To put this simply, I want to get a realistic look to my minecraft game, have been playing the game a while but haven't modded until recently. I am running current (1.15.2). What I did so far:
I decided on the Clarity 1.15 for textures. So installed Forge and Clarity. They work. I also added some mods for mapping (Xaeros), Dramatic Skys 1.15, the anvil mending, nongfus Fantasy Weapons, and Serene seasons. All show up and work.
Now I read more about Shading.. So I get a few shading mods: OptiFine, Trilitons, SEUS. Beyond Belief and Ultra High Perf Shader. All were under 1.15 threads saying updated for use. When setting them up, I had to run the OptiFine and install. That shows up in the launcher where my forge shows up at bottom left. I have to switch to it, but it says 1.14, and loads the game as such. The shader packs all show up there for me to use.
So, this confuses me. If I use the shader packs, does this switch me to Minecraft 1.14 now? Getting confused on what to use for 1.15.2.
My goal was to get a realistic look and feel to the game as I can. Looking for weather, atmosphere, textures. Am I doing any of this correctly?? lol.. Please, some direction would be helpful. I am happy with the forge there, but if I swap do I lose the forge mods too? Or are there just no shaders out yet for 1.15.2?
**********Looks like there are no shaders out for 1.15 yet due to no Optifine for 1.15. Most vids mislead it seems..