Optifine HD 1.17 / 1.16

While Minecraft is an ever-expansive and fun game to play in its original variant, a lot more can be added to it by installing mods and resource packs. One of the most effective and useful tools (mods) you can install – whether you want to keep the original flavor or add some uniqueness to your game – is the Optifine mod. Optifine is not a resource pack in itself. It does not change any textures in the game. It is, instead, a tool that allows you to adjust Minecraft to increase performance or visuals to your liking. For instance, it provides new settings in the menus that allow you to more freely adjust rendering distance and other factors that might affect how well your computer can run the game. It also allows you to use various resource packs with custom features. If you use HD resource packs and have seen major frame rate drops, see serious lag spikes in your system, or otherwise just need an FPS boost, Optifine HD will provide exactly what you are looking for.

Optifine can be used in both single player games and multiplayer servers. Be warned, though, Optifine HD only works in multiplayer games if the server’s host also has Optifine HD installed on the server. If this is not the case, Optifine will be disabled and you will not be able to use it. Another warning that comes with this is that some of the steps you can take to increase your frame rate will also make Minecraft less visually appealing to look at. You can disable clouds, the sky, stars, fog, and a number of other functions that make the game more visually appealing. All in all, Optifine HD is probably the best way to take more complete control of your Minecraft experience. You can adjust how textured and detailed everything is, from bare bones to top of the line graphics, based on what your personal computer can handle.

OptiFine HD should be compatible with all of these Minecraft versions: 1.17 - 1.16.4 - 1.16.3 - 1.16.2 - 1.16.1 - 1.16 - 1.15.2 - 1.15.1 - 1.15 - 1.14.4 - 1.14.3 - 1.14.2 - 1.14 - 1.13.2 - 1.13.1 - 1.13 - 1.12.2 - 1.12 - 1.11.2 - 1.11 - 1.10.2 - 1.10 - 1.9.4 - 1.9 - 1.8.9 - 1.8.8 - 1.8.1 - 1.8.6 - 1.8

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How to install Optifine:

  1. In the download section of this page you will find a link to the official Optifine website. Click this link.
  2. There you will see many different labels. Make sure to find the right “Minecraft version label” first. – if you are playing Minecraft 1.16.3 find the corresponding label, the same goes for all other Minecraft versions;
  3. Now that you have found a label with your version of the  Minecraft, you will probably see many different Optifine versions and editions under that label. Find the latest version available and click on the “download” or “mirror” text link next to it. – we strongly recommend that you always choose the “OptiFine HD Ultra” editions. They usually have the most features;
  4. You will be redirected to a page with a certain number of ads on it and a direct download link in the middle between all these ads. Click this link.
  5. Right-click the newly downloaded Optifine installer file, select “Open With”, and then click “Java (TM) Platform SE binary”.
  6. A small installer window will appear, just click “Install”. After a while, the message “OptiFine is successfully installed” will pop up. – make sure you have the latest version of Minecraft installed, otherwise you will not be able to successfully install Optifine;
  7. Start up Minecraft launcher and click the little up arrow next to the green “PLAY” button. From there you want to find a version titled “Optifine”. Click this version.
  8. Click that green “PLAY” button!

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  • Although we are using the official download links, they may stop working after new updates are released. In this case, you can always use the source links from the "Official Links" section until we update the download links. And yes, we update links regularly and manually for every resource pack you see on this site.
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  • Credit for the creation of OptiFine HD goes to sp614x.

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Download OptiFine HD from Official Website – you will be redirected to the official Optifine website where you will find all download links for versions from 1.7.x to the current minecraft version.

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  1. bloop

    im trying to open it with java but it wont let me pick that option. im on a mac, it only allows me to save the file whih doesnt work

  2. paulthienadedt

    I love shader

  3. circles

    I have used optifine for 1 year + (which is not that long tbh im ngl) and i can say it’s 100% worth it to use, especially for low end pcs!

  4. pogboi

    i like the shaders

  5. LouieMitchell

    When i try to open the preview optifine. It comes up with a blank black window which flickers on and off. Anyone knows how to fix it?

  6. Mohammed al faqsh

    i like the shader

  7. levi

    when i download optifine, it says i need to open it with java binary se, but i dont have that option, what can i do to make it work?

      1. Yeet_Elite

        how did you fix that???

      2. Freddo

        How did you do it may I ask?

        1. circles

          U need to download java first, u can just download it from a tutorial. Then u need to pick open with java.

  8. Allelya

    When clicking on Optifine 1.17, their website is giving me version 1.16.5 instead, so I can’t use any RP made for 1.17 on it. I have emailed the creator.

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      There is dropdown button “+ Preview versions”, click it.

  9. NurseStudent113

    help i just want download Optifine but all I keep getting is “preview OptiFine 1.17.1.jar” i have tried what the video but i just cant get it to download.

    1. Frank

      download jarfix

  10. Frosty

    When ever I pull up the launcher, Optifine has no profile, despite playing with nothing else installed but it.

  11. Mona

    Is there a version of this for bedrock?

    1. Lisa

      No, I don’t think there is, but if there is, It isn’t the original Optifine. Hope this helps!

  12. i dont want to show my name

    i cant find the java (TM) Platform SE binary file

  13. Lia

    I installed it as directed, but hit a brick wall the moment i load up minecraft. Everything was fine til that point. It stops before the game launches and says “Can not update Native Minecraft”. It stops right there, and the game doesnt launch. What could be the issue?

  14. everett

    this looks so nice

  15. ImportedK

    I downloaded optifine for 1.16.5 and i installed jave and jar fix, when i try to open with the java platform thingy, it shows and eeror.

  16. MimosaVendetta

    Is there a particular location the OptiFine installer is supposed to be? I’ve downloaded “preview OptiFine 1.17 HD U G9 pre24”. I tried having it in the download folder, the a folder on the same drive as my MC installation, and inside the Minecraft “Install” folder. I have selected “Open with” and navigated here: …\Curse\Minecraft\Install\runtime\java-runtime-alpha\windows-x64\java-runtime-alpha\bin Then I selected java.exe to open the file with.

    It took forever but I finally nabbed a screenshot of the error message that flickers for a millisecond: Error: Could not find or load main class …\Curse\Minecraft\Install\preview_OptiFine_1.17_ HD_U_G9_pre24.jar

    What am I doing wrong?

  17. Robert

    I agree with Joe, I’m able to use 7-zip on everything. I have java, restarted the computer, black box shows for 1 sec and then nothing. Ive seen multiple people with the same problem as me with no replies, please respond on how to continue from here.

  18. Patrick

    I have a problem too and it is the same like the most of them… if i try to open it with java platform SE binary then a black window pops up short and nothing happend afterwards no installer.. nothing and yes i checked my latest java version, i checked my minecraft version and i try it with older versions too but always the same happend and yes i restarted my pc everytime but always the same problem came up so do u have a fix for that or wahts wrong with it ?

  19. Patrick

    I installed Java the way it is supposed to, and everything is fine. Now, when I downloaded Optifine, I clicked “Open with” but Java Platform SE Binary or whatever, didn’t show up. There was an option to look for another program in the computer, but it didn’t show up there neither. Any help? (Note: I could actually install optifine with the installer, but the resource packs I had didn’t work as they should.)

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      What exactly do you mean “didn’t work as it should”. If optifine is installed correctly, you will see the new profiles in the Minecraft launcher in the version selection dropdown. Select the Optifine profile.

  20. zurple

    Jave Platform SE binary? it doesnt come up… was i supposed to do something before?

  21. gamer

    I try to instal optifine but it does not open and just comes up a a black box

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      Install java first.

  22. mastarules

    Hello i have v1.17 but the Previous Versions for this don’t show me the little arrow next to the play button. what could be wrong?

  23. joe

    DEVELOPERS PLEASE, commons sense – EASE of USE!!!, this needs to be a zip file like all other resource packs that we can place in the resource pack folder!, not some convoluted process to make it difficult to install.
    Hence this long thread of complaints and confusion from everyone!

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      Who EVER said it is a resource pack? It is a tool / mod needed for many resource packs. You cannot install a mod or a tool full of various features the way you install a resource pack. Resource packs are EASY TO USE simply because they are a collection of images, sounds, some text files and nothing else, while mods are standalone software that must later be integrated into Minecraft itself.

      1. dominick

        I have a unique problem (maybe you’ve gotten this before) but when I click open with Java(TM) Platform SE Binary it flashes a black box and quickly closes the black box window, when I click Java Platform SE Binary it displays this EXACT message,

        Unable to install Java There are errors in the following switches:

        “C:/User/Dominick/OneDrive/Documents/preview _O
        ptifine_1.17.1_HD_U_H1_pre1.jar”;.

        check the commands are valid and try again

  24. CS

    I have Minecraft on Lubuntu (Ubuntu light basically). The instructions for installing OptiFine do not work for my setup. Since Minecraft was installed via Snap the OptiFine installer thinks Minecraft isn’t even installed.

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      Our instructions are for Minecraft: java edition installed on Windows. Other operating systems are not that much suitable for gaming, and the “general” instructions may not work on your side depending on your configuration.

  25. Phoenix

    i checked the website, and there’s no complete version for 1.17. Should I just install the pre-release or would it be okay to install the 1.16.5 edition till there’s a 1.17 edition?

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      On the official page, you can see a drop-down list of preview versions in the “Minecraft 1.17” section. You can try them, they are compatible with version 1.17.

  26. HelpImDumb

    I still dont understand something
    I’ve tried downloading java like 5 times now, but I still cant open the file in java for no reason

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      After downloading, did you install Java and restart your computer?

  27. bogey

    I did everything it told me to do but I can’t open it, it says “Optifine_1.16.5_HD_U_G8.jar” cannot open because it is from an unidentified developer. can I have some help?

    1. ProjectX11

      i’m pretty sure you have to system preferences, security and privacy and you should see optifine wasn’t opened because it is from a unidentified developer. do you still want to open it?”

  28. Thorchu

    It took surprisingly long to download, but the outcome was fun + awesome!

  29. Elijah

    the optifine version doesnt pop up for me but everything successfully downloaded

  30. bull

    when i downloaded it it didnt work when ever i tried to put it in.

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      What you mean “to put it in”? Read the installation guide on this page..

  31. Tami

    Can this be downloaded for bedrock windows 10?

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      No, optifine is for Java only.

  32. Est0

    idk how install kuda shearders

    1. galaxy boy

      me too

  33. Amanda Rose

    wait am I supposed to download java? if so then how? and can I do it on Windows 10? (I apologize for the amount of questions)

    1. Ninjateddy

      Idk if you figured it out already, but you just look up the java thing they’re talking about, go to the official java website to download their latest software, and then you’re set to do exactly what this is saying.

    2. WAT

      I think Optifine is only for Java edition

  34. Sami

    I dunno How to run it there is no such option JAVA TM PLATFORM SE BINARY i already have java version of minecraft but i can’t find a way to install it…any idea ??????

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      First you need to download and install java itself.

  35. hwhhwh1

    Ok i have downloaded the optifine but in will only let run with winRAR or paint.net? How do you run it with java?

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      Download & install java first?

  36. Andi

    dude i already have optifine version in minecraft launcher

  37. pogchamp

    not pog i cant use it on mine craft

  38. Epic

    does this give nightvision?

    1. Cameron Davidson

      yes

  39. robko2423

    its not on

  40. Oliver/Bat

    optifine just wont work for me. ittl download but when i try and open it, it goes to another download! Can someone help?

  41. Tyler Holifield

    Ok so i can download OptiFine but when i try to open it it just takes me the the website to redownload it

    1. FiredHawk66

      yeah same, i cant even find one in curse forge to download, when i try to copy it to forge it doesnt work

  42. Blake Rustad

    ok so i have java minecraft but when i try to open the folder with an app it just says look for app in app store PLZZ help

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      To install optifine (.jar file) you need java.

    2. Clueless joe

      same for me it does not pop up with minecraft java it just is like “sry you dont really have minecraft you just have completly nothing worth anything to us”

  43. dawd

    dud this is so cool

  44. leo

    Can someone tell me how to download it on mac?

    1. adam

      Im also on mac and I don’t know how

    2. Julian

      Just click on the download link. If that does not work, you have to install java

  45. mattypo

    This latest version of Optifine does not support this shader, this is why your game is crashing. The shader needs to be updated to G7.

  46. Dylan Anderson

    it always crashes my game

    1. AnimixYT

      that sucks, i cant even install it :/

      1. no

        me also I have no chance of getting the texture pack:(

    2. Augustas

      you have a bad pc/laptop

      1. Peter-Pater-Poo

        So do you.

  47. kanker123

    i can download the file and i have java but when i want to open the file in java it opens and auto closes

    1. Reivalken

      same over here

  48. Superkrat

    I got the the point of installing java to it, but it give me the message
    “Unable to install Java

    There are errors in the following switches:
    C:\users\name\Downloads\OptiFine_1.16.5_HD_U_G6.jar

    Check that commands are valid and try again.” and I have no clue what to do with that, or how to fix it.

    1. Kass

      I am having the same problem.

  49. serenaaa

    does it work with mac?

    1. ElectroCreep

      yes it does

    2. Dartleis

      I’m on iMac

  50. p

    is this available for mac or is it PC only?

    1. Helper

      It works for both.

  51. Z

    It doesnt work for mac because it says the file type isnt supported

  52. corruptedCrossbow

    I love optifine

  53. S

    I have Java edition, but when I try to download this it doesn’t work. When I try to open in it makes me open it in the microsoft store, and instead of opening the actual thing, it just opens a page with a search for the word “jar”. I do not understand what I am doing wrong.

    1. Admin (resourcepack.net)

      You need to install Java.

    2. HumbledBeanz

      I have the same problem but then if I try to open optimise with Minecraft java (I already have it) it physically won’t show up and when I type it in it’s just says “catastrophic error” :(

  54. T

    Does this work for PE?

    1. macallan green

      nope 😕sorry

  55. Gale

    Having some trouble– I try to open Optifine with Java and it opens a window just to immediately close it. It’s not there when I open minecraft. Any solutions? I am doing my Open With from the java application within the minecraft folder

  56. AA

    Thanks for the mod. You could have added that a noob NEEDS JAVA or something like that. You didn’t even include that in the description (you should).

  57. Johanna

    what do i do if it says ”innstallation has been modified and might not support the latest player safety features.”
    When I go on any server there is no changes.

  58. xSeungyeon

    I dont see a arrow next to the play button..

  59. Fratooty

    what do we open the file with?

    1. bLuE cHeEsE

      If you have problems downloading optifine i had the same problems aswell make sure to dowload java_platform just type in java minecraft itll come up. after you set up the program simply just redownload optifine and say “open with” and java should pop up when you press java it will automatically insall optifine into the game and when you open the launcher it should be there! i hope this helps you!

      1. YaBoiNick

        how do you find it when i type java minecraft it just says how to get minecraft java edition

  60. Darkstan.

    How come Charged Creepers look weird with the effect around them?

  61. Fajar_Awesome

    Nah Its Not Resource Pack

    1. ιlιlι OutanmaX™ ιlιlι

      Yes, it is not. It is a tool/mod required by many resource packs.

      1. Thorchu

        True, true.