Dynamic Shadows Mod – Ever wanted actual shadows in Minecraft? Like the ones in real life? Then this mod is for you!
Overview of this Mod
The Dynamic Shadows Mod, dubbed “Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders”, is a mod for Minecraft that adds, well, dynamic shadows in-game. Yeah, they’re dynamic, as in they change position depending on time of day and light source. Anyways, I’m pretty sure most of you have seen Minecraft videos and wallpapers rendered in 3DS Max or Cinema 4D, where it has that amazing bloom, and high fidelity shadows that resemble high quality games, such as Crysis, or Battlefield 3. Sure, this mod doesn’t really add as much polygons as the two games stated before, but the bloom and shadows are spot on. In fact, it’s not even that far-fetched to say that this mod has some of the current games on the market beat, graphics-wise.
If you made a YouTube video and didn’t tell me you installed these shaders, I would think that you just rendered a video out from a 3D rendering program. It’s that good. But seriously though, this mod adds some extreme graphics to your game. Don’t believe me? Well you should check out the screenshots below (Please note that these are in-game screenshots.)
Screenshots of this Mod
Here are some screenshots showcasing the mod (These are in-game screenshots! I can’t stress it enough.):
Still not enough proof that these are in-game screenshot? Well now it’s time for some videos then.
Videos of this Mod
Here is a video showing what the mod does.
How to Install this Mod
- The Steps (1.6 and up)
- The Steps (Windows)(Old-Fashioned Way)
- The Steps (Mac)(Old-Fashioned Way)
- The Steps for Forge and Modloader Mods (Old)
- Be sure to get WinRAR or 7-zip. It's a necessity for installing mods.
- Be sure to backup your "minecraft.jar" before doing anything! We don't want you to have to force update now, do we?
- Be sure to delete META-INF inside "minecraft.jar".
- Be sure to install the mods listed in the yellow box below first. They are usually mods required for the mod you want to install to work.
- The Forge and Modloader installation instructions only apply if the yellow box below states that the mod requires either Modloader of Forge. If the yellow box does not, use the "Old-Fashioned" instructions.
- The Forge and Modloader instructions only apply to the mod itself. Any mod in the yellow box below must be installed using the "old-fashioned" instructions.
- Close Minecraft. This is to ensure that the files will overwrite properly.
- Open up Windows Explorer.
- In the navigation bar, type "%AppData%".
- Navigate to "Roaming". (Skip this step if you can't see a roaming folder.)
- Open up a folder called ".minecraft".
- Open up a folder called "bin".
- Right click the file called "minecraft" or "minecraft.jar".
- Select open with.
- Open with WinRAR.
- Open up the mod. (be sure to extract the mod first.)
- If there are no specific instructions included with the mod, it is safe to assume that you drag all the files in.
- Be sure to delete META-INF. I can't stress this enough.
- Install Minecraft Forge, Modloader, or any mod dependency listed in the yellow box below using the "Old-Fashioned" installation instructions to the left.
- Start Minecraft up. Close Minecraft afterwards.
- Navigate to the ".minecraft" folder. Once you open it, you will notice that there is a "mods" folder. If there isn't a mods folder to be seen, create one.
- Place the mod inside the "mods" folder.
- Open Minecraft up and have fun!
Important: This mod requires you to install the following mods:
- Optifine (Forum Post)(You don’t have to install this because the download below provides Optifine already.)
Click on the links to get them.