Minecraft is a popular sandbox game. It allows users to install mods to improve gaming experience. OptiFine is such a mod made by sp614x, that improves the performance, graphical effects, and stability of Minecraft. This post from MiniTool Partition Wizard offers you the guide on OptiFine download and installation.
How to Download OptiFine for Minecraft
Before you download OptiFine, you should know that this mod is only applicable for Minecraft Java Edition. If you are playing other editions, you can’t install OptiFine. Here is the guide on how to download OptiFine for Minecraft:
Step 1: Go to the OptiFine official website (optifine.net). Click Downloads tab. Now you are on the OptiFine download page.
Step 2: Click Show all versions. All OptiFine versions will be listed. But which version should you download? You should determine depending on the Minecraft version you are playing. Currently, the latest Minecraft Java Edition is 1.17.1 version. But some people may like to play old versions for the following reasons:
- Different versions of Minecraft have different game contents. Users playing different versions cannot play together.
- Some mods are only applicable for some specific versions.
Step 3: After deciding which version you want to download, click the Download button to get it.
As for games, Minecraft Windows 10 or Java edition, which one is better? This post will analyze several key factors helping you select a suitable one.
How to Install OptiFine
After completing the OptiFine download, you can start installing this mod. Usually, there are 2 ways to install it:
- Install OptiFine without Forge.
- Install OptiFine with Forge.
This post shows you how to fix OptiFine not installing issue. You can try these ways one by one.
How to Install OptiFine Without Forge
Step 1: Please make sure you have Java installed. If you haven’t installed it, please go to Java official page to download and install it.
Step 2: Launch Minecraft and play the Minecraft version on which you want to install OptiFine at least once. Then, quit the game.
Step 3: Right-click the OptiFine installer file and choose Open with > Java (TM) Platform SE binary. Then, click Install. After the installation is completed, click OK.
Step 4: Launch the Minecraft again and this time you can enjoy the Minecraft version with OptiFine modded.
How to Install OptiFine With Forge
Step 1: Make sure you have Java installed. Then, go to files.minecraftforge.net to download a Forge version suitable for the Minecraft version.
Step 2: Launch Minecraft and play the Minecraft version on which you want to install Forge. Then, quit the game.
Step 3: Right-click the Forge installer file and choose Open with > Java (TM) Platform SE binary. Then, click OK to start installing it. After the installation is completed, click OK.
Step 4: Play the Minecraft version with Forge modded. Then, click Mods > Open mods folder. This should navigate to path: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\mods. Please copy the OptiFine installer file into this folder.
Step 5: Quit the game and launch it again. This time, you can enjoy the Minecraft version with OptiFine and Forge modded.
What is Minecraft Forge? How to fix Minecraft Forge not working issue? If you are not clear about these questions, read this post to find the answers.
How to Use OptiFine
After launching the Minecraft version with OptiFine modded, please go to Options > Video Settings. You will notice that with OptiFine installed, you have so many more customization options with the graphics in Minecraft. Adjust them and enjoy the game.