ShaderMap Version 4 R3
ShaderMap Installation Instructions
  1. Visit
  2. Locate the "ShaderMap 4 Installer" section and click the "Download Now" button - This will start the download in your browser.
  3. Locate the installation file "ShaderMap_v4_#_#.exe" in your downloads folder.
  4. Follow the installation prompts to install ShaderMap.
  5. Be sure to install the Visual C++ runtimes and DirectX 9 binaries during installation. They will not overwrite any existing Visual C++ or DirectX runtime, only update any missing files needed by ShaderMap.

    * If you do not have access to the internet during installation, the VC++ and DX9 files can be downloaded and installed manually. You can download the full installers here:

Activation of a Pro License
  1. After checkout you will receive a password to login to your ShaderMap account. Ensure emails from are not sent to your spam folder.
    • If you upgraded through your account then the password email will not be sent to you.
  2. Visit
  3. Log in to your ShaderMap account on the right of the screen. If you forgot your password, click the "Reset Password" link.
  4. Once logged in, click the button for your "ShaderMap 4 Pro License Key" - This will start the download in your browser.
  5. Locate the activation key, it should be in your downloads folder. The key file will be of type *.sm4lk.
  6. Double click the activation key and ShaderMap 4 should start fully activated. You can also drag and drop the file to the ShaderMap 4 shortcut.

Minimum System Requirements
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
  • 32 or 64 bit CPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2 GB Free Hard Drive
  • Graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
Recommended System Configuration
  • Windows 10
  • 64 bit CPU
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 8 GB Free Hard Drive
  • Graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher

Automatic Updates *

If you have Auto Updates enabled in the ShaderMap Options and Settings then updates to ShaderMap 4 will be downloaded in the background and you will be notified when they are ready to install. Updates can be much smaller than the full installer downloaded through the ShaderMap website.

* Requires an active Internet Connection.

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