How to install Optifine HD

OptiFine HD Mod is actually described as a performance enhancement modification that doubles the Frames per Second (FPS).

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OptiFine HD install For Minecraft 1.9/1.8/1.7

In case you have Magic Launcher, then installation is easy. Here’s how to do it;

  • You first need to download OptiFine HD Mod file and this is in accordance to your game version
  • You then proceed to use Forge Installer in installing Minecraft Forge. Once you are done installing, you run the game so as to complete Forge installation.
  • Got to Start Menu and type %appdata%/.minecraft.mods then hit the Enter key.
  • After that, you then move the Mod Jar File in the Mod file in step 1.
  • In finishing, you then open Minecraft Launcher where you select Forge profile from the dropdown menu and click on the ‘Play Minecraft’ option.

For 1.6 and up

Installation for Minecraft 1.6.x

A. Easy

  • Use the official launcher to download and start once Minecraft 1.6.x
  • Start Magic Launcher
  • Click “Setup”
  • Select Environment “1.6.x”
  • Click “Add” -> select the OptiFine ZIP file
  • Click “OK”
  • Login and play

B. Not so easy

  • Use the official launcher to download and start once Minecraft 1.6.x.
  • Go to the minecraft base folder (the official launchers shows it when you click “Edit Profile” as “Game Directory”)
  • Go in subfolder “Versions”
  • Rename the folder “1.6.x” to “1.6.x_OptiFine”
  • Go in the subfolder “1.6.x_OptiFine”
  • Rename “1.6.x.jar” to “1.6.x_OptiFine.jar”
  • Rename “1.6.x.json” to “1.6.x_OptiFine.json”
  • Open the file “1.6.x_OptiFine.json” with a text editor and replace “id”:”1.6.x” with “id”:”1.6.x_OptiFine” and save the file
  • Copy the files from the OptiFine ZIP file in “1.6.x_OptiFine.jar” as usual (you can use the 1.5.2 instructions for this) and remove the META-INF folder from “1.6.x_OptiFine.jar”.
  • Start the official launcher
  • Click “Edit Profile”
  • Select “Use version:” -> “release 1.6.x_OptiFine”
  • Click “Save Profile”
  • Click “Play” or “Login” to start the game

Installation for Minecraft 1.6.x with Forge

A. Easy

  • Use the official launcher to download and start once Minecraft 1.6.x.
  • Use the Forge installer to install Minecraft Forge
  • Use the official launcher to start once Minecraft with the Forge profile.
  • Start Magic Launcher
  • Click “Setup”
  • Select Environment “Forge9.10.X.Y”
  • Click “Add” -> select the OptiFine ZIP file
  • Click “Advanced”
  • In the field “Parameters” add “-Dfml.ignorePatchDiscrepancies=true”
  • Click “OK”
  • Login and play

B. Not so easy

  • Use the official launcher to download and start once Minecraft 1.6.x.
  • Use the Forge installer to install Minecraft Forge
  • Go to the minecraft base folder (the official launchers shows it when you click “Edit Profile” as “Game Directory”)
  • Go in subfolder “Versions”
  • Go in subfolder “Forge9.10.X.Y”
  • Copy the files from the OptiFine ZIP file to “Forge9.10.X.Y.jar” as usual (you can use the 1.5.2 instructions for this) and remove the META-INF folder from “Forge9.10.X.Y.jar”.
  • Start the official launcher
  • Select profile “Forge”
  • Click “Edit Profile”
  • Select the checkbox “JVM Options” and in the field next to it add “-Dfml.ignorePatchDiscrepancies=true”
  • Click “Save Profile”
  • Click “Play” or “Login” to start the game

 

For Minecraft 1.5 and down

If possible start with a clean minecraft.jar and check the mod compatibility section above.

A. Easy Installation

  • 1) Download and start the Magic Launcher
  • 2) Click Setup, click Add, select the downloaded zip file
  • 3) Click OK, login and play Minecraft

B. Manual Installation

Windows/Linux Instructions:

  • 1) Locate your minecraft.jar file. On Windows, it’s in %APPDATA%/.minecraft/bin
  • 2) Create a backup of minecraft.jar
  • 3) Open minecraft.jar in an archive editor (WinRar/7-Zip/etc)
  • 4) Delete the META-INF folder.
  • 5) Copy (drag and drop) the .class files from the downloaded zip file into the jar file, replacing previous files.
  • 6) Run Minecraft and test!

Mac Instructions:

  • 1) Locate your minecraft.jar file. On Mac, it’s in <home>/Library/Application Support/minecraft/bin
  • 2) Create a backup of minecraft.jar
  • 3) Rename minecraft.jar to minecraft.zip and double-click it to extract the contents
  • 4) Rename the resulting folder to minecraft.jar and open it
  • 5) Copy the .class files from the downloaded zip into the minecraft.jar folder, replacing previous files
  • 6) Run Minecraft and test

 

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