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OptiFine alternatives

Why do we need OptiFine alternatives?

Optifine tends to cause incompatibilities with other mods and may be less effective than some of the alternatives listed below. OptiFine also doesn't officially support running on Fabric (Though you can use the OptiFabric mod for OptiFine compatibility.)


Sodium - Sodium is a free and open-source rendering engine replacement for the Minecraft client which greatly improves frame rates and stuttering while fixing many graphical issues. - By CaffeineMC

Lithium - Lithium is a general-purpose optimization mod for Minecraft which works to improve a number of systems (game physics, mob AI, block ticking, etc) without changing any behavior. - By CaffeineMC

Starlight - Fabric mod for rewriting the light engine to fix lighting performance and lighting errors. - By PaperMC, Spottedstar

Phosphor - Phosphor is a Minecraft mod which works to optimize one of game's most inefficient areas– the lighting engine. - By CaffeineMC


Iris - An Open Source shader mod compatible with OptiFine shader packs - By IrisShaders

Canvas Renderer -Canvas is a shader-based Renderer for the Fabric modding toolchain. It supports all features of the proposed Fabric Rendering API plus extensions defined in FREX. - By vram-guild, GrondagTheBarbarian


WI Zoom - The zoom from the Wurst Client as a standalone mod. - By Wurst Imperium

Logical Zoom - This is a simple Minecraft Fabic mod that adds a configurable zoom key. - By LogicalGeekBoy

Resource Pack compat

CIT Resewn - MCPatcher's CIT re-written outside of optifine as a standalone mod for fabric. - By SHsuperCM

Custom Entity Models (CEM) - An implementation of custom entity models heavily based off of Optifine's format that aims to achieve feature parity with Optifine's custom entity models. - By dorianpb

Dynamic Lights

Mini Dynamic Lights - A fast dynamic light mod by doing minimal computation. - By jfudson/ye-yu

optifine-alternatives.txt · Last modified: 2022/05/29 21:54 by pseudodistant