Installing Fabric, OptiFine and a MiniMap

This guide assumes you are running the vanilla Minecraft client and have launched the game at least once.

minimap-example.png

Installing Fabric

  • Install [Fabric ] for your version of Minecraft, which must match the server. Use the universal installer.
  • Once it's installed load your Minecraft launcher and select fabric-loader-1.15.2 from the available versions
  • Launch this version once to check it's functioning correctly. Assuming it it, move on. If it isn't, you'll have to debug that issue yourself.
  • Close Minecraft.

Great, now Fabric is working. We can move on to installing the mods.

Installing the MiniMap

  • Get the Fabric API jar [Curse Project | direct link ]
  • Get the VoxelMap jar [Curse Project | direct link ]
    Note: at time of writing the latest version crashes the game, so get version 1.9.16.
  • Navigate to the %appdata%/.minecraft/mods folder. On Windows you can type this in the Run dialog to find it.
  • Place both the .jar files in the mods folder.
  • Open your Minecraft launcher, ensure "Fabric" is still selected in the Profile dropdown and launch the game.

That's it! You should now have a working minimap installed.

Note: if you have previously installed VoxelMap you'll need to navigate to the %appdata%/.minecraft/mods folder and remove all but the latest version, and possibly the data folder it has.

Installing OptiFine

  • Get OptiFabric [Curse Project | direct link ]
  • Get OptiFine for Minecraft version 1.15.2 (preview) [Project site | direct link ].
  • Navigate to the %appdata%/.minecraft/mods folder.
  • Place both the .jar files into the mods folder
  • Open your Minecraft launcher
  • Make sure "Fabric" is still selected in the Profile dropdown and launch the game.

Note: if you have previously installed OptiFine you'll need to navigate to the %appdata%/.minecraft/mods folder and remove all but the latest version.

[Optional] Shaders & Texture Packs

With OptiFine installed it's possible to smoothly run high resolution texture packs or apply custom shaders to make your Minecraft more visually appealing.

Texture Packs

  • Vanilla BDCraft [link ]
  • Flows HD Revival [link ]
Installation:
  • In Minecraft go to Options -> Resource Packs
  • Hit "Open Resource Pack Folder"
  • Move the resource pack Zip into the resourcepacks folder.
  • Close the Folder
  • If the Resource Pack doesn't show up in Minecraft click "Done" then "Resource Packs" again
  • Click the arrow on the texture pack you want to load
  • Wait for it to finish loading and click Done

Shaders:

Tested shaders:

Installation:
  • In Minecraft go to Options -> Video Settings -> Shaders...
  • Click "Shaders Folder"
  • Move the shaders Zip into the shaderpacks folder.
  • Close the Folder
  • If the Shader Pack doesn't show up in Minecraft click "Done" then "Shaders Folder" again
  • Click on the Shaders Pack you wish to use and wait for it to load
  • Optionally adjust the Shader Options (eg, disable Motion Blur)
  • Click Done