3 Visually Stunning Mods

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Minecraft isn’t a graphically impressive game. Its textures are low res and shaders are non-existant, but that’s part of the style some people like. If you however, like your games beefed up and graphically impressive, you probably already have an HD texture pack installed. Here are some mods you should check out to make Minecraft look even better.


Optifine is a very high profile mod. Almost everyone knows about it, and it’s popular for a reason. It’s a combination of various graphical and performance improvements. Optifine not only raises your framerate drastically, but it also adds several neat effects to make Minecraft more smooth. Mipmaps smooth out far away textures, so you don’t get those ugly black grains when admiring the landscape. This is especially effective with HD textures, which Optifine supports out of the box, so no need for the MC Patcher. It also adds a lot of other options for the level of detail you want, instead of it all being either fancy or fine. The fog looks a lot better with this mod, and is more configurable. There are also other options like VSync, Smooth FPS and others that potentially help performance.

Get it here.

Connected Textures Mod

This mod has a really simple premise: It connects textures of  blocks that are adjacent and same. This makes glass surfaces look a ton better. It also connects bookcases, sandstone and chests. It supports the default Minecraft texture pack, but if you want to use a different TP, you will need to make sure it’s supported by the creator. Most packs do support it since it’s popular, so you shouldn’t have problems finding one that’s compatible. All of a sudden the libraries and windows of Minecraftia look a lot better!

Get it here.

Water Shader Alpha

This is a mod for those of you with really good rigs, as it cuts your framerate in half, and is not compatible with Optifine! It does however make the water in Minecraft look stunning. The water now reflects things around it, and looks a lot more realistic. This mod takes pictures of terrain in Minecraft to a whole new level. Before it, people rendered various screenshots in expensive animation programs to make the water look this way and then uploaded them as screenshots. Words cannot describe its beauty, but maybe these screenshoots can:

Get it here.

And there you have it – awesome visually stunning mods. Which ones are you going to download, if any? Sound off in the comments section.

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11 Comments on "3 Visually Stunning Mods"

  1. Jordan says:

    How did you get the Purple sunset mod? How can I get it?

  2. yes1sir1no1sir says:

    AHHH i am soo annoyed that i don’t own a computer that can run even the normal minecraft…when i get my new one (a top of the range gameing pc :) ) im gonna mod minecraft within a inch of its life…i want to stay safe though and not give myself any viruses… could someone gimmie the best place for the best, safe mods??

  3. Ndk5 says:

    What is the texture pack used in the connected texture mods pic to get the glass to be clear with the brown boarder?

  4. I hate fanboys says:

    Silly fanboy, if only you knew that it’s impossible for a consumer operating system to be virus-proof. Linux has viruses, MacOShas viruses, Windows has viruses. Windows is the most popular (In terms of consumer usage) and therefor has the most malware developers targeting it. Linux is also hardly a user-friendly operating system, although gnome, kde, unity, etc. do make a decent attempt to making that change. But seeing as he has difficulty avoiding viruses, I hardly see it feasible he could productively use linux as well as Windows.

  5. Andrew says:

    @I hate fanboys

    You made two mistakes…

    1. Linux is not a consumer OS, it is a wide range of OS’s (many of them corporate e.g. Red Hat and server orientated) based on a single, bullet-proof core. Many of them are simple and easy to use now, we’re a long way from the medieval days of pure terminal Linux

    2. It’s perfectly possible for an operating system to be intrinsically virus proof, the answer is simplicity. You make your Access Control simple from a logic point of view and all viruses are contained in userspace. Finally, you have to remember that any virus that requires user intervention (or tricking you into helping them) is not a virus by definition. there are no currently working viruses for the latest versions of Linux, although its perfectly possible for ones to exist for their libraries.

    3.Finally, if you want to dispute this, consider the point that 70% of all servers run Linux or run through a Linux proxy (either at the ISP or hosting service). If there were viruses that could independantly infect a Linux system, with the amount of bandwidth many unprotected Linux servers have control over, a serious portion of the whole internet could be infected in just a day.

    To sum it up, get linux if your really have that many problems with viruses. Learn to use the package manager (like the App Store on mac but not as flashy) and keep your windows install off the net.

  6. Zeke says:

    I would get all of them but I fear that my computer is to slow…

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