Being written in Java, there is only so much that could be done for the graphical effects in Minecraft. The lack of effects has been an annoyance from day one, but with Minecraft being fully released, the lack of visual effects is boring to most players.
The Enhanced Visuals mod for Minecraft adds all new visual effects to Minecraft.
Minecraft has spent most of its time with children friendly and basic visuals. Get hit with a poison potion, you have pixels come out. Hit a mob, pixels come out. Get hit by a mob, you get knocked back, and lose health. Go under water, and you still see clearly. The Endermen are one of the worse cases of lack of visuals. Enderman are based on Slender Man, so why doesn’t your screen turn to static when you look at them? While most of this could be said to be a design choice, it is still boring.
Unlike other mods, the Enhanced Visuals mod 1.11.2 is not designed to enhance Minecraft’s functionality and doesn’t add in any new playable features. The mod only add new visuals and redesigned in-game visuals to make Minecraft feel more immersive than before.
While this mod doesn’t fix all the problems of the visual effects in Minecraft, it does add enough new visuals to the game to make it feel like the world is affecting the player. There are graphics that are violent like blood splatters when hitting mobs and when you are on low health, so user’s discretion is advised for the Enhanced Visuals mod.
Like many other mods for Minecraft, you need Minecraft Forge to run the Enhanced Visuals mod. Forge is an easy install and is pretty easy to find online. Once you have Forge installed, you need to download the version of mod that is for your Minecraft’s version. There are available versions for 1.7.10, 1.8.9, 1.9, 1.10.2 and 1.11.2. Once you download the files, open start and open run. Type %appdata% into the run window and press enter. Next find the Roaming/.minecraft/mods, and move the Enhanced Visuals Mod into the folder. Open Minecraft with Forge launcher and check if the mod is working by getting hit or taking damage. You should have the new visual effects happen when doing this. If not, check that you have all the files in the right place, and you are using the right version of Minecraft.
The idea for the Enhanced Visuals mod 1.11.2 was drafted by Sonicjumper. However, Sonicjumper wasn’t able to complete the mod, and keep it up to date with Minecraft. So, CreativeMD took over the Enhanced Visuals Mod for Minecraft and finished the mod. While the mod doesn’t add new game play, the new visuals keep Minecraft playable.
Blood Splatter on enemy contact and when you attack mobs/players/animals with weapons:
Sand and Snow Splats
Potion Splashing(OMG SO PRETTY)
Low health overlay:
Burn overlay when in lava (in survival, works best with diamond armor):
How to install?
- Make sure you Need Minecraft Forge
- Download CreativeCore
- Download Enhanced Visuals Mod file from link(s) below
- Go to Start menu. Type: %appdata%/.minecraft. Press Enter to Run %appdata%/.minecraft
- Go to minecraft/modsfolder. If Mods folder does not exist, create one
- Put Mod file into the mods folder
- Launch Minecraft using Forge Profile, then Open Menu
For Minecraft 1.6.2
For Minecraft 1.4.7
For Minecraft 1.5.2
For Minecraft 1.7.10
For Minecraft 1.8
For Minecraft 1.8.9
For Minecraft 1.9
For Minecraft 1.9.4
For Minecraft 1.10.2
For Minecraft 1.11.2
Credits: Sonicjumper, CreativeMD