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.


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]
  • 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


Tested shaders:

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