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Xaero's Minimap - Mod Details

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Check out this guide about the mod Xaero's Minimap in Minecraft 2021! Know its details, how to install and use, and its Minecraft version 1.17 compatibility!

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Xaero's Minimap - Mod Overview

Date PublishedMar 22, 2017
Mod CategoryEssential Mods
Required ModsForge

Xaero's Minimap And Its Usage


Xaero's Minimap is a mini-map mod made for Minecraft that allows users to use a real-time map. It is like the JourneyMap Mod that does makes the adventures easier, but on this mod, it allows you to see mobs around your area.

Best Used With Xaero's World Map

This mod is also integrated with Xaero's World Map mod. The World Map provides a visual representation of all the places you have been into and also includes the uncharted areas. Both mods can be used at the same time without any problems.

Best Used In Hunting And Exploration

minimap marker

You can use this mod for tracking mobs and cave explorations as this mod marks mobs with yellow and cave entrances with red. A very useful addition to your Minecraft experience if you're exploring!

Mod Showcase Video

Video from Ayesel

Updates & Compatibility

Update History & Changelogs

June 08, 2021

  • Compatible with Xaero's World Map 1.11.0 or newer. Version 1.14.1 is HIGHLY recommended.
  • Reworked how entity icon model layers work. The layers will now be detected automatically by tracing the entity renderer. Should support a lot more modded mobs now. The new system should also have no issues handling custom-defined model parts for layers that previously would not work properly.
  • Added helmet support to the entity icon rendering.
  • Fixed the main icon model not being centered on the Z axis. You might need to adjust your json definitions.
  • Replaced the 'variantIdMethod' option in the icon definition json with 'variantIdBuilderMethod'. The mod is backwards-compatible with the old files though.
  • Replaced 'extraLayerAllowed' option in the icon definition json with 'layersAllowed', which works with the new layer system.
  • Fixed the meaning of the icon type "model" in the icon definitions. It will now use the actual default model config even if a non-default one is defined for the "default" variant key.
  • Brought back the old design of having the main entity dot be visible under the view direction arrow. This way it is much easier to quickly determine which point of the arrow points forward.
  • The main entity dot will now be rendered on top of waypoints instead of underneath.
  • Added a transparent background to the on-map compass letters to make it more visible over bright blocks.
  • Fixed light value display not being translatable.
  • Fixed the "Unknown Biome" biome display result not being translatable.
  • Fixed using the commands with the "minecraft:" prefix (added by mods) when teleporting between dimensions.
  • Added a new config-only option "debugEntityVariantIds" for when you are interested in the entity variant IDs being printed in chat/console when new IDs are encountered while rendering the entity icons. Can be helpful when working on the entity icon packs.
  • Fixed conflict with Canvas Renderer and potentially other similar mods.
  • Fixed conflict with GeckoLib and potentially other similar mods.
  • Fixed the entity icon renderer breaking when an entity renderer leaves the matrix stack modified, causing all new entity icons to render blank. For example, this would happen when encountering the "Decayed" mob from Biome Makeover.

Version Compatibility


How To Install Xaero's Minimap Mod

Mod Download Links

Mod DownloadCurseForge
Required ModsForge
(!) Install the version required by the mod

Steps To Install

1Download Forge 1.16.5
>> Forge download page
2Download Xaero's Minimap Mod on CurseForge. Select the latest version
>> Download from CurseForge
3Run the Forge Java file
*there is no need to change the install directory if you used the default directory to install Minecraft
4Transfer the mod .jar files to your Minecraft's mod folder
>> Know how to access it here
5Run "Minecraft Launcher"
6Select the Forge version that you want to play on. In this case, select "Forge 1.16.5"
7Press "Play" to run Minecraft with the mods

Does Not Requires Other Mods

You do not need to install for you to be able to run this mod. Download the required Forge version and just place it together with the Xaero's Minimap Mod mod inside your mod folder and you're good to go!

Mod info, details, and some images are from Curse Forge.

Other Similar Mods

Mods Similar To Xaero's Minimap

JourneyMap Mod

Video from The Breakdown

JourneyMap is a mini-map mod made for Minecraft that allows users to use a real-time map. It does makes the adventures easier with as it can give you more information about your surroundings.

JourneyMap Mod - Mod Details

Mod info, details, and some images are from Curse Forge.

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You claim it is 1.17 compatible... yet I fail to see that file anywhere.

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