I am now humbly in charge of SF's Minecraft server. I would like to start a thread so people have a place to post their general Minecrafting questions, concerns, likes, dislikes, things they would like to see, constructive criticisms, favoirte texture packs, ect...
I would like to start off by saying that I am honored to be chosen to run Minecraft, and i will do my best to address everyone's needs. Feel free to post about anything Minecraft related.
Without further ado (*que tumpets) here is a general tweaking guide for you Minecrafters that want to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their favorite blocky wonderland!
First thing is first.....Install your choice of Optifine!http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/249637-125-optifine-hd-a2-fps-boost-hd-textures-aa-af-and-more/page__pid__3691904#entry3691904
Optifine is a brilliant little mod that automates the tweaking process. The typical user sees anywhere from a 100%-200% FPS increase. With optifine installed there is no use for MCPatcher. All HD texture packs will be compatible with this new and improved form of Minecraft. Control your RAM usagehttp://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/350344-allocating-more-memory-to-java-windows/
This forum goes into detail on how to allocate more RAM to Java.http://jdk7.java.net/download.html download Java JDK 7 from this link.
Make sure to get the x64 version if you have a 64-bit OS
Making a batch file
to run Minecraft.
This will allow Minecraft.exe to use custom RAM. Stock Minecraft uses 456mb of RAM, so if you are using a texture pack 64x64 and higher, it is crucial to increase your RAM allocated.
The Megabytes below in the following code represent 6gbs of RAM, please use a custom RAM that suits your needs and system specs. ie, 1 gb is 1024 mb, and so on. So substitute the 2 "6144" instances with your custom RAM choiceOpen Notepad, copy and paste the following EXACTLY as shown belowSTART java -Xmx6144M -Xms6144M -jar minecraft.exe
pauseSave this new file in your Minecraft.exe directory (typically your desktop) by clicking "File" "save as" and in the text field type inMinecraft.batIn Windows 7 this should create a file that looks like a window with a couple gears in it. Now whenever you open Minecraft, DO NOT click the Minecraft.exe, you are now running Minecraft from this newly created Batch file. So click the file with the gears and a couple cmd prompt windows will open (leave them alone) and play Minecraft as usual.
To confirm Minecraft is now using the customized RAM allocation, press F3 in game and up in the top right corner you will see the RAM used and the total RAM available. If this number matches the number you created then you have correctly set up Minecraft to be super awesome sauce.
Thats it for now....