Optifine HD 1.13.1 is a mod that gives a much-needed framerate boost to Minecraft as well as others performance boosts. Optifine is often compared to Vanilla. It promises a boost of FPS for every person playing Minecraft.

How Optifine HD works?

Once it is installed, it will boost the FPS for anyone playing Minecraft. It does not matter if you are playing with or without a connection. It will work on any version of Minecraft, but you may install the same version of the actual version of Minecraft that you are running. This is a way to make your game faster.

This mod includes new version but also older versions. So, if you are the type of gamer that likes to play the older versions of Minecraft before all the new elements were added, you can surely play it with this mod.

Once you have installed this mod, there are some tricks that you can use to increase even more the FPS. Some of them are:

  • Set graphics to fast
  • Turn off the smooth lighting
  • Set the render distance to short/tiny
  • Set the performance to max FPS
  • Set AdvancedOpenGL to fast
  • Turn off animations
  • Turn of fog
  • Turn of clouds

If you do all of this while running the Optifine HD mod, your Minecraft will be even faster. You can enjoy your game no matter the type of computer you have.

Does Optifine HD Works?

It assures to work even with the newest versions. Such as the 1.13.1. Both running alpha or beta. If you are interested in running beta while doing it, you may have fixed some problems like:

  • Black horizon on disable shaders
  • Load visible chunks
  • Mipmap type and blending
  • Shader options sliders
  • Button Done in GuiMessage
  • Shaders uniform isEyeInWater for waterlogged blocks
  • Crash with Java 9+

It will also fix other problems.

It will surely work, but in older versions, there are some details that you are not going to see, but it is way much better to don’t see them but run the game faster. Even more, if you have an old computer.

The first thing you notice when running Optifine HD that the graphics are pretty good and it will run faster.

Settings

It has very customizable settings, such as smooth lighting, brightness, performance, animations, texture packs, etc. These settings can help you customize your settings and maybe play on forward or even extreme. It is a really helpful mod.

If you don’t know what a setting means, you can just hover your mouse over it and it will explain what is it for.

Optifine supports HD textures.

The most larger type of settings is the “animations”:

  • Water animated
  • Fire animated
  • Redstone animated
  • Flame animated
  • Terrain animated
  • Textures animated
  • Lava animated
  • Portal animated
  • Smoke animated
  • Water particles
  • Portal particles

And more and more. You just have to select which one you and on or off. It is remarkable to say that if you turn all of them off, your Minecraft will run even faster, but the animations will be very different. If you have a really good computer, you may want to turn everything on in order to enjoy more the Minecraft experience.

Any of the changes you make will cause your map to reload or also the chunks to have to reload themselves because it has to reload every part of it. So, make sure you have a little time and you are willing to deal with a little bit of lag when you are messing with the settings.

The main settings of this mod are called “video settings” that is more general. You can change settings like:

  • Graphics
  • Smooth lighting
  • Performance
  • Brightness
  • Clouds
  • Texture Packs

That is all?

There are more settings that can change almost everything in the way the Minecraft looks. Basically, anything that you do is going to affect your framerate either for the better or for the worse. Things that are either in the distance or very near will look different. You will have to custom the settings in order to see what you want in the way you want.

There is a function called Antialiasing which when turned on needs the game to be restarted. This process is important to take advantage of the setting. This setting will smooth out jagged edges. It doesn’t make a lot of difference but it can be something that would be useful if you want to improve the graphics.

This is a mod that is recommended to people that have slow computers because it has a lot of advantages. After the initial install you may see some glitches and in terms of chunk loading, something might not be loaded completely. This is because is the first time of running optifine. It is not a thing to worry about, they won’t stay like that forever.

The performance will be perfect for laptops and other types of computers that are very slow. If you want to boost the FPS of your game this mod is highly recommended.

Some of its functions

  • Standard: you can add HD textures if you want and also you can add things like better grass. It is not required an MC patcher.
  • Smooth: it is a way to remove lag spikes and things like that while smoothing out your Minecraft experience.
  • Multi-core: will allow you to extend what the smooth edition can do. It will also make your Minecraft work better if you have a multi-core processor.
  • Tools to make your Minecraft look better. It will allow you to enable anthropic filtering. And for people how have really fast computers is something really cool to check out.

A Little Advice

It can be a little confusing to use this mod because of the number of settings it has. So, if you don’t know what a certain setting, you just have to take a look at the tooltip to figure that out. This mod will allow you to get the Minecraft in a very personalized way, so you have a great performance with the desired graphics.

How to install Optifine HD

  1. Download the Optifine HD’s file
  2. You will have to open Minecraft and update for 1.13.1
  3. Download and install the Minecraft Forge (to play with mods)
  4. Open Minecraft and after it has been loaded close it
  5. ⊞ Win+R and look for: %appdata%.minecraft\mods
  6. Go to the Optifine’s file and put it into the Mod’s folder
  7. Open your minecraft launcher, and start the game.