How to download and install OptiFine in Minecraft 1.14.4

Minecraft is one of the world’s most playing Video games. Today in this article, we are going to guide you through the entire procedure of downloading and installing the OptiFine in Minecraft version 1.14.4. Moreover, the download and installation process is not so much different from the rest versions of Minecraft. You can use the same method to download and install the OptiFine on the rest allowed versions too. So, below, first of all, we will take a look the what exactly is OptiFine.And how we install it in the Minecraft game. How many methods are there to install it. And will show you the complete installation process of OptiFine through the entire possible ways.

So, without wasting time, let’s get started.

What is OptiFine?

It is the mod of Minecraft game That optimizes the Minecraft graphics for smooth performance. It adds several video options, such as dynamic lighting, to Minecraft’s settings. Additionally, Optifine is a great option when it comes to client-side mods. Optifine can boost your fps. And that makes your Minecraft run smoother and  Cleaner.

How to download and install the OptiFine?

Below we are going to guide you through the entire process from downloading up to the successful installation of OptiFine on your Computer. Usually, we use two methods to install it for Minecraft.

  1. Using OptiFine only
  2. Using Forge.

Download the OptiFine:

  1. First of open your browser and go to the official website of OptiFine to download the latest version. For your convenience below, we are going to give the download link. It will redirect you to the official website of OptiFine.                                                                                                Click to go to the OptiFine website.
  2. Now click on the Download button to start the downloading of OptiFine.In this case, we are downloading the Optifine 1.14.4 version.
  3. Sometimes you are shown an ad. If shown, click the Skip ad. And then, after some seconds, the downloading will start. You can see the progress on the left bottom side of the screen.
  4. Now the java file of the OptiFine has been downloaded. And now it turns to install it.
  5. But before that, remember to update your Minecraft to the latest version if you have the older version of Minecraft 1.12 or earlier. Then go to the Minecraft launcher and update the Minecraft to the latest version. And after that again, sign in to your Minecraft account.
  6. Now you are good to go to the installation step.


Before starting the downloading. Your Computer will give you a message of warning to download the OptiFine.But click Agree to start the downloading.

Using the OptiFine file only:

For this method of installation, you need to know the path of the folder where Minecraft is installed. To do so

  • Open the Minecraft launcher by clicking or double-clicking the Minecraft app icon.
  • Click the Launch options tab.
  • Click the Latest release.
  • Then Click the Game directory switch.
  • Copy the game directory address by selecting the address in the Game directory text field and then press Ctrl C to Copy.
  • Now the game directory address is copied that you will require in the following steps.

So let’s start the installation;

  1. First of all, go to the java file downloaded. It can be accessed from the download folder. Or it might be automatically added to the home screen.                                                                                                                     
  2. Double click on the setup file to open. And it will open an installation window.
  3. In that installation, window click on the three-dot option mentioned in the picture below.                                           
  4. Now, paste the copied game directory in the highlighted space, that you had copied recently. And then click Open.                                                                                                                                                                             
  5. And then come back to the installation window. Click on Install Button. And then the installation will start.
  6. Once the installation completes, click on OK.
  7. Now, Go to your Computer and find the Minecraft Launcher. Double click on the will open the Minecraft launcher.
  8. Then click on the installation window. And then click on New to name the OptiFine.As shown in the picture below.                                                           
  9. Once you click on new, it will open several boxes. Now, give a name to the OptiFine.The latest version is automatically selected. Select the Resolution. And for the fourth option. Click on browse and select the OptiFine version that you downloaded. And Finally, click on Create.                                                                                                                                                                                           
  10. Now the installation and naming are done.
  11. Then go to the Minecraft Launcher.
  • Click the News tab in the Minecraft launcher window.
  • Click the upward-facing arrow to the right of PLAY.
  • Now, click your OptiFine configuration’s name.
  • Click PLAY

The method mentioned above is the first method to install OptiFine.Now, going to the second method where you will learn to connect the downloaded file of OptiFin with the Forge.

Install OptiFine using Forge:

In this method, we are going to see how we can install the OptiFine with the help of Minecraft Forge. To run to OptiFine as a mod inside of Minecraft Forge. You need to install Forge first. Therefore below, we are going to install the Forge first, And then we will install the OptiFine with the help of Forge. So.

Installing Forge:

For the installation of the Forge, you need to have Minecraft on your system. And at least played the game once. Once you have done this step.

  1. Go to the website of Minecraft forge to download the Forge. For your convenience, we are giving the link below. And from there, you will directly go to the download page of Forge.                                                                 Click here to Download Forge.                                                                                                                                   
  2. Now, click on the button All Versions to see all the downloadable versions.
  3. Now, click on the Installer button to start the installation of the Forge.
  4. Once, you click on the Installer button. You will be shown an ad. Click on the Skip button to skip the ad. And then, the Forge will automatically start to download that you can see at the bottom left side of your screen. At this spot, the system may ask you the download path of the Forge. Specify the path.
  5. Once the .jar file has been installed, it will appear on the home screen of your Computer. Or you can access the data from the path you had selected for it.
  6. Now, Double click on the Forge file. And the file will open.
  7. Then, check the box of Install Clint. It will install the clients and folder for Minecraft. And then click on the OK button to proceed. Moreover, you can also change the destination file at this step.                                                                                                                                                                                   
  8. And now, the installation of Forge will start. And then will complete. Now you have installed the Forge. And with the help of this, you can install the OptiFine for Minecraft.

Install the OptiFine:

As you have downloaded the OptiFine file. We discussed it entirely above. So, to install the Forge.

  1. Go to the OptiFine file. And right-click on the file. And copy the file.
  2. Now, go to the Minecraft launcher. Double click on the launcher. And it will open.
  3. Once the launcher is open, click on Launch Options. And then click on the Latest release button. It will direct you to the page of Minecraft Installation.
  4. In this window, click on Browse on the Game Directory portion. And it will redirect you to the Minecraft installation folder.                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  5. Now in the Minecraft installation folder. You will see many folders. And one of them will be the folder of the mods. (If not) so create a folder by the name of the mods. Remember, do not capitalize the letters.
  6. Then in the mods folder Paste the OptiFine file, That you had Copied earlier. You can also drag and drop the original file of OptiFine to the mods folder.                                                               
  7. Now you have installed the Forge on your device. And also copied the OptiFine file in the mods folder. So, the next step is.
  8. Open the Minecraft Launcher. And click on the News tab located at the bottom of the launcher.                     
  9. Now you will see an option of Forge. That was not visible before the installation of the Forge. And then click on the big play button to start playing Minecraft.

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Bottom Line:

In this article, we brought the A to Z steps on how to download and install the OptiFine for the Minecraft 1.14.4 version game. There are two methods to perform the task. And we guided you through both ways. Moreover, we also checked for the issues if someone faces during the procedure. And researched too. But we did not find such serious Problems one faces during the process. Or else we would bring a FAQs part as well at the end of the Article. To sum up, we would like to say that do follow us for more knowledge of the gaming world. As well as for Technology Knowledge.