Does the game keep going while in the menu in single player?

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Yes. the day night cycle is ongoing

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    Not sure why you answered your own question on this one. If you're on a single player world and you open the escape menu, the embedded server stops along with your client, meaning the day/night cycle also stops. This is changed by opening to LAN or joining a multiplayer server, as the server is no longer in sync with one client. Opening an inventory is not the same as the escape menu, and does not pause the server when playing on single player
    – Jam
    Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 2:57

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