Author Topic: Enhanced Graphics Screenshots + Graphical Resources  (Read 138426 times)

Welcome to the one stop shop for enhancing (or just modifying) Blockland graphics. Enhanced graphics is an umbrella term for the multitude of enhancements (or modifications) available.

ReShade + Custom Shaders vs Default

More Screenshots


Graphical Resources
Most of these resources can be fine tuned for the results desired, especially ReShade.

Post-processing Shaders

Use a large variety of shaders, including ambient occlusion/obscurance, real time depth of field (as opposed to default DOF screenshot command), bloom, antialiasing, and color adjustments. Usage instructions included above the download button.

Latest version: 4.5.4 on Feb 8th 2020
How to get the depth buffer working in multiplayer

Legacy version for Blockland: 3.0.3 on October 21st, 2016
Patched (multiplayer depth buffer) 3.0.3

Older versions of ReShade


qUINT - quintessential shader collection
"...a collection of highly polished shaders"
Use this collection of shaders; below is for legacy versions of ReShade

ReShade 3.0 Guide for newcomers

Marty McFly's Ambient Obscurance (MXAO) with IL
Usage instructions are included in a pdf file in the zip file for 2.0.
Latest version: 3.1.0

ReShade Shader Presentation

Legacy ReShade usage instructions
[Guide] Setting up ReShade (2.0) for Blockland

ReShade Assistant (ReShade 2.0)
   Extract to a location of your liking and run the ReShade Assistant tool
   Add the games you want to apply post-processing shaders to on the "Profiles" tab
   Add or select presets on the "Presets" tab
   Active/Deactivate effects on the "Shaders" tab and modify their configuration on the "Shader Settings" tab
   Finally hit "Save" to apply your settings to the current preset and see them being applied to the game

ReShade Mediator (ReShade 1.0)

Default Shader Enhancements

Shader Packs

Ultimate Shader Pre-Config Pack
Includes 9 fancy shaders to use with Graphix and 2 Many Point Lights modifications that use the Ultimate Shader

Hata's Shader Toggle
A client add-on that cycles between 6 non-default and default shaders, including port's older soft shadow shader, port's newer poisson disc soft shadow shader, ultra shaders, performance shaders, and Hata's custom soft shaders in 3 quality levels (Custom High, Custom Mid, Custom Low). Unannounced update on August 18, 2016.

Port's Shaders
*"replace portify with qoh in the url"*

Original soft shadows
The first soft shadows shader release. Follow the instructions in the linked gist to use.

Optimized + Ultra soft shadows
(performance/optimized) (ultra)
Optimized soft shadows shader and ultra shaders (major performance cost).

Poisson disc soft shadows shader
A poisson disc soft shadows shader which is faster than the prior ones.

Custom poisson disc distribution generators
Original: (download)
Improved version: > Ctrl + F "Poisson Disk Generator"

Shadow Opacity
Make shadowed areas appear less flat. Blockland's default renderCsm_frag.glsl with the Opacity fix from Awdax.

Other shadow resources

A newer alternative to the below add-on.

Better Shadow Control
"Change shadows and shaders with more precision!"

Adaptive Shaders (by Jasa)
"Adds a setting to the options menu to adjust your shader quality based on your frame rate"

Rendering Optimization Experiments
A DLL that optimizes rendering especially when using shadows.

Large Orthographic Screenshots
A DLL for creating orthographic screenshots.

Miscellaneous Shaders

Many Point Lights
Use more static lights.

Curved world
Make distant objects curve downward.
Easily configurable *_vert.glsl file for this effect

Ultimate Shader | Contact-Hardening/Percentage-Closer/Perceptually-Correct Soft Shadows (CHSS/PCSS) - Dynamic Soft Shadows based on distance
A do-it-all shader that has the unique feature of realistic shadow softening with distance. Original Topic
_vert file:

Port Shader Experiment

Screenshot Enhancements

Console Adjustments

Make very high resolution screenshots.

DOF screenshot adjustments
$pref::dofSamples = 64;
$dofScale = "0.15";

More Reference
setFov(1 < float < 179);
serverConnection.chaseCam(ticks); //tick = ~1/32 second
setRes(width, height);

Panorama screenshots
A tutorial on taking panorama screenshots.


Block Cam
In-game screenshot manager and camera with several capture type options.

Max Shader Screenshot
Takes screenshots using maximum shaders; recommended for lower end computers.

UI Enhancements/Replacements

Theme Engine
Easily change between themes without messing with default files.
Outside of theme repository:
Zetro UI theme
Default crosshair (Theme_Crosshair_Default)
Old Faithful theme

"GUI+ (or GuiPlus); this is a new interface for the main menu, loading menu, join server menu, and message boxes (only works when you are not on a server (meaning at the main menu))."
Old topic

Loading Screen Slideshow
Replaces the server loading screen with a loop of screenshots and a "now loading" text.

Font Changer script
A script to change the fonts used by GUIs.

Miscellaneous Resources

Badspot on custom shaders
Badspot tells how to load your own custom shaders properly.


Brick Texture Selector
Use different brick textures (server-sided).

2K Resolution Studs + 4 More Brick Textures
Higher resolution default studs and 4 more brick textures.

Plastic/Shiny Bricks
Makes the sides of bricks "shine like actual, plastic, interconnecting building blocks".

Brick Tessellation v1
Makes bricks look bumpy (server-sided).

Brick Tessellation v2
"Bumpy Bricks!"

Cakey's Brick Textures


Newtonian Camera Movement
A client add-on for smoother camera movement.

360 View
360 view; can be used to make 360 Blockland videos. Follow instructions in this guide to properly upload a 360 video to YouTube, otherwise it won't use the 360 video player.
Note that 360 videos with this add-on (both of the above) are distorted at the top and bottom.


Custom Resolution
Use nonstandard resolutions.

Rain Blocking Scripts
No more rain indoors.

Tendon's Rain Blocking Script
chrisbot6's Bricks Block Rain Mod

GPU Configuration

(2011) NVIDIA Guide
Guide to get the most out of a NVIDIA video card graphics wise if performance is no object.

Want more advanced configuration?: NVIDIA Inspector
Of most interest of the NVIDIA control panel is anti-aliasing, which while performance costly, can remove aliasing (jagged edges) for improved visuals.
There are various anti-aliasing modes available; the newer options (not CSAA) should more performance effective.

Frame rate

Built-in FPS counter and frame spacing viewer

FPS Counter Add-ons
FPS Display by TheBlackParrot (2014)
FPS Counter by Mawpius (2011)

Rendering and Blockland

Bloxel Renderer
A renderer Badspot made in 2007 that creates server preview style images.

Gytyyhgfffff's minimap generator program
A java program that can create minimaps with shadows.

3D computer graphics and modelling software, which has plenty of uses beyond just cycles rendering.

BLS Importer
Import BLS (BlockLand Save) files into blender.

A BLS2OBJ converter. You'll have to make faces flat shaded though.

DTS Importer
Import DTS model files into blender.

Related Threads
2012/02/05 - Shadows and Shaders vs. Interiors and Terrain [Fan Art Too]
Merging Code - Custom Shaders
Brian Smith's Cel Shader Pictures
the 3d screenshot thread
Breaking the Shaders
Sepia Shader
Shadow Screenshots
Ultra Shaders Screenshot Megathread!
ReShade + Blockland
Post pics of your soft shaders!
Draw distance beyond 1000
Cross-Eye Stereographic

Timeline (M/D/Y | M/Y):
2/13/20 - Thread Update
1/26/20 - Large Orthographic Screenshots
1/13/20 - Ultimate Shader Pre-Config Pack
7/9/19 - Rendering Optimization Experiments
5/20/19 - PCSS Vogel Disk update
1/29/19 - Graphix
1/8/19 - minimap generator program
11/18/18 - ReShade 4.0
9/19/18 - Screen-Space Reflections (qUINT)
9/2/18 - Enhanced Graphics Discord Launched
8/11/18 - Reshade 3.4.1
6/26/18 - qUINT
6/24/18 - ReShade 3.4.0
5/14/18 - Brick Tessellation v2
4/14/18 - MXAO 3.4.60
2/10/18 - thread update
1/21/18 - PCSS shader release
1/6/18 00:13:29 EST - thread update
10/19/17 - MXAO 3.1.0
3/11/17 10:57:25 EST - thread update
2/15/17 - MXAO 2.0 released
1/1/17 - ReShade 3.0.6 (doesn't work for Blockland) released; ReShade open source
10/21/16 - ReShade 3.0.3 (older working version for Blockland)
9/29/16 - ReShade 3.0
7/16/16, 11:25:12 AM EST - thread update
7/6/16 - Better Shadow Control
4/3/16 - ReShade 2.0.3f
3/23/16 - MXAO 1.0r
3/6/16 - ReShade 2.0
2/12/16 - Original post
11/4/15 - ReShade 1.1.0
7/13/15 - ReShade 1.0
2/1/15 - ReShade + Blockland thread
12/24/14 - ReShade 0.10.0
9/21/13 - Soft Shadows thread

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« Last Edit: February 13, 2020, 01:54:41 AM by QuadStorm »

bookmarked just for the list of graphical resources. i've needed this list for a while.

keywords: shaders list, shader list, custom shaders , custom shader, list of shaders

i'd contribute but i can only run soft shaders - wont be able to do anything as cool as your arches of constantine pic.

Great ressources! Sticky pls
« Last Edit: February 12, 2016, 05:21:17 AM by MrLoL »

Pin this

Thease are useful

woha that's a lot of resources, I will bookmark this just as Conan

« Last Edit: February 12, 2016, 07:17:38 AM by MrLoL »

i love that brick reflection i want it

So how many fps do you have with that?

About 20-30, mostly because of ultra shaders, but above 50 with Hata's Custom High
« Last Edit: February 12, 2016, 09:31:53 AM by MrLoL »

i love that brick reflection i want it


it seems like you just need reshade

i can tell because it looks like walls are reflecting the environment in the background. still looks amazing nonetheless

it seems like you just need reshade

i can tell because it looks like walls are reflecting the environment in the background. still looks amazing nonetheless
Okay but when I DL it I just get a file that I have no clue what do do with.

« Last Edit: February 12, 2016, 11:12:01 AM by Trogtor »