Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders for Minecraft 1.4.7

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If you just paid hundreds of dollars for a new video card, then you probably want to take full advantage of it. Unfortunately, Minecraft isn’t the most graphically-intensive game in the world. Sure, its blocky models and pixelated textures look cool, but they certainly don’t take advantage of the latest video card technology.


That’s where Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders come in. This is Minecraft’s premier shader mod. It adds all sorts of new effects into the game, including water reflections, realistic weather effects, complex shadows, and so much more.

To be more technical, Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders adds post-process shaders into the Minecraft engine. These shaders simulate real-world environments and transform the classic Minecraft environments into living, breathing worlds.


Like many of Minecraft’s graphical enhancement mods, Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders works best on high-end systems. If you run vanilla Minecraft at max settings without a problem, then you shouldn’t have a problem running Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders. The mod creator (Sonic Ether) recommends installing the mod only on systems that can run the latest video games at medium to high settings. Otherwise, the framerate lag will be too much to handle.

You can only write so much about graphic enhancement mods for Minecraft. Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders is just one of those mods that you have to experience for yourself. If you think your video card can handle it, download Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders today. You won’t regret it.

Installing Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders for Minecraft 1.4.7

Step 1) Download and install OptiFine. Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders requires this in order to run.

Step 2) Download Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders 1.4.7 from the official thread

Step 3) Extract all the files from the Shaders folder into any folder (create a new folder on your desktop, for example)

Step 4) Open the folder and find ‘installer.exe’. Double click on it to run it

Step 5) Click on ‘Install mods’ and wait for the patching process to be completed (close all other folders, including Minecraft.jar, before doing this)

Step 6) Find the best shaders for your system in the same forum thread listed above. Choose the shaders that would work best on your system. For example, if you have a higher end system, download the ultra shaders.

Step 7) Open the Minecraft.jar folder and find the shaders folder. Then, drag and drop the files from the shaders folder you download into the Minecraft shaders folder. You’ll overwrite Minecraft’s default shader files with new and improved ones.

Step 8) Fire up Minecraft and start playing! You can tweak settings around in ‘Options’ if you notice performance is lagging

Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders for Minecraft 1.4.7, 4.8 out of 5 based on 44 ratings