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Jul 27 2012

Minecraft has Never Looked so Good

Sonic Ether, a Minecraft super-fan has released the latest update to his Shader mod, and all I have to say is “It looks pretty damn good”. Now while looking good isn’t really the point of Minecraft, these new crisp almost N64 graphics are pretty sexy. Hit the Jump for more

This mod was created to “simulate different effects that occur in the real-world in how light reacts with objects and with the human eye.” Even though the new mod is not officially supported, there are only a few small known issues which are being ‘taken care of’. As well, it wont run on just any computer, check out the pictures below, and follow this link to learn more.

Known Issues: This mod is somewhat incomplete and still has a few visual artifacts. These include; flickering shadows, sun shining through into caves, abrupt day/night transitions, and crazy FOV changes at sundown (lasts for a few seconds). Also, blocks that you are currently destroying turn quite dark in some texture packs. All of these issues are being worked on.

About: This mod adds shaders to Minecraft in a post-process manner that simulate different effects that occur in the real-world in how light reacts with objects and with the human eye. This mod also adds dynamic movement to flora and fire. Note: This mod was configured with a high-spec system in mind. If you run vanilla Minecraft with max view distance and fancy settings at around 100+ fps and most modern games at med-high to high settings, then this mod should run fine for you. Read further down in the Tweaks section for how to get better performance out of this mod.

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Mike