How To Install OptiFine Mod in Minecraft

If you are already obsessed with Minecraft, how much ever you will try to resist, you won’t be able to. Minecraft is often described as a ‘sandbox game’. In Minecraft, it’s a virtual land where users can build their own worlds and experiences, using building blocks, resources discovered on the site and their own imagination.  In this space, we will learn how to install OptiFine.

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is one of the most played games of the virtual game world and there are so many Minecraft lovers who play Minecraft all the time. The game is available on multiple platforms like a computer, smartphone, tablet, Pi, XBox, Nintendo Wii, and PlayStation. It was released in 2009. Not only Minecraft has made its permanent place in game room but also into the classroom, as many teachers increasingly find ways to utilize the game for educational purposes.


Why is Minecraft so popular?

Minecraft has rapidly went on to become one of the most loved games. It was built by a small team. While Minecraft has been known as a game with no rules. It doesn’t have with a set of instructions, or a stated objective, thereby giving players a lot of flexibility. Users can rebuild an existing fantasy world or create a new one from scratch, they can fight villains and go for adventure, and they can play individually or with friends. Moreover, it can be played at any level.

But, recently, some of the users have faced discomfort which is because of their computer specification that is not adaptable to the latest version of Minecraft. If you also have come across issues with Minecraft, you do not need to worry anymore because you can still make your Minecraft gameplay performance ace by using OptiFine Mods.

What is OptiFine?

OptiFine is a perfect choice for personal computers that want to run Mincracraft better and smoother. It is a Minecraft mod that enhances Minecraft’s graphics for smooth performance. In addition, it adds several video options, such as dynamic lighting, to Minecraft’s settings. Also, it allows you to run resource pack HD without installing any other mods. Mostly it can double or triple your FPS.

Installing the OptiFine 1.12.1 for Minecraft 1.6.2 (or newer) on PC will be enhancing your block-building adventures. This is designed to provide detailed, dynamic, and better realistic graphics to your Minecraft experience.

Other features include a boost to the frame-rate, dynamic lighting, HD texture support, variable render distances, fog control, and we can go on.

Now that you know what is OptiFine let’s have a look at how to install how to install OptiFine. This guide will help you with step-by-step instructions.

Make sure that you note it that OptiFine is a computer installation only. You cannot download OptiFine for Minecraft on mobile or other platforms.


How to Install OptiFine 1.12.1 for Minecraft

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There are two ways of installing OptiFine:

Option 1

Step 1: Go to on your computer’s web browser.

Step 2: Select “Download” situated to the right of the top OptiFine link under the “OptiFine HD Ultra” heading.

Step 3: Hold on for 5 seconds, then click SKIP AD in the top-right corner of the screen, also you may first need to click “Continue” on the ad-blocker warning.

Step 4: Click the “Download OptiFine link” situated in the middle of the page.

Step 5: Click “Keep or Allow” in case, your browser warns you that OptiFine might be dangerous.

Step 6: Make sure you update Minecraft as of August which is the latest version.


Option 2:

If you are not able to install using above steps or you have a version of OptiFine which is too old and not adaptable to the above process, we have another way you can try with and run in your Minecraft game.

Step 1: Go to the official launcher to download and start Minecraft 1.6.2.

Step 2: Go to the Minecraft base folder which will be shown in the official launcher when you click “Edit Profile” and “Game Directory”

Step 3: Now go to the “Versions” subfolder

Step 4: Change the name from “1.6.2” folder to “1.6.2_OptiFine” for convenience.

Step 5: Go into “1.6.2_OptiFine” subfolder

Step 6: Change its name from “1.6.2.jar” to “1.6.2_OptiFine.jar”

Step 7: Again, change from “1.6.2.json” to “1.6.2_OptiFine.json”

Step 8: Open the file “1.6.2_OptiFine.json” using a text editor

Step 9: Switch “id”:”1.6.2″ with “id”:”1.6.2_OptiFine”

Step 10: Now save the file

Step 11: Replicate (Copy) the files from the “OptiFine ZIP file” in “1.6.2_OptiFine.jar” as usual

Step 12: Delete the META-INF folder from “1.6.2_OptiFine.jar”.

Step 13: Open the official launcher

Step 14: Click “Edit Profile”

Step 15: Choose “Use version: release 1.6.2_OptiFine”

Step 16: Click on “Save Profile”

Step 17: Click “Play” or “Login” to begin with the game.

If only “Play Offline” is available, then log out and log in once again to fix it.

You will have to follow different protocol if you will be installing the OptiFine 1.12.1 update if you have got Minecraft with Forge installed. Here are the step wise instructions for this protocol:


Installing OptiFine to Minecraft with Forge

Step 1: Go to the official launcher to download and start Minecraft 1.6.2

Step 2: Work with the Forge installer to set up Forge

Step 3: Go to the Minecraft base folder

Step 4: Then go to “Versions” subfolder

Step 5: Then go to subfolder “Forge9.10.X.Y”

Step 6: Copy all the files from the OptiFine ZIP file to “Forge9.10.X.Y.jar”

Step 7: Delete the META-INF folder from “Forge9.10.X.Y.jar”

Step 8: Launch the official launcher

Step 9: Select profile “Forge”

Step 10: Then click “Edit Profile”

Step 11: Select in that, the checkbox “JVM Arguments”

Step 12: After that add in the field next to it,”-Dfml.ignoreInvalidMinecraftCertificates=true -Dfml.ignorePatchDiscrepancies=true”

Step 13: Click “Save Profile”

Step 14: Then click “Play” or “Login” to launch the game.

If only “Play Offline” is available, then log out and log in once again to fix it.


How to test Forge?

If you want to make sure if Forge is loading or not, you can check it by seeing it on the bottom left of the Minecraft menu. If you will see “Minecraft Forge XX.XX.XX”, you have installed Forge correctly.


Are Tutorials available which can help to install OptiFine in Minecraft?

Yes, there are Many available on YouTube. Here are our handpicked tutorials:

How to install Optifine Mod – Minecraft 1.12.2+

How to Download & Install Optifine in Minecraft 1.12.2


How can OptiFine setting be adjusted?

The advanced OptiFine setting can be done by opening “Options” and choose “Video Setting”. So, you can always adjust the setting whenever you want to.

Thus, this all about whatever steps you need to follow when you want to install OptiFine in Minecraft. Also if you need to download the update to test any of these out, you can do so from the main OptiFine forum thread.

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