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OptiFine HD for Minecraft 1.6.2/1.5.2/1.4.7

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optifine-HD

This mod adds support for HD textures and a lot of options for better looks and performance. Doubling the FPS is common.

Preview

Features:
  • FPS boost (examples)
    • 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
  • Variable Render Distance (example)
    • from Tiny to Extreme (2 x Far) in 16m steps
    • sunmoon and stars are visible in Tiny and Short distance
  • Configurable Smooth Lighting (examples)
    • 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, less artifacts
    • Fast faster, some artifacts still visible
    • Fancy slower, avoids visual artifacts
  • Fog control
    • Fog: Fancy, Fast, OFF
    • Fog start: Near, Far
  • Mipmaps (examples)
    • 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 (examples)
    • Restores details in mipmapped textures
    • AF level OFF, 2, 4, 8, 16 (depends on hardware support)
  • Antialiasing (examples)
    • Smooths jagged lines and sharp color transitions
    • AA level OFF, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16 (depends on hardware support)
  • Better Grass
    • Fixes grass blocks side texture to match surrounding grass terrain
  • Better Snow (examples)
    • Fixes transparent blocks textures to match surrounding snow terrain
  • Clear Water (examples)
    • Clear, transparent water with good visibility underwater
  • Random Mobs
    • Use random mob textures if available in the texture pack
  • Connected Textures (examples)
    • Connects textures for glass, glass panes, sandstone and bookshelf blocks which are next to each other.
  • Natural Textures (examples)
    • 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 (examples)
    • 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 in only in Creative mode
  • Autosave
    • Configurable Autosave interval
    • A fix for the famous Lag Spike of Death

Editions:

 

http://www.img.9minecraft.net/Optifine-Editions.png

Installation:
For 1.6 and up
Installation for Minecraft 1.6.2

A. Easy

  • Use the official launcher to download and start once Minecraft 1.6.2.
  • Start Magic Launcher
  • Click “Setup”
  • Select Environment “1.6.2″
  • 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 1.6.2.
  • 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 “1.6.2″ to “1.6.2_OptiFine”
  • Go in the subfolder “1.6.2_OptiFine”
  • Rename “1.6.2.jar” to “1.6.2_OptiFine.jar”
  • Rename “1.6.2.json” to “1.6.2_OptiFine.json”
  • Open the file “1.6.2_OptiFine.json” with a text editor and replace “id”:”1.6.2″ with “id”:”1.6.2_OptiFine” and save the file
  • Copy the files from the OptiFine ZIP file in “1.6.2_OptiFine.jar” as usual (you can use the 1.5.2 instructions for this) and remove the META-INF folder from “1.6.2_OptiFine.jar”.
  • Start the official launcher
  • Click “Edit Profile”
  • Select “Use version:” -> “release 1.6.2_OptiFine”
  • Click “Save Profile”
  • Click “Play” or “Login” to start the game
Installation for Minecraft 1.6.2 with Forge

A. Easy

  • Use the official launcher to download and start once Minecraft 1.6.2.
  • 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 1.6.2.
  • 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.

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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For 1.6.2
OptiFine HD B4 Ultra for Minecraft 1.6.2
(has all the features of Standard, Smooth, Multi-Core and AA, highly configurable)
 
OptiFine HD B4 Standard for Minecraft 1.6.2
(has built-in support for HD textures, HD fonts and BetterGrass, MCPatcher not needed)
 
OptiFine HD B4 Light for Minecraft 1.6.2
(The light edition improves FPS, especially for slower computers. Gains of 20 FPS and more are common. No HD features or extended configurations included. Based on Optimine by Scaevolus.)
 
Older version:
For 1.5.2
  1. OptiFine HD D2 Light for Minecraft 1.5.2
  2. OptiFine HD D2 Standard for Minecraft 1.5.2
  3. OptiFine HD D2 Ultra for Minecraft 1.5.2
  4. OptiFine HD D5 Ultra for Minecraft 1.5.2
  5. OptiFine HD D5 Standard for Minecraft 1.5.2
  6. OptiFine HD D3 Ultra for Minecraft 1.5.2
  7. OptiFine HD D3 Standard for Minecraft 1.5.2
For 1.5.1
  1. OptiFine HD D1 Ultra for Minecraft 1.5.1
  2. OptiFine HD D1 Standard for Minecraft 1.5.1
  3. OptiFine HD C4 Ultra for Minecraft 1.5.1
  4. OptiFine HD C4 Standard for Minecraft 1.5.1
  5. OptiFine HD B3 Ultra for Minecraft 1.5.1
  6. OptiFine HD B3 Standard for Minecraft 1.5.1
  7. OptiFine HD B2 Ultra for Minecraft 1.5.1
  8. OptiFine HD B2 Standard for Minecraft 1.5.1
  9. OptiFine HD B1 Light for Minecraft 1.5.1
  10. OptiFine HD B1 Standard for Minecraft 1.5.1
  11. OptiFine HD B1 Ultra for Minecraft 1.5.1
For 1.5
  1. OptiFine HD A4 Ultra for Minecraft 1.5
For 1.4.7 / 1.4.6
  1. OptiFine HD D5 Light for Minecraft 1.4.7
  2. OptiFine HD D5 Standard for Minecraft 1.4.7
  3. OptiFine HD B5 Light for Minecraft 1.4.7
  4. OptiFine HD D3 Ultra for Minecraft 1.4.7
  5. OptiFine HD C3 Ultra for Minecraft 1.4.7
  6. OptiFine HD C3 Standard for Minecraft 1.4.7
  7. OptiFine HD B6 Ultra for Minecraft 1.4.7
  8. OptiFine HD B6 Standard for Minecraft 1.4.7
  9. OptiFine A3 Light for Minecraft 1.4.7/1.4.6
For 1.4.5
  1. OptiFine HD D7 Ultra for Minecraft 1.4.5
  2. OptiFine HD D7 Standard for Minecraft 1.4.5
  3. OptiFine D7 Light for Minecraft 1.4.5
For 1.2.5
  1. OptiFine HD C6 Smooth for 1.2.5
  2. OptiFine HD C6 Multi-Core for Minecraft 1.2.5
  3. OptiFine HD A7 AA for Minecraft 1.2.5
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