Friday, October 05, 2012

Minecraft - How To Get Rid Of Those Lines Between Blocks (Tutorial with Screenshots)

Update 1: Added additional screenshot of newer AMD Control Centre 3D Settings
Update 2016-01: Added screenshot of AMD Control Centre version 15 (Crimson) 3D Settings

Just a quick Tip about Minecraft and those lines between and around blocks that some of you may have - and how to get rid of them!

Here is an example:

'Those Lines' around a torch and water blocks. Click to see Full Size.

Many of you have already figured this out, but for those who haven't, or aren't sure where to look and what to do, here is a Tip of how to change some settings for your videocard to get rid of them.

Changing settings within the game won't affect them for the most part, the changes have to be made in your videocard's Control Panel.

To access this, right-click on your background and then select the control panel for your video card (there are multiple ways to open it however, this is just one).

Here is what most NVIDIA ("GeForce") and AMD/ATi ("Radeon") videocard owners will see. I have put arrows at the options we will be changing. Don't worry, steps on what to do follow the image:

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NVIDIA owners can open their NVIDIA Control Panel.
From here, under the 3D Settings category on the left, select Manage 3D Settings. On the right, change Antialiasing Mode to Off. This will disable Anti-Aliasing for all games (another article on how to set AA for specific games in the future).

AMD owners can open their AMD Vision Engine Control Center.
From here, under the Gaming category on the left, select 3D Application Settings. On the right, simply put a checkmark in the Use Application Settings box in the Anti-Aliasing Area. This will let you set AA within games now (such as in the Options sections within games) but since Minecraft doesn't have the option for that, it effectively disables it for that game and allows other games to use it if desired.

Here is what those same video card control screens will look like after the changes:

(Left) The AMD Control Centre 3D Settings to help remove the lines between blocks
(Right) The NVIDIA Control Panel 3D Settings to help remove the lines between blocks
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If you are still having 'pink lines' or 'lines between blocks' at distance/angled viewing [they may be fine up close but start to have lines at a bit of a distance], then: 
NVIDIA » Turn Off  Anisotropic Filtering (no arrow but highlighted above, found on the same screen), too
AMD » set "Use Application Settings" for Anisotropic Filtering (no arrow shown above, green arrow indicates below, found on the same screen), too

Screenshot of newer AMD Control Centre 3D Settings to help remove the lines between blocks
Green Arrow indicates possible additional setting required for 'pink lines' that begin at a distance
Click to see Full Size

Screenshot of AMD Control Centre v.15 (Crimson) 3D Settings to help remove lines between blocks. Green Arrow indicates possible additional setting required for 'pink or white lines' that begin at a short distance away.
Click to see Full Size

With these changes, here is what Minecraft should look like now:

'Those Lines' should now be gone (for example, from around torches and water blocks). Yay!
Click to see Full Size.

Enjoy your line-free worlds of blocks and See You In The Games!


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  6. Replies
    1. Good luck! If you want, come back and say if it didn't - I can give some ideas on things to try to get it to work :)

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    1. Haha glad to hear it still does! :D

      Santa recently gave me an NVIDIA-based GPU for Xmas, so I plan on putting an NVIDIA screenshot up soon too, to show what it looks like, just for a little extra clarification for NVIDIA Videocard users.

      Thanks for letting me know it worked, have fun!

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    1. You are most welcome - glad to hear it is still working for others :)

      Peace to you