Hey so I've noticed in newer versions of Minecraft (I'm using 12.2.2 with a few mods) that it won't register changes (like snow) after a certain point? At first I thought it was JourneyMap not rendering it, but then i moved over to the point where it stopped showing the snow falling and it was bare, even though I could clearly see where it was and the chunks were clearly rendered. Is there a way to increase the distance weather happens?? This always used to work when i used 1.7 it would render weather as long as the chunks were within render distance, and now its only a 7 chunk circle around where I am.
It's frustrating since I like to change the biomes in my world and i used to be able to map changes on a much bigger scale!
This is because the game actually only simulates a 128 block radius around the player (specifically, the center of a chunk must be within 128 blocks) you also must have misremembered about older versions since they were also limited, except the area was a square with a radius of 7 chunks instead of a circle (for example, this shows snow accumulation in 1.6.4, where the view distance is fixed at 10 chunks, as shown by the square to the right (the left square is the initial spawn area). Either that, or 1.7 really did tick every loaded chunk, which is probably why it had issues with chunk tick lag).