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Distant Horizons: A Level of Detail mod




What does Distant Horizons do?


Simply put, it add simplified terrain past Minecraft's default view distance to improve performance and allow for longer draw distances.


Now you can finally enjoy that lookout tower you built on top of a mountain!


Cliffside VillageThis photo was taken with a Minecraft render distance of 4 and a mod distance of 512.


If you want to see a quick demo, check out the latest update video:


Hey, Hey you! This is important!

The version support numbers are strict!

If a version says it supports MC 1.18.1 it will NOT work on 1.18.2!


And: the mod is still in alpha. Things may change, break, crash or otherwise go wrong. You have been warned!

Although if you have problems feel free to leave an issue on the project's GitLab.



Download List:

Note: All listed Minecraft versions are actively supported and receive feature updates at the same time. 

1.19.2 download button

1.18.2 download button

1.17 download button

1.16 download button




Q: Forge or Fabric?
A: Both in the same jar.


Q: Shaders?
A: Currently shaders are not supported, hopefully we can add support in the future.
At best our fake chunks will render incorrectly (very bright or very dark) and at worst they won't render at all. But your millage may vary.


Q: Does this work with player created structures?
A: Yes.


Q: Is there multiplayer support?
A: Yes, and LOD chunks will save between sessions.
However, currently the mod is only client side so you have to explore chunks for Distant Horizons to save them.


Extended FAQ:

General FAQ button

Problems and solutions FAQ button

Mod Support FAQ button



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If you want to help with development, join our discord and let us know!

Otherwise if you can't help with development but still want to support Distant Horizons, check out our donation page: