Optifine is a remarkably popular Minecraft optimization mod. What this basically means is that it allows the game to run more smoothly with better fps.
This mod tends to be popular with users which do not have a very powerful setup or those who are aiming for a fully optimal game experience.
This guide will show you all the steps required, how to download Optifine, how to install Optifine, and how to run it as well.
However, please do be aware, this article requires you to install java. Without it, it’s not possible to download Optifine using this method.
1. Downloading Optifine
Downloading Optifine is a relatively straightforward process. Just go to here and install the version of Optifine you desire (depends upon the Minecraft version you have). Once you have downloaded it, run the setup.
2. Installing Optifine
Installing Optifine is not very difficult as well. Once you’ve opened the setup, a window like this will appear:
Just click on Install. After the installation completes, you can proceed ahead and click on ok. Optifine is now successfully installed.
3. Running Optifine
Open your Minecraft launcher. On the bottom, you can select the Optifine version you’ve installed. TLauncher already has Optifine added to its versions so for launchers other than this which doesn’t have the mod pre-installed you will see the new Optifine option.
After you’ve selected the version, click on install. When the installation completes, you will enter the game. Done! that’s how you install Optifine; it’s now up and running. Now hold your horses, this doesn’t mean that your fps will skyrocket magically, there are a few settings you have to tweak for that. Let us continue.
4. Changing Some Settings
Open settings. Go to video settings. Youll see that its a bit changed; there are a lot more options for us to tweak and play with. I must, however, tell you that different devices may have different combinations of setting to give the maximum result. What works perfectly for one device may not work as efficiently for another. Still, let us continue.
In the Video Settings
Change Graphics to fast
Turn Smooth Lighting off
Decrease Smooth Lighting Level to your liking
Turn Dynamic Lights off
Render distance is the most important factor for fps increase. You do not want your render distance to be more than 4 chunks. Make that 8 chunks if you have a better setup. Decreasing render distance will significantly increase fps. However, do not make your render distance less than 2 chunks
Turn Entity Shadows off
Go to Detail Settings
Turn Clouds to fast
Turn Trees to fast
Turn off Sky
Turn Fog off
Turn Stars Off
Turn Cloud Height off
Turn Fog Start to as low as you want (less than 0.6 would be preferable)
Turn Biome Blend off
In the Animation Settings, turn everything off, except Particles. You want to keep that to Decreased or Minimal
Open Quality Settings
Change the Minimap Level to nearest
Turn Custom Sky off
Turn Better Snow off
Turn Better Grass off
Turn Smart Animations on
Turn Faster Render on
Done. Hopefully, you’ll see your fps increase substantially. That’s it. See you next time!