Minecraft has a cool graphics engine, but let’s face it: it’s not the most advanced graphics engine in the world. However, thanks to mods like Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders, it’s easy to enhance the appearance of Minecraft and make it look more like a modern video game.
As you probably guessed from the name, the Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders mod brings complex post-process shaders into the Minecraft engine. This makes water look incredibly realistic and enhances the look of every block in the game.
Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders adds shadows, reflections, particle effects, and more into the Minecraft world. It truly has to be seen to be believed. The mod comes in a number of different levels. Some levels are built for low-performance graphics cards, while others are designed strictly for higher end systems.
At this point, you might be wondering if your PC can even handle Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders. While the mod is certainly built for higher-end systems, even average systems should be able to run it without too much of a hassle. The mod creator claims that anybody who can run Minecraft at max settings with max view distance at 100fps or higher will be able to use the Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders mod at its Ultra settings.
If you can’t run vanilla Minecraft at 100fps on max settings, then you might still be able to run the Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders mod due to the number of different packages available. From ‘Low’ to ‘Ultra’, there are plenty of shader options for PC users of all performance levels.
Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders is one of the best looking Minecraft mods in the world today. It requires OptiFine in order to run, and when these two mods are paired together Minecraft looks simply stunning. If you’re ready to start using your video card to its full potential, download Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders today.
How to Install Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders Mod for Minecraft 1.7.4/1.7.2/1.6.4
The installation process for Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders involves a number of steps but it’s a fairly straightforward process.
Step 1) Make sure you have downloaded and installed OptiFine. Sonic Ether recommends installing OptiFine on a clean Minecraft folder, as other mods can complicate the installation process.
Step 2) Download Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders from the official forum thread
Step 3) Create a new folder on your desktop and extract all the files from the Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders folder into that new folder
Step 4) Open your new folder and find ‘installer.exe’, then run it
Step 5) Click on the ‘Install mods’ button and then allow the program to complete the installation. Make sure Minecraft.jar is closed before you do this.
Step 6) Go to the Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders forum thread and find the shaders that you think would work best on your system.
Step 7) Find the Minecraft.jar and open it. Navigate to the Shaders folder inside the .jar file, and then drop all the shaders files from Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders into that folder.
Step 8) Enjoy! If you notice performance is lagging, you can go to Minecraft’s settings menu and change things like view distance, shadows, and other shader dependent functions