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Ah. Well, to each their own. I know a lot of people will upgrade to 1.9 so that they can stay current in the multiplayer world. However, if you like to play some local survival, all the power to you! If it wasn't for the multiplayer aspect, I would also stay on 1.8. I can understand where you are coming from :P (Also, a day after I wrote the original reply, the Optifine team put out an official 1.9 release. Irony at it's finest.)
Once again, can you elaborate on what "faster" means in this case if not a higher framerate?I didn't say it was mentioned, I was just adding that so it would be out there.Thanks for taking the time to reply! :P
Well, not an official release of 1.9. The Preview version A5 is out at the time of writing, and I have yet to discover any bugs that aren't present in the official releases of previous versions. I also strongly recommend it, as it adds a LOT of new optimization options and even a few new features :P
You do realize that making the game attempt to cap your framerate at 30 slows the client down, right? Perhaps smoother, if your computer can't run a consistent number above 30, but NOT faster. If higher framerate is not "faster", then can you describe your definition of faster? You should always run the framerate slider at infinite if you want maximum performance. Also, running the game fullscreen would MASSIVELY help out the majority of computers. Running it in windowed not only wastes resources, but is even distracting. A quick push of F11 will change from fullscreen to windowed. By no means is this meant to be rude, just trying to assist, as this instructable could certainly be helpful, but it won't be if it contains false information.