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How to increase FPS and reduce lag.

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Supernova666
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In this tutorial I will show you how to get the best Frames Per Second (FPS) and reduce lag. This will make your minecraft experience a lot more enjoyable. There are a number of ways to increase your FPS and reduce lag, some are a lot easier and cheaper than others. In this tutorial I will be teaching you how to install 2 mods for Windows and Mac, the way I show you, is the way to install most mods for a client, not a server.

1. Close all programs you do not need or aren't using.

2. If you can type /killall this will kill all mobs (mobs can cause a lot of lag) on a server or get an admin to do it for you, just remember it will kill all mobs on the server, so be careful. If this command is not available try /remove items, this will only remove items not mobs. If your playing in Single Player you can download and install Single Player Commands. (That is the current version as of 19/07/2014) Press T in game and type /killall. To download Single Player Commands, follow these steps:

For Windows:
  • To download Single Player Commands, you first need to press download after clicking on the link.
  • In your start bar type %appdata%
  • Open your .minecraft and open bin.
  • With WinRar open up your minecraft.jar
  • Delete your META-INF it will only delete if your minecraft is closed.
  • Once the download has completed. Open the download, you will see a lot of files. Highlight them all, drag and drop them into your minecraft.jar. Click add and replace files.
  • You have successfully installed Single Player Commands.


For Mac:
  • Type in the following command line by line
    • cd ~
    • mkdir mctmp
    • cd mctmp
    • jar xf ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar

  • Dono t close the terminal yet, you should find a mctmp folder located inside your users folder
  • Go inside, copy all the files from Single Player Commands into mctmp folder
  • Back to Terminal.app, again type in the following commands
    • rm META-INF/MOJANG_C.*
    • jar uf ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar ./
    • cd ..
    • rm -rf mctmp

  • You have successfully installed Single Player Commands.
3. Download Game Booster. You will want to download the Game Booster 3.5.0 (Yes it is in beta, but it still works fine) Game Booster Will run you though how to download and install it. What you can do is add minecraft (And any game) to your game box. What this does is allows you to launch a game and 'boost' your computer along with it. To do this all you have to do is:
  • Install Game Booster
  • Launch Game Booster
  • You should see a tab that says 'Switch to Game Box', if not close Game Booster and then restart it.
  • When you are in your game box, you will see and 'Add' button with a small + next to it. Click that and search for minecraft (Or any other game you want in there). When you find it double click it.
  • It will appear in your Game Box then click on it so it is highlighted and then press 'Boost & Launch'.
  • Minecraft will launch through Game Booster, your screen may change, that is fine and normal, it means Game Booster is working.
4. Download Optifine. (That is the current version as of 19/07/2014)

For Windows:
  • To download Optifine, you first need to press download after clicking on the link.
  • In your start bar type %appdata%
  • Open your .minecraft and open bin.
  • With WinRar open up your minecraft.jar
  • Delete your META-INF it will only delete if your minecraft is closed.
  • Once the download has completed. Open the download, you will see a lot of files. Highlight them all, drag and drop them into your minecraft.jar. Click add and replace files.
  • You have successfully installed Optifine.


For Mac:

  • Type in the following command line by line
    • cd ~
    • mkdir mctmp
    • cd mctmp
    • jar xf ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar

  • Dono t close the terminal yet, you should find a mctmp folder located inside your users folder
  • Go inside, copy all the files from Optifine into mctmp folder
  • Back to Terminal.app, again type in the following commands
    • rm META-INF/MOJANG_C.*
    • jar uf ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar ./
    • cd ..
    • rm -rf mctmp

  • You have successfully installed Optifine


Open minecraft and go to the options page, you will see it has grown massively. The screen shots below will show you the best settings to have to get the best FPS you can.

Once you click options this will come up straight away. Change your settings to the ones shown.

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Change your settings to look like these. Then click on the details tab and change the settings as shown in the next picture.

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Change your settings to look like these. Then click on the quality tab and change the settings as shown in the next picture.

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Change your settings to look like these. Then click on the animations tab and change the settings as shown in the next picture.
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Change your settings to look like these. Then click on the performance tab and change the settings as shown in the next picture.

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Change your settings to look like these. Then click on the other tab and change the settings as shown in the next picture.

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With these settings Optifine has done all it can do.

5. If you do not want to download Optifine, then you can just turn down your render distance and turn off animations.

6. If you are on a laptop and playing online/over the internet, use a wired connection, that always helps me.

7. The texture pack you use can have a great impact of your FPS. Lower resolution texture packs with increase your FPS (E.G 16x16 will give you higher FPS than a 64x64 texture pack). There is a myth that I will dispel. A 'blocky' texture pack or a 16x16 texture pack shaded in a 2x2 style does not increase FPS, your computer will still have to load the pixels even though they are the same colour.

8. If you are playing on a server / over the internet and there is another user using the same bandwidth as you, you might find you get more lag. As hard as it is, try and make sure you are the only person on the bandwidth. If your router is on a open network, put a password on it, this will make sure you are the only person on that bandwidth as well as making your internet accounts are safer.

9. Update java and lwgjl.

10. Buy a new, faster computer or buy a new graphics card. (Not realistic but still a valid point.)

I hope this helps anyone who like me hasn't got the best, most powerful computer or laptop. If this has helped you please diamond the blog. If any links do not work, comment which one it is and I will fix the links.
Tags:How, Reduce, Lag, Higher, Boost, Increase, FPS, Tutorial, Contest, Supernova666

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Update #5 : 07/19/2014 8:51:05 am7/19/14

Updated the blog for 1.7.2.
Other changes to layout and words.

Update #4 : 11/22/2012 10:58:49 am11/22/12

Updated the blog for minecraft 1.4.5.

Update #3 : 07/14/2012 11:09:56 am7/14/12

Added to more ways to reduce lag and get higher FPS.

Update #2 : 07/12/2012 10:21:21 am7/12/12

As requested by Undefinedmaster I have added how to install and use Game Booster and one of it's sub programs: Game Box.

Update #1 : 07/11/2012 6:31:29 am7/11/12

Added: How to install Single Player Commands and Optifine for Mac as well as Windows

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FartingLaser
Level 2
Apprentice Mage
August 19, 2014, 12:19 pm

LOLOLOLOLOL Most of the time on singleplayer I get 60-200 FPS. XD My computer isn't even that good though. But on multiplayer 0-70... Arnold, how much TNT have you been using? XD

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
August 19, 2014, 1:45 pm

Yes.

Destroyer256
Level 30
Artisan Herobrine
August 1, 2014, 7:27 am

11: setting the priority from java to high.
12: new computer (sometimes the only way that works...)

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
August 1, 2014, 7:31 am

12 is number 10, and 11 is good, but I found (when I did it on my laptop 3 years ago) it didn't help all that much. Might have just been me though.

Destroyer256
Level 30
Artisan Herobrine
August 1, 2014, 8:43 am

Oh. I didn't read 10 xD. On my Old Computer, Nothing worked. 99% CPU... 5 fps.

Icey tree
Level 1
New Crafter
July 27, 2014, 2:06 pm

fps also depends on what pc you have if I have 10 fps on mine its as smooth as oil

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
July 27, 2014, 2:10 pm

FPS mostly depends on the PC hardware.

HappyKeysTV
Level 38
Artisan Blockhead
July 19, 2014, 6:34 am

The common solutions and how my computer dealt with them are funny for me:
-Gamebooster would slow my entire PC down and barely change Minecraft
-Somehow Optifine made MC even slower c.c
-BUT updating Java and lwgil DID help a lot so... diamond, wait did I diamond this already? I don't know .__.

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
July 19, 2014, 11:35 am

Optifine and Game Booster make quick PCs slow. Updating Java and Iwgii works for everything.

DaAwesomePwner
Site Moderator
Level 34
Artisan Dragon
July 19, 2014, 4:52 am

wow my server still lags omg -1 diamond for u

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
July 19, 2014, 4:53 am

You need to infuse your server with swag first.

DaAwesomePwner
Site Moderator
Level 34
Artisan Dragon
July 19, 2014, 4:59 am

Ah thanks, +1 diamond for quick answer in customer support

Kitlexi
Level 6
Apprentice Artist
July 11, 2014, 7:21 pm

usually my fps rate is 0-15 in single player, with all of this i now get 9-19 :L good enough

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
July 19, 2014, 12:22 am

I feel for you.

starrynight
Level 9
Apprentice Cake
May 21, 2014, 12:43 am

Only for premium?

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
May 21, 2014, 7:18 am

I am not sure, sorry.

starrynight
Level 9
Apprentice Cake
May 21, 2014, 3:59 pm

Also, what should be boosted? The MC jar file or the launcher?

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
May 26, 2014, 1:16 am

The jar file I would imagine.

JoeyDoesGameing
Level 7
Apprentice Hunter
November 11, 2013, 1:19 pm

it only adds like 3-5 fps to what i have now so im only getting 10 fps :P

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
November 11, 2013, 1:21 pm

What are you computer specs?

JoeyDoesGameing
Level 7
Apprentice Hunter
November 11, 2013, 1:42 pm

wait it might be becuase of the setting on mc whats this update??

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
November 11, 2013, 2:22 pm

You need the latest versions of the mods if you're using the latest version of the game.

JoeyDoesGameing
Level 7
Apprentice Hunter
November 11, 2013, 3:25 pm

what mod

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
November 12, 2013, 4:00 am

If you aren't using a mod, then don't worry.

MR_AREAY
Level 35
Artisan Geek
September 22, 2013, 3:54 am

Without the mods: around 90 fps, with optifine and stuff 140 thx man

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
September 22, 2013, 11:28 am

My pleasure!

angrysalamence
Level 20
Expert Dolphin
July 7, 2013, 6:49 am

Wow, all of these people are complaining of getting 30-40? I get around 5-20 max, I tried some of you methods, it increases single player by a lot, although I never lagged on single player, but multiplayer is the problem. Could it be the server I go on? =(

epicanthony76
Level 35
Artisan Engineer
August 27, 2013, 4:07 pm

the max i get is 27 fps without mods and with optifine i only get 34

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
July 7, 2013, 11:15 pm

Souds like it is a server issue as single player is fine for you.

MrBacon152
Level 1
New Explorer
July 18, 2014, 4:04 pm

I here you angrysalamence. People don't understand how hard some people have it...

CREEPER ARE COOL
Level 33
Artisan Creeper
July 6, 2013, 11:47 am

If you have minecraft installed and windows/mac/linux installed on a SSD harddrive I think the minecraft performace will be great

MusicalCrazeMan
Level 14
Journeyman Skinner
June 18, 2013, 10:01 pm

I'm not sure with Gameboost; I just wanna use Readyboost if I can find a spare USB. My dad has one, and plays games with an external drive and Readyboost. The result: A hyper gaming laptop.

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
June 19, 2013, 6:06 am

Sounds great! I would love a laptop that could stay on for more than 30 minutes without a battery, a good gaming laptop would blow my mind.

MusicalCrazeMan
Level 14
Journeyman Skinner
June 19, 2013, 9:02 pm

He uses a trick; he removes the battery and charges the laptop so it would change to a desktop. It makes the laptop faster because it does not need to maintain battery level.

blockknight01
Level 5
Apprentice Artist
June 16, 2013, 5:42 pm

I have an amazing computer and then did all of this 400 frames FTW

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
June 17, 2013, 7:53 am

Wow, that's great!

Aximili
Level 64
High Grandmaster Hero
June 16, 2013, 10:39 am

Just delete system 32...

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
June 16, 2013, 11:02 am

Nice idea, doesn't work with Windows 7, or Vista, I think it was one of those, but it doesn't work anymore.

Jellal_715
Level 1
New Explorer
May 25, 2014, 11:32 pm

LoL XD If you do that your computer will get Blue Screen n then u need to Reformat it t mke it work XD

HbTextures
Level 27
Expert Creeper Hugger
June 16, 2013, 9:44 am

if i follow ALL the things and i sometimes have 0 fps at a cpuusage of 100% and a usage of the Ram at 100%! that means mc uses the complete cpu and doesn't do anything!

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
June 16, 2013, 10:08 am

Optifine makes good PC's have a worse minecraft performance. It could be your computer. I advise you defrag your hard drive and run anti-virus scans. Also, have you downloaded minecraft or do you play through a browser?

HbTextures
Level 27
Expert Creeper Hugger
June 16, 2013, 10:53 am

I downloaded Minecraft and optifine and minema are making higher fps, but when i build a big box and place the last block, inside of the box is no light anymore. the lightchangeing is the problem...I'm building a giant statue with 8x8 pixels so there are REALLY big squares with no light. And the only way to take a foto of it is with a MCEdit screenshot.

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
June 16, 2013, 11:02 am

If it is light, place a torch? I'm not sure how else I could help. SOrry.

HbTextures
Level 27
Expert Creeper Hugger
June 16, 2013, 11:07 am

Its not a torch, its the opposite! It only laggs when light areas getting dark.

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
June 16, 2013, 11:13 am

Oh... I have no idea about that, sorry.

ProPixel18
Level 6
Apprentice Architect
March 29, 2013, 9:39 am

when from 30-35 to 255fps!

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
March 29, 2013, 9:51 am

Wow, that's great!

akvarista11
Level 40
Master Modder
March 5, 2013, 9:14 pm

im playing with 64x64 on fancy with fancy water,clouds etc. :D

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
March 6, 2013, 3:52 am

Sounds great! Have fun :)

akvarista11
Level 40
Master Modder
March 6, 2013, 7:26 am

thanks dude :D you too

PcFriendly88
Level 1
New Miner
February 4, 2013, 5:22 pm

OMG Ty it worked!

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
February 5, 2013, 4:49 am

Glad I could help!

Luckyleprechaun1
Level 37
Artisan Creeper Hugger
July 16, 2012, 6:08 am

I dont understand why everyone getss such a bad FPS. I have a really bad computer (Radeon HD6370 and Intel Pentium i3) but I normally get 30-40 FPS.

Undefinedmaster
Level 2
Apprentice Explorer
July 16, 2012, 11:35 am

Dude, I've had my FPS at zero before. Yes, zero. 0. No hyperbole.

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
July 16, 2012, 9:21 am

It also depends on how good your internet connection is and what background tasks your computer is doing.

YoshiTheGreenYoshi
Level 43
Master Pixel Painter
July 15, 2012, 6:38 pm

This is what the world needs. + Diamond + Subscribe + Favorite. Thanks man. I can actually play Minecraft now.

Supernova666
Site Moderator
Level 46
Master Pyro
July 16, 2012, 12:35 am

Thanks, that means a lot :D

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