The title says it all, folks. does the minecraft download optifine 1.7.10 work with 1.8? And what is the difference between the Optifine light version and the Optifine HD Ultra?

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    probably not, the obfuscation of minecraft will likely change and make the interface invalid Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 21:40
  • @ratchetfreak lol what's obfuscation?
    – Jeremy H
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 21:41
  • Give it a try and let us know but the answer is most likely No.
    – James
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 21:45
  • is the download a .jar? I thought it was a .zip ...
    – Jeremy H
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 21:46
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    @HandofDon Did you make a backup? If not, then that stuff is gone. Always make a backup before installing mods. (Because you never know when a mod is going to break everything)
    – Unionhawk
    Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 20:31

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Sadly no. But Optifine has just released a standalone version that will work with Minecraft 1.8. No need to run forge or anything.

How To Install Optifine for Minecraft 1.8

Here is a tutorial I made showing you how to install Optifine for Minecraft 1.8

  1. Download Optifine for 1.8 from here
  2. Activate the Jar file you have downloaded, This will install Optifine automatically.
  3. Open your Minecraft launcher and select the newly created "Optifine" profile
  4. Start Minecraft and enjoy playing with Optifine.

No. Optifine 1.7.10 is made for 1.7.10 and not for 1.8. Wait a bit until it is updated. Optifine light has less features, and ultra has more. I know this isn't a very complete answer but its all i know!


Currently, Optifine isn't available for Minecraft 1.8, But they are updating it:

Update to 1.8 is in progress: ---%

If you wan't to use optifine in Minecraft 1.8, all you need is just some patience.

The differences between between the Optifine versions are: Differences

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