can I take to fix this?
cuz u disable the clouds
Rip my pc
yes rip my also pc
Does anyone recognize the resource pack in the first screenshot?
That’s not a resource pack, it’s a mod. Aether II to be precise.
This is an amazing shader other than one problem that kept occurring. This problem is that no matter what skybox settings I enable or disable the very top part of the skybox is always white. This would happen only happen in the overworld oddly. If you have any suggestions on what might be happening or how to fix it, that would be great.
I want to able cloud in ender world. what setting is turn on ender world could?
There is a huge white blob-like thing in the sky all the time. (Overworld) I don’t know how to fix it.
Congrats! While other shaders simply froze or made my Minecraft graphics one pixel, your shaders were the first to crash it! Good job fam.
Are you sure your pc hardware can handle shaders at all?
Congrats! It’s time to upgrade your PC!
When there a sunrays in the game, the rays flicker like crazy for me? What do I do?
whats the minimum requirements
Also have the weird line in the sky, everything else seems great.
The ground is too bright even at night and there is like a wired line in the sky
Is this for Java or Bedrock?
Okay so i was finally able to join a server but all the blocks and stuff are white washed and the water looks like a white version of the normal water. Only the sky texture looks like its supposed to
I think you turned on white-world. You should be able to turn it off in one of the settings tabs.
i can’t select it, when i go to the video settings it won’t let me click it how do i fix that?
i can’t select the shaders button i forgot to say that
Some Random Idiot
maybe because youre not using optifine?
so how do you ‘use’ optifine then? got it downloaded but im having the same drama..
your not using optifine then
make sure you have antiscopic filtering off
Is this for Minecraft Java or Minecraft Bedrock?
i have Minecraft Java
Hi your mod/resource pack/shadier pack, looks very cool but when I try putting the file in the resource pack area it doesn’t work, please help.
You should put it in shaderpack folder, not resourcepack.
Mac no optifine
If i installed this would it explode my mac?
Depends on the hardware of your Mac, but Macs are not suitable for games with high hardware requirements. Shaders are resource intensive.
hi, the zip seems to no longer contain the resource pack – is there a separate place I can get this please?
“No longer contain the resource pack” – are you sure you are checking what you need? This is a shader pack, not a resource pack.
yes .. I was following the instructions for application as above:-
the file at step 6 marked with (unzip me) isn’t downloaded from the link above
step 11 being applying the shader pack is fine
but the file at step 9 isn’t there – unless it’s the same zip file – in which case it’s not showing in the resource packs list under options
We’ve personally tested everything and if you are using Minecraft version 1.16+ ignore step 9 as ComplementaryResources are already integrated into ComplementaryShaders. Without extracting, drag & drop the ComplementaryShaders .ZIP archive into the Shaderpacks folder. P.S. We will update the instructions for new versions as soon as possible.
thanks for your help – I think I have everything working OK for overworld – it’s just the End seems to be missing the aroura borealis – I only get a grey sky … would you know if that’s an setting? tried a few things but no luck as yet.
How do I get it into Minecraft?
Well, you could just read the installation guide on this page ..
Chromebooks don’t run java edition…
Yes they do, it’s just MacOS version. It works for me
is this okay to put on a chromebook? I really hope it wont destroy my game
I’d like to know what some of the mods in the screenshots because they look pretty cool thx
there are no mods
The last one is BetterEnd
can you make it available for 1.17 vanilla built in shader???
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 ????
Well, you can just read the installation guide on this page and everything will become clear)
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?
this absolutely destroys my FPS. is there any way to fix this? im basically playing an interactive slide show
Upgrade your PC. Shader packs are resource intensive.
OH WOW this is way cool i love ittt.thank you
how do you unzip the file?
You don’t need to.
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
i loaded this and i havent got any effect ,,scam,,
Have you even enabled the shader pack in the game settings? Have you read the installation guide on this page?
For some reason, this doesn’t work? I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. It just doesn’t work.
it crashes my game when i open up a world and says something about an unexpected error on the launcher?
i put the resource pack in but it doesnt do anything.
This is not a texture pack..
These are shaders, which is a completely different thing.
I think you have to put it in ShaderPacks
its a shader not a resource pack
u need to put it in the shaders folder
i like it
its soo good
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?
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