How to install Optifine

This guide will show you how to install Optifine.


The obvious thing to try first is installing Optifine. Optifine is a Minecraft optimization mod that allowed Minecraft to run faster and look better with support for HD textures and a lot more configuration options.

Optifine can be installed using the stand-alone version or the mod version.

In this guide, I will be using the stand-alone version.

Step 1

First, you will have to download Optifine from the website:

Choose the version that you would like to play in. If it is a newer version that has not been released yet, try to find it in "Preview versions".

Step 2

Make sure you have 64-bit Java installed. If you play Minecraft, you probably have it already installed, but updating cannot hurt.

Step 3

After downloading, close Minecraft and the launcher if they are open.

Step 4

Install Java by double-clicking it, just click next until Java has finished installing.

Step 5

Now you may install Optifine, by double-clicking the file. After a couple of seconds, it should show a window. Then press install. It can take several minutes to install, but when it is done press "OK".

Step 6

If it installed correctly, you can delete the files you have downloaded. After that, just launch the Minecraft launcher and the Optifine release should be set as a preset profile. Then start the game.

Step 7

If you see "(Modded)" next to the game version, then congragulations! You have now installed Optifine! But to get even more FPS I recommend changing some settings, or you could follow my other guide.