Vanilla Plus Shader 1.19.3 > 1.12.2

✅ Minecraft versions: 1.19.3, 1.19.2 - 1.19, 1.18.2 - 1.18, 1.17.1 - 1.17 | 1.16.5 - 1.15, 1.12.2

✅ Author: RRe36

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The Vanilla Plus Shader is a shaderpack that adds various visual effects, while maintaining the look of vanilla Minecraft as much as possible.

Upgraded vanilla Minecraft

This shaderpack does something special, something most other shaders try not to do: make Minecraft look as much like vanilla as possible. That’s why, by default, this shaderpack doesn’t add visual features such as custom water, with reflections and so on.

Minecraft lake through a birch forest biomeMinecraft lake through a birch forest biome with Vanilla Plus Shader

It does add quite a number of other effects, such as shadows, bloom and volumetric clouds. It also makes sunlight more realistic, by making the sun cast godrays and by adding lens flare, which appears when looking at the sun.


This vanilla shaderpack comes with two presets, which are called Fast and Fancy. This may remind you of the presets you seen on some like Sildur’s Enhanced Default, but don’t be fooled.

Vanilla Plus is not a low-end shader, as it adds too many visual effects to be playable on a low-end system. On the Fast preset, which it is set to by default, it will give you more frames per second when compared to the Fancy preset. This does not mean, however, that the Fast preset is optimized for low-end PC’s.

Dark oak forest in Minecraft near a riverDark oak forest in Minecraft near a river with Vanilla Plus Shader

With the Fancy presets, you will lose even more FPS. In return, the shaders will look better, since this preset enables more visual effects. The water for instance, will no longer look like vanilla water. It will now look realistic, and have reflections.

Overall, this shaderpack looks a bit like Nostalgia Shader, when set to the Fancy preset. And that is not a coincidence, as both of these shaderpacks were made by the same renowned creator called RRe36.

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Download Vanilla Plus Shaders for Minecraft 1.19.3

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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

Nostalgia Shader 1.19.3 > 1.14
How To Install Iris Shaders for Minecraft 1.20.2 → 1.16

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