Make Minecraft look great!

Your Minecraft Java Edition can look great 📹0:07 even at night 📹3:28 much better than vanilla Minecraft!

You can run to the sunrise 📹4:51 that actually looks like a sunrise, not an ugly square block 📹5:20 in vanilla Minecraft.

Use Fabric, Sodium, Iris and SEUS shaders

What you need to make your Minecraft look like the video:

Fabric is the best-in-class mod loader for Minecraft

In Windows Explorer, type %appdata% in the address bar, then open “.minecraft” and create a “mods” folder.

Fabric API is required for mods to work, download the .jar and move it to the “mods” folder.

Sodium improves Minecraft performance, download the .jar move it to the “mods” folder

Iris makes shaders work, download the .jar move it to the “mods” folder

SEUS shaders

BSL Shaders look worse than SEUS shaders but some prefer BSL

Create the “shaderpacks” folder if it does not already exist in.


Tip: Paste that string into your Windows Explorer address bar and %username% will be automatically replaced with your Windows username!

Copy the SEUS shaders .zip you downloaded to:


Enable the SEUS shaders in Minecraft Options | Video Settings | Shaders | SEUS

Java SE
Needed by Fabric (install only if nothing happens when you double-click a .jar file)

No need for OptiFine (which often lags behind new versions of Minecraft, so you can stop using it)

Click “Preview versions” to see the latest
To install OptiFine, just double-click the .jar file you downloaded (if nothing happens, you first need to install Java SE)


If Minecraft looks worse or you get errors when turning on SEUS shaders:

  • Open Nvidia control panel (right-click on your desktop and choose “Nvidia control panel”)
  • In “Manage 3D settings”, set “Preferred graphics processor” to “High-performance Nvidia processor”

This will use the Nvidia GPU instead of your laptop’s integrated Intel GPU. This solution worked for Aviendha’s Alienware laptop with an Nvidia GTX 980M.

Helpful guides if you get stuck

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