Introduction: How to Install Optifine and Forge 1.14.4/1.15
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The truth is that there is not yet a stable version compatible between the two major Minecraft tools, but if you really want to play with mods in version 1.14.4, there are some specific versions of forge and optifine that are compatible.
Step 1: Step 1
First upgrade your Minecraft to 1.14.4.
Step 2: Step 2
Download the forge by clicking here, go to the installer, proceed with the installation.
Step 3: Step 3
Open your Minecraft by selecting the installed forge profile. Then close it.
Step 4: Step 4
Go to start and open Run, look for: %appdata%\.Minecraft\mods
Step 5: Step 5
Download Optifine here, and drag it into this folder (Mods).
Step 6: Step 6
Once you have done these steps open your Minecraft with the forge profile again, it should open with optifine installed.
Optifine is an optimization mod that is available for Minecraft. It provides many features that can either make your Minecraft game run much faster, or look much more beautiful. It can provide an FPS Boost, increase render distance, allow control over anisotropic filtering and anti aliasing and much more.
However, one of the main reasons people choose to install Optifine is due to its support for Shaders, allowing you to completely change the overall appearance of Minecraft making it look more realistic and beautiful. The image below shows an example of a shader in action.
The good news is Optifine is now supported for Minecraft 1.14 through preview versions. We’ll show you below how to install it and get started. If you want to check out some more Minecraft content, make sure to view our dedicated area here.
Installing Optifine on Minecraft 1.14
So firstly, Optifine can only be installed on the PC Version of Minecraft, also known as Java Edition. Head to the Official Optifine website, and you should be on the ‘Downloads’ page. At the time of this article, the latest version should say Minecraft 1.13.2.
Press the ‘Preview Versions’ button located at the top of the page and download the latest Optifine Version for 1.14. At the time of this article, the latest version is “OptiFine 1.14.2 HD U F1 pre13”. Just press the ‘Download’ button.
A .jar file will download to your computer, open this file. The Optifine Installer will be opened, all you need to do is ensure that the Folder location is correct and that it’s set to your Minecraft directory.
If it is, hit the ‘Install’ button. It should only take a moment, now you can open the Minecraft Launcher.
Press the small green arrow located next to the ‘Play’ button. One of the options will be Optifine. Choose this option and then press play, that’s it. You’re now running Minecraft with Optifine which can be configured in the games Video Settings. You can also go ahead and start installing Shaders.
Is it allowed to use optifabric (optifine+fabric) for 1.14/1.15 so i can use the lazydfu mod and duncan's auto reset mod?
yes it is, but not for 1.15+
*yes, but for versions 1.16 and above, no – because of nether fog. (this is also why 1.9-1.15 has separate leaderboards to 1.16+)
edit: ++ other things, such as piglin trades being added, etc
optifabric is allowed for 1.14 yes, make sure you dont break optifine rules tho.
@ K i n g L a v a C a c t u s K i n g L a v a C a c t u s 1.16 has separate leaderboards because of the many changes, fortresses chances are changed, and getting pearls is an entire different strat in 1.16 (and faster)
The split was made before mods like sodium are used in speedrunning
Describe the bug
Optifine, when combined with Impact, ALWAYS crashes.
Download any 1.14.4 version of Optifine.
Download Impact 4.8.3 with Optifine
- Impact Version: 4.8.3. for minecraft 1.14.4
- Using Optifine? Yes
- Using LiteLoader? No
- Enabled mods: none
- Operating System: Windows 10
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5HT2 commented Feb 16, 2020
It’s recommended not to use Optifine with Impact, it causes too many issues. Though you shouldn’t have an entire crash.
MateoDoge commented Feb 16, 2020
Im using the official MC launcher. @Aaron2550 , ping me in the Discord so i can share with you the crash logs.
Aaron2550 commented Feb 16, 2020
The error is always
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mojang.blaze3d.platform.TextureUtil
. 11 more
Caused by: java.lang.SecurityException: class “com.mojang.blaze3d.platform.TextureUtil”‘s signer information does not match signer information of other classes in the same package
. 13 more
Crashes happen for me too, see http://stronghold.host/u/dPl8ugWAajvn.png, using 4.8.3 and Optifine F4. Its AFAIK not related to the graphics “card” Im using a RX 5700 XT and @MateoDoge is using a Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620
Aaron2550 commented Feb 16, 2020
Before installing 4.8.3 with F4 , 4.8.0-20190824-nightly with optifine F3 ran perfectly fine for me. Now im getting
—- Minecraft Crash Report —-
// Surprise! Haha. Well, this is awkward.
Time: 16.02.20 22:22
Description: Unexpected error
java.lang.NullPointerException: Unexpected error
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
A detailed walkthrough of the error, its code path and all known details is as follows:
— System Details —
Minecraft Version: 1.14.4
Minecraft Version ID: 1.14.4
Operating System: Windows 10 (amd64) version 10.0
Java Version: 1.8.0_51, Oracle Corporation
Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
Memory: 3185544720 bytes (3037 MB) / 4294967296 bytes (4096 MB) up to 6442450944 bytes (6144 MB)
JVM Flags: 9 total; -XX:HeapDumpPath=MojangTricksIntelDriversForPerformance_javaw.exe_minecraft.exe.heapdump -Xss1M -Xmx6G -XX:+UnlockExperimentalVMOptions -XX:+UseG1GC -XX:G1NewSizePercent=20 -XX:G1ReservePercent=20 -XX:MaxGCPauseMillis=50 -XX:G1HeapRegionSize=32M
Launched Version: 1.14.4-Impact_4.8.0-20190824-nightly-OptiFine_HD_U_F3
LWJGL: 3.2.2 build 10
OpenGL: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT GL version 4.6.13586 Compatibility Profile Context 19.12.3 26.20.15003.5016, ATI Technologies Inc.
GL Caps: Using GL 1.3 multitexturing.
Using GL 1.3 texture combiners.
Using framebuffer objects because OpenGL 3.0 is supported and separate blending is supported.
Shaders are available because OpenGL 2.1 is supported.
VBOs are available because OpenGL 1.5 is supported.
Using VBOs: Yes
Is Modded: Very likely; Jar signature invalidated
Type: Client (map_client.txt)
Resource Packs: vanilla, file/AaronBase, file/AaronBetterLeavesModule
Current Language: English (US)
CPU: 12x AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor
everytime im trying to run it.
ZeroMemes commented Feb 19, 2020
It’s recommended not to use Optifine with Impact, it causes too many issues. Though you shouldn’t have an entire crash.
Errors with the most recent nightly builds have been reduced, basically all that remains is Xray compatibility.
(forgive me for anything i end up writing wrong, english isnt my principal language)
so, i have some issues here
i play minecraft 1.14.4, i have itembound resource pack, and two mods. one of them has the file name cfm-7.0.0-pre13-mc1.14.4 and the other one is called placeableitems-4.0.0
i’m having issues with the mods and with itembound as well.
1 – Itembound is a res. pack that allows you to create new items (including placeable items) when you rename it, for example: you have a cookie, you rename it with the word brownie, then the cookie item will turn into a brownie. it works with armor as well, when you rename a helmet with, for example, calico cat ears , it will turn into calico cat ears you can wear. But im having issues with the placeable items, you have to get an emerald and rename it, for example, oak desk , then it will become an oak desk (you gotta put an itemframe in a block with an iron trapdoor on the side, then you place the emerald with the name oak desk, and it was supposed to turn into a desk, but it does not work with me, and its not just the desk, all of the placeable items doesnt work.
2 – When I put the placeable items mod with the cfm (cfm is a furniture mod i installed, since itembound was not working) together in the mods folder, minecraft (version 1.14.4 forge optifine) it loads normally, but when loading gets to 100%, Freezing data appears on the left bottom corner of the screen and then it doesnt load anymore. It literally freezes and stops responding. I know its probably because of the two mods inside the folder, but i wanted to know if there is anything i can do for it to load normally with the two mods installed into the mods folder
This is due to the major Forge rewrite that started around this time. In addition, OptiFine versions F3 and earlier are not compatible with Forge 1.14.4. This means you must use OptiFine F4 to play with Forge on 1.14.4!
Please be aware that compatibility with other Minecraft mods is NOT guaranteed. OptiFine is a very complex mod, and incompatibilities are not uncommon.
Download and install the correct version of Forge.
For the most part, OptiFine will work with almost any version of Forge on the same version of Minecraft, but some WILL be incompatible. For best results, you should use the recommended version of Forge that is listed in the OptiFine changelog. You can find changelogs on the OptiFine website, next to the version you downloaded.
Download OptiFine (if you haven't already) and drop the file into the mods folder.
Don't worry about the OptiFine installer, it will run as an ordinary Forge mod. You could extract the mod jar by running the OptiFine installer and clicking "Extract", but this won't really do anything different in the end.
You're done! Launch the Forge profile from the Minecraft launcher as you would normally.
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Uncharted for Minecraft 1.14.4
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Minecraft Forge is not actually a mod by itself, but rather a modding API that supports a huge variety of mod while dealing with mod and vanilla compatibility issues. This API makes it easier for various mods to work together while ensuring a stable gameplay. Minecraft Forge is as old as Minecraft modding and has evolved alongside vanilla Minecraft in many ways.
Basically, Minecraft Forge adds game support to other Minecraft Mods. With Forge installed, you can install mods that provide new weapons, NPCs, alter existing mobs, add new mobs, and so much more. The duty of forge is to compile and make sure that each of the mods you installed has no conflict and are compatible with each other. In the case that you have two or more conflicting mods, then Forge will warn you of such scenario and give you some options on how to proceed.
By itself, Minecraft Forge API does not do anything except add a “MOD” button at the game’s title screen. It also displays how many mods (if any) are installed, and other useful information.
Minecraft Forge Installation
Minecraft Forge is very easy to install. All you need to do is follow the steps below:
- Make sure that you have running Minecraft one time before starting to install Forge API.
- Go to https://files.minecraftforge.net/ (Also, you can download from the below buttons.)
- Choose the version you want to install and download the “Installer”
- Run the Installer as an Administrator.
After the steps above, a new Minecraft profile will appear in the drop-down list of your Minecraft. Just click on it, hit play, and enjoy. The initial start-up of your Minecraft Forge will take a little while as it will try to download and process the files needed for a smooth start.
How to Install Other Mods with Forge
Although not every mod follows the same installation process, most Minecraft mods uses the standard installation procedure of Forge. For your standard mods, all you need to do is download the mods .zip or .jar file, and put it in the mods folder in your Minecraft directory. It’s that simple!
For more complicated mods, the installation may differ depending on the mod. For such mods, It is best to consult the mod’s installation procedure instead.
If you get a hang of mod installation and keeping everything compatible while still having a decent FPS, then you’ll end up with dozens of mods at once. We also recommend installing Optifine HD on top of Minecraft Forge to make use of the added FPS boost and make Minecraft even more beautiful.
Should You Install It?
Around 90% of Minecraft’s existing mods also use MC Forge as their platform, so unless you want to play an un-modded vanilla Minecraft, then you better install forge before trying out other fancy mods.
Installing Minecraft Forge is pretty easy and hassle-free, and it simplifies the installation of other mods by a hundred-fold as well! If you plan on modding the heck out of your Minecraft game, or if there’s a fancy game-changing mod you want to use, then Minecraft Forge is an essential modding API that you can’t play without.
Minecraft Forge Showcase
Wants to know how to use optifine? Minecraft continues to be a breath of fresh air in the gaming industry, even after Microsoft’s acquisition. Much of the Minecraft code has been created open-source, in essence providing modders the keys to the candy store. Minecraft fans everywhere also had a lot to be passionate about this past May. Optifine’s version 1.14was officially released, and it had a lot of important updates to the popular mod.
In this article, we’ll get into the basics of Optifine and lead you through the steps of how to use it. Whether you’re a modding pro or have never applied a Minecraft mod before, you’ll find some helpful information in this article. To start, here is a quick rundown of what Optifine is.
How To Use Optifine With Forge
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Optifine, the Answer to (Some) of Your Prayers
Optifine is one of the most traditional optimization mods for Minecraft. Its popularity is well-earned as it has some unique features that have become fan-favorites. If you’re not well-known with modifications, or mods for short, they essentially rewrite bits of the game’s code to change certain aspects of gameplay. The contrast between a mod and a full-blown feature upgrade is that third-party developers typically make mods.
Optifine has become the golden standard of Minecraft modding for several users, and remarkable people refuse to play without it. Some significant changes that Optifine draws to the table are FPS boosts and shader support. Minecraft Classic’s FPS is notoriously low, so this makes a big variation in the gameplay experience. Added feature some would call vital is fog control. Too many players, the fog in Minecraft brings a lot of life to the game, so being able to change how dense it is or how far away it starts is very helpful.
All the changes featured in the Optifine mod could quickly fill another article. Rather than detail all the things Optifine improves, let’s look at how you can install it.
How To Use Optifine 1.14
How to Install Optifine?
Before you jump into the mod itself, you should lay some foundation to make sure it works properly. First, download the latest version of Java. While you’re at it, move ahead and get the updated Java runtime environment for your operating system.
Once you’ve got the Java updated, continue to the Optifine downloads site. You will see various versions of Optifine going back a few years. The only reason you would need an older version of Optifine is if the latest one is malfunctioning for you. Download the most recent update of Optifine, which will be the first one on the list.
Once downloaded, run the Optifine installer. It should automatically detect your Minecraft folder. Change the folder if you need to, and hit the install button. In a few seconds, the window will close without any additional notifications.
How to Use Optifine?
Once you’ve finished installing Optifine, launch Minecraft. On the bottom-left in the Minecraft window, choose Optifine from the drop-down menu, or build a new profile for Optifine. You can use different versions of Optifine by building a new profile for each version you want to try. After you select the profile, start Minecraft the way you usually would.
When your world loads, you should notice some important changes in how everything looks. In the Options menu, go to Settings and choose Video Settings. In the video settings, you will see various options that weren’t there before. Take your time, become familiar with all the new settings, and then play around with them to work the mods best. Click F3 on your keyboard at any point to bring up the version heads-up display and view which version of Optifine you’re utilizing.
If you’re not seeing Optifine in your profile menu, you may have installed it in the incorrect directory, or your runtime atmosphere isn’t correctly updated.
Optimize Your Craft with Optifine
Modding in Minecraft is nearly second nature at this point. Minecraft is a popular game for what it is, but it’s such a fertile ground for mods that it has essentially become the prototype case for modders. The rudimentary nature of the visuals and gameplay are almost asking to be optimized.
Optifine is an excellent way to dip your toes into the modding pool as it is stable and has an important impact on the game. All you have to perform is download and install it.
Maybe you can help a friend crafter by sharing your chosen Minecraft mods in the comments below. Even better, what do you think are the three most fundamental mods for a great Minecraft experience?
Since I struggled a bit to install these addons to Minecraft and get them to work together, I thought I would jot down a quick howto for others on how to get this working without any hassle.
For all downloads: make sure to get the version that matches your minecraft version (1.14.4 for me at the moment)!
Download all of the following to f.ex. your Downloads-folder:
- Optifine from: https://optifine.net/downloads
- OptiFabric from: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/optifabric/files
- ReplayMod from: https://www.replaymod.com/
- Fabric (For Vanilla) from: https://fabricmc.net/use/
- Fabric API from: https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/fabric-api/files
- A static linked build (probably 64 bit) of ffmpeg from: https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/
- Double-click the fabric-installer*.exe and click on install
- Double-click the OptiFine*.jar and choose extract. Save the MOD to f.ex. your Downloads folder
- Go to the start-menu and type %APPDATA% and click enter, and you will get an explorer-window which should contain .minecraft – go into that folder, and make a new called “mods”.
- Copy the following files from your Downloads to the mods-folder you just created:
- OptiFine*MOD.jar (not the installer, but the extracted mod-file)
Done. You will have a new choice in the dropdown in the vanilla launcher you can use to start Minecraft with Fabric and Replaymod + OptiFine.