X-Ray Mod for Minecraft 1.17.1/1.16.5/1.15.2/1.14.4

Hunting down resources in caves, abandoned mineshafts and sunken, underground fortresses is one of the more exciting parts of Minecraft. Who knows when that patch of coal or iron you chop out of a wall will lead to a dungeon with mob spawners and chests, or whether it will be a long drop to a fiery end in a pit of lava that waits for you on the other side of that next wall? Well, now you can know with the Xray Mod, which works a lot like any old X-Ray resource pack you might find.


By turning specific blocks like dirt or stone invisible, the textures for these blocks will simply disappear from your view. The blocks will still be there of course – you can’t see them but they’re still there. With all of the filler made invisible, you can more easily find your way to veins of coal, iron, gold, diamonds and other valuable resources buried beneath the ground in Minecraft. If you want to play on Hardcore mode or go through Survival without turning on cheats, the XRay Mod is probably the most powerful tool around for helping you to quickly amass resources and get the goods you need.


Of course, actually using the Xray Mod will be considered cheating by many players. Server owners don’t like the mod either, and there are specific plugins which watch exclusively for people finding patches of ores and metals too frequently while playing online. If you use this mod on a multiplayer server you should expect to get banned, either automatically when the server security system detects you using bad mods, or a little down the line when some moderator or owner notices you finding too many valuable in too short a time. The bottom line is, don’t use this mod online.


If you’re playing alone though, why go through the bother of digging through stacks and stacks of blocks of dirt, stone and other worthless materials to get what you want? Nobody actually like the digging and mining parts of Minecraft; they love pulling ores and gems out of the world though, and you need to do the first thing before you can do the second thing in most cases. The X-Ray Mod features a config file which will let you “erase” any blocks you like, so you can focus on just the resources you need or want to find and forget everything else.


Xray Mod Changelogs


  • This is still only the XRay mod.
  • Coordinates and Fly will be released at a later date.


  • Fixed a crash if using an older version of Java

X-Ray Controls

To change the keybinds, go to Options -> Controls and scroll down to XRay section.

  • Cave Finder – C
  • Fullbright – L
  • Xray – X
  • Xray GUI – J

How to Install X-Ray Mod?

For Minecraft 1.12.2

  1. Download and install the recommended Minecraft Forge.
  2. Download the Xray Mod from below.
  3. Put the XRay-58-vDLB.jar file into the mods folder of your Minecraft installation (%appdata%/.minecraft/mods).

for Minecraft 1.6.4 to 1.12.1

  1. Download the official Xray installer.
  2. Select the version of Profile that you want to install the mod.
  3. Open the installer and click on “Install” button!

Download X-Ray Mod


  1. I have installed the 1.8 and it works great. My questing is: can I use this mod to find spawners? I searched for a little time without succes.

  2. I have installed this mod on my Mac, but can’t get it to turn on? I pressed the “X” as per directions. Any thoughts?

  3. Bug found:
    Facing east sometimes wont show ores in X-Ray mode
    (dont know if its just me or if its cause im on a realms server but i have noticed this)

  4. Hey i installed the auto version. I tried it and it worked, but then i checked my chests, and all the chests except 2 were missing all the items the chests contained. what have happened? any solutions to how i can get the items back?

    • Open the Xray GUI by pressing J (the default setting under controls). You can select what you choose to see and not see when activating Xray

  5. When I press “X” Everything is displayed properly, however it’s really dark and I Can’t see anything underground. How do I fix this

  6. Doesen’t work very well, e.g. when I am like in y 68, ores appear, but if I go to like y 20, only a few ores appear.

  7. When I try to download the x-ray mod instead of giving me the jar file like it should it gives me a zip file and I opened that and everything in the file. None of them downloaded the mod. What am I doing wrong?

    • You cold rename the file “(the name of the file).jar” or just right click the file, select “open with” option and select the Java one.

  8. v 2.15.2 still shows all forms of hardened clay, its just not usable in mesa biomes (which is my prefered building biome). Otherwise, its great.

  9. When I press x it shows some of the minerals, but not all of them. When im mining and I get near them they show up, but not before.

  10. this really works!! im not lieng!!i can find dougens!! tunnels!! and all things i need to find!! no lag!! thanks so mutchman!! 😀 and btw fly?? great idea =D

  11. it actually works!! i can see everything!! i can fly!! i can see redstone!! and everything i wanted is all in this mod!!
    (im not kidding! thanks man! :D)

  12. Hello, When I try to open the file, for a split second a CMD opens and closes, then nothing happens. Please help!

  13. So i downloaded the mod, but when i click on the file it doesnt give me the installer. It opens the file instead. Im very frustrated because it seems there is no other way to get the mod other than this installer. Help?

  14. Hello I am not sure what is happening but like two weeks ago when I downloaded the mod xray I just had to double click it and make it as my version on minecraft and now that is not working for some reason can anybody please tell me what I am doing wrong

    What it gives me when I download it : http://prntscr.com/6t6sya

  15. I love this mod!!! This isn’t a computer reply, those are annoying, but anyways, this works great! In Ultra Hard Core, I always am able to sneak past the admins and get the diamonds. And what’s great is that in team UHC I blend right in! Its so great!!!

  16. I clicked the link for 1.8.3 and I opened Minecraft, opened a survival world and pressed x but nothing happened. When I try to click on the file it just shows a ton of symbols. Please help!

  17. I had absolutley no idea that you could fly in this, nearly got caught using it by my teammates. Although, it does work when you’re trying to get past lava/water.

  18. I download it and i have done everything. But after i run it it says to install it. After i install it, it says that Xray installer has been installed. But i open up my Minecraft but it the mod still doesn’t work. Is there something where u have to add folders into other folders?? plz help and reply C:

  19. Hello, I just tested the mod and works great 🙂 but I noticed that maps don’t work…is this a known bug or is there something I’m missing? thanks a bunch

  20. Just wondering but if i get this mod and turn it on and off, would the host be notified of my using? I am talking about hosting an offline server with a couple of friends. :p

  21. I just get a .jar file whith the latest version. The instructions say I should open it, so I tried executing it both as normal user and as admin. Nothing.

    I also “opened” the file, just as it says, whith win-rar. Nothing usefull for instalation purposes inside.

    I am clueless as to how this mod is installed.

  22. Can you please do 1.8 without installer too because I have my minecraft on atlauncher and it’s harder to install with the installer 🙁

  23. I keep getting the ‘there is a new version available’ message but the version I download from above is the same version I already have!

  24. this is a good mod an all but its missing a way to change what blocks are visible while useing xray. it is great for survival servers and single player worlds but if you play on a jail server where the mines are made out of clay you cant use it 🙁

  25. When I press the redstone button (r), I want to add the dropper and dispenser to this, and remove the redstone so all I see is the dropper and dispenser. How do i achieve this? Please do step by step b/c I don’t know that much about modding. Thanks!!

  26. Whilst it does work as it should, I do prefer the old version where enabling fly would keep you on the ground and not speed you up. That way you could enable fly and not taking fall damage.

  27. I installed the mod, but i cant start minecraft. im using sponge edition launcher. version im using: 1.8.8

  28. every time i try to download the mod i click it when i downloaded i click keep and it openes another download link how do i fix this? i keep cl;icking open the file but it just openes another download?

  29. I think there should be an option to easily find certain mobs and/or players. That would be a really nice addition.

  30. When ever I click the download link a new tab opens and closes very quickly… Unless im clicking the wrong thing which is possible i guess… Can anyone help?

  31. hi, i like to use other mods with other mods to have the best minecraft experience but this mod is not compatible with other mods because it is not a simple “put in mods folder mod” i would like it if you would be able to use mods like vein miner instead of having to just mine the ores the regular way.

  32. When I press X to activate X-ray, I see all the way to bedrock, with just a few deposits of just about every type of ore. I can see Coal for instance, but only a few deposits. Then, when mining through transparent blocks (stone) I encounter Coal deposits, which suddenly appear out of nowhere. Other ore types also appear suddenly while I’m mining my way in a straight line through an area which appears to be devoid of any deposits at all.

    Is this possibly some type of server-side x-ray prevention? Or, could it be something else?

  33. I have a completely rebooted hard drive, and so whatever program i used before to download this, I no longer have. I downloaded this but was told there is nothing to run it with. Can you help?

  34. i already installed it, and it run normally. but when i press the j button it didn’t work, there is no x ray. please help?

  35. Important Questions
    1 how do i get to use fly
    2 how do i make more profiles for more differnt sets for x ray and how do i set a key for it

  36. Is there a requirement on what type of folder it has to be installed on? because it was installed as a winrar and it isnt working

  37. hy, dude, it won’t work… i mean idk what it have, if i press “x”, the map seems like it reload… and my FPS drop… if i press again, my map seems to reload and FPS is geeting up… but the X-ray don’t work 🙁

    is here a way to reset settings? i try to delete the version, the minecraft, reinstall all… but it is the same, please help me!

  38. That’s what the author of this mod said 3 days ago (March 9, 2016):
    AmbientOcclusion: “For all those asking: I’m hoping to have 1.9 out by the end of the weekend.”

    @AmbientOcclusion: Thank you for your awesome job with this xray mod

  39. Can anyone help me? I can’t get this to install, and I’ve been trying for months! Java keeps giving me this error message that says there was an error with my switches. I have uninstalled and re-installed java, and I am going crazy! I just want the xray mod.

  40. Whenever I try opening minecraft with X-ray it crashes after around 3 seconds, is this because of my mac or is it something else?

  41. dont work in last forte version whit minecraft 1.9, i take onky 2 mods, xaeros map and JEI and add x ray this mod dont work

  42. When I press J for the interface the text is all messed up. It is showing as all sorts of special characters. I am running MC 1.8 and used the v15 download.

  43. PLEASE HELP!! When I press J to bring up the user interface all of the text is in special characters, not english. I downloaded XRay-15 (the newest one) and am playing on MC 1.8. Any ideas???

  44. um hi i really like this but would it be possible to get this with out the xray parts just the flight bright and info bits my pc cant handle optifine and or forge so im unable to get mods that do the same things 🙂 cheers

  45. For some reason the x-ray31 file closes immediately every time I try to open it. Can anyone help me with this?

  46. When I press J it opens the in-game console, but once I open it, I cannot do anything to get out of it. How do I get out of it and continue my gameplay?

  47. I press J, create a new profile and use it, or just use the Cave Finder one, and it doesn’t change. It just says on the standard Xray one, even if I change it to Cave Finder or another one I’ve made. Any idea why?

  48. Any chance you can add the LC (highest block in chunk) information from the 1.7 debug screen to the coordinates display options?

  49. I downloaded and used it many times. Worked perfectly and I loved it until I tried downloading optifine. When I tried to run the two mods it crashed. So I simply deleted both mods and re-downloaded the xray. But now everytime I load minecraft, my game crashes. Please any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

  50. If Dev reads these comments:
    Would really like to see the Redstone xray in 1.10+ from the 1.7.10 version. Made it really easy to look for spawners, Redstone and Minesafts and other players. Also really like the brightness the mod adds as Game and Screen is 100% but it still seems really dark even with torches :/
    Thanks for making the mod

  51. On v45, cave finder isn’t working for me. I cant see ANYTHING, the world goes totally blank. No stone showing up.

  52. the mod wont open up in java, when i double click it (or right click OPEN) it does nothin and wont install any help please i have never had this trouble before, its always worked

  53. xray mod crashes minecraft on me and my wifes computer, try vanilla, and liteloader and crashes upon loading, any suggestions??

  54. I installed this and now Forge (which was working fine with several other mods) doesn’t work. It just loads Minecraft without Forge and my other mods. I changed the profile back to the regular 1.11.2 release, reinstalled Forge, nothing. How do I get this mod to work, or barring that, how do I delete it?

  55. When I press J, my mouse doesnt show and I have no way of quitting the menu and I have to force quit minecraft. I can’t edit the blocks I want to see without it getting stuck because theres no mouse. Also the emerald ore isnt showing even when the emerald ore box is ticked. please reply

  56. this mod works great… in multiplayer i have a little modpack of a few client side mods and everything works fine in both singleplayer and multi-player until i add this mod the moment i add this mod i can still play multi-player but suddenly single player stops working it just will not load ANY worlds once i put this mod in the mods folder I am using the latest recommended version of forge for 1.11.2 and i have removed and added each individual mod and it stops working the moment i add X-ray

    the other mods i have are:

    Xaero’s Minimap
    Neat(Health Bars Above Name)
    Inventory Tweaks
    Offline Skins
    Lunatrius Core

  57. the ad.fly link doesn’t allow me enough time to download it before it goes to a virus download link
    please fix this.

  58. Every time I press J it loads the X-ray selection screen for about 5 seconds but then Java crashes. Any solution?


    When I am playing, I see so many diamonds and iron, but when I get near to them they disappear, can anyone tell me why the hell this is happening?

    • I installed v51 and the only button that worked was “J” for the settings.
      I completly removed en reinstalled Minecraft en X-ray And it worked……. 1 time
      after restoring my .minecraft\safes folder it didn’t work anymore

  60. I downloaded the 1.12 version of Xray mod. When I press X the mod illuminates dark areas, but no blocks disappear, so I cannot see any valuable ore strings. When I press J a menu pops up but there are no options in the menu box. Any solution so the Xray will only show valuable ores?


  61. X-ray 51(1.12) crash my game when i press X or C.
    When i go into option all the controls of x-ray are duplicated :/

  62. Similar to Harold, this Xray was working pretty good at first, but now it causes crashes immediately. I love this one with brightness/fly, but 1.12 is too unstable at the moment, at least with the newest forge n liteloader.

  63. Hi, so i downloaded the mod and put it in my resource pack but the option in minecraft wont show up. WHat can i do??

  64. jen ai besoin en ce momment on se ou de ma geulle il dise que jai rien en pvp faction c pas vrai grace a vous je vais pouvoir etre riche

  65. ok, so i have been away from minecraft for a while. Just got my computers back up and running and played for a little bit and decided I wanted Xray back. So I came back here to get it. I downloaded java and the xray-51.jar file. when i open it it does not show any profiles and it gives me this error when i try to click install…… “java.lang.NullPointerException” I have tried a few different things and would appreciate any help getting this fixed.

  66. Do you intent to publish your own version for 1.12.2 ? I find what you do a lot superior to what is available with Forge.


  67. Not sure why the 1.12.2 version was changed to a wireframe. The old version is MUCH better, easier on the eyes, less complicated, can be customized way more…

  68. how do i use this mod i press x nothing happens same with j when i press z console open but i dont k how to turn on the x ray

  69. Yeh idk why but I cant get Java SE binary to show up in “open with” I also do not got the installer which I NEED for this mod to work. I have tried reinstalling Java multiple times. but with no prevail. if anyone has a fix please help me. I MAINLY just need the installer but I cant get it.

  70. Pressing J opens an screen with a drop down menu and no explenation whatsoever of how it works. Pressin X does only lighten the place and make everything ugly. Conclusion, this doesnt work even a bit.

  71. I will take a look at the colors not saving although they should be. As for spectating, without having the mod run server side. I’m not 100% sure on if I can resolve this issue although I will look into it 😀


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