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How To Install Optifine & Shaders

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Optifine is a Minecraft optimization mod that allows users to load custom shaders & graphics. Get to know how to install Optifine & shaders, & where to download it with this guide!

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How To Install OptiFine

1Download OptifineDownload the latest version of OptiFine
>> Optifine Official Download Site
2Install OptifineInstall Optifine. You do not need to change the directory if you did not change the installation directory when you first installed Minecraft
3Select Optifine when running MinecraftOn your Minecraft Launcher, select OptiFine as your Minecraft version
4Press Play to run MinecraftPress "Play" to run Minecraft with OptiFine

Running Creates The "Shaderpacks" Folder

To install shaders, you must first run Minecraft with OptiFine. After you start it up, the game will create a folder called "shaderpacks". Placing shaders in this folder allows Minecraft to detect and use the shaders.

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How To Install Minecraft Shaders

1Install OptiFine and run MinecraftInstall OptiFine first and run Minecraft
2Look for shader modsExit Minecraft and download a shader mod
>> Download shaders on CurseForge
3Place the shader mod in the "shaderpacks" folder found inside the Minecraft folder
*Installation process varies per shader. Remember to check the details first!
How To Access The Shaderpacks Folder
For Windows:
Press the Windows Key + R. Then, type in the following: %appdata%\.minecraft\shaderpacks
For Mac:
Press the Command Key + Spacebar. Then type in the following: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/shaderpacks
4Minecraft with OptiFineOnce you're done with placing the mod inside the "shaderpacks" folder, run Minecraft with OptiFine
5Shader OptionsGo to "Options" > "Video Settings" > "Shaders". Select the shader that you want to load by simply clicking on it

Most Shaders Require OptiFine

For most Minecraft shaders to run, you need to have OptiFine installed with your Minecraft. Make sure to read the requirements and other mods required before you install a shader.

GWMascotTIP!You can keep multiple shaders inside the "shaderpacks" folder. You can also insert them into the folder even while the game is running. With this, you can change your shaders on the fly!
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What Is OptiFine?

Graphics Mod To Use Shaders

Vanilla versus Shaders

▲ Base Minecraft vs Minecraft with shader mod

Optifine is a Minecraft optimization mod that allows users to load custom shaders & graphics. It can be used to load custom shaders and graphical improvements to change the overall appearance of Minecraft.

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Also Optimizes Minecraft

Players may also notice a significant boost in FPS once OptiFine is installed. This can be due to the optimization that the mod introduces. This can be very helpful if you're running demanding mods.

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