Minecraft With Fancy Lighting Looks Great

By Luke Plunkett on at

Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders is a shader pack that adds the kinds of effects we normally associate with ray-tracing— like light that’s able to bounce off other objects — to ol’ blocky Minecraft, and does it while you’re playing in real-time.

It’s not technically ray-tracing (he’s actually using path-tracing), but the effects are still incredible. Here are some examples of it in action:

And here are some screens showing it off on some more traditional areas:

You can download what you need by pledging $10 (about £7.50) over on Sonic Ether’s Patreon page. Just know that the effects here are being handled by software, so you’ll need a decent PC to get a good framerate.