Java Edition FAQ

How Does This Stuff Work, Anyway?

If you’ve installed a resource pack, you can use CITs!

CIT stands for Custom Item Textures, and is an Optifine resource pack feature for Minecraft: Java Edition. CIT resource packs allow you to decorate your world with custom 3D models by renaming an in-game item via an anvil, and then placing them inside of item frames. CITs are different from a mod, which means you don’t need to install multiple things or work around compatibility issues when playing on the latest version of Minecraft.

Minecraft mods, on the other hand, rely on mod loaders like Forge or Fabric. They work with only specific versions of the game and require you to have your game modded with mod loader in order to work in your game. Mods and CITs each have their advantages and disadvantages, but neither is better than the other!

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【Main Profile】

∙ Java 1.17.1 + Optifine 1.17.1 U G9:
∙ FabricMC for
∙ MultiMC/PolyMC (for multi-profiles): or

Custom JVM Arguments: -Xmx12G

【Packs & Mods 】

🌷 Spring 

Fresh Leaves Blossoms & Jicklus Spring Blossom Overlay Pack

∙ (mizuno’s)

∙ (vanilla)


🍂 Autumn

Jicklus 1.16 Orange Autumn Overlay Pack (with private edits)



❄️ Winter 

Just Upgrade It: Winter Edition (with private edits)


Hasukko’s Christmas Overlay (from the creator of Minia Turia)


(note: File is password protected, unlock with “hasukko” when unzipping.)

BSL Shaders


Sildur’s Vibrant Shaders (Extreme Volumetric)

(note: I use this less frequently due to the purple window bug.)


SEUS PGTI (mainly E11)

∙ (paid, requires $10 tier)

Lightweight Shaders for Potatoes, Laptops, and MacOS Masterlist


note: I’m currently moving from Optifine to Sodium! (read more) This list is not currently 100% totally accurate for my particular setup, but will work if you’re here from a tutorial!

Fabric API

Core developer package required for running most Fabric mods.


Fabric Language Kotlin

Kotlin language development package required for some Fabric mods.



Adds fireflies, glowworms in caves, and more.



Translates Optifine for Forge to run alongside Fabric mods.


Mod Menu for Fabric



ReplayMod for Fabric

Recording timelapses and speed builds.



Allows me to freely edit the world via commands.



Adds various flower cows + mushroom chickens from Minecraft Earth.



Sit on stairs or slabs via right-clicking.


Falling Leaves for Fabric

Leaves falling from leaf blocks and other customizations.


note: I’m currently moving from Optifine to Sodium! (read more) This list is a work-in-progress, and will be updated once I feel it is stable enough to reliably play on.

MultiMC Launcher


Forge Mod Loader (FML) with Log4j Exploit Fix for 1.12.2

∙ v14.23.5.2859



Minia Turia


Lumen Legacy


Hwyla, a fork of Waila



∙ Ryzen 7 5800X w/Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO
∙ MSi NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, 8GB
∙ Windows 11 Pro on 2TB Samsung 870 EVO
∙ IQUNIX ZX-1 Aluminum Mini-ITX Case (250mm)

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∙ Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro & Adobe Photoshop
∙ Streaming: Streamlabs OBS

last updated 7 may 2022