I'm playing Minecraft in Survival, and no hostile mobs are spawning! This has been happening for the past week or so. I also tried Creative mode (superflat) and mobs are spawning there.

What would cause mobs to stop spawning in Survival?


  • Minecraft 1.7.2
  • Using Rei's mini map mod
  • Windows Vista
  • Created a new super flat world (creative) and mobs spawn
  • I'm sorry, I can't understand what you're trying to say here. Are mobs not spawning? – MBraedley Mar 12 '14 at 13:33
  • are you in peaceful difficulty? – ratchet freak Mar 12 '14 at 13:34
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    Did you accidentally set /gamerule doMobSpawning false somehow? I'd try a clean reinstall (backup your saves first) and see if that fixes it. – Unionhawk Mar 12 '14 at 13:36
  • I am not in peaceful – diana Mar 12 '14 at 13:38
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    I did not touch the "game rule commands" But I will try... !thank you! – diana Mar 12 '14 at 13:40

Most likely your render distance is set less than 8. This is a known issue introduced in 1.7.2 when they allowed fine grain control over render distance. Set render distance large (16?) and you'll have lots of mobs.

This question is a duplicate of 1.7.4 Problem with mobs spawning

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