How To Download And Install Optifine For Free On Minecraft – A Complete Guide

How To Download And Install Optifine For Free On Minecraft – A Complete Guide

So what’s up, Minecraft fans? Is the game working properly on your PC be it Mac or Windows? If not, then don’t worry we have got the solution. Have you heard about Optifine? If yes then read below to know how to use Optifine and if No, then read below to know how it is going to help you play smoother Minecraft games on your PC.

To start with let us know what is Optifine? Optifine is an optimization mod that allows Minecraft to work fast and look better with HD textures and many other configuration features. In simpler words, it is a tool that will help you to enhance the Quality of gaming even on your old PC. But, how to use Optifine? Worry not, we are here with the guide that will teach you how to download, install and use Optifine.

In the guide “How To Use Optifine” we have discussed both the methods of How to install Optifine with and without Mod. We have also mentioned how to use Optifine for increasing the FPS of the game, improving the shader pack and how to Zoom in using the Optifine.

Further in the article, you will read about how to use Optifine for different purposes in the Minecraft game. We have also mentioned the steps to be followed to download, install and use the Optifine with Minecraft.

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How To Use Optifine

We will begin this guide on “How To Use Optifine” with the download and installation process of Optifine. It can be downloaded in two ways with and without mods. We have mentioned both of them below.

How To Install And Use Optifine in Minecraft Without Mods

How To Use Optifine
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  1. Open any web browser on your PC and visit the Website https://optifine.net/downloads . If you aren’t using the updated version of “Minecraft” then you can click on the “Show all Versions” link and choose the version of your choice.
  2. Click on “Download” against the version you wish to download and if you are redirected to the ads page then click “skip”.
  3. Click on “Download”, you can choose the location anywhere on the computer to download the file. You might get a notification regarding the download safety. Ignore it and continue to download.
  4. You will get an executable .jar file. Double click on the downloaded file. 
  5. The installer will pop up on the screen. Click on Install. You will see a message box saying “Optifine is Successfully Installed”. 
  6. Now, open the Minecraft launcher. You will find the “Play” button on the left of the button in the drop-down menu you will find Optifine. Make sure Optifine is selected before you click “play”.
  7. To check whether Optifne is working with Minecraft. Let the Minecraft load, once loaded go to the main menu and select “options” and then “Video settings”. If you find the options like “Animations”, “Shader” and “Details” then your Optifine is successfully loaded

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How To Install And Use OptiFine To Work With ‘Minecraft’ Mods

How To Use Optifine
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  1. Open any web browser on your PC and visit the Website https://optifine.net/downloads . If you aren’t using the updated version of “Minecraft” then you can click on the “Show all Versions” link and choose the version of your choice.
  2. Click on “Download” against the version you wish to download and if you are redirected to the ads page then click “skip”.
  3. Click on “Download”, you can choose the location anywhere on the computer to download the file. You might get a notification regarding the download safety. Ignore it and continue to download.
  4. Now, launch the Minecraft app.
  5. Now, select “Forge” from the drop-down menu near the “Play” button.
  6. Click the “Mods” option in the main menu of Minecraft. Then hit the “Open Mods Folder” present at the bottom left corner. A new folder will be opened by java created by Forge.
  7. Drag and drop the executable .jar file that you downloaded in the Mods Folder.
  8. Close the Minecraft app and open it again. Again, run the forge installation and you will find the message “Found 2 mod files to load” Pass by it. Optifine will be incorporated in the Forge.
  9. To check whether Optifne is working with Minecraft. Let the Minecraft load, once loaded go to the main menu and select “options” and then “Video settings”. If you find the options like “Animations”, “Shader” and “Details” then your Optifine is successfully loaded.

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How To Use Optifine

Optifine comes with loads of new features to increase the user experience on the Minecraft app. As we know it increases the efficiency of the PC with less storage or features for the Minecraft games. Not all the features are supported, you have to check which option is available for you and which is not. We have listed the most common uses of Optifine below.

Increasing Your Frames Per Second

The first and the foremost option to increase the speed of the game is the Frames per second. If you are not using the gaming laptop or PC then the FPS of the screen needs to be high for the smooth running of the game.

What is FPS?

FPS stands for Frames per second and it is the frequency by which the game frames move. The faster the FPS, the smoother the game would be.

How To Use Optifine For Better Animation Quality?

For better results all at once, we suggest you, go to the “Animation Settings” and turn off all the Animations. We suggest you try each option one by one and see which one suits the game on your PC the best.

How to Use the Optifine to Monitor the FPS speed?

You can use the Shortcut Keys like F3 on Windows PC and fn +F3 on the Macbook to monitor the FPS speed and other metrics while playing.

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Add Shader Packs

How To Use Optifine : Shader vs no shader
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Shader packs add lighting to your Minecraft games. Although you don’t feel much use once you have installed it you can yourself see the difference easily. They surely make a big difference.

How To Use Optifine To Add Shader Packs

Download the Shader pack. 

Launch the Minecraft app. Select “Options” then “Video Settings” and then “Shaders”.

At the bottom of the Shaders Option, You will find the Shaders Folder. Click on it.

Drag and drop the shader pack you downloaded in this folder and relaunch the Minecraft app.

You can now enable the Shader pack in the “Shaders” menu.

How To Use Optifine To “Zoom” 

One of the best features added by Optifine in the Minecraft games is the zoom feature. You can use this to locate the objects that are far from you without risking going closer.

The default keys to zoom in Minecraft using the Optifine are either “C” or “Left Ctrl Key”.

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To Conclude

Well, this was our guide on “How To Use Optifine”. We hope now you are clear with how to download and install Optifine with both methods. We have ourselves tried out these tricks and these are 100 percent working. If you have any doubt or query regarding the process, do let us know in the comments section.

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