KappaPT Shaders 1.19.2 / 1.18.2 > 1.16.5

✅ Minecraft versions: 1.19.2 - 1.19, 1.18.2 - 1.18, 1.17.1 - 1.17, 1.16.5 - 1.16

✅ Author: RRe36

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The KappaPT Shaders are a path-traced Minecraft shaderpack. Visually, it is very similar to its little brother, the regular Kappa Shaders.

Path traced

As pointed out, the most significant change when going from normal Kappa Shaders to its PT version is the way the shaders work. Instead of using standard global illumination for shading, the PT version uses path tracing.

Minecraft cave entrance with KappaPT Shaders

Path tracing means light is traced and manipulated in such a way that it more closely resembles the way light works in the real world. This feature is not unique to this shaderpack, as there are quite a few other path-traced shaders out there. To name a few: SEUS PTGI, ApolloRT and NostalgiaVX are great examples of shaders that use the same shading techniques.

Still very Kappa

Despite the huge impact of path tracing on both realism and sadly also performance, this shaderpack looks just like its non path-traced counterpart. Visually, it’s near impossible to tell the two shaderpacks apart, unless you look at the way light is reflected and bounced off of some blocks.

Sunrise over a lake in Minecraft with Kappa ShadersSunrise over a lake in Minecraft with KappaPT Shaders

When looking at features such as water, there is no difference. With KappaPT Shaders 1.19.2 you will get almost exactly the same results as the original, and older non path-traced version. The only real difference is path-tracing, and this does have a big effect on how your game will look and feel when going from a dark forest, into a bright, open flower field.

To those shader enthusiasts that are a huge fan of the look of the original Kappa Shaders: if you’re looking for an upgrade, and want even more realism in Minecraft, this might just be the pack for you.

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Download KappaPT Shaders for Minecraft 1.19.2

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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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