How to Download and Install Kappa Shaders

Before Downloading & Installing Kappa Shaders

Kappa Shaders are one of the most realistic shaders for Minecraft. Made by RRe36, the maker of multiple shaders like, Nostalgia Shader, Vanilla Plus Shader, and others.

  • Optifine 1.16 and newer or Iris 1.5.0 and newer
  • GTX 1050/RX 560 or equal/better (has to support OpenGL 4.0, something faster is recommended)
  • Windows/Linux
  • Intel HD 5000 Graphics and older are NOT supported!


Step 1 – How to Download Kappa Shader

Go ahead and click the button in the right to be redirected to the download page for Kappa Shaders.

Now click the three dots next to your desired version of Kappa Shaders, for this guide we will be downloading the most recent version which is compatible with the newer Minecraft.

Then click Download File to begin the download of Kappa Shader for Minecraft.

You now have to wait five seconds for your download to begin, just wait, don’t click anything.

You will now see the Kappa Shader file in your Recent download history, drag this file to the desktop or locate it in your Downloads folder.

Step 2 – How to Install Kappa Shader

After we downloaded Kappa Shader in the previous step, we are going to add to Minecraft.

Open your Minecraft Launcher and head over to the Installations Tab.

Hover over of either Iris or Optifine, for this guide we are going to use Optifine, but it does not make a difference, since Kappa Shader is compatible with both.

Click the folder icon.

Now, open the folder called “shaderpacks” if this folder does not exist, create it.

(To create a new folder just right click, press new, and name it “shaderpacks”)

Drag and drop the Kappa Shader file into this shaderpacks folder. Head back to your Minecraft Launcher and launch your shader loader. (Optifine or Iris)

You should be able to see your Kappa Shader within your Shader Packs settings in Minecraft.

That is it, you now have Kappa Shader working in Minecraft.

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