Minecraft - Best Game Settings To Improve Performance & FPS (UPDATED)
- 2019.05.30 14:44
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UPDATED: 21.09.2019 12:00
Minecraft is probably the single-most successful indie game in history. Originally designed by Markus "Notch" Persson and developed by the Swedish company Mojang, the game has sold something like 54 million copies across all available platforms (PC, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita). This makes it the third-best selling video game of all time, trailing only Tetris and Wii Sports.
Minecraft is a 3D sandbox game that has no specific goals to accomplish, allowing players a large amount of freedom in choosing how to play the game. However, there is an achievement system. Gameplay is in the first-person perspective by default, but players have the option for third-person perspective. The game world is composed of rough 3D objects—mainly cubes and fluids, and commonly called "blocks"—representing various materials, such as dirt, stone, ores, tree trunks, water, and lava.
The core gameplay revolves around picking up and placing these objects. These blocks are arranged in a 3D grid, while players can move freely around the world. Players can "mine" blocks and then place them elsewhere, enabling them to build things.
Minecraft is not that easy to play, in fact, the enormous crafting table gives you the world of possibilities to create and explore. It was officially released on May 17, 2009, whole 10 years ago.
We have prepared an informative Video guide for you if you do not have time to read through the article.
Video and Performance Guide
Note that your displayed fps might not be accurate, as the game has to render all of the information in the debug menu, so you may get an increase as soon as you close the display.
Press F3 to bring up the Debug screen. The frame rate is shown under the Minecraft version at the top left. (Note: The debug screen is known to cause more load to your system, resulting in lower fps than you would have normally.)
Bring up the Options screen (press Esc), select Snooper Settings, and look for 'fps'.
To open up Video Options, Press ESC, select Options... , then Video Settings... .
Fullscreen Resolution lets you select the screen size. It has the biggest performance impact so choose accordingly or if you do not care about performance, set it to monitors native resolution.
Graphics: Fancy is a Setting in which Blocks and Mobs, by default, have more realistic textures.
Graphics: Normal are original Minecraft textures
Render Distance changes the number of Chunks that are visible from a distance at once. The option has a range of settings which depend on the device used.
Smooth lighting -(which includes ambient occlusion as well as interpolating lighting across block faces) is a lighting engine that blends light levels and darkens corners to add semi-realistic shadows and glowing from light sources. It affects only how the world is rendered on the screen.
Max Framerate - You can use this option to control the frequency of frames in the game graphics. A lower frame rate causes the game to lag more but the benefit is that it requires less computer power.
Use V-Sync stands for Vertical Synchronizations and it is an options that prevents screen tearing, basically, it synchronizes in-game framerate with monitors refresh rate. Significantly impacts performance!
View Bobbing could be said as Head Bobbing, you can turn head bobbing off and you would not get screen shake when your character walks, it will appear like flying in creative mode, except you are just walking.
GUI Scale allows you to resize your graphical user interface as you wish. Our suggestion is to match it with your native resolution.
Attack Indicator - Attacking too quickly will reduce the strength of attacks. The base damage done (as a fraction of the full possible damage) depends on the time between attacks, which is also reflected in the height of the held weapon on screen and the attack indicator bar (which is configurable in the options menu)
Brightness lets you select how bright your image appears, note that some monitors have an option to automatically brighten up the dark areas of the screen, make sure you do not strain your eyes too much.
Fancy: Clouds are translucent, three-dimensional prisms, approximately four blocks tall and 12x12 blocks wide. At night they turn a shade of blue and become more transparent. They are similar in appearance to stratocumulus clouds.
Fast: Clouds are two-dimensional and opaque. They do not change between day and night. Their smallest horizontal dimensions are 8×8 blocks wide. Fast clouds in Bedrock Edition are also opaque, but remain three-dimensional. Their appearance is similar to cirrus clouds.
Fullscreen - Select if you want Minecraft to be windowed or Fullscreen. Our recommendation is Fullscreen since its proven to run better with this option ON.
Particles are special graphical effects in Minecraft that are created when certain events occur, such as explosions, rainfall, or smelting items in a furnace. They slightly affect performance
Mipmap levels - In Minecraft, mipmaps (also MIP maps) or pyramids are pre-calculated, optimized sequences of images, each of which is a progressively lower resolution representation of the same image. The height and width of each image, or level, in the mipmap is a power of two smaller than the previous level.
Entity Shadows - They project simple shadows of in-game 3d models.
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Minecraft Lag Fix
Minecraft Lag is presented as desync, when playing on unstable servers it will often display like you are getting teleported back to your previous position you were at 5 seconds ago.
Best way to fix lag is to find where the problem is. The most qualified tool for that is Latency Optimizer.
It will greatly help you optimize your computer and network if the problem is located on your machine. Note that there is nothing you can do if it is the server side problem. Although, if your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is having issues, just be patient until they fix the grid, since it doesn't usually take long.
Good luck and have fun!