If you’ve played Minecraft using other mods that provide ESP (extrasensory perception) for the player, then you will already know what to expect from The Simple Chest Finder Mod. It basically allows a very limited sort of X-Ray vision which makes chests and only chests pop for the player whenever they are close enough to notice them. Unlike other xray mods and resource packs this mod cannot be toggled on or off; as long as The Simple Chest Finder is installed, it’s active. This can be a huge problem if you decide to go play online and get flagged by some server mod policing program.
You can bet you’ll get banned pretty quickly for using something like this in online play. Not only does it create an unfair advantage by allowing you to find hidden dungeons, strongholds, and other structures thanks to the chests which appear in them, but on Factions servers especially, The Simple Chest Finder Mod will often lead you right to faction bases if they store anything at all in chests on their land. To make matters worse, different chests are highlighted in different colors. If you see red you know you’ve got a trapped chest and you shouldn’t even bother with the thing. How is that fair?
It isn’t. Some mods, like this one, are really meant for use in single-player environments, or maybe at the very best closed LAN games where everyone else you’re playing with already knows you’re going to be cheating. Because The Simple Chest Finder Mod works with Minecraft versions 1.8 and 1.7.10, it is a widely available mod that can be used in conjunction with a number of other mods. This is actually kind of a shame when you consider just how many servers would ban you for using it though.