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How to install Optifine with Forge on Windows


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There has been a time in which Optifine and Forge weren’t harmonious, and it was frustrating because Optifine confronted the participant with a problem: to play an optimized match and attractive images, or using a game never optimized yet with lots of mods. It was adjusted for a while, and we could unite everything!

How to install Optifine with Forge on Windows

Step By Step:

1.Reinstall Minecraft

To start, I have only one thing to advise you, uninstall Minecraft and reinstall it! I will guide you step by step to starting on a good basis.

You should have something that looks like this:

Consider backing up things you want to keep like maps, Resource Packs, etc. Once done, delete all the files. Here, Minecraft is uninstalled; we will be able to leave on a clean basis. Moreover, if you notice that you cannot get Forge + Optifine to run at the end of this tutorial, repeat this part of the tutorial.

Another option is to run the Minecraft installer if you still have it and click on remove.

I prefer the first solution.

2. Installation of Minecraft:

To install Minecraft, nothing very complicated. You will have to start by going to the official Minecraft website and downloading the Java version of Minecraft.

Now just launch minecraftinstaller.exe and click on next till finish. When finished, let the software launch Minecraft so that it downloads the latest updates. Now you need to select the version of Minecraft you want to play on. Currently, the latest version of Minecraft that supports Optifine as well as Forge is 1.14.4 .

When Optifine 1.15.2 will be compatible with Forge, the procedure will be identical, and it will just be necessary to replace version 1.14.4 of Minecraft with version 1.15.2. Do not hesitate to consult our article on Optifine to find out if Optifine is compatible with Minecraft 1.15.2

Here is the procedure to follow :

  1. In the launcher, click on the Configurations tab
  2. Then click on the New button.
  3. Give the name you want to your configuration
  4. Choose Minecraft version 1.14.4
  5. Then click on Create

3. Installation of Optifine, Forge, and a Shader:

There is nothing complicated, but given the many comments from visitors who cannot install everything, this tutorial will help more than one!

4. Installation of Forge:

You must install Forge first! To do this, click on the .jar file that you downloaded and start its installation. Remember to download version 1.14.4 or the one that corresponds to the version of Minecraft on which you want to play.

Then simply launch the installation of Forge by selecting Install Client then clicking OK:


In order to complete the Forge installation, launch Minecraft, then select the Forge profile . Then click on Play and the Forge folders will generate in your .minecraft folder .

5. The Way to Install Optifine?

Optifine with no Forge can be set up by simply double-clicking onto it. It’s an installer as easy as Forge. Nevertheless, here we’re going to set up it differently and likewise to the mods you could place.

Drag the OptiFine file (1.14.4 in our case) into your mods folder. As a reminder, to go to this folder, go to the Start menu, then go to Run. Otherwise, do Windows Key + R. Then type %appdata% in the search bar, then go to the .minecraft folder and then to the mods folder.

Drag your OptiFine file into the mods folder, and you’re almost done. Relaunch Minecraft and click Play again. Once in the game, go to the options menu, click on Options> Video Settings> Shaders

Optifine with Forge

If you see this button, the installation was successful. Smooth Lighting Level configuration up to 100% for beautiful and no LAG, Render up to 12 chunks. This is Optifine 1.14.4 to version 1.16.5. You will have more features

6. Installation of the shader:

There is a wide choice of Shaders, including Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders, Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders (better known by the abbreviation SEUS), and many more, which you can find in our Shaders Packs

Go to the .minecraft folder again. As a reminder: Go to the Start menu, then go to Run. Otherwise, do Windows Key + R. Then type %appdata% in the search bar and then go to the .minecraft folder . Then drag the shader zip into the shaderpacks folder.

Then launch Minecraft. Go to options, click on Video Settings and shaders:


Select the shader you downloaded and let the game load the shader, which may take a little while. When done, click Done.

Good luck! If you have problems with the settings, please comment below this article. We will help answer



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