Because I used to be able to use it in a different folder, just like any other mod? I've used Optifine before on previous versions, and I did not have to go through all of this iirc. Which is why I'm really confused, here.
I've downloaded and installed every single version of Optifine for 1.12.2 Forge. Each one of them crashed upon boot. I imagine the log would be too large to fit in a standard pastebin, and I wouldn't even know where to find the exact logs. I really would want this in my modded Minecraft because I know it would fit visually. Please advise.
pretty easy install. Used a fresh Minecraft install 1.16.5 and started it once (for the downloads). Executed the Optifine installer successfully. When I run the launcher, I can start Optifine version of minecraft - but ... it looks exactly the same as the unmodified game. I don't see any difference. Do I have to activate it somehow? No idea what's wrong here :-(