To date Minecraft has sold well over 10,000,000 copies worldwide; a huge number of which have been sold on the PC. Inevitably, with these sales figures comes some players who have bought the game on machines that aren’t cut out to play the game. In this guide we’re going to run down some of the quickest and most effective ways of making Minecraft run faster on your computer.
Change Your Video Settings
If you’re trying to run Minecraft on a low end PC or laptop then chances are your computer won’t be able to run Minecraft on the highest video settings. Whilst it may not be quite the same experience, lowering the settings inside the Minecraft menu is a guaranteed way to ease the load on your computer and increase your FPS.
The most important settings that you will want to lower are:
However, changing some of the miscellaneous settings can also result in a small performance boost so make sure you experiment with the settings fully to squeeze out those last frames-per-second from your machine!
Turn on Advanced OpenGL
If you’re running Minecraft on a computer or a laptop that does not have a very good graphics card then an easy and quick way to make Minecraft run smoother is turn on the Advanced OpenGL setting. The inverse is also true if you’re playing on a computer with a good graphics card; turning off the Advanced OpenGL setting can also result in a performance boost!
Change the Priority in Task Manager
Whilst it may not result in the most dramatic boost in performance for your Minecraft client, changing this setting only takes a couple of seconds so it is definitely worth doing. To open up your Task Manager you need to press Ctrl + Shift + Esc. From this new menu you need to right click on Minecraft.exe or java.exe and go into priority and change it to either “High” or “Realtime”.
Optifine is one of the best mods for improving the speed of Minecraft on your computer. This mod has been explicitly developed to smooth out the loading spikes in Minecraft and make rendering the environment that much easier.
You might wonder why Mojang don’t incorporate something like this into their client, however for the time being Optifine is the best way to make the most out of your computer when you are trying to play Minecraft, so make sure you download it!
More guides and further information all of these fixes for Minecraft can be found on www.minecraftman.com.