Installing Rift, OptiFine and a MiniMap

The server support various minimaps. Here's a guide installing Xaeros Minimap on 1.12.2.

This guide assumes you are running either the vanilla Minecraft client, or the Forge versions, and have launched the game at least once.

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Installing Rift

  • Install Rift [project | direct link ] for your version of Minecraft, which must match the server.
  • The server is currently running version 1.13.2 of Minecraft
  • Load your Minecraft launcher and select "1.13.2-rift..." 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 Rift is working. We can move on to installing the mods.

Installing OptiFine

  • Get OptiFine for Minecraft version 1.13.2 [project | direct link ].
  • Run the OptiFine_*_HD_U_*.jar jar file.
  • Choose "Extract".
  • Navigate to the %appdata%/.minecraft/mods folder.
  • Should get the message "OptiFine is successfully extracted". If you get an error, you skipped something above/have the wrong version of Minecraft installed.
  • Open your Minecraft launcher
  • Make sure "forge" 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:

  • SEUS v1.0.0 [link]
  • Chocapic13's v7.1.1 [link]
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