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Iris Shader Mod: A Step-by-Step Guide for Minecraft 1.20.2

Shaders are a popular mod feature for Minecraft, and the Iris shader is a great option for players using the Fabric version of the game. This mod not only enhances the world with shaders but also offers compatibility with Optifine shader packs. Additionally, when combined with the Sodium mod, players can experience optimized performance.

To download and install the Iris shaders mod in Minecraft version 1.20.2, follow these steps:

1. Visit the official Iris shader website and download the Iris shader installer universal jar file.
2. Open the installer using Java.
3. Select version 1.20.2 and confirm the game directory.
4. Click the install button and wait for the installation to complete.

After completing these steps, a new Fabric installation of the game will be available in your game launcher. This installation already includes the Iris shader mod and is bundled with the Sodium mod for improved performance.

Before proceeding with the shader installation, run this new installation once to ensure all necessary files are fetched.

To install shaders:

1. Choose a shader compatible with the latest game version and download it.
2. Locate the shaderpack folder in the game's application data (e.g., “%appdata%/.minecraft/shaderpacks” on Windows).
3. Place the downloaded shader file into this folder.
4. Start the game with the Iris shader and go to video settings.
5. Choose the desired shader from the options and apply it.

Once applied, the shader will enhance the game's visuals and graphics, allowing players to enjoy their Minecraft experience with stunning visual effects.

Sources:
– [Iris shader mod website](https://irishorse.github.io/)
– [Sodium mod website](https://modrinth.com/mod/sodium)
– [Minecraft Official Website](https://www.minecraft.net/)

This guide will help Minecraft players using the Fabric version of the game to easily install and utilize the Iris shaders mod with Optifine shader packs, resulting in an enhanced visual experience.