Bobby is a Minecraft mod which allows for render distances greater than the server's view-distance setting.

The Province of Wynn at 96 chunks render distance

It accomplishes this goal by recording and storing (in .minecraft/.bobby) all chunks sent by the server which it then can load and display at a later point when the chunk is outside the server's view-distance.

Optionally, it can also use an existing single player world to load in chunks which the server has never sent before. To make use of this feature, simply rename the world folder (not the name of the world! the name of its folder!) to "bobby-fallback".

Bobby automatically reloads its config file when it is changed. For an in-game config screen, install ModMenu and ClothConfig.