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For 1.6 and up

Installation for Minecraft 1.6.x

A. Easy

  • Use the official launcher to download and start once Minecraft 1.6.x
  • Start Magic Launcher
  • Click “Setup”
  • Select Environment “1.6.x”
  • Click “Add” -> select the OptiFine ZIP file
  • Click “OK”
  • Login and play

B. Not so easy

  • Use the official launcher to download and start once Minecraft 1.6.x.
  • Go to the minecraft base folder (the official launchers shows it when you click “Edit Profile” as “Game Directory”)
  • Go in subfolder “Versions”
  • Rename the folder “1.6.x” to “1.6.x_OptiFine”
  • Go in the subfolder “1.6.x_OptiFine”
  • Rename “1.6.x.jar” to “1.6.x_OptiFine.jar”
  • Rename “1.6.x.json” to “1.6.x_OptiFine.json”
  • Open the file “1.6.x_OptiFine.json” with a text editor and replace “id”:”1.6.x” with “id”:”1.6.x_OptiFine” and save the file
  • Copy the files from the OptiFine ZIP file in “1.6.x_OptiFine.jar” as usual (you can use the 1.5.2 instructions for this) and remove the META-INF folder from “1.6.x_OptiFine.jar”.
  • Start the official launcher
  • Click “Edit Profile”
  • Select “Use version:” -> “release 1.6.x_OptiFine”
  • Click “Save Profile”
  • Click “Play” or “Login” to start the game

Installation for Minecraft 1.6.x with Forge

A. Easy

  • Use the official launcher to download and start once Minecraft 1.6.x.
  • Use the Forge installer to install Minecraft Forge
  • Use the official launcher to start once Minecraft with the Forge profile.
  • Start Magic Launcher
  • Click “Setup”
  • Select Environment “Forge9.10.X.Y”
  • Click “Add” -> select the OptiFine ZIP file
  • Click “Advanced”
  • In the field “Parameters” add “-Dfml.ignorePatchDiscrepancies=true”
  • Click “OK”
  • Login and play

B. Not so easy

  • Use the official launcher to download and start once Minecraft 1.6.x.
  • Use the Forge installer to install Minecraft Forge
  • Go to the minecraft base folder (the official launchers shows it when you click “Edit Profile” as “Game Directory”)
  • Go in subfolder “Versions”
  • Go in subfolder “Forge9.10.X.Y”
  • Copy the files from the OptiFine ZIP file to “Forge9.10.X.Y.jar” as usual (you can use the 1.5.2 instructions for this) and remove the META-INF folder from “Forge9.10.X.Y.jar”.
  • Start the official launcher
  • Select profile “Forge”
  • Click “Edit Profile”
  • Select the checkbox “JVM Options” and in the field next to it add “-Dfml.ignorePatchDiscrepancies=true”
  • Click “Save Profile”
  • Click “Play” or “Login” to start the game

For Minecraft 1.5 and down

If possible start with a clean minecraft.jar and check the mod compatibility section above.

A. Easy Installation

  • 1) Download and start the Magic Launcher
  • 2) Click Setup, click Add, select the downloaded zip file
  • 3) Click OK, login and play Minecraft

B. Manual Installation

Windows/Linux Instructions:

  • 1) Locate your minecraft.jar file. On Windows, it’s in %APPDATA%/.minecraft/bin
  • 2) Create a backup of minecraft.jar
  • 3) Open minecraft.jar in an archive editor (WinRar/7-Zip/etc)
  • 4) Delete the META-INF folder.
  • 5) Copy (drag and drop) the .class files from the downloaded zip file into the jar file, replacing previous files.
  • 6) Run Minecraft and test!

Mac Instructions:

  • 1) Locate your minecraft.jar file. On Mac, it’s in <home>/Library/Application Support/minecraft/bin
  • 2) Create a backup of minecraft.jar
  • 3) Rename minecraft.jar to minecraft.zip and double-click it to extract the contents
  • 4) Rename the resulting folder to minecraft.jar and open it
  • 5) Copy the .class files from the downloaded zip into the minecraft.jar folder, replacing previous files
  • 6) Run Minecraft and test

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