Hello, it is my first time on this website but I am here to request a mod. To describe what I am looking for (not easy to describe) is a mod that allows yourself to see players outside of your current render distance. What I mean is an option to change the render distance of entities (players) without changing normal render distance.
For example: Having my in-game render distance set to 2, but my entities/player render distance set to 12. (I can see players up to 12 but I can only see bocks up to 2).
If someone could do this for me (or give me tips, or info of a mod that might already do this) I would very much appreciate it! Thank you!
PS: Sorry for my bad English. English is not my main language.
You're basically asking for a player xray? Because if players were to load in further than your personal render distance it would mean you'd be able to see exactly where players are underground and such.
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Note that this says that player render distance is 512 blocks, but the server's view distance will limit it to less (it doesn't make sense to see entities in unloaded chunk and you will be able to see them if they are underground or behind a mountain in unloaded chunks since the game does not apply occlusion culling to entities, hence the remark about x-ray).
The client itself also applies an additional render distance limit based on the size of an entity, which is often reached well before their server-side limit is reached:
This is easy to fix by changing a single place in the code, where the client checks whether the distance is within range; e.g. with "Math.max(minDistance, entityDistance)" where minDistance is the desired minimum render distance, and would substantially increase the view distance of most entities but it will not override the server-side setting unless it is also modified, which means modifying the server as well if on a dedicated server, otherwise a simple client-side (+integrated server) mod would work.
(I could easily make a mod to do this in singleplayer but I have no Forge modding experience so it may not be compatible with Forge, and possibly Optifine since it would possibly involve changing a class that they modify. It should be easy enough for somebody else to do though)
I think I get what you are saying. But let's say the server render distance is 12 or something, and I set my render distance to 2 but I still want to be able to see players to the max i can (12, or what the server sets it to). This is what I am trying to get at. I don't want to breach the server's current max. I just want to go beyond my current settings as if my render distance wasn't set to 2. Since changing your render distance changes your player render distance (I don't want it to).