UltraMax Shader

A shader pack that subtly change the way you look at Minecraft.

This shader pack is aimed to improve some of the basic lighting and visual projections by introducing a very unique way of rendering it in its own way. Colors are more vibrant, surroundings are more atmospheric, and even the overall gameplay.

Have a shader subtly immersive, basic makes unique.

Identifying Compatibility:

To identify whether or not this shader is compatible with your device, check your character skin in the home menu:

If the character is invisible, that means this shader pack is incompatible with your device. In some rare cases, you may have the character render properly but the rest of your world seems out of place. From here, proceeding the use of this shader pack is at the user’s risk…


Have a look at some screenshots I captured here…

Monochrome filter when raining.

Chroma Selection Box (Not affiliated to Razer):


Dimension views:

Courtesy of StarBang Inc. by Krole on JPlaysPE’s Subscriber Realm, an image showcasing the new beacon light rendering:

Pictures taken are from Windows 10 edition of Minecraft.

For further information, please read the Terms and Conditions included with the pack.

Changelog View more

1. Fixed Windows 10 Edition cloud not rendering on some devices (hopefully)...

2. Separated functions to its unique files for easier editing.

3. Added new splash text and loading message (which is not necessary)...

4. Optimized custom noise sampling.

5. New fog algorithm.

6. Introduce new bugs and glitches as well...

7. Migrated from Google Drive link to MEGA link instead because of MEGA's huge cloud storage capacity.

1. Fixed Sun and Moon render as white square in the sky. (This is an experimental version and not a proper version. Sorry...)

2. Fixed Villager profession skin not rendering in the new update. (Outdated code)

3. Introduce custom death message. (Not important)

For the next update, all links to the previous version of UltraMax Shader will be removed. Should any of you want to download the previous version, you have to contact me via Gmail to get access to the old version. Links given will have expiry duration.

0. Updated the image description... :D

1. Reverted cloud to vanilla cloud (requested by many).

2. Remove vignette due to issues.

3. Fixed banner rendering fog incorrectly.

4. Modified more death message,

5. Disabled all links to previous versions. Should any of you want to use the older version, contact me via my Twitter or Gmail.

If you experiencing a severe lag while using this shader pack on Windows 10, immediately report it to me via Twitter or Gmail with your computer specifications included. I am experiencing this problem after updating to 1.11.4 and still have no idea what could cause this to happen.


1. New night code, slightly brighter night, ever so slightly brighter cave...

2. White selection box in relation to dark caves.

3. Reorganized and updated functions,

Updated the shader pack resources to 1.12 resources. That means this shader pack is now incompatible with previous versions of Minecraft.

0. New screenshots to showcase the new updated graphic rendering.

1. New light rendering method (Open for further improvements).

2. New night rendering method (Implies above description).

3. Changed lightning color slightly.

4. Changed particle color slightly.

5. Removed old unused items from the pack previously used for backwards compatibility and code troubleshooting.

6. Fix horse model (by defining a "min_engine_version" to 1.12 in manifest.json)...

7. Fix fog colors doesn't match sky fog color.

8. Fix beacon beam color distortion, and improved it more.

9. More download links (MediaFire and OneDrive).

Completely removed old codes, completely revamp current codes, completely revisited new codes.

1. New Chroma Selection Box (Not affiliated to Razer).

2. New Monochrome filter when raining,

    Notable issues: In some conditions, the filter seems to glitched when looking at sunrise and sunset. On the other hand, when in caves or under low light environment, sometimes the filter kicks in. If you did experience this problem, don't worry. I am currently working on a fix for that.

3. Added waves (Early development).

4. Changed night code, now night time is (a lot) darker than since new night implementation.

5. Changed tone map gamma, find out a perfect gamma value from experimenting with Desmos.

6. Updated splashes.json.

7. Updated Terms and Conditions. Please read the terms and conditions if you're planning to use UltraMax Shader other than normal game play.



Supported Minecraft versions




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183 Responses

3.97 / 5 (101 vote)
  1. leonel says:

    Good shader, it is one of the best I’ve tried, maybe it has some errors but not everything is perfect and with each version it improves even more. Thanks for this great shader.

  2. Adán says:

    I love this shader, but I wanted to warn about several mistakes I saw when playing, the problem is that the water moves when you move, and by this I mean that the water seems to vibrate with the player’s movement, and the second error is that Under the water the colors of many things change dramatically, when looking up it looks orange and the algae look purple, it is something strange, thanks for your attention and I repeat, forgetting all this, I love this shader

  3. ElectroMew says:

    Can you make a version without the “Razor” outline. Other than that love this texture pack!!!

  4. Monq says:

    I love your shader. It’s beautiful

  5. jason says:

    on the fixed texture pack that doesnt have the water glitch how do i edit it so the rainbow outline is there?

  6. Damagingship97 says:

    I love this pack, it works on my low-end laptop just fine, but I did feel obliged to go into the files and delete selection_box.fragment.hlsl due to me not liking the chroma border around the blocks.

  7. Amatsukaze_Kai says:

    I like it, been using it for a couple of days, however, I noticed something that bugs me, on sunset sometimes it flickers to bright or dim when I look on a specific direction, swamp water that is blending with the normal water isn’t waving like the normal water, and talk about water, it sometimes jiggle quite strong when you’re moving.

    This was tested on Windows 10
    I will provide a screenshot if needed

  8. Émile says:

    The shader is a lot better in every update, beside the underwater color glitch, I really want to see a more natural rain (gray color), water (like the shader “Deluxe Water” and splashes gray or some color that improve the realism of the splashes not the uggly blue)
    Twinkle stars could be really cool…
    Pd. water have glitch when you walk or run, it moves like even when you’re not in the water.

  9. LinkSans2000 says:

    I honestly have no problem with inverted colors. I think they’re cool!

  10. Hazen says:

    I Downloaded this shader looking to spice up my world… It didn’t work, everything was black when I entered my survival world. So I tried my Creative world. It worked perfectly fine. But I’m confused why it didn’t work in my main world, any suggestions?

  11. GG.JeffreyJr. says:

    I love this shader coz it adds fogs and new lighting effecf

  12. gengHAr15 says:

    Major bug:
    UltraMax Shader version 1.0.6 have a major bug where colors got inverted when you’re underwater. I got many reports from people on Twitter with screenshots and have confirmed the bug. Please use version 1.0.5 to revert the problem as I work on a fix for this issue.

  13. Wah says:

    Can you make a resource pack dedicated to making different selection boxes, cause they look amazing and it’ll look nice when gameplay.

  14. Nimbus343 says:

    Help, going underwater changes the colors to be weird! Sea grass becomes purple and drowned become colorless. Is this a feature?

    Also yeah, the monochrome filter activating when below ground. It’s pretty annoying.

    Other than that, this is a fantastic looking shader! A fix for both would be nice! Until then, 4/5.

  15. iLoveUltraMax says:

    Oh my GOSH, i cannot even put it into words! I absolutely love this new update! Everything from the block selection that changes color to the monochrome filter when it rains. I even love how you added wavy plants and water too. To anyone who is searching for a lag-free shader, YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS!

  16. Remi V says:

    overall good shader i like it
    couple dislikes do:
    -the plants / leaves dont “swiffel” this is nice to create a wind effect
    -the highligted block’s corner turns white this is not needed

    but now the good parts:
    -water is actualy blue i had cases where it turnt out to be white above and blue under
    -the lighting is great
    -not alot of storage intake its great for low storage devices

  17. stupidkid says:

    dang, it! it cant import

  18. Greenbean says:

    In my opinion, this is one of the best shaders you can use with Windows 10 edition. I use it with the MultiPixel texture pack, which gives the game a nice fresh look while still keeping things recognizable. It also makes it much easier to see underwater, which I appreciate. Good work.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Problems with installation is it keeps Turing to a media fire .ZIP archive when I click .mcpack

  20. Nobody says:

    Just wondering if anyone has has success with this shader on Xbox One. Please let me know I’d love to know before I try to install it

  21. Mark says:

    A very nice and viabrent shader recommend

  22. AR21 says:

    I ask permission to change some of these shaders and I upload them in the MCPE master, and I will give credit to your original creator

  23. AR21 says:

    I encountered a bug on the mob zombie sea. Please fix it immediately

  24. Nick says:

    This shader, since your aquatic update version, has drastically improved, and now even runs better on my old PC. However (and maybe this is a glitch) but hovering my crossheir over blocks with this shader applied outlines the block in white, instead of black, and its pretty annoying.

  25. Jeffkiller36 says:

    Worked Perfectly! I like the way that the block outlines are white.

  26. Meep says:

    Amazing, this resource pack/shader works perfectly for the 1.12 update. Only problem is that I’m trying to use it with a certain texture but it’s pack called feathercloud (on this website) and when I load the world everything turns invisible. Is this because of compatibility or that feathercloud has just not been updated?? I need answers thx

    • Anonymous says:

      The shadows dont work. Is this a bug or does it not work on the xbox version of bedrock, but overall everything else works, great shader keep it up

  27. Anonymous says:

    Shader is quite nice. It would be nice though if you added waving plants and leaves.

  28. -Placeit- says:

    At first my expectations were low i just wanted to find a compatible shader 1.12. As i loaded my mind was quite blown. Thank you.
    P.S. keep up the good work 😉

  29. stu says:

    Hey! Ive used this and realised that there are custom death messages and splash texts, and i’m wondering how to do that.

  30. Alesscreeper says:

    why they removed the absolute darkness that occurs when lowering the brightness to the minimum, that was what made the shader unique and more realistic

  31. Alesscreeper says:

    because they removed the absolute darkness that occurs when lowering the brightness to the minimum, that was what made the shader unique and more realistic

  32. Laszin says:

    Hey, I’m on Windows 10 edition 1.12 but shaders doesn’t work anyway. No skin, no textures etc. My graphic card drivers are up to date

    • Anonymous says:

      Strange… im on win 10 too 1.12 and it works perfectly for me.

      • Laszin says:

        I’m playing with my friend, who also tried those shaders with unfortunately the same result. I have no idea what’s going on. I’m putting .mcpack in resource packs folder, I’m turning it on in minecraft settings and bam, blackness everywhere

  33. MoneyMonkey says:

    The new 1.12 update just came out 2 days ago and I’m having some trouble with this shader. First off, which zip number am I supposed to download… The 1.0.4 since that’s the new update?? Also, I downloaded the pack and did the whole installation correctly but whenever I open a world with the pack the whole game crashes.. Can someone plz answer what’s going on or if it’s just my device

  34. Lacie says:

    I can’t open Minecraft at all after installing it. I would uninstall it but it won’t let me open the app. I’m on an iPad

    • JohnnyJohnny says:

      Yea, after the new update I haven’t been able to get this shader working.. I did he whole installation correctly and whenever I open a world to play my whole game crashes.. Does a new update new to come out first?? Or am I downloading the wrong pack

  35. I can’t do anything like move, open inv, opening esc.

  36. Anonymous says:

    How do you download this on xbox one? Mediafire download would help a lot. Other than that great shader.

  37. Anonymous says:

    How do you download this on xbox one?

  38. Anonymous says:

    Could you please make a media fire download

  39. Anonymous says:

    Does not render for me on Windows 10 edition. Running on a desktop with Pentium G4560, GTX 1050 Ti, 8 GB ram.

    • AnAussieNamedLuke says:

      Check you have the right gpu drivers, because it requires some components from newer version of opengl that aren’t supplied with windows’ stock drivers.

  40. Dean says:

    I downloaded the mood and now it’s kicking me out of the app. How do I uninstall it

  41. Exo says:

    I love your shader but in the new version polar bears are pink at night. I use the shader on the xbox one with the John Smith texture Pack for bedrock Edition.

  42. janmanuel says:

    this the best shader in the wrold for my gaming stream so realistic!!

  43. SOULREAPER says:

    I used this shader on my Galaxy S7 edge but it’s not compatible on Galaxy S8+?

  44. Hey when I use this shaders, it somehow dissapear all the entity including me plz fix this.

  45. HirwrC says:

    Please make nights darker again. Brightness setting doesn’t affect the brightness at all.

  46. Alesscreeper says:

    The shader is amazing, I know that the shader tries to look like minecraft vanilla but, you could make the shadows definite or more realistic, it would look much better

  47. Dike says:

    Can you please fix this texture pack it always crashing on mine when I play on a world.
    I know it’s compatible because the character on the menu is showing

  48. Dike says:

    It always crashes and I can’t play Minecraft

  49. Chase says:

    Can you please have a version of the addon that doesnt have a white selection box? I dont like it. Other that that, this is clearly the best shader for windows 10.

  50. BlockbyBlock says:

    Hey man, this shader is amazing! There are two bugs though. When I look at my skin, it’s my skin, however there’s some white, glowing lines on my skin. The second bug is when I enter the skin settings to change my skin, the game crashes! If there is a way to resolve this, then that’d be epic! Thanks!

  51. pinkmira356 says:

    I don’t know how to use mega, and I’m wondering if this resource pack was made for pc? I’m on ios and I can’t figure out how to download it

  52. Falko says:

    They said if your avatar doesnt apear when aplied it doesnt work. Exept that it crashes
    Please fix this

  53. Blocky Gamer says:

    When i apply the shader and load the world it’s just nothing all I can see is entities no blocks how do I fix this

  54. null_eqn says:

    Hey, brother, this is a black screen when I swim.

  55. Anonymous says:

    This is an amazing shader! However, there’s one thing… The shadows from entities are full white and I can see the entire model from anywhere I am. Basically, that means I see a full white upside-down triangle under any mob or entity, and I can see it even if I’m staring at a block, as long as the entity is in my general direction.
    Theres also the thing that it outlines blocks whenever I look at them. And I mean just like the shadows. Full white outline around the block. I can live with the outline thing, but can anyone provide a way to fix the white triangles? Thank you!

  56. Anonymous says:


  57. Skuld says:

    I have made a top 3 shaders for bedrock 1.11, and your shader is the first place.
    I put the link to the video below [Spanish Audio]

  58. WioJB says:

    Nice shaders, my only critique is i wish i could give the shaders more shadow depth, other than that the shaders are great and make the game feel more alive.

  59. XFire_Gamer says:


  60. GAME MEX says:

    Nice shader! my World looks more realistic! but ad shadows! but its really cool shader!

    • Émile says:

      This shader is soft light improvement, so is like vanilla but better, however darker shadows looks bad in bedrock because are static, if you want darker shadows, download any other shader, this shader will be faithful to vanilla shadows.

      • Anonymous says:

        Although I do like the new update is there any way you can link the old versions because the night time and the caves are less darker than before and personally I like the realism of the darkness thatit seemed really cool when you put a torch down in it luminated a small area of the cave

  61. Pumpkn says:

    When I downloaded the pack and installed it, when I logged into my world; I couldn’t see blocks. Only entities. Is there a way to fix this or s it not compatible with 1.14?

  62. AR21 says:

    I don’t like the color of the torch, can you change the color of the torch?

  63. Audri 1218 says:

    this is crash or not?

  64. Justin says:

    Not working with 1.11.2

  65. Bored says:

    Hello! I want to report a problem and it is that when I use the Shader together a texture the horse has the old model and its old texture

  66. AsrielTW says:

    Works great on Windows 10!!

  67. exo says:

    Hello, thanks for the beautiful shader! I use the shader on my Xbox One and it runs perfectly. Is it normal that I don’t see clouds in the sky? I have installed a custom sky addon separately now I am satisfied 😜

  68. Cat man says:

    I don’t know how to get it on iOS how do you?

  69. Itskyle says:

    This shaders is spectacular and not forced like other shaders for bedrock edition, It’s so fresh and simple i love it, but can you remove the dark thingy in the edge (vignette), Overall this shaders is amazing.

  70. Émile says:

    Excellent updates!
    You heard the petitions, can you add better water and particles like the color of the rain and water (it’s a bit weird to see gray rain and blue particles in the floor?

    I love this Shader cause is like vanilla but obviously better.

  71. Yandere Dev says:

    Hey gengHAr15 can I ask a very important question

  72. A confused person says:

    How do I download this from google drive I am on IOS but I haven’t been on this website in a while can someone help how to download things to Minecraft on google drive?

  73. z says:

    I would use it more if it wouldn’t take over the messages in the generating world screen.

  74. GeoElitez says:

    question! will this work with texture packs? i’m using the norse mythology pack

  75. Anonymous says:

    Hey someone view your shader
    The YouTube name is Officially callum

  76. Émile says:

    This shader pack is almost perfect, perfect light, perfect shadows (like vanilla), perfect fog…. The only problem are the clouds, if this shader has vanilla clouds, could be the best shader cause the shadows of all the other shader pack sucks, because in bedrock the shadows are STATIC.

  77. Ortheg says:

    I will be giting this for Xbox one if you want to know got to get addons for Xbox go here


  78. lananovakk says:

    Beautiful. Really nice and comfortable shader pack. Recommend to everyone! 🙂
    P.S: My version of mc is and shaders are working perfectly without lags.

  79. mc fan 1239 says:

    pls respond

  80. AR21 says:

    advice from me is wavy water, round sun, realistic clouds, there are shadows, leaves move hopefully so

  81. Jacob H says:

    Really nice, but the sky usually has this… um… reddish wave-like pulse every 10 seconds or so. It doesn’t do anything but it’s just odd.

  82. David says:

    In my xbox crash when i open the world

  83. ItsXedy says:

    hope this gets updated to support 1.12 betas

  84. Anon says:

    Mega won’t let me download it and tries to make me download their crappy app, maybe use both Mega and Google Drive links. From the pictures I can see this is a well done shader!

  85. Zacharie says:

    It’s a very good shader, but is it normal that cloud looks weird ?

    • gengHAr15 says:

      The cloud is my custom code. This is to avoid copyright claim by other more known shader developers. If you don’t like it, I can exclude it on the next update.

  86. Imaiser says:

    Add more download links:

    For some reason mega download like just won’t work for me when I click download it just doesn’t download I don’t know why but please help

  87. NoNeedForAName says:

    Nice shader! But I found something like a bug, when I apply the shaders the villagers work robe disappears. Any ideas for a fix? Also I like it when the night is extremely dark 🙂

  88. Anonymous says:

    Help idk how to do it

  89. SuprPurplPan123 says:

    It looks great! but the downloads are labeled wrong, mcpack has the zip, and zip has the mcpack

  90. E says:

    I hope it works for Android

  91. loveelyyyy says:

    it doesn’t let me import to minecraft, when i try to open it in minecraft it just isn’t an option.

  92. Morpheu says:

    Pls make it applyable in 1.10. Ive been searching for shaders that I might like. I have hopes for this shader.

  93. HirwrC says:

    Can’t see villager’s uniqe profession robe because of this shader. All villagers have brown robe.

  94. HirwrC says:

    LOL. The download links for .mcpack and .zip are switched.

  95. LogicZ says:

    It’s doesnt work for me I’m on iOS version 1.10 and everything is just invisible for me. Plz someone help

  96. Katie says:

    Can you make this avalible for 1.10?

  97. Sean says:

    I downloaded the shader but it’s pitch black at night and stars don’t render.

  98. Sean says:

    It doesn’t work for iOS it says that it’s an unsupported file type.

  99. idrean says:

    Please please PLEASE, if you’re looking for a simple lighting modification thats so simple but yet so incredible, then try this pack. Its the perfect touch of lighting.

  100. Angel Kern says:

    I’ve downloaded a number of shaders on my Android mcpe and only this one actually works! Awesome! Hope to see cool water water soon! Then it’s perfect 5.

  101. xDarkAbsol17499 says:

    Currently,I have not seen this good shader for MC bedrock edition.I LOVE IT!! 9.5/10!!! If you work on it constantly,take my 10/10!

  102. Saerain says:

    Hmm. Another Win10 user with an invisible world here. i5-8600K, GTX 970, 16 GB RAM

    I should say it also happens with Energy Shaders and SS10. Interestingly, Natural Mystic does not render the world invisible, but it doesn’t do anything else, either. 😛

    • gengHAr15 says:

      Laptop or desktop computer? Note that I only tested this shader on a laptop and a virtual machine emulation. I installed Zorin instead of Windows 10 for my desktop computer.


  103. kodmar says:

    how do i install this ?

  104. Dave says:

    I just started looking for shaders today for windows 10 edition. So far that I have found this is the best looking one by far, although I do have some mile critiques.

    As others have stated, its a bit dark even with brightness at 100%. I almost feel that the contrast could be reduced by about 20% and the color saturation reduced about 30%.

    I am a graphic designer by trade so I understand colors, saturation etc. I do not know how mods work or how you build these, but I have a simple system I use to help find good color balance.

    Start your mod with the colors at 0, or greyscale, then slowly bring the colors up until they start to look realistic, but not oversaturated. Some people start with the colors over saturated, but then lower them but the issue is that everything looks pale and dull because you get used to the over saturated colors. This is why you should start at greyscale.

    I think lowering the contrast a bit, boosting the brightness just a little bit and lowering the color saturation would make this shader pack look amazing.

    Thank you for your efforts, although I critique your shader pack it is still the best one I have seen. Thank you again!

  105. Alexandra Kempen says:

    Finally a shader which works on android- and a real cozy one too :3 thank you!

    • Alexandra Kempen says:

      btw I play on 1.11 android version with a honor play.
      just wait for it to be a little brighter at night, then its perfect 😊

  106. ringo says:

    way to dark underground, other than that, great look. reminds me of old school minecraft lighting except this actually looks good.f

  107. Anonymous says:

    Is this also for

  108. Meshmellow says:

    Working but made it look way darker especially underground

  109. iRaynolmodding says:

    windows 10

  110. This is the first shaderspack that worked for me! 😀
    Thanks a Lot!

  111. GAMERLOGIC says:


  112. Jadyn says:

    Worked great for me! Thanks 🙂

  113. Gapple says:

    In iOS, it crashes my game
    And if I try to apply it to a world
    Minecraft would stay stuck on the loading screen

  114. AgentH14 says:

    Is This for Windows 10 Edition too??

  115. HRC says:

    I’m on WIN10 and for some reason, nothing renders for me 🙁 No lag, no wait times, but everything is invisible/not rendered. Know of any fix?

    • gengHAr15 says:

      Is your pc running graphics on Intel HD Graphics, AMD Radeon or Nvidia Geforce? I know for a fact that some Radeon cards as well as deprecated Nvidia cards fails to load or doesn’t render. If your pc have this type of card, this shader would probably won’t work at all. But don’t worry. You can always check back for an updated version to see if the problem have been fixed.

  116. Traziil says:

    Won’t work when i try to open it on minecraft, doesn’t even show up. Help?

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