Have you ever wanted to play the popular game Minecraft 1.17.1 or 1.12.2 in a higher resolution? The pixelated graphics not good enough for your 4k resolution screen? Then install Optifine HD Mod and experience Minecraft in high definition!
Optifine is an optimization mod for Minecraft created by username sp614x. At its core, the mod enables the use of high-definition resource packs so that you can enjoy Minecraft in its full glory. But that’s just one tiny part of this mod. Optifine also optimizes the Java codes responsible for the graphics – effectively giving a boost in FPS. The mod also enables the user the adjust various aspects of the game that can’t be touched in vanilla Minecraft.
What the Mod Offers
Formerly known as Optimine, Optifine HD Mod is well-known in the Minecraft modding community for doubling FPS and decreasing the deadly lag spikes and gameplay stutters. This wonderful mod, not only enables the use of HD resource packs, but also allows the player to adjust the variable render distance outside the scope of the vanilla slider, configure smooth lighting, adjust or toggle various details, and animations, along with many others.
If you love to look at fancy visuals, then you’ll be happy to know that many of the game’s visual aspects can be changed and toggled if you install this mod. Optifine allows the player to adjust the greeneries on the side of the dirt block with the Better Grass adjustment, and snow can also be adjusted just as much with the Better Snow. And if you’re using a resource pack that supports Random Mobs, then you’ll be thrilled to see that not all zombies will look the same!
Water has always been murky with the game, and going underwater is such an eyesore. Luckily, this mod can adjust it too with the Clear Water option.
Although once a separate mod, the Shaders Mod has been long supported by Optifine Mod. This allows the players to download and install a Shader packs and profit from the enhanced gameplay graphics while still taking the optimization benefits and FPS boost of Optifine. Of course, you will still need to download a Shader pack to make use of this feature.
Optifine HD Features
|FPS Boost||Doubling the FPS is common, decreases lag spikes and smooths gameplay|
|Support for HD Textures||HD textures and HD fonts, 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|
|Support for Shaders||Based on the Shaders Mod by Karyonix|
|Dynamic Lights||Allows handheld and dropped light-emitting items to illuminate the objects around them. Similar, but not related to the Dynamic Lights mod|
|Variable Render Distance||From Tiny to Extreme (2 x Far) in 16m steps. Sun, moon, and stars are visible in Tiny and Short distance|
|Configurable Smooth Lighting||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, fewer artifacts. Fast – faster, some artifacts still visible. Fancy – slower, avoids visual artifacts|
|Fog Control||Fog: Fancy, Fast, OFF. Fog start: Near, Far|
|Mipmaps||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||Restores details in mipmapped textures. AF level – OFF, 2, 4, 8, 16 (depends on hardware support)|
|Antialiasing||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||Fixes transparent blocks textures to match surrounding snow terrain|
|Clear Water||Clear, transparent water with good visibility underwater|
|Random Mobs||Use random mob textures if available in the texture pack|
|Connected Textures||Connects textures for glass, glass panes, sandstone and bookshelf blocks which are next to each other.|
|Natural Textures||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. 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 a 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||Description on optifine.net|
|Configurable Animations||Description on optifine.net|
|Fast Texturepack Switching||Switch the current Texturepack without leaving the world|
|Fullscreen Resolution||Configurable fullscreen resolution|
|Debug||Fast Debug Info – removes algometer 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|
Currently, Optifine supports Minecraft 1.17.1, 1.16.5, 1.15.2, 1.14.4, 1.13.2, and 1.12.2 release with its latest version Optifine HD C6 Ultra. But if you’re a heavy mod user, like most veteran Minecrafters are, then you’ll be happy to know that older versions of the mod are still available for download.
Should You Install It?
One word – Definitely! If you’re playing Vanilla or unmodded Minecraft, then there’s no reason for you to miss the added optimization feature that this mod can offer. You should not let the extra FPS and gameplay stabilization pass you by. If you love to tinker around with resource packs, then all the more reason to get the mod as it allows you to use resource packs with a resolution higher than the pixelated 16x! If you want to use Shaders and make your Minecraft breathtakingly stunning, then Optifine HD is actually required! So, yeah. You should definitely install it.Optifine HD Mod Showcase
How to Install Optifine HD Mod 1.17.1 / 1.16.5
- Fortunately, Optifine HD Mod is one of the easiest mod to install.
- All you need to do is download and run once the Minecraft version that the mod is for (currently Minecraft 1.16.3).
- Download the Optifine .jar file.
- Execute the file using JAVA, and hit Install on the popup window.
- That’s it.
Optifine HD Mod 1.17.1 / 1.17 Download Links
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