Complementary Reimagined 1.20.2 → 1.14

✅ Minecraft versions: 1.20.2 - 1.20, 1.19.4 - 1.19, 1.18.2 - 1.18, 1.17.1 - 1.17, 1.16.5 - 1.16 | 1.15.X - 1.14.X

✅ Author: EminGT

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Complementary Reimagined is a shaderpack that aims to bring perfection to Minecraft when it comes to visual features. These shaders are truly a masterpiece. It aims to be the perfect representation of vanilla Minecraft in terms of realism. Its attention to detail is unparalleled, from light reflection to shadow accuracy. This shader is in a league of its own in terms of quality and playability. This shader also supports PBR, so you can expect maximum realism.

Complementary Reimagined stays true to vanilla

The Complementary Reimagined shader focuses on simplifying and improving the original Complementary Shaders. This shader showcases improved aesthetics while allowing low-end PCs to run it better.

Pool in Minecraft with Complementary ShadersPool in Minecraft with Complementary Reimagined shaders

This shader also goals to be more faithful to vanilla Minecraft by removing some elements that stray too much from the original. For example, the default sun in the reimagined version stays square instead of it being a circle. The clouds in this shader also retained their rectangular block shape instead of the realistic cloud formations found in the original Complementary shaders.

Accuracy and attention to details

One of the most notable improvements that the Complementary Reimagined shader possesses is the accuracy of the reflected and refracted beams that come through windows and cave openings. Standing in front of one under either a window or a cave opening would surely give you a “heavenly” atmosphere. This refracted light is also represented more accurately underwater. In the original Complementary shader, light scatters wider giving an unrealistic feel, while in the Reimagined version, you’ll notice how water bends the light rays more accurately.

Colored lighting with Rethinking Voxels ShadersBasic Dynamic Lighting in Minecraft with Complementary Reimagined

The color hues in this shader have also been dulled down a bit in order to complement vanilla Minecraft. Mystical places such as the nether and end dimension were given more vivid hues, which strengthened their mystical atmosphere. Biomes and villages feel more realistic because of the tweaks in lighting. Compared to Rethinking Voxels Shaders, there are a few features Reimagined does not have. It doesn’t have advanced light propagation and color lighting, for instance.

Complementary Unbound

With a more recent release, the shader community got an amazing new look for one of the most popular shaders. Emin added the preset Complementary Unbound for 1.20.2 which gives Minecraft a totally different look. It is similar to the old Fantasy preset in the Reimagined shaderpack, but with even better visuals this time around. “Combining both Complementary Reimagined and Complementary v4 to get the ultimate Complementary pack”, is what the creator said about the release of Complementary r5.0 with the Unbound preset on Curseforge.

The Complementary Reimagined Shaders bring a lot of good elements that’ll surely entice any player to use shaders while playing, regardless of their PC setup. But be reminded that this shader only works in Minecraft 1.20.2 by installing the Iris Shaders mod. You can find the instructions on how to install this mod here.

Aurora Borealis

With update r1.2.1 of the Reimagined shaders, a new natural phenomenon can be observed in the night sky. The update adds aurora borealis, or northern lights, to your Minecraft worlds. Whilst this looks amazing, it can be difficult to observe, as by default it only occurs in snowy biomes during a full moon.

Aurora in the night sky in Minecraft with Complementary Reimagined Shaders
If you’re already a huge fan of this shaderpack, and want to try something a little different, check out Overimagined Shaders. These shaders are an edit of Reimagined, bringing some exclusive features and even more customizability.

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Download Complementary Reimagined for Minecraft 1.20.2

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Shaderpacks require Optifine or Iris Shaders to work. Optifine is a mod that allows you to load and use shaders in Minecraft. If you don’t know how to install Optifine and Shaders, use the tutorial below.

Optifine Installation

  • First, you need to download Optifine.
  • Once it has finished downloading, you open the file and install Optifine.
  • Now select the Optifine profile in the Minecraft Launcher and click play.
  • If you want to add shaderpacks, navigate to the game menu, go to “Video Settings”, click “Shaders”, open Shaders folder and drag the shaders to this folder.

If you need more help installing Optifine or Iris Shaders, use these tutorials.
How To Install Optifine
How To Install Iris Shaders

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