Start A Tab: Minecraft Acid Trip Mod


Any mod with the stipulation “WARNING: May make you puke” has got to be worth posting, right? Right. Get ready to see something pretty amazing. Thanks to RPS reader Ross “Big Bangus” Angus for the tip.

The image above and the phenomenal video you can watch below aren’t really the result of a mod, but rather what happens if you combine both this GLSL Shaders mod with this custom shader, which you install by- quoting the video’s creator directly here- “copying it to a txt file then rename the txt to “base.vsh”, then making sure to backup your existing base.vsh, dragging it into the shaders folder located inside your minecraft.jar (once the GLSL shaders mod is installed of course)”.

Anyway, enough chatter. Take a look for yourself.


  1. Lewie Procter says:

    It’s like minecraft on acid!

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    • Frapple says:

      That’s quite interesting. That’s quite interesting. That’s quite interesting. That’s quite interesting.

    • TheFlyingWooly says:

      For hours and hours and hours…

    • BAReFOOt says:

      Shouldn’t there also be weird colors and creepers crawling in the walls?
      Not very much acidy.

      But I now finally “got” dubstep! Of course it required acid. How could I not have realized this??

  2. yurusei says:

    Looks like one of my dreams.

  3. Grinterloper says:


  4. Forceflow says:

    Fun with geometric shading. I bet you could do a lot of other funky stuff when using other functions than sin/cos :)

    • Gnoupi says:

      But at least with sin/cos it remains “organically coherent”, only wavy and nausea-inducing.

      I guess that more crazy function would possibly break the link you make between the actual 3D world and the image you see on screen, and be in the end more “kaleidoscope” than “distorted world”, if you know what I mean.

      Not sure I’m very clear, but I was watching this on fullscreen, so I doubt of my primary cognitive functions.

  5. rebb says:

    Faaar out, maaaaan.

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      Evil Timmy says:

      Oh wow maaan…i think these things aaarrrrreeeee


      k i c k i n g i nnnnnn

      *pukes out a sparkling rainbow, then rides it out of the scene like a putrescent scintillating magic carpet*

    • Pinkables says:

      That’s it. I HAVE to form a band and call it Putrescent Scintillating Magic Carpet.

  6. Pnikosis says:

    Oh, it looks completely aweso…bwaarrggllllggghhhh… ahem, pfeeww… (cleaning my mouth with the sleeve)

    • Quintin Smith says:

      Yeah, I was doing OK until I fullscreened it.

    • Stuart Walton says:

      You haven’t really tried it until you’ve turned on the 3D anaglyph mode.

    • MiniMatt says:

      Related barf note – anyone else really *REALLY* want to play Minecraft (and bought it yonks back before it was cool and everything) but gets that same feeling when playing regular vanilla Minecraft?

      Dunno if it’s the low res or the field of view or what but regular FPS corridor shooters are fine for me, but 10 minutes in my subterranean cobblestone mine and I’m ready to heave.

    • Lack_26 says:

      @MiniMatt, I have to play it in the small window, full-screen minecraft just ‘feels’ wrong and makes my stomach turn. My guess would be that it’s related to the FOV.

  7. Frapple says:


    Edit: Damn, beaten like a ginger step child.

  8. _Jackalope_ says:

    I don’t understand, this is just a video of me playing Minecraft.

    • Rich says:

      I thought it was just a video of someone walking around Warwick Castle. Doesn’t the world do that wavy thing for everyone?

  9. Doesntmeananything says:

    That shader needs to be implemented into every ‘nightmare’ level of every game from now on.

  10. DeanLearner says:

    Oh dear, I actually don’t feel great :S

  11. P4p3Rc1iP says:


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    john_silence says:

    A Minecraft mirage of harrowing beauty.
    Coated in vomit.

  13. Gravy says:

    Minecraft pfft , I get a error when i try and login saying to the effect that i haven’t bought the game, i did buy it last sept – after several emails months ago i’ve had no response at all.

    – 1 Mohjong

  14. tomeoftom says:

    So boss.

  15. blankname says:

    Finally we can perfectly recreate the Forest Temple from Ocarina of Time in Minecraft.

  16. Drake Sigar says:

    Jeff Bridges would be proud.

  17. Donjonson says:

    Awesome :) I can see myself striding the landscape with giant rubbery legs grinning at everything and successfully communing with nature while the world warps….. drugs are good. Drugs are good.

  18. Teddy Leach says:

    What is this I don’t even.

  19. McDan says:

    …I can’t see straight anymore

  20. Ovno says:


    Why oh god why….

    Also ace!

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    Hodge says:

    That black sheep is totally getting down.

  22. machinaexdeus says:

    Drunk mode enabled!

    This is how the world moves when I lie down after a few drinks, *manly cough* more than a few.

  23. olemars says:

    Hmmm. I have a big screen and anaglyphic glasses within reach.
    I wonder…

  24. JellyfishGreen says:

    Was this from eating the red spotty mushrooms or the little brown ones?

  25. Tinus says:

    When I envision vague designs for a game featuring Lovecraft’s non-euclidian geometry, this is kinda what it looks like. More of this, please!

  26. Jake says:

    Can this sort of thing be done to other games? Mirror’s Edge, Portal, Just Cause 2 or Amnesia for example.

  27. Twilightx says:

    this is the first time a video game gave me nausea. Seriously, even Descent wasn’t this succesful :)

  28. El_MUERkO says:

    Best thing about this is the discovery (by me) of Benji, link to

    All kinds of awesome!!!

  29. Holysheep says:

    Can I play this mod while I’m on acid? Can I go deeper?

  30. Mashakosha says:

    So, who else saw the title image and thought “Inception”?

  31. Nim says:

    I may need to sit down.

  32. Cpl Trim says:

    More of this for all games!
    Wasn’t there a level in Thief 1 that was a lot like this?

  33. Vitamin Powered says:

    Love the music matches the late 90s style techno video clip stylings.

  34. hjd_uk says:

    Anyone else thinking of Inception? EDIT : TL’DR Ninja’d

  35. Stitched says:

    Planescape’s Sigil. Make it happen.

  36. Chizu says:

    I’d seen this done before, in some little vid, again with dubstep or somesuch music over it.

    Its neat, but then melts your brain ingame.

  37. sassy says:

    I hate 3D but damn do I wish I could have seen this video in it.

    • alilsneaky says:

      I was just about the post the 3d thing.
      This on a 3d projector..
      Better keep a bucket ready.

  38. BunnyPuncher says:

    Can we have this mod on Aceof Spades? :D

  39. shaydeeadi says:

    Imagine building with that mod on, urgh.

  40. stele says:

    I also feel sick – I can’t tell if it’s from the wavy effect or that song.

  41. Tei says:

    I did a mod that cause vomit and instan brain hurt once.

    It was a FPS karate game in first person. Seems the FPS conventions “the mouse control the camera” is not a convention that you can trown away easy… . I did so the player was able to do a “rotating kicking” making the camera rotating with the player… so wen you see another player doing the rotating kick, his camera is actually rotating.

    I deleted the files gl_cmd.c, gl_cmd.h , and I have never done something like this again.

    • Quintin Smith says:

      Reminds me of that version of The Opera mod for Half-Life which spun the camera around 360 degrees when you did a forward roll or somersault. Zero to nausea in six seconds.

    • rapchee says:

      ooh i remember the opera mod :D it was very immersive

  42. Nero says:

    Whoa @_@

  43. gwathdring says:

    Somebody touched fuzzy.

  44. rapchee says:

    huh. this made me want a mod where the world looks like a globe. or perhaps is a globe. any wise person know about something like this?

  45. Dana says:

    I tried acid once and all it did was burn my tongue.

  46. JohnnyMaverik says:

    Reminds me more of being very, very drunk than on acid.

  47. Nimic says:

    Okay, I am still a little bit confused, and I saw this a few minutes ago.
    I think this video might have made me insane.

  48. deadpan says:

    Yeah, yeah, just let me know when it’s a playable game mode in Team Fortress 2.

  49. Zelius says:

    Something less trippy: which texture pack is this?

  50. FLBR says:

    As Quintin said, phenomenal.

    I’d really like to play Doom with this mod! Someone make it happen please!