Complementary Shaders is a shader pack for Minecraft Java Edition with exceptional attention to detail, high standards of quality, and top tier optimisation. It offers a ton of high quality effects, two default visual style choices, custom effects for almost every block in the game, profiles ranging from Potato to Ultra and it's designed to never be obstructive during gameplay. It started as an edit of BSL Shaders in 2018, and it received countless major updates including a complete rewrite to meet the standards of our community. Complementary Shaders is dedicated to be shaped by user feedback over anything else, and it still receives regular updates to this day.
"Unbound" is one of the two default styles Complementary Shaders r5 comes with. It focuses on pushing the boundaries of Minecraft and providing a new experience. Learn more about the two styles here.
New: You can just download the Complementary Installer and click Install to automatically do all the steps below.
- First you need to install either OptiFine or the Iris mod to be able to load shaderpacks. (Choose Iris if you are unsure)
- Then you need to launch the game, and get to the Shaderpacks/Shaders menu in Video Settings.
- Open the shaderpacks folder by clicking the button in the menu.
- Download Complementary Shaders and put it in the shaderpacks folder. (Please don't unzip the file)
- Get back in the game, and choose Complementary in the shaderpacks menu. (Refresh the menu if it doesn't appear)
- Check out the Complementary Development Website for more information.
- Join the Complementary Discord community if you have any questions, or just want to talk.
- If you would like to support the development of Complementary, you can do so on Patreon.