How to Install Soartex 1. Run Minecraft 2. Click texture packs button 3. Click "Open Texture packs folder" 4. Drag Soartex into your texture packs folder No additional mods are needed How to improve graphics (Move your mouse to reveal the content) How to improve graphics (open) How to improve graphics (close) Install Optifine or MCPatcher to enable additional texture features built into Soartex. Create your own Soartex textures and post them here! Install GLSL shaders. I would like to add more support for these, but I don't know how. How to improve performance (Move your mouse to reveal the content) How to improve performance (open) How to improve performance (close) 1. Update Java 2. Update your graphics driver. 3. Allocate more memory to Minecraft. This can be done easily with Magic Launcher. I suggest staying below 2GB. 4. Close down other programs. Otherwise they may take CPU/GPU/RAM resources needed for Minecraft. 5. Install Optifine, then tweak the settings to make further improvements. Optifine also fixes a bug in vanilla that improves handling of HD textures specifically. Optimal Optifine Settings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Optimal Optifine Settings (open) Optimal Optifine Settings (close) Smooth Lighting: Off Fog: Fast/Off Performance Settings>Smooth FPS: On Performance Settings>Smooth World: On Performance Settings>Lazy Chunk Loading: On Particles: Minimal Chunk loading: Smooth 6. Tweak Vanilla settings Optimal Vanilla Settings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Optimal Vanilla Settings (open) Optimal Vanilla Settings (close) Performance: Max FPS Advanced OpenGL prevents geometry that isn't visible from rendering. It does this by ray tracing, adding calculations to your CPU. -Turn on if GPU is bottleneck -Turn off if CPU is bottleneck 7. Only have one version of Java installed. 32 bit systems need x86 Java, 64 bit systems need x64 Java. 8. Play on a server to remove server side calculations from your computer 9. Update lwjgl 10. Dust your computer. 11. Upgrade your computer. Soartex can't run on a potato, silly! If you are having problems, please list your: -Minecraft version -Soartex version -If installed, MCPatcher version -If installed, Optifine version -If installed, any other mods Common Bugs Immediate Crash with Optifine/MCPatcher Try using this version of Soartex: http://files.soartex.net/main/Soartex_Lite.zip Soartex_Lite is an extremely simplified version of the main pack, Soartex_Fanver. How to remove white lines between blocks 1. Right click desktop 2. Open NVidia control panel 3. "Adjust image settings with preview" 4. Select "Let 3D Application Decide" Bright white night sky- Allocate more RAM Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler When Minecraft is launched, it gets an allowance of 1GB of memory. Memory holds files the game is using, such as Soartex textures and the world around you. If Java/Minecraft runs low on memory, it will remove files to free up memory and prevent Minecraft from crashing. One of the first files to be removed is the night sky. To fix the problem, allocate more memory to Minecraft. This can be done easily from Magic Launcher or MultiMC. If that doesn't work, delete the Soartex_Fanver.zip/terrain/sky0/ folder to remove the special textures for the skies altogether. This will make vanilla sky textures appear instead.