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Installing Optifine for Minecraft

If you have a low spec PC you may have ran into some problems with FPS in Minecraft. Optifine is a Minecraft optimisation mod that can double your FPS among other benefits.
Check out for a full description of the mod.


  • Minecraft Java Edition
  • Latest version of Java
  • Optifine Jar. Get it from


  • Download the latest Optifine file for your Version of Minecraft;
    • MC 1.14.4 – OptiFine 1.14.4 HD U F4
    • MC 1.13.2 – OptiFine 1.13.2 HD U E7
    • MC 1.12.2 – OptiFine 1.12.2 HD U E3
    • We will be installing Optifine for 1.14.4 in this tutorial, but the steps are the same for all versions.
  • Before running the Optifine jar, make sure you have loaded the Minecraft version at least once.

Installing Optifine

  • Right click the Optifine jar and choose “Open With > Java(TM) Platform SE Binary”
Open With menu
  • Optifine will open, click “Install”
Optifine screen.
  • The jar will now create a new profile in your launcher, and install the mod.
  • When it’s done you can press OK, the installer will close.
  • Run the Minecraft launcher and you should see a new profile.
Minecraft launcher showing Optifine 1.14.4 profile ready to play.

That’s it!

Optifine is now installed to Minecraft and can be played. Don’t forget to check out all the new video settings in Options > Video Settings

Optifine HD F3 settings page.

Recommended Optifine Settings for best FPS

  • Graphics: Fast
  • Smooth Lighting: Off
  • Render Distance: < 6
  • Dynamic Lights: Off

Still need some help installing Optifine?

Make a post on r/MinecraftHelp and one of the community will guide you through the process.

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