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How to Download OptiFine 1.20 in Minecraft

OptiFine is a powerful mod for Minecraft that provides various enhancements and optimizations to improve gameplay.

It has features like FPS boost, reduces lag spikes, and creates smoother gameplay.

OptiFine also supports HD textures, shaders, dynamic lights, and variable render distance.

It allows for configurable smooth lighting, and performance optimization options like VSync and Advanced OpenGL.

It also allows control over fog, mipmaps, anisotropic filtering, and antialiasing.

The mod improves grass, snow, and water clarity, custom sky textures, random mobs, connected textures, and natural textures.

OptiFine 1.20 fixed the debug screen with a custom font and GUI items with shaders.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to install or download OptiFine 1.20 in Minecraft to get shaders.

How to download OptiFine 1.20 in Minecraft

Here’s how to download OptiFine 1.20 in Minecraft:

  1. Go to https://optifine.net/downloads.
  2. Select “Preview versions” under “Minecraft 1.20”.
  3. Select “Download” next to the latest version (e.g. OptiFine HD U I5 pre3) and skip the ad.
  4. Click on the “Download” button and run the “.jar”.
  5. Select “Install” to install OptiFine.
  6. Launch Minecraft and click on the version dropdown box.
  7. Select “OptiFine” and select “Play” to play Minecraft!

Tip #1: If you get an error message (cannot find Minecraft 1.20), while downloading OptiFine, make sure to update and launch the 1.20 version of Minecraft first before downloading it.

Tip #2: If you can’t find “OptiFine” in the Minecraft Launcher, select the “Installations” tab, and select “Play” next to “OptiFine”.

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