Velocitab is a super-simple Velocity TAB menu plugin that uses scoreboard team client-bound packets to actually sort player lists without the need for a backend plugin. Supporting modern RGB formatting, animations, comprehensive placeholder support and defining multiple TAB menus for different groups of servers, Velocitab is a versatile plugin, useful for any Velocity-based proxy network.

Showcase of different TAB menus made with Velocitab.png


Simply add the jar to your Velocity /plugins/ folder. It's also recommended that you install LuckPerms for prefix/suffix/role (and sorting) support. Then, edit the plugin config.yml to your liking.


Velocitab has a simple config file that lets you define a header, footer and format for the player list. You can additionally configure groups of servers to display different formats in the TAB menu depending on which server the player is viewing it from.


Velocitab supports the full range of RGB colors and gradients, with options to use either MineDown (default), MiniMessage, or legacy formatting.


You can include placeholders in the header, footer and player name format of the TAB list. The following placeholders are supported:

%players_online%Players online on the proxy6
%max_players_online%Player capacity of the proxy500
%local_players_online%Players online on the server the player is on3
%current_date%Current real-world date of the server24 Feb 2023
%current_time%Current real-world time of the server21:45:32
%username%The player's usernameWilliam278
%server%Name of the server the player is onalpha
%ping%Ping of the player (in ms)6
%prefix%The player's prefix (from LuckPerms)&4[Admin]
%suffix%The player's suffix (from LuckPerms)&c
%role%The player's primary LuckPerms groupadmin
%debug_team_name%Internal team value, used for list sorting1_alpha_William2

PlaceholderAPI placeholders are also supported. To use them, just install PAPIProxyBridge on your Velocity proxy and backend Spigot servers. Additionally, a hook for MiniPlaceholders is supported for servers using the MiniMessage formatter.


You can use the /velocitab reload command to reload the plugin config file (permission: velocitab.command.reload), and /velocitab update to check for updates (permission: velocitab.command.update).


To build Velocitab, simply run the following in the root of the repository:

./gradlew clean build

The build will be output as /target/Velocitab-x.xx.jar.


Velocitab is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.

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© William278, 2023. Licensed under the Apache-2.0 License.


A super-simple (sorted!) Velocity TAB menu plugin