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Having played minecraft on both my gaming PC and on my Netbook, i have experienced the 4 frames per second gameplay that minecraft has to offer for low end spec computers.

Besides from:

  • Minimal settings
  • low res texture packs (8x8 (may not help) )
  • Optifine (fantastic!)
  • Running less proccesses in background

Are there any other significant or insignificant ways to increase performance / reduce system dependancies.

Im hoping in the end (with multiple answers probably), to have a comrehensive list of performance boosts

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I don't think the low res texture packs do anything, aren't most (if not all) of them just 16x16 packs where every "pixel" is really a 2x2 block of pixels? –  Arperum Aug 28 '13 at 8:12
    
Good point, im not sure of the facts but that may be the case –  DCA- Aug 28 '13 at 8:17
    
That used to be the case. Since 1.6 changed its texture setup to individual files, that might not be the case anymore. –  SevenSidedDie Aug 28 '13 at 17:59
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Put the world on an external server to offload most of the CPU and disk bound activity to the server and let the client just worry about displaying the world.

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that would require an extra pc, unless you wish to run the server on the same machine, in which case the performance would actually suffer a loss (source: experience) –  DCA- Aug 28 '13 at 8:24
    
or you can use a (cheap) hosting solution, though most will be more expensive in the long run than a computer upgrade –  ratchet freak Aug 28 '13 at 8:28
    
some nice suggestions :) +1 –  DCA- Aug 28 '13 at 8:33
    
Be aware that Minecraft's single player is really a hidden server running along with the client. This is why it's so easy to set your single player game visible to others. It just turns off the tiny firewall inside. –  Vincent Vancalbergh Aug 28 '13 at 9:54
    
@VincentVancalbergh yes, and minecraft is already optimised to do so.. the answer is hosting a server. I own a server, and know that running minecraft on the same machine that is handling the server requires significantly more resourses –  DCA- Aug 28 '13 at 10:16
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