Optifine HD 1.18 / 1.17

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!

Please pay attention to the fact that:

  • None of the resource packs, shader mods or tools you see on this website are hosted on our servers. We use download links (including direct download links) provided by official authors. Therefore, they are completely safe and secure.
  • We never modify or edit resource packs in any way.
  • 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.
  • By leaving comments below and voting for the pack, you help the authors improve their project.
  • Credit for the creation of OptiFine HD goes to sp614x.

Download links:

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. vash

    ya this need to have the latest release. i just tried to install it and it says needs minecraft 1.18.2 when im running the newest update.this program will need an update. please and thank you

  2. Caffeine

    When is this being updated to 1.19?

    1. junjun

      idk its taking its taking them so long to make

  3. Optifine Sucks

    Optifine doesn’t work. It just says that my Java installation isn’t complete. Save yourself the annoyance >:(

    1. Admin

      From our side everything works fine. Make sure you have Java installed. Also, optifine only works on the Java version of the Minecraft client and does not work on the bedrock version.

      1. konjumsino

        yea but is it on 1.19

  4. kiwi

    step 5 just doesnt work? no option to open with java platform se binary , help :(

  5. hehehaha

    it doesnt work for macOS

  6. kaikou

    I got a minecraft version 1.18.30 and optifine only exists in 1.18.20. so he can’t be installed… How can I do ?

    1. Admin

      Just install the latest version of optifine available. It should work.

  7. darren

    I have MacBook Air and it worked to download java and it does work


    how to download java?

  9. A Been Boi

    does not work on macbook air

  10. markita

    good mod but it does not work for chromebooks…

    1. Guest

      i have a chromebook, im gonna cry WHYYYYY

  11. Just2turtles

    it does not work on macbook air

  12. Maazzixx

    its a .jar
    every .jar goes into the mods folder
    don’t need to follow the instruction up there, its completly off.

  13. Sayyad Adil

    The process is really cool but shader is so pretty

  14. Niklbac

    bruh what in the * is this process JUST LET ME DOWNLOAD A SHADER!

  15. PVpman

    The process is so confusing bruh

  16. zoodigamer

    bruh all i want is a shader

  17. hannah

    says i must download and launch minecraft in the official launcher at least once? ive opened it multiple times. i dont understand

    1. zoodigamer

      i know just watch a youtube vid if it does’ent work idk what will

    2. lyssa

      Having the same issue

    3. Ben

      Make sure you have downloaded java first before installing optifine

  18. dtkluuvr

    okay so I have minecraft 1.18.2 and Optifine doesn’t have an option for that yet. I tried downloading 1.18.1 and I downloaded java and everything but it says it cannot find my Minecraft download. Can anyone help?

  19. Dull_Demon47

    what do i do if “Java (TM) Platform SE Binary” just isn’t a option?

  20. yes

    So can someone explain to me why the window immediately closes when i click java platform se binary

  21. Iamconfusion672

    Is optifine compatible with 1.18.1 yet? Ive been looking at downloading it but dont want to got through the process for it to be outdated and then have to do it all over again.

  22. Swiggity, soggety I’m coming for that booty

    I play minecraft edu does optifine work?

  23. shader

    its good i guess

  24. Cube

    I have try it but its doesnt function: error binary encounter or something like this

  25. ru

    i tried to download & unpackage it but it doesn’t let me use java, it says open with microsoft explorer or winrar pls help (i have java installed)

  26. Dirtyjar38

    when i click open with i dont get the Java (TM) Platform SE binary option pls help

    1. JarJarMineCC

      You may need to install Java. I had to in order to get that option.

      1. KoregaRequiem.Da

        It’s happening to me and Java is my minecraft version. Do I have to do something else?

  27. thekingval

    Help i can install optifine it always says: Java cannot be installed
    There are errors in the following switches ….

    1. SnookiWookiee

      same thing happened to me, i just googled the error and i just had to download something called jarfix and it fixed all the .jav stuff

      1. Stryke

        Oh my god, thank you so much! Can’t believe all these tutorials and stuff didn’t suggest that sooner.

      2. Dull_Demon47

        i still can’t get it to work, even after downloading jarfix :/

        1. lost

          Have you opened jarfix yet?

  28. yarnec

    why i cant get optifine i will dowload it for the shader pack

  29. 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

  30. paulthienadedt

    I love shader

  31. 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!

  32. pogboi

    i like the shaders

  33. 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?

    1. Ciara

      Use jarfix it installs fast and it works immediately :]

  34. Mohammed al faqsh

    i like the shader

  35. 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.

  36. 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

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

  37. 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

  38. Frosty

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

  39. 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!

  40. i dont want to show my name

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

  41. 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?

  42. everett

    this looks so nice

  43. 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.

  44. 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?

  45. 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.

  46. 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 ?

  47. 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

      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.

  48. zurple

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

  49. gamer

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

    1. Admin

      Install java first.

  50. 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?

  51. 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

      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

        check the commands are valid and try again

  52. 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

      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.

  53. 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

      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.

  54. 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

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

  55. 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?”

  56. Thorchu

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

  57. Elijah

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

  58. bull

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

    1. Admin

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

  59. Tami

    Can this be downloaded for bedrock windows 10?

    1. Admin

      No, optifine is for Java only.

  60. Est0

    idk how install kuda shearders

    1. galaxy boy

      me too

  61. 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

  62. 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

      First you need to download and install java itself.

  63. 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

      Download & install java first?

  64. Andi

    dude i already have optifine version in minecraft launcher

  65. pogchamp

    not pog i cant use it on mine craft

  66. Epic

    does this give nightvision?

    1. Cameron Davidson


  67. robko2423

    its not on

  68. 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?

  69. 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

  70. 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

      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”

  71. dawd

    dud this is so cool

  72. 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

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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

  76. 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:

    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.

    2. ana

      same and i cant seem to find how to fix this.

  77. serenaaa

    does it work with mac?

    1. ElectroCreep

      yes it does

    2. Dartleis

      I’m on iMac

  78. p

    is this available for mac or is it PC only?

    1. Helper

      It works for both.

  79. Z

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

  80. corruptedCrossbow

    I love optifine

  81. 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

      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” :(

  82. T

    Does this work for PE?

    1. macallan green

      nope 😕sorry

  83. 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

  84. 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).

  85. 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.

  86. xSeungyeon

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

  87. 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

  88. Darkstan.

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

  89. Fajar_Awesome

    Nah Its Not Resource Pack

    1. Thorchu

      True, true.