I am experiencing issues in 8.13 as well, changing the Search Type property from XPath to Microflow fixed it for me.
There is another change you can make according to the author: https://github.com/AuraQ/AutoCompleteForMendix/issues/59.
“Looks like the 'amount' parameter on mx.data.get has changed slightly. A 0 value is now treated as no results, rather than all results
I will fix the default in the next version but, for now, you just need to change the Max Records property in 'Search - XPath' to -1 and it will behave the same as before”