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How To Use Optifine With Forge

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Forge & Optifine are Minecraft optimization mods that load custom shaders and other mods! Know how to use Optifine with Forge, where to download them, & more with this guide!

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Using Optifine With Forge

Installing Minecraft Forge

1
Minecraft Forge
Go to the Minecraft Forge to download Forge
2
downloading forge latest version
Select the Forge version that you want to download
There are a lot of versions listed here but don't worry! If this is your first time, choose the latest Forge version
3Run the downloaded .jar fileRun the downloaded .jar file. It should be named something like "Forge 1.16-xx-installer.jar"
In order to install Forge, you need to have Java Development Kit (JDK) installed on your PC or Mac
4
Specify your Minecraft
Specify your Minecraft's install directory and select "Install client"
There is no need to edit this if you installed Minecraft on your default directory
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To confirm if you have successfully installed Forge, check the lower left corner of the Minecraft Launcher window

Installing Minecraft OptiFine

1Download OptifineDownload the latest version of OptiFine
>> Optifine Official Download Site
2Place the latest OptiFine in the "shaderpacks" folder found inside the Minecraft folder and extract it by running the OptiFine installer and clicking "Extract"
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

Launching The Game

1
Run Forge
Once you're done with placing the mod inside the "shaderpacks" folder and extracting it, run Minecraft with Forge
2Shader OptionsGo to "Options" > "Video Settings" > "Shaders". Select the shader that you want to load by simply clicking on it

Run Optifine As A Mod With Forge

OptiFine will run on Forge just like a normal game mod. You can now use additional in-game mods while enjoying the enhanced graphics quality by the shader of your choice. Note that you should also take into account mod compatibility.

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Installing Mods
1
Curseforge
Go to a Minecraft mod website
For this example, we will use the website CurseForge.com
2
Select a mod
Search for the mod that you need, then select a mod from the list
3
Download The Mod
Download the mod
Check version compatibility before downloading. In CurseForge, you can check this using the "Relations" tab
4
move to download folder
Move the mod from your download folder to your Minecraft's mod folder
For Windows, press the Windows Key + R, then type in '%appdata%\.minecraft\mods
5
Open the launcher
Open the Minecraft Launcher
6
Minecraft Java Edition
At the lower left part of the window, choose the Forge version and press the green "PLAY" button
7
Minecraft Java Edition
Run Minecraft with Forge enabled
Running the mods require you to have a compatible version of Forge. Change Forge versions by repeating steps 1~4 and downloading a different version of Forge

What Is Forge?

Allows Additional Modification

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Forge is a Minecraft free open-source server that allows Minecraft players to install and run custom item mods. It simplifies the compatibility of Minecraft: Java Edition and the community-created mods to make it easier for players to install it.

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Most Mods Require Forge

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

GWMascotTIP!You can keep multiple mod files inside the "mods" folder. You can also make a separate folder inside the mods folder to "hide" unused mods.
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What Is OptiFine?

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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.

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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