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How to install Optifine 1.6.2

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GamerBah
Level 22 : Expert Dragonborn
Hello, everyone! What is the #1 most required thing in Minecraft? It's simple: Optifine. No matter how great of a CPU you have, Optifine can be a great benefit to you. In the past, all you had to do was drop the contents of the "Optifine 1.5.1" pack (whichever you got) into the minecraft.jar, and then delete META-INF. But obviously with the new launcher things have changed.

Optifine is actually quite simple to install, and is really quite similar to previous versions.

One program I would suggest using is Notepad++. It's much more organized than the long, unending lines of the original Notepad, and is quite nice for editing anything having code involved. Anyways, let's being, shall we?

STEP 1:

Go into your MC folder, and go to thefolder named 'versions.'

If you don't know how to do this:

Windows 8: Go to Start, and start typing "%appdata%" and then hit enter. It should bring you to the desktop with the folder opened named "Roaming." (Directory: C:UsersYour NameAppDataRoaming). Once you have done this, simply open the '.minecraft' folder.

Windows 7: Open the start menu, and in the search box type "%appdata%". It will come up with the Roaming folder. Then open the '.minecraft' folder.

STEP 2:

Once you have opened the 'versions' folder in your .minecraft directory, go into the folder named "1.6.2". From here, Copy over EVERYTHING in that folder. Make a new folder in 'versions' called "1.6.2 Optifine" (or whatever you would like to name it). Then right click, and hit "Paste."

STEP 3:

You should see 2 files, and 1 folder. The files should be "1.6.2.json" and "1.6.2.jar". If they aren't named those, you did it wrong (redo step 2, replacing what you just did).

From here, you want to rename the .json and .jar files to the same name you have your folder as.

(If your folder is 1.6.2Optifine, you would name the 2 files 1.6.2Optifine, BUT KEEP THE EXTENSION!)

STEP 4:

Open the 1.6.2 Optifine.json file with Notepad++ (right-click >open-with > Notepad++). You should see in the very first few lines, text that is:
1.6.2.json
"id": "1.6.2",
"time": "2013-07-09T06:57:17-07:00",
"releaseTime": "2013-07-05T06:09:02-07:00",
"type": "release",
"minecraftArguments": "--username ${auth_player_name} --session ${auth_session} --version ${version_name} --gameDir ${game_directory} --assetsDir ${game_assets}",
"libraries": [


We are going to focus on theunderlined text ("id": "1.6.2").

Do NOT change anything! The only thing you need to add is "Optifine" (or whatever you added to the 1.6.2 folder name).

In the end, it should look like this:
1.6.2 Optifine.json
"id": "1.6.2 Optifine",
"time": "2013-07-09T06:57:17-07:00",
"releaseTime": "2013-07-05T06:09:02-07:00",
"type": "release",
"minecraftArguments": "--username ${auth_player_name} --session ${auth_session} --version ${version_name} --gameDir ${game_directory} --assetsDir ${game_assets}",
"libraries": [


Theunderlined text is what we just added.

Close out of that, and move on to step 5.

STEP 5:

All you need to do now is put the contents of a "1.6.2 Optifine AU2" or whatever it is into the 1.6.2 Optifine.jar, and delete META-INF. Once you have done that, open up the new launcher, go to "Edit Profile," and make sure that the "1.6.2 Optifine" version is there!

If you have any problems, PM me!

Note: This will work for any new version of Minecraft.

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Posted 2013-07-16 19:06:32
by GamerBah

Update #1 : 07/14/2013 9:15:10 pm7/14/13

Fixed a few typing errors.

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bleualtair
Level 3
Apprentice Hunter
August 5, 2013, 6:35 am

yea agreed ! U DONT KNOW HOW MUCH VIDS IVE SEEN AND DIDNT WORK.. UR THE BEST diamond and subed

GamerBah
Level 22
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August 5, 2013, 8:40 am

Haha maybe not the best, but I'm getting there :)

bleualtair
Level 3
Apprentice Hunter
August 23, 2013, 4:32 am

:)

wms98
Level 44
Master Pixel Painter
July 31, 2013, 9:10 am

thanks a lot! it really helped reading it it text form rather than complicated videos that you have to pause.

GamerBah
Level 22
Expert Dragonborn
July 31, 2013, 10:21 am

Haha no problem!

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