Capes

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The default cape design.

Capes are a cosmetic given to OptiFine users who have donated and checked the option for it.

The cape can be edited by opening the options menu in Skin Customization ‣ OptiFine Cape ‣ Open Cape Editor.

Styles

Capes can be customized and their style can be changed one of two styles:

Cape styles

Name

Design

Options

Standard

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None

White

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None

Gray

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None

Black

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None

Red

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None

Green

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None

Blue

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None

Yellow

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None

Purple

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None

Cyan

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None

Custom

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Top, Bottom, Text, Shadow

Banner

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Top, Bottom, Shadow

Banners can be used as designs for OptiFine capes.

To design a banner, go to https://livzmc.net/banner/.

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The LivzMC cape/banner editor.

Banner designs have some restrictions and limitations:

  • Banners cannot have over 8 layers, not including the base color.

  • Banners cannot contain the "Thing" pattern (which resembles the Mojang logo).

  • Banners with offensive patterns may be manually removed at any time.

A collection of the most popular banner cape designs is available at https://optifine.net/banners.

Anniversary capes

Anniversary capes are cape styles that are only usable at certain times and dates.

10th anniversary

Most notably, the "10" cape replaced the Classic design during OptiFine's 10th anniversary.

Texture file

Texture resolution

Dates applied (YYYY/MM/DD)

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46px by 22px

2021/04/08 - 2021/04/15

April 8th, 2021, marked OptiFine's 10th birthday. To celebrate, all classic "OF" capes were changed to a "10" design.

Colors were the same as the normal classic capes.

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How the "10" cape looks on a player.

Cape styles

Name

Design

Standard

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White

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Gray

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Black

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Red

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Green

_images/green1.webp

Blue

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Yellow

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Purple

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Cyan

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Special capes

Some players have "special" capes, given by sp614x. These players are often long-time contributors or supporters of OptiFine.

These capes are not purchaseable, and are not given to regular donators.

As of August 2022, only 1 player has had their cape revoked.

Note

Cape names with an asterisk (*) are not official and are given only for categorization. A name with (old) means that player no longer wears that cape currently.

List of special capes

Name

Design

Owner(s)

Cape purpose

Texture author

HD Grey 1*

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(source)

EskiMojo14 (old)

For testing HD capes.

EskiMojo14

HD Grey 2*

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(source)

EskiMojo14 (old)

Modified version of HD Grey 1.

HD Grey 3*

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(source)

EskiMojo14

Modified version of HD Grey 2.

Orange Heart*

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(source)

FakeRetroBot (old), trollim

For moderating the OptiFine Discord. Has since been revoked for being sold.

Kirbyrocket

Graph 1*

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(source)

filefolder3 (old)

For compiling graphs and statistics about OptiFine releases.

jckt

Graph 2*

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(source)

filefolder3

Modified version of Graph 1.

Code 1*

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(source)

jckt (old)

For moderating & managing the OptiFine Discord. Also for creating the OptiFine Discord bot.

jckt

Code 2*

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(source)

jckt

Modified version of Code 1.

Snow*

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(source)

Jiingy

For moderating & managing the OptiFine Discord.

Jiingy

Postmaster 1

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(source)

ZenW

For working on support e-mail.

Jiingy

Postmaster 2

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(source)

KaiAF (old), IrisJS (old), Fluffion (old), Jiingy

Modified version of Postmaster 1

Postmaster 3

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(source)

IrisJS, Fluffion

Modified version of Postmaster 2

Rainbow*

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(source)

KaiAF (old)

Transgender*

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(source)

KyriaBirb

For moderation of OptiFine Discord.

ZenithKnight

Lego*

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(source)

MrCheeze445

For moderating & managing the OptiFine Discord.

Jiingy

HD Red*

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(source)

therealokin

Modified version of HD Grey 1, modified by sp614x

Lion*

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(source)

sp614x

Owned by the developer of OptiFine.

sp614x

Locking

Capes can be "locked", so they can only be moved to a different username after logging in through the OptiFine website. Once locked, they cannot be moved from the in-game Cape Editor. This is to prevent stealing capes when a Minecraft account is compromised.

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In the in-game editor, locked capes cannot be moved through the Minecraft account.

Technical details

The OptiFine client fetches capes for donators by querying the URL http://s.optifine.net/capes/<NAME>.png.

The native size of Minecraft's capes is 64px x 32px. The OptiFine cape server generally returns capes that are 46px x 22px, with the exception of specialty capes granted to specific users.

On load, a canvas is initialized with a size of 64px x 32px. If the supplied cape image is larger in width or height, it doubles the dimensions of the canvas repeatedly until it is large enough to fit the original image. The supplied cape image is then placed onto this larger canvas, ensuring that the resulting image inherits the proper 2:1 aspect ratio.

This has the added benefit of compatibility with the 44x34 legacy capes that did not include the elytra section.

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A labeled template of the cape UV map.

Unknown project capes

Warning

This information is not official and was gathered by ZenithKnight.

Two prototypes for new cape textures were presented by sp614x as part of an unknown project, but these were scrapped.

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The Standard cape design.

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A black and white variant.


Assumes the latest OptiFine version.
Updated to commit 15ef3106.

Last update: 2024 June 12