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Optifine HD Mod 1.20.1 → 1.19.4

OptiFine enhances Minecraft with advanced graphics settings, performance improvements, and customizable features for an optimized and immersive gaming experience.



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Optifine HD 1.20.1/1.19.4 is a mod that promises a significant boost to FPS for anyone playing Minecraft, whether they are online or offline, playing in a single-player or with other people. However, for servers hosted by others, the owner must have Optifine HD mod installed on their server for the mod to work; you having it installed on your own computer will not be enough, in this case.

While this mod will make some improvements to Minecraft gameplay, there are some settings you can use once it is installed to maximize really the benefits. Follow this list of moves and you will undoubtedly see a massive FPS increase: set graphics to fast; set render distance to short/tiny; turn off smooth lighting; set performance to max FPS; set AdvancedOpenGL to fast; turn off clouds; turn off fog; then, turn off animations, the sky,  and the stars.

After this, Minecraft may not be much to look at, but that’s really not a big deal when you consider how blocky the game is anyhow. With Optifine HD mod, it’s possible to enjoy Minecraft even on older computers.


Optifine’s features list

⚡️ FPS boost:

  • Doubling the FPS is common.
  • Decreases lag spikes and smooths gameplay.

🖼️ Support for HD Textures:

  • HD textures and HD fonts (MCPatcher not needed).
  • Custom terrain and item textures.
  • Animated terrain and item textures.
  • Custom HD Font character widths.
  • Custom colors.
  • Custom block color palettes.
  • Custom lighting.
  • Unlimited texture size.

🌈 Support for Shaders:

💡 Dynamic Lights:

  • Allows handheld and dropped light emitting items to illuminate the objects around them.
  • Similar, but not related to the Dynamic Lights mod.

🌍 Variable Render Distance:

  • From Tiny to Extreme (2 x Far) in 16m steps.
  • Sun, moon, and stars are visible in Tiny and Short distances.

☀️ Configurable Smooth Lighting:

  • From 1% – smooth lighting without shadows.
  • To 100% – smooth lighting with full shadows.

🖥️ Performance VSync:

  • Synchronizes framerate with monitor refresh rate to remove split frames and smooth gameplay.

🖥️ Smart Advanced OpenGL:

  • More efficient, fewer artifacts.
  • Fast – faster, some artifacts are still visible.
  • Fancy – slower, avoids visual artifacts.

☁️ Fog control:

  • Fog: Fancy, Fast, OFF.
  • Fog start: Near, Far.

📐 Minimaps:

  • Visual effect which makes distant objects look better by smoothing the texture details.
  • Mipmap level – OFF, 1, 2, 3, Max.
  • Mipmap type – Nearest, Linear.

🔍 Anisotropic Filtering:

  • Restores details in mipmapped textures.
  • AF level – OFF, 2, 4, 8, 16 (depends on hardware support).

🖌️ Antialiasing:

  • Smooths jagged lines and sharp color transitions.
  • AA level – OFF, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16 (depends on hardware support).

🌿 Better Grass:

  • Fixes grass block side texture to match surrounding grass terrain.

❄️ Better Snow:

  • Fixes transparent block textures to match surrounding snow terrain.

💧 Clear Water:

  • Clear, transparent water with good visibility underwater.

🐾 Random Mobs:

  • Use random mob textures if available in the texture pack.

🔗 Connected Textures:

  • Connects textures for glass, glass panes, sandstone, and bookshelf blocks which are next to each other.

🌳 Natural Textures:

  • Removes the gridlike pattern created by repeating blocks of the same type.
  • Uses rotated and flipped variants of the base block texture.

⏱️ FPS control:

  • Smooth FPS – stabilizes FPS by flushing the graphics driver buffers.
  • Smooth Input – fixes stuck keys, slow input, and sound lag by setting correct thread priorities.

🧱 Chunk Loading Control:

  • Load Far – loads the world chunks at distance Far, allows fast render distance switching.
  • Preloaded Chunks – defines an area in which no new chunks will be loaded.
  • Chunk Updates per Frame – allows for faster world loading.
  • Dynamic Updates – loads more chunks per frame when the player is standing still.

⚙️ Configurable Details:

  • Clouds – Default, Fast, Fancy.
  • Cloud Height – from 0% to 100%.
  • Trees – Default, Fast, Fancy.
  • Grass – Default, Fast, Fancy.
  • Water – Default, Fast, Fancy.
  • Rain and Snow – Default, Fast, Fancy.
  • Sky – ON, OFF.
  • Stars – ON, OFF.
  • Sun & Moon – ON, OFF.
  • Depth Fog – ON, OFF.
  • Weather – ON, OFF.
  • Swamp Colors – ON, OFF.
  • Smooth Biomes – ON, OFF.
  • Custom Fonts – ON, OFF.
  • Custom Colors – ON, OFF.
  • Show Capes – ON, OFF (supports HD capes).

🎮 Configurable Animations:

  • Water Animated – OFF, Dynamic, ON.
  • Lava Animated – OFF, Dynamic, ON.
  • Fire Animated – OFF, ON.
  • Portal Animated – OFF, ON.
  • Redstone Animated – OFF, ON.
  • Explosion Animated – OFF, ON.
  • Flame Animated – OFF, ON.
  • Smoke Animated – OFF, ON.
  • Void Particles – OFF, ON.
  • Water Particles – OFF, ON.
  • Rain Splash – OFF, ON.
  • Portal Particles – OFF, ON.
  • Dripping Water/Lava – OFF, ON.
  • Terrain Animated – OFF, ON.
  • Items Animated – OFF, ON.

🔄 Fast Texturepack Switching:

  • Switch the current Texturepack without leaving the world.

🖥️ Fullscreen Resolution:

  • Configurable fullscreen resolution.

🐛 Debug:

  • Fast Debug Info – removes lagometer from debug screen.
  • Debug Profiler – removes profiler from debug screen.

⏰ Time Control:

  • Default, Day Only, or Night Only – works only in Creative mode.

💾 Autosave:

  • Configurable Autosave interval.
  • A fix for the famous Lag Spike of Death.

Video & Screenshots

How to Install Optifine HD Mod

OptiFine Installer

  1. Download the OptiFine mod installer JAR file from the link provided below.
  2. Open the installer by double-clicking it, and make sure you have Java installed on your computer.
  3. In the installer window, simply click on the “Install” button to begin the installation process.
  4. Wait for the installation to complete. Once finished, you’re good to go!

Installing OptiFine with Forge

  1. Download the OptiFine mod jar file from the link provided below.
  2. Download and install Forge API, which is required for modding Minecraft.
  3. Locate your Minecraft installation directory by typing “%appdata%” in the File Explorer address bar and pressing Enter. This will take you to the “.minecraft” folder.
  4. If you haven’t done so already, run Minecraft with the Forge profile at least once to create the necessary folders.
  5. Within the “.minecraft” folder, locate or create a folder called “mods”.
  6. Copy the OptiFine mod jar file into the “mods” folder.
  7. Launch Minecraft using the Forge profile, and OptiFine will be loaded along with any other mods you have installed.

Troubleshooting Java Installer Issues

  • If you’re unable to open the Java installer, ensure that Java is properly installed on your computer.
  • If the JAR file opens with different software like WinRAR, you can fix it by right-clicking the JAR file, selecting “Open with,” and choosing “Java(TM) Platform SE binary” from the list of available programs.

Follow these steps to successfully install OptiFine and enjoy enhanced graphics, performance improvements, and customizable features in Minecraft.

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📣 About Project

Developer sp614x
Category💻FPS, CPU, RAM
  • Java
Last Updated📅 Jun 25, 2023
Downloads⬇️ 123.1B

🔄 Update Logs

OptiFine 1.20.1_HD_U_I5
  • Fixed CEM piglin head model.
  • Fixed emissive smooth lighting.
  • Fixed CEM llama decor custom texture.
  • Added CEM support for decorated pot, hanging sign, and piglin head.
  • Added CEM support for camel, sniffer, raft, and chest raft.
  • Fixed random entities block check for block items.
  • Registered base sprite location for random entities’ properties.
  • Fixed NPE “Cannot invoke TextureAtlas.getShadersColorBlender()”.
  • Fixed animations breaking handheld item rendering with particles and AF.
  • Fixed connected textures for programmer art.
  • Changed client branding to “optifine”.
  • Fixed sculk sensor lighting.
  • Disabled antialiasing with Forge above 47.0.3 (conflict with ELS).
  • Fixed walls z-fighting with natural textures.
  • Fixed water normals with shaders.
  • Fixed custom loading screen.
  • Fixed swamp colors for modded leaves.
  • Fixed crash with Forge potion effects.
  • Fixed hotbar items on top of the server lagometer.
  • Updated to 1.20.1
  • Compatible with Forge 47.0.35

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Comments (124)

Optifine is overrated stuff in Minecraft 1.12. Because mapmakers can put the loop commands into functions instead of command blocks from now on and subsequently use few redstone circuits (so less light changes wasting your RAM). It’s so weird that some guys are obsessed with simple graphics and trying to increase FPS just for nothing by decreasing render distance.

Hello, after i installed the Optifine MOD, my minecraft started to run smooth without Lags.
Thank you for that.
Howevwe, my game is mute.
How to solve? I want to hear the game… :/

This app would be great if you could actually download it, it is vclear your motive is to sell ads, no matter what you do everytime you click download you are sent to another ad. Thanks for nothing

(Basically same as User)

You censor the actual word. DUH! P.S. there may be lil’ kids on this so actually censor the word next time -,-

>>> click on any of the download links
>>> once at the website, click “downloads” at the top
>>> scroll until you find your desired version

hope this helps!!!

omg this is amazing hust kidding i hate it this keeps crashing wait i was useing forge lol i am a ididot LOL so thx for this optofine bla bla bla thing its better then a mod

Thank you for all your work on this!

I do have a feature request though: More post processing AA options that are not FXAA, preferably a temporal AA method to catch temporal AA. Maybe CMAA is possible?
I cannot link the article. If you search google for conservative morphological anti-aliasing intel, you will find an article that describes the method and a link to a demo with shader code.

Optifine doesnt work with Forge. No forge = No mods. I rather play with 30 fps and 20 mods than 150 fps and no mods at all… Tell me when optifine becomes usefull, thank you haha.

So… If i use Optifine i cant use Forge… If i cant use forge i cant use ANY mod? Tell me when you make an optifine that actually be usefull, i rather play with my 30 FPS with all the mods than 150 FPS but no mod at all.

Would you guys just all… stop… WHINING!!!!!! The creator won’t be looking at unhelpful comments. There’s an old saying: If you have nothing good to say, then just don’t talk, ok?!

Please Help Me when I first got on to my world it was fine but then I started to notice that it was only turning nighttime for me so I turned off my shaders in the options tab and still the same thing but when I got on to normal no optifine with shaders 1.9 version it worked fine please fix this bug 🙁 PLEASE NOTE I AM USING THE 1.9 OPTIFINE WITH SHADERS MOD.

Thank you for your mod<3
Do you have plans for consider "renderPass" for minecraft 1.7.10?
There is in mcpatcher but not in Optifine.
I want to use it:)

I have installed this but when I try to run with java or double click to open it, a black windows pops up for like a half second and then dissapers. It doesn’t even give me an option to click or anything. I already ran vers. 1.8.9 and everything but when I check to see if it installed it hasn’t. I even turned my firewall off and it still won’t work. Please help!

“Fixed red screen tinting” ..I actually LIKED that “bug”. I thought it was intentional .. made dusk and dawn look beautiful. Gonna stay with the red tint version thanks 🙂

Lol pretty sure the 3 above comments are the same person… (you)

What do you have against it? And it may not work for you, but it might work for others so stop pretending to be 3 different people, to back yourself up. pathetic.

Ummm does it work with shaders? and how do I get shaders and optifine as 2 mods in 1? XD
I’m new with mods so yeah.. 😛

You can get Forge and download all the mods onto whichever version of Minecraft you downloaded Forge on. I am also new with mods and it took me a while before I could figure it out. :3

I downloaded and install for 1.8.1 and my spawn chunks started acting funny. Stuff would still despawn and redstone contraptions still ran so chunks were actually loaded but Iron Golems wouldn’t spawn and chickens wouldn’t lay eggs anymore. Chickens that had hatched from me being around spawn would still grow up and die in lava but new ones wouldn’t hatch since the seeder chickens didn’t lay eggs.

Reverted back to vanilla 1.8.1 and everythings fine now.

Figured I’d let you know cause I really love Optifine and I would hate to not be able to use it because of this.

we just got to be pation i rather have be partialy done that not worked on at all, and i beat they are working as fast as they can to get it ready, cant wait for it to come to 1.8 and any way alot of servers are still on 1.7.10 still

Isn’t 1.8 ever going to come out???? You should speed it up, its almost impossible that SOME OPTIFINE would take MILLIONS OF ZILLIONS of hours and days!
I waited a week when it was 25% and now its
30%!!! please speed this up a little.

Please make it soon 🙂 My computer lags alot when I use 1.8 and I hate it… Also I have to use 1.7.10 Optifine… Guyz anyone know to the fix of having spread out words when you use 1.8?

I came here looking to be able to get OptiFine for 1.8, yet of course you pulled a bait and switch. IF IT ISN’T FOR 1.8, DO NOT ADVERTISE IT AS BEING FOR 1.8!

You don’t actually have Optifine for versions above 1.7.10. This page explicitly states here that progress is at 8%, so it would be reasonable not to expect it for at least a few weeks. In fact, most of the mods on this blog have the latest version number in the title despite only being compatible with 1.7.10.

Please stop manipulating users into reaching this site with false hopes. It probably increases your hits and potentially ad revenue, but it’s a shady practice to bait and switch like that.

The sad thing is that you’re hardly the only one doing it; I see the same thing on other sites and YouTube videos. They all know good and well that these mods aren’t compatible with 1.8, but they change the titles of everything to make it seem like they are.

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