If you need help installing CIT packs for Java Edition, setting up a third-party launcher, or fixing an error, this is the page for you!
Not quite sure where to start? Try checking out either of my YouTube videos below!
Didn’t answer your question? I’ve made a handy list of common error messages below!
If you’re still stuck, don’t hesitate to reach out in #troubleshooting on Discord!
How do I install CIT resource packs for 1.14 to 1.17 Java Edition Minecraft?
The easiest way to install CIT packs is by following my Optifine + Mizuno’s 16craft installation tutorial on Youtube here. Note that these instructions work regardless of your Minecraft version, just make sure that you download the Optifine or Sodium/CIT Resewn meant for your version of the game!
This tutorial covers basic steps and some troubleshooting. There is an expectation that you try to do it yourself before asking for help, but we’re always willing to assist on Discord if you run into any problems!
Where is my Minecraft folders or .minecraft folder located?
- Windows: Press Win+R, then type %appdata%.minecraft, then press OK.
- MacOS: In the Finder, from the top Go menu, select ‘Go to Folder’, then type: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft, and click Go.
- Linux: c’mon you’re running linux 🥰
I’m looking at running Sodium/Iris instead of Optifine, what are my options?
ahahahahah… [pained smile] I’d recommend trying my “Moving to Sodium” retrospective write-up for a good place to start your mod adventure: https://blisschen.co/post/667064183329783808/moving-to-sodium-from-optifine-a-retrospective
The new Java Edition Launcher isn’t working/is broke/won’t allow me to run the game/my copy of the game is gone!
- Install the Windows 8 launcher (works on Windows 10/11!): https://launcher.mojang.com/download/MinecraftInstaller.msi
- Or, dip your toes into a third-party launcher, like multimc.org or polymc.org. Both of these launchers are fantastic, and support a wide variety of gamestyles!
My Optifine .jar installer shows up as a weird icon or as a blank icon once I’ve downloaded it?
- You may be missing the latest version of Java on your computer, which can be grabbed without Oracle’s restrictions at https://adoptium.net/. Note: you can have multiple versions of Java on your computer!
- Java 8 is the only version that works for Minecraft 1.15 or lower
- Java 16+ is required for Minecraft 1.16 to 1.17
- Java 17+ is required for Minecraft 1.18 and higher
- If you’re still having trouble or the icon still doesn’t look right, try running Jarfix! (will directly download the .exe at this link, don’t be alarmed!) https://johann.loefflmann.net/downloads/jarfix.exe
There is an “incompatible” warning when I add CIT resource packs to my game!
As long as you have Optifine installed, those warnings can be safely bypassed and ignored.
There’s a “This type of file can harm your computer, do you want to keep xyz.jar anyway?” warning when I download mods!
Microsoft scare-tactics. Ignore it. If you’re running Windows 10 or later, you’re protected from malicious .jar files via Microsoft Defender.
There’s a “We can’t guarantee the game will support the latest player safety features.” warning when I launch the game!
Okay, this one really is Microsoft scare-tactics. Ignore it.
My CITs aren’t showing up, what do I do?
- Double-check your Java launch profile is set to the correct version (Optifine or Sodium, not vanilla).
- Inside the graphics menu, under Quality -> Custom Entity Models, Custom Items, Connected Textures and Natural Textures must be set to fast or fancy, not off.
- Does your Optifine version have a “_pre” after it? If so, Optifine will not work. Head to Optifine.net and pick up the latest non-developer version.
- Try restarting your game once or twice. Often issues can be resolved that way.
- If you’ve still stuck, ask in #troubleshooting at discord.gg/blisschen
The CIT pack I want to use doesn’t show up in my Resource Pack menu!
If you did everything correct, but the pack isn’t showing up– we need to dive a bit deeper here!
You’ll need to unzip these packs (.zip or .rar files) inside your .minecraft/resourcepacks using 7-Zip, a free archive extraction app. Once installed, right-click the misbehaving .RAR or .ZIP file, hover over 7-Zip in the dropdown, and then click “Extract here” to add a new folder with the resource pack inside. Launch your game again and check if the pack is now there!
This doesn’t work on TLauncher/phone/tablet/console/Windows 10 Edition/Education Edition/my toaster!
CITs are for Java Edition only.
Optifine and Forge/Fabric do not give support for cracked versions of Minecraft and the Chinese-excusive Edition. There are, however, official ports of a handful of CIT packs for Bedrock/PE, which you can take a look at here: blisschen.co/bedrock