I play on a Minecraft server and I have made a creeper farm some of it is in the overworld and some in the nether using a nether portal. Is there a way to keep this chunk loaded without me in it and without portals?

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    Just to clarify, you're asking how to keep a chunk (or chunks) loaded?
    – Ben
    Commented Jul 21, 2021 at 0:49
  • Some additional questions: 1) Java or Bedrock; 2) do you have op or other special permissions on the server; and 3) what are the creeper farm's X/Y/Z coordinates?
    – TheHans255
    Commented Jul 21, 2021 at 4:21
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    Possible duplicate of Keeping chunks loaded in minecraft
    – pppery
    Commented Mar 3, 2022 at 1:34
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    @pppery Are you sure? The asker hasn't stated they are open to cheats and mods to accomplish their task, your suggested duplicate explicitly states that cheats and mods are allowed there, but I sense from this post that they may not want that.
    – One 2 Many
    Commented Mar 3, 2022 at 4:51
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    Ugh this is How to fill a large area with blocks using command blocks in MC 1.7.2? all over again; a theoretically distinct question that has acquired answers that technically answer the question but are practically redundant (although there is an answer that doesn't use cheats on that question). Although I did miss that in my original read-through, I continue to feel this is a duplicate for the same reason as the case I linked to.
    – pppery
    Commented Mar 3, 2022 at 4:55

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Try /forceload. It keeps chunks loaded without any player in it. Here's the command:

forceload add x z

Where x is your x coordinate and z is your z coordinate.

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