What’s that sound? It’s the sound of the Minecraft 1.17.1 release! And what better way to celebrate the ringing of this cavernous update than with an equally massive shader pack? Say hello to Oceano Shader 1.17.1! After a shader pack that makes Minecraft look like real life? Then read on to hear more.
What is Oceano Shader 1.17.1 for Minecraft?
If you’ve been living under a rock–perhaps a rock that’s impervious to all news surrounding shader packs–then you might not have heard of Oceano Shaders before. Let me fill you in.
Ocean Shader 1.17 is the latest in the Oceano series, a shader pack that pushes the limits of how good Minecraft can look. Employing fancy special effects, post-processing, and a whole new lighting system, Oceano takes Minecraft’s humble indie visuals and turns them into something worthy of the highest PC specifications.
Is Oceano Shader 1.17.1 for Minecraft worth the download?
Oceano Shaders is possibly one of the only ways you should experience the new Caves and Cliffs update. There’s nothing quite like checking out everything 1.17.1 has to offer with the visual spectacle of dynamic lighting, motion blur, and other aesthetic goodies as gorgeous window dressing.
Personally, we think that Oceano Shader 1.17.1 might be one of the best shader packs ever. The perfect balance of technicality and execution results in genuinely one of the most visually stunning ways to play Minecraft that’s ever been available. Combined with the new 1.17.1 content like stumbling upon a glimmering hint of amethyst in the dark of a cave, or decorating your personal library with a collection of candles, Oceano is a delight to behold.
Of course, you might have guessed from the name that Oceano has a bit of a focus on the game’s water. Thankfully, the pack lives up to its name, and we can confirm that the water in Minecraft is absolutely gorgeous looking with Oceano installed. Waters are now crystal clear and have real-time reflections of the world around them, even the player! The water also laps against shorelines, bobbing around naturally rather than being completely still.
There’s also a ton of new weather effects to take in too. When it rains, puddles gather on the floor and reflect the environment accurately. Likewise, snowfall feels encompassing and thick as it smothers everything is a white sheet.
But these impressive visual effects don’t come cheap. Oceano Shader isn’t the most aggressive shader pack when it comes to squeezing your PC for everything it can muster, but it does pack quite a punch. Players using old laptops, outdated hardware or budget PCs will find themselves struggling to run Oceano at a comfortable frame rate.
What’s good about Oceano Shader 1.17.1 for Minecraft:
✔ Fantastic new water effects
✔ Powerful visual improvements that still fit Minecraft’s aesthetic
✔ Mind-blowing post-processing
What’s not good about Oceano Shader 1.17.1 for Minecraft:
X Quite demanding on performance
X Nothing else!
How to install Oceano Shader 1.17.1 for Minecraft
Installing Oceano Shader 1.17.1 is surprisingly easy. Even if you’ve never installed a shader pack before, we guarantee that with our simple guide you’ll have Oceano up and running in no time. Take a look down below!
Firstly, you’ll need Optifine to get any shader pack running. Optifine is a very powerful tool that improves the game’s performance significantly and allows for custom visual effects such as shaders to work. To install Optifine, check out our dedicated guide.
With Optifine installed, go and download Oceano Shader 1.17.1. This will come as a zip file, but you don’t need to open it or fiddle with the contents.
Open the Minecraft Launcher and start the game using your Optifine 1.17.1 profile. With the main menu on-screen, go to settings and click on the shader section. You then need to click on the button that reads something like ‘shader pack folder’.
This should open a folder for you. Take the zip for Oceano you downloaded earlier and place it into the folder. Then, to finish, go back to Minecraft’s shader pack menu and activate Oceano as your current shader. This may take a few seconds to load, so give it time.