Optifine is one of the most downloaded Minecraft mods ever made, and in this article, we will teach you how to download & install Optifine in Minecraft. What started out as just a simple that mod that increased performance has grown to do so much more. Now, Optifine not only helps you run Minecraft fast with no lag, but it also can increase the graphics of Minecraft making it look absolutely beautiful. No matter what you’re looking to use Optifine for, this article will teach you how to download and install it!
How To Download & Install Optifine In Minecraft
Step 1) Download Optifine
You can’t install Optifine if you don’t have it downloaded, so step one is to click here and go download Optifine. Most likely, you’ll want the latest version available, and I would always recommend getting the ‘Ultra’ version as that is going to have the most features. Once you’ve found the version you want, click the ‘(mirror)’ link/button next to it.
After that, you will be taken to a page with a bunch of ads. In the middle of all of these ads, you will see ‘Download OptiFine’ with the version right after that. Click this, and Optifine will automatically download! You may need to confirm that Optifine is a safe file, and judging by the millions of download it has had, I can confirm it is. Now, that you’ve sorted through all of the download pages, it’s on to the next step!
Step 2) Open The Optifine Installer
Once you’ve downloaded Optifine, it’s time to open up the Optifine Installer. This is actually pretty simple as well. All you’ll need to do is right-click on the downloaded file, select ‘open with’, and then click ‘Java(TM) Platform SE binary’. Once you do this, a little program will open up.
Step 3) Install Optifine
If any part of this tutorial is easy, this is probably it. Once you’ve gotten the Optifine Installer open, all you have to do in order to actually install the mod is click the ‘Install’ button. From there, Optifine will magically install itself! After a few minutes, a box will pop-up that says “OptiFine is successfully installed.’
Note: Be sure to have the most recent version of Minecraft installed. You can do this by just running the game from the Minecraft Launcher with NO MODS. If you don’t have the most recent version of Minecraft installed, Optifine will not be able to be installed.
Step 4) Opening Minecraft W/ Optifine
You’re not done installing Optifine just yet. Now, you need to open up the normal Minecraft launcher and click the little, green, up arrow next to the ‘PLAY’ button. From there, you want to look for a version that is titled ‘Optifine’. Click that version and hit ‘PLAY’!
Step 5) Enjoy Optifine in Minecraft!
Congratulations. You now know how to download & install Optifine in Minecraft! With Optifine perfectly installed, optimizing Minecraft’s graphics has never been so easy. If you want to speed up the game, turn the graphics down, if you want to make it look like a futuristic, MMO RPG, turn everything up to 11. The choice is yours. With that being said, if you’ve got any questions or if you have any problems with getting Optifine installed and working in your game, just post a comment below. We’ll do the best we can to help you out!
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