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OptiFine Mod – Minecraft 1.7.4, 1.6.4 and 1.6.2

OptiFine Mod – Minecraft 1.7.4, 1.6.4 and 1.6.2

OptiFine has finally been updated for Minecraft 1.4.5! Now most of us can enjoy lag free gaming thanks to OptiFine! The download links are located below, but let’s give a little overview of what OptiFine is.

Overview of this Mod

Ever had times where Minecraft would stutter horribly? Or if Minecraft ran at a low FPS? Well OptiFine is for you! OptiFine essentially expands on the previous Video Settings inside Minecraft and adds a bunch of more options that you can tweak. Not only can OptiFine make Minecraft run much faster with the various performance tweaks it has, OptiFine can also make Minecraft look better than stock (3D skies, better water, far render, etc.). Here’s a few options that OptiFine adds.

Added Options from Optifine

Here’s a few options OptiFine adds:

Advanced OpenGL

  • Off (All geometry is rendered, meaning the game will run slower)
  • Fast (Like it says, it will make Minecraft run faster. It will have some artifacts, but it will have less artifacts than the stock Minecraft)
  • Fancy (Prettiest option, meaning less artifiacts, but also means lower performance.)

Fog

  • Fast (Simple fog, but makes Minecraft run faster)
  • Fancy (Better looking fog, but makes Minecraft run slower)

Mipmap level (No performance effect)

  • 0 (No mipmaps, default Minecraft look)
  • 4 (Full mipmaps, meaning objects far away will have less detail)

Load Far (Heavy performance effect)

  • This loads 3x what the Far render distance loads, which means you need a slightly more powerful PC to use this.

Preloaded Chunks (What really makes OptiFine shine)

  • 0 (No preloading, meaning faster loading times at startup, but at the same time, more frequent loading times.)
  • 8 (Will preload 8 chunks (128m), meaning less loading times in game, but at the same time, will slow down the loading time at startup)

There are more settings in-game with OptFine, but these are the hard-hitting ones, so we only talked about these settings. Be sure to mess around with the other settings though! It can really help!

OptiFine in Action

Here’s a quick video showcasing OptiFine. All rights belong to their respective owners.

How to install OptiFine

  • Introduction
  • The Steps (1.6 and up)
  • The Steps (Windows)(Old-Fashioned Way)
  • The Steps (Mac)(Old-Fashioned Way)
  • The Steps for Forge and Modloader Mods (Old)
So you want to install a mod for Minecraft? Well, thanks to this guide, it's easy as 1-2-3! Before we start however, here are some precautions you might want to read:
  1. Be sure to get WinRAR or 7-zip. It's a necessity for installing mods.
  2. Be sure to backup your "minecraft.jar" before doing anything! We don't want you to have to force update now, do we?
  3. Be sure to delete META-INF inside "minecraft.jar".
  4. Be sure to install the mods listed in the yellow box below first. They are usually mods required for the mod you want to install to work.
  5. The Forge and Modloader installation instructions only apply if the yellow box below states that the mod requires either Modloader of Forge. If the yellow box does not, use the "Old-Fashioned" instructions.
  6. The Forge and Modloader instructions only apply to the mod itself. Any mod in the yellow box below must be installed using the "old-fashioned" instructions.
In the case that you need more help, post a comment below. We will be glad to help you out!
Minecraft 1.6.4 and 1.6.2 changed the way mods are to be installed now. So much, that it's best to have a full blown guide page for this, rather than quick instructions. Click the link below for the guide: If you need any additional support, just comment below, or on the post mentioned above! We will be glad to help out!
Here's the steps to installing that mod you want, or how to install Forge, Modloader, :
  1. Close Minecraft. This is to ensure that the files will overwrite properly.
  2. Open up Windows Explorer.
  3. In the navigation bar, type "%AppData%".
  4. Navigate to "Roaming". (Skip this step if you can't see a roaming folder.)
  5. Open up a folder called ".minecraft".
  6. Open up a folder called "bin".
  7. Right click the file called "minecraft" or "minecraft.jar".
  8. Select open with.
  9. Open with WinRAR.
  10. Open up the mod. (be sure to extract the mod first.)
  11. If there are no specific instructions included with the mod, it is safe to assume that you drag all the files in.
  12. Be sure to delete META-INF. I can't stress this enough.
That's it! Have fun!
So you have a Mac computer? The Mac Operating System has a very different framework compared to its Windows counterpart, so the installation instructions will be different. Here's a video to help you out:
  1. Mod Installation Instructions for Macs
Hopefully that helped you out! If not, you could post it in the comments, and we will help you!
So you noticed this mod requires Minecraft Forge or Modloader, correct? Installing Forge and Modloader mods are just as easy as installing mods the old-fashioned way! In fact, it's even easier once you get passed the main part Here's the steps:
  1. Install Minecraft Forge, Modloader, or any mod dependency listed in the yellow box below using the "Old-Fashioned" installation instructions to the left.
  2. Start Minecraft up. Close Minecraft afterwards.
  3. Navigate to the ".minecraft" folder. Once you open it, you will notice that there is a "mods" folder. If there isn't a mods folder to be seen, create one.
  4. Place the mod inside the "mods" folder.
  5. Open Minecraft up and have fun!
For the most part, that's it when it comes to Modloader and Forge mods. Also, please note that you no longer have to do steps 1 and 2 once you already installed it the first time (you may need to reinstall them however, if you updated your client). Also, just a heads up, if you don't see the mod loaded into the game, you might have to extract the mod into a folder.  Most mods work in their zipped form, but some require you to extract them first. Have fun!

Download OptiFine 1.2.5/1.3.2/1.4.2/1.5.2/1.6.4 and 1.6.2

There are four versions of OptiFine. Choose the one that’s best for your PC.
Note: This mod/texture pack/map has not been updated to Minecraft version 1.7.4/1.7.2 as of yet. You can, however, subscribe to our newsletter with the form below, and we will notify you via email as soon as this mod gets updated (You only have to subscribe once). Subscribe below now!

OptiFine 1.2.5 HD_B3 (1.6.4 and 1.6.2)

  • The classic version of the mod. This version is recommended if your FPS is low.

Download

Note: This mod/texture pack/map has not been updated to Minecraft version 1.7.4/1.7.2 as of yet. You can, however, subscribe to our newsletter with the form below, and we will notify you via email as soon as this mod gets updated (You only have to subscribe once). Subscribe below now!

OptiFine 1.2.5 HD_C6 Smooth (1.3.2)

  • This is the “smooth” version of the mod, meaning this is cutting edge. This version is recommended if you have “lag spikes”, meaning that you normally have a high FPS, but the game feels like it’s “stuttering”.

Download

Note: This mod/texture pack/map has not been updated to Minecraft version 1.7.4/1.7.2 as of yet. You can, however, subscribe to our newsletter with the form below, and we will notify you via email as soon as this mod gets updated (You only have to subscribe once). Subscribe below now!

OptiFine 1.2.5 HD_C6 Multi-Core (1.3.2)

  • This is the multi-threaded version of the mod. I would recommend to use this version if you have more than one processor, such as a high end dual core or any quad core, and all you are experiencing is some slight stuttering in your framerate.

Download

Note: This mod/texture pack/map has not been updated to Minecraft version 1.7.4/1.7.2 as of yet. You can, however, subscribe to our newsletter with the form below, and we will notify you via email as soon as this mod gets updated (You only have to subscribe once). Subscribe below now!

 OptiFine 1.3.2 HD_B3 Ultra (1.6.4 and 1.6.2)

  • This version has all the features of the above versions, and is more geared towards people with high end systems, such as people with 3GHz quad core processors and dedicated graphics cards.

Download

Note: Credit goes to the original maker  of this mod, who is “sp614x”.
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About BlueOrchard

Hello there Everybody! I am Joseph Richey, or BlueOrchard, the owner of Minecraft Modding. I mainly direct the Minecraft Mods and Minecraft Maps sections, but I occasionally do server reviews too.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003238777320 Lucas Patriota

    Please update it to 1.2.4 as soon as it comes out.
    Without it, my fps drops to 5. With it, It goes to 45

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003238777320 Lucas Patriota

    Update the intro ^-^

    OptiFine has finally been updated for Minecraft Xxxxxx(1.2.3)xxxxxxX <——! Now most of us can enjoy lag free gaming thanks to OptiFine! The download links are located below, but let’s give a little overview of what OptiFine is. 

    • http://minecraftmodding.net BlueOrchard

      Thanks! I can’t believe I forgot to change that :P

  • Aceit12

    is it just for minecraft 1.6.2 :( because i have minecraft 1.5.2

    • Trogdor3

      You should really update to 1.6.2. It gives more features, believe me.