Ever wonder what Minecraft would look like with modernized graphics? Then look no further than this incredible tech demo “from Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders, a mod that adds effects (not just improved textures) to the game like realistic water, reflections and some gorgeous lighting.” Continue reading for the video and more information.

Know that this mod is for use with actual gameplay, unlike, say, those awesome Game of Thrones Minecraft vids, which were fancied up outside of the game. This poorly recorded video is meant to demonstrate the advantages and drawbacks to the technique that I developed to trace water reflections in screen space. As you can see, there are a few issues, but I feel like the overall effect is pleasing and looks vastly better than the solid blue blocks that were vanilla Minecraft’s water.

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