Chocapic 13 Shaders for Minecraft

Chocapic Shaders is a mod that greatly enhances the graphics of Minecraft. As its name suggests, its main function is to add dynamic shaders, a pleasant wind effect on the leaves, real sun rays and a better modeled water.

The shaders have several different versions, all more or less greedy in resources. Chocapic’s Shaders works with the following versions of Minecraft: 1.20, 1.19.4, 1.18.2, 1.17.1, 1.16.5, 1.15.2, 1.14.4, 1.13.2, 1.12.2, 1.11.2 and 1.10.2.

More informations about the Chocapic’s Shader

The goal of this shader is to have the best compromise between visuals and performance, and I think it’s one of the best. I started this shader quite a long time ago (at least 5-6 years) just for myself, and even though I don’t play Minecraft anymore, I’m still making improvements.

Chocapic 13’s response when we asked him to present his shader

This shader is particularly eager for graphic resources. You must therefore have a good graphics card to hope to run this pack smoothly.

There are few shader packs with light effects as good as the ones you’ll see in the Chocapic13 shader mod, and that includes the other packs created from this one. One of the best effects is fog, which combines very well with dark and rainy nights to create an atmosphere that would be perfect for a horror map.

Unlike many shader packs, you can adjust the parameters of this shader : Lighting, Shadows, Atmospherics or TAA_Options. You can increase the quality at the expense of performance, and vice versa.

Chocapic13 clearly recommended me to leave the basic settings. Expect a sharp drop in FPS if you don’t play on a powerful enough PC. However with the classic settings most of you should be able to use the Chocapic13 Shaders normally.

Indeed, due to the high degree of control you have over the visual elements of the Chocapic13 Shaders, this package is recommended for everyone. But don’t expect to play normally if your PC is already struggling to run Minecraft properly, if you have a graphics card built into the motherboard, go ahead. The only real problem seems to be that interior spaces, such as the inside of houses, look dark even with sufficient lighting.

The features of the latest version of the chocapic shader :

  • Dynamic time of day cycle
  • Physically plausible high dynamic range lighting system
  • Variable penumbra size shadows
  • Variable density volumetric mist with shadows
  • Volumetric Clouds
  • Water shading with water mist, reflections, caustics and refractions
  • Spatial occlusion of the screen (SSAO)
  • High quality Time-Delay Anti-Anti-Alignment (TAA)
  • Customized End and Nether
  • Bloom
  • Depth of field
  • Contrast-adapted sharpening filter
  • Corrugated plants

Images of the chocapic 13 shader

Technical details of the shader

This shaderpack aims at a high quality / performance ratio on a wide range of materials.

Unlike other lightweight shaderpacks, this one tries to maintain a decent level of quality, even at the lowest possible level. While the highest presets can run at around 60 fps on a mid-range GPU such as the RX 580 or GTX 1060.


Performance you can expect from the 1080p rendering distance: 12 (Minecraft’s default world) on a RX 480 or similar :

  • Extreme: 55-70 fps,
  • Ultra: 70-90 fps,
  • High: 100-120 fps,
  • Medium: 140-170 fps,
  • Low: 160-220 fps,
  • Lite: 200-250 fps,
  • Toaster Edition: 300+ (limited CPU on a Ryzen 7 2700X)

Expected performance in 1080p distance: 8 (default distance) on an Intel HD 630 or similar :

  • Toaster Edition: 65-80 fps,
  • Lite: 50-60 fps,
  • Low: 35-40 fps,
  • Medium: 25-30 fps

Optimal Optifine settings

Recommended Optifine Settings :

  • Old Lighting : OFF or DEFAULT!
  • Thumbnail : Fast
  • Clear water: Off for Lite / Low / Medium, On for High / Ultra / Extreme
  • Light Level: 55-75% for Lite / Low / Medium / High, 0-20% for Ultra / Extreme
  • Clouds: default or off
  • Custom Sky: Disabled, although for some resources leaving it on will work.



The V9 Ultra version is the latest (released on February 28, 2021) and comes to improve performance in Minecraft. It works from 1.12.2 to 1.20

 Chocapics 13 V9 [Ultra]


The latest version available is the V8 Ultra, it brings: important performance gain compared to the V7 Ultra, improvement of water, clouds, sky, End, Nether and much more! Requires at least OptiFine 1.12.2.

 Chocapics 13 V8 [Ultra]


There are several versions of the shader, choose the one that suits your computer (from the least powerful “Toaster” to the most powerful “Extreme”) :

V.7 has been rewritten from scratch with brand new features for optifine and extremely well optimized. Requires at least OptiFine 1.12.2.


V6 should work on all versions of Minecraft.

 Chocapics 13 V6

Sources : Curseforge / Minecraftforum


Follow our tutorial to install your Minecraft shader in a few clicks.

What is the Chocapic Shaders ?

Nothing to do with the famous brand of cereals. Chocapic13 Shaders makes your Minecraft game much more beautiful.

With which versions of Minecraft is the Chocapic’s shader compatible ?

It works with versions 1.20, 1.19.4, 1.18.2, 1.17.1, 1.16.5, 1.15.2, 1.14.4, 1.13.2, 1.12.2, 1.11.2 and 1.10.2.

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