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Important: the main version is no longer compatible with 1.16. Download the 1.16 version here

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This datapack allows an infinite number of players to track up to 50 other players or entities using a specialized tracking compass. The pack does so by designating either tracked or tracker roles to players and entities.

All players with the tracker role receive a tracking compass that points to the nearest entity with the tracked role. The compass cannot be thrown out, and cannot be moved in creative mode. If there are no tracked entities, the tracking compass will be removed, and will be re-given when new entities are tracked. Unloaded non-player entities and offline players are not recognized by the compass.

To set up, simply install the datapack and then follow the setup guide.


New World:
  1. Select Data Packs in the world creation menu
  2. Drag and drop the download into the Minecraft window, then select Yes to add the pack
  3. Click the arrow on the pack icon to load the pack, and then select Done
  4. Load and play your world, and follow the setup guide that pops up
Existing World:
  1. Navigate to your world folder. You can open it from the worlds menu by selecting your world, Edit, and then Open World Folder
  2. Go into the datapacks folder, and move the download there
  3. Load your world
  4. type /reload, and then follow the setup guide that pops up
Note that if you are installing the datapack into a pre-existing world, you will need to temporarily enable cheats in order to reload the datapack. Cheats do not need to be enabled after reloading, and are not necessary for new worlds.


/trigger reload - redisplays the current stage of the setup screen

/trigger reset - resets all values and restarts the setup screen

/trigger track_mode - toggles between unidimensional and interdimensional tracking

/trigger tracker - assigns the tracker role

/trigger tracked - assigns the tracked role

/execute as <entity> run trigger <role> - assigns a given role to another entity. Requires the user to have cheats enabled.
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16
toMinecraft 1.18

5 Update Logs

Update #5 : by QuinoaFalafel 01/25/2022 3:56:22 pmJan 25th

1/25/2022 -

Fixed command feedback being sent when clicking the text in the setup screen.

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09/21/2021 6:03 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
CuppaJoe1 avatar
Did you fix the interdimensional problem?
09/23/2021 7:43 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Artist
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09/19/2021 11:00 am
Level 1 : New Miner
BlackFox340 avatar
Does this work for 1.17?
09/20/2021 12:39 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Artist
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07/23/2021 6:27 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Chleer avatar
Hey, I used this datapack and it was awesome! Worked really well and I used the 1.17.1 version on realms.

If you wanna see I made a video using it!
07/30/2021 6:27 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Artist
QuinoaFalafel avatar
That's awesome to hear! And thanks for sharing the video, too, and great job with it. :)
06/02/2021 7:57 am
Level 1 : New Miner
FrogWithoutLegs avatar
How does it work with different dimensions? Does the compass point to the portal?
06/05/2021 3:59 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Artist
QuinoaFalafel avatar
With inter-dimensional tracking enabled, it should. I think 1.16.5 may have broken the system, though, so I'm working on recoding it. So for now, you can either wait for the update to come out, or you can try it in 1.16.4, or if that still doesn't work, potentially earlier 1.16 versions.
04/03/2021 2:34 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Nova_A avatar
Interdimensional does not work for some reason.
04/05/2021 7:41 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Artist
QuinoaFalafel avatar
Are you sure? Interdimensional only works if all the tracked players are in a different dimension from you, so if you're tracking more than one person and one of them is in the same dimension as you, then it will track them. Also, it won't work if the tracked players are disconnected.

If this is isn't the issue, then could you provide a little more information? What Minecraft version are you playing on, and are you using any mods or other datapacks, and if so, which ones? Also, what exactly isn't working? Is the compass disappearing, or just not pointing to people? Or is it something else. The more information you can give, the better I can understand the issue, and hopefully fix it.
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