OptiFine HD

OptiFine HD is a performance related plugin that can provide a large FPS boost and dramatically reduce lag. OptiFine also contains many advanced configuration options available from the video settings menu to further tweak performance.

The installation process for OptiFine HD is now very simple:

  1. Click download below to download the OptiFine jar
  2. Open the jar file and click Install
  3. Select the OptiFine profile from the Minecraft launcher
OptiFine HD, 3.77 / 5 (618 votes)


  1. Using this mod i go from 12-24 fps to 40-60 it’s amazing for people with computers that aren’t all that great 🙂
    Only problem is… I can’t use it for snapshots 🙁 oh well

    August 17, 2014
  2. Can this just be dropped in the mods folder and run under a Forge-patched profile?

    October 17, 2014
    • Actually yes it can. I have it with my Forge profile, and it works fine, although some of my mods may have reduced its effectiveness.

      December 2, 2014
    • Yes it can

      March 28, 2016
  3. I only use this mod.for the zoom in function.

    September 4, 2015
    • It’s very cool that you can zoom with OptiFine HD! The only other way to zoom in Minecraft, to either up your FOV; apply slowness on yourself, or hold right-click with a spyglass.

      September 5, 2021
  4. Loading this mod kept my last position in game but reverted world to beginning. Is there a way to run this without that happening?

    September 24, 2019