Sodium

Sodium

Client mod

Modern rendering engine and client-side optimization mod for Minecraft

Optimization

648.0K downloads
2,980 followers
Created 2 years ago
Updated 21 hours ago

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Project members

burgerguy

Maintainer

IMS212

Maintainer


Technical information

License
Client side
required
Server side
unsupported
Project ID

Sodium 0.3.0

Changelog

This release adds official support for Minecraft 1.17.1 and with it many new improvements and fixes.

Changes and fixes

  • A brand new chunk rendering backend has been introduced, bringing the best performance yet to any hardware that can run Minecraft.
  • Added support for some Fabric API features, such custom fluid rendering and blocks with attached data.
  • Many improvements to how we use and allocate VRAM, reducing stutters caused by loading chunks and overall GPU memory usage.
  • Additionally, chunk loading was improved to prevent overload and to better stabilize frame rates. This can help with loading into worlds or when many blocks are changing at once.
  • Improved the amount of time it takes to rebuild the chunk graph. This can reduce lag associated with moving around in the world or loading chunks at higher render distances.
  • Many new optimizations for high resolution texture packs, especially when animated textures are used.
  • Fixes and improvements for fog effects during sunrise/sunset and while underwater, helping to improve visuals drastically.
  • Reduced VRAM usage in ocean biomes and other environments with lots of water.
  • Support for custom translations (to be added in a future release)
  • Improvements to particle rendering/culling, helping performance in particle heavy servers.
  • Additional optimizations for biome color blending.
  • ... and many other smaller, miscellaneous optimizations specific to Minecraft 1.17.

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Release channel

Release

Loaders

Fabric

Downloads

37.2K

Version number

mc1.17.1-0.3.0

Minecraft versions

1.17.1

Published

Jul 17, 2021 by jellysquid3

Version ID


Files

sodium-fabric-mc1.17.1-0.3.0+build.5.jar

Download

(550.14 KiB)

External resources



Project members

burgerguy

Maintainer

IMS212

Maintainer


Technical information

License
Client side
required
Server side
unsupported
Project ID