Minecraft Mods

OptiFine Mod includes OptiMine and OptiFog

If you're looking for a way to increase your framerate, control brightness and just generally smooth our the rougher edges in your Minecraft world - The OptiFine 1.7.3 Minecraft mod is for you.

Optifine brings together two very awesome performance mods for Minecraft. Those being OptiMine and OptiFog. Users who have installed this mod have experience almost 3 times the FPS (Frames per second) and even the default graphical settings of Minecraft experience a smoother and cleaner upgrade.

The best thing about OptiFine are the detailed settings. You can pretty well change just about every minute detail of the game including turning off the clouds, stars and even changes in weather can be removed from the game all together.

OptiFine's farview can extend your viewing distance up to a factor of 3, which is excellent if you need to grab a distant view of a particular object or landmark for whatever reason.

You can tweak the night and day settings to allow infinite day or night. And of the coolest options by far is OptiFine's clear water setting. This will allow you to see underwater for miles which is especially useful on some of the maps mods that feature really deep water.

If you find yourself struggling with performance issues, this mod is an absolute must-see.

Continue reading for this mods compatibility list, download instructions & link.


If you need ModLoader: Install OptiFine AFTER ModLoader.

MCPatcher is NOT needed for HD textures, HD fonts and BetterGrass, they are included in OptiFine.
Install OptiFine without MCPatcher HD features for best performance.

If you absolutely need MCPatcher (HD Textures): Install OptiFine without the “ji.class” (the mipmaps and fog distance will not be active). For HD fonts install without the “sj.class”. For BetterGrass install without “cv.class”.
If you need DynamicLights (ModLoader edition): Install OptiFine AFTER DynamicLights.

Compatible with: ModLoader, SinglePlayerCommands, TooManyItems, PlasticCraft, CJB's Modpack, Zan's Minimap, Rei's Minimap, DynamicLights, The Aether and many other.Not compatible with: GSLS Shaders, MinecraftExtended, MinecraftForge.


The mod's author recommends that you start with a clean minecraft.jar file if possible.

Windows/Linux Instructions:
1) Locate your minecraft.jar file. On Windows, it's in %APPDATA%/.minecraft/bin
2) Create a backup of minecraft.jar
3) Open minecraft.jar in an archive editor (WinRar/7-Zip/etc)
4) Delete the META-INF folder.
5) Copy the .class files from the downloaded zip file into the jar file, replacing previous files.
6) Run Minecraft and test!

Mac Instructions:
1) Locate your minecraft.jar file. On Mac, it's in /Library/Application Support/minecraft/bin
2) Create a backup of minecraft.jar
3) rename minecraft.jar to minecraft.zip and double-click it to extract the contents
4) rename the resulting folder to minecraft.jar and open it
5) copy the .class files from the downloaded zip into the minecraft.jar folder, replacing previous files
6) Run Minecraft and test!

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