The 1.17 pre-release is here and we couldn’t be happier. Not just because of new copper ores and fancy new tuff building blocks, but because we can enjoy all of those and more with our favorite shader packs. And today we’re lucky enough to try out one of our most favorite: Voyager Shaders 1.17!
So, strap into your netherite armor and get comfy, because we’re headed on a voyager to discover just exactly what makes Voyager Shaders 1.17 so great.
What is Voyager Shaders 1.17 for Minecraft?
Voyager Shaders is the perfect shader pack for adventurers and therefore is the perfect shader pack for enjoying 1.17’s Caves & Cliffs update. Traverse all the new content the game is unveiling with this mind-blowing, tree-punching, obsidian-blasting shader pack. Treat yourself during your upcoming 1.17 voyages, and use this shader pack to completely upgrade your Minecraft experience!
Is Voyager Shaders 1.17 for Minecraft worth the download?
You bet! Voyager Shaders is a powerhouse when it comes to improving the way Minecraft looks. If you’ve been on the lookout for a shader pack that adds a certain cinematic look to your favorite block building game, then your search (or voyage!) is over.
Voyager Shaders employs a fancy lighting system, weather effects, motion blur, dynamic foliage, and so much more to make the Minecraft world feel truly alive. What’s more is that it also has native support for mods like Biome O Plenty, Conquest Reforged, Dynamic Trees, and Streams river.
The true impact of Voyager Shaders really has to be seen to be believed. While screenshots are impressive, there’s nothing like exploring your favorite maps, builds, and servers with such a stunning array of visual effects to transform the way the game feels.
Unfortunately, like all shader packs, Voyager Shaders can really make your PC work hard. Those of you with not so great PCs may want to give this one a pass as it can be a real beast to get running. Even after extensive tweaking in Optifine’s shader settings menu, you may find that the power of Voyager is just too much to get consistently solid performance in moment-to-moment gameplay.
That said, Voyager is one of the best shader packs out there. Period. Even if you can’t run it smoothly during gameplay, it makes a fantastic tool for screenshots and builds showcases, and it comes highly recommended as the top of its class.
What’s good about Voyager Shaders 1.17 for Minecraft:
✔ Jaw-dropping visuals
✔ Beautiful custom skyboxes
✔ Amazing dynamic effects
What’s not good about Voyager Shaders 1.17 for Minecraft:
X Very difficult to run smoothly
X Not recommended for low or mid-tier computer setups
X Does require Optifine to run
How to install Voyager Shaders 1.17 for Minecraft
Never installed a shader pack before, but want to give Voyager Shaders a try? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there before. That’s why we include a handy guide at the end of every review so that you know exactly how to get the shader packs you want to try out running! Take a peek down below!
To get any shader pack working, you’ll need to download and install Optifine. Don’t worry though. Although it’s an additional download, you probably should always play with Optifine installed, as it significantly improves the game’s performance, and gives you greater flexibility in your settings menu. Trust us, it’s great. See here to learn how to install Optifine.
With Optifine installed, installing shader packs is easy. Just download Voyager Shaders 1.17 and move the zip somewhere convenient. Next, go to the shader pack setting in Minecraft (remember to launch it with Optifine) and click the button that opens the shader pack folder.
With the folder open, drop the zip file inside. Now make sure to activate the pack in the in-game menu. That’s all it takes!
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