How to Add Optifine to Curseforge Modpack

In this guide, you will learn how to add Optifine to Curseforge Modpack. First, you need to check Optfine in Curseforge, if not available then download OptFine and launch it in Minecraft.

Check Optfine in Curseforge

In this section, we will take you through the steps to check Optfine in Curseforge.

  • First, you have to open CurseForge and select Minecraft. Choose the Pixelmon mod pack and click play to start the mod pack.
  • Verify that OptiFine isn’t installed. In Pixelmon, go to Minecraft options, and navigate to video settings.
    OptiFine would appear in the bottom left if it was installed, but it’s not there.
  • Confirm that OptiFine is currently not part of the setup and close the settings window.
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Download OptFine

This section describes how to download OptiFine to add it to Curseforge.

  • You have to download OptiFine. Once you reach the web page, click on Downloads at the top and then select Show All Versions.
  • Now, return to CurseForge to determine the Minecraft version used in the mod pack. Click on the mod pack to check its version.
    For instance, if the Pixelmon mod pack uses version 1.16.5, you will need that specific OptiFine version.
  • Scroll through the OptiFine versions until you find 1.16.5. Click on Download and then click again to start the download. After downloading, you can close your web browser.
    It’s a small file and won’t take much time.
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Launch OptiFine in Minecraft

This section will take you through the steps to launch OptiFine in Curseforge.

  • Open your file explorer and navigate to the Downloads folder to find the OptiFine file. Click and drag the OptiFine file from Downloads to your desktop for easy access.
  • Go to the mod pack you want to add OptiFine to. For instance, click on My Mod Packs and select the desired mod pack. Click on the three dots located next to play and choose Open Folder.
    This opens the folder related to the Pixelmon mod pack.
  • Inside the mod pack folder, locate and open the mods folder. Find the OptiFine file on your desktop and drag it into the mods folder of the Pixelmon mod pack.
  • Close the folder once you’ve added OptiFine to the mod pack. To apply the changes, open the mod pack launcher and make sure the correct mod pack such as Pixelmon is selected.
  • Click play and wait for the mod pack to launch, confirming that OptiFine has been successfully added.
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OptiFine Features

This section describes the OptiFine features in Minecraft.

  • If your mod pack crashes after adding OptiFine, it’s likely due to having a different OptiFine version than the mod pack. Always make sure you match the versions to avoid crashes.
  • When Pixelmon loads, check Minecraft options and video settings.
    You should now see OptiFine in the bottom left corner, confirming successful installation. OptiFine brings additional benefits like zooming in activated by pressing the C key. OptiFine significantly improves game performance, offering access to more Minecraft settings. For instance, you can use shader packs for visual enhancements.
    With OptiFine, you can customize animations and details, like adjusting specific visual elements or turning off resource-intensive animations to optimize performance based on your preferences.
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