Minetest-c55 is one of the first InfiniMiner/Minecraft(/whatever) inspired games (started October 2010), with a goal of taking the survival multiplayer gameplay to a slightly different direction. It also serves as a learning project for me, celeron55, the author of the game. I am making it as a hobby, so progress isn't particularly fast. If you need a reminder of this project, the blog has an RSS feed. The main design philosophy is to keep it technically simple, stable and portable. It will be kept lightweight enough to run on fairly old hardware. It runs playably on a laptop with Intel 945GM graphics. It is released under the GPL, with the intention that that way it is a lot easier to use by Linux users and people can report and help fix bugs more effecively. This game is under development, and as of now, the game does not really differ from Minecraft except for having a lot less features. Still, playing is quite fun already, especially for people who have not been able to experie

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0 comments by sdzen on Oct 1st, 2012

get the latest minetest at Minetest.net
stolen from c55s blog:
0.4.1 -> 0.4.2-rc1:

  • Wool (somewhat compatible and based on jordach’s original mod)
  • Dyes (a simple mod which thoroughly defines how dyes and other mods should interact)
  • New kind of creative inventory
  • Increase node id field from 12 to 16 bits
  • /mods command
  • Fix a bug in zlib wrapper code
  • Rollback support; disabled by default; enable with “enable_rollback_recording = true” and use /rollback and /rollback_check
  • Some random bugfixes
  • Lua API:
    • minetest.get_modnames()
    • Formspec menus
    • Detached inventories

0.4.2-c1 -> 0.4.3:

  • Animated torches (obvious) and vessels (a few standard bottles) included (VanessaE)
  • Fix crash when furnace is full
  • Shift is now the default “climb down” key; can be toggled in key configuration menu
  • A few small Lua API additions:
    • InventoryList width property for having different-sized crafting grids (0.4.2 fails with this) (thexyz)
    • Added new kind of node behavior to engine via groups: disable_jump, fall_damage_add_percent, bouncy
    • Add overridable function for changing node drop behaviour
    • Move remaining chat commands to Lua (matttpt)
  • Smooth transition between deserts and grass (by some guy called Sergey Gilfanov)
  • Fix and improve key configuration menu (frozon + me)
  • Fix inventory behaviour in some cases of moving items
  • Reorganize rendering code for a bit more performance (can be from +0% to +200% FPS, depending on how slow your GPU is at switching textures)
  • Lots of other bugfixes

Version incompatibility
0.4.3 can connect to 0.4.2-rc1 servers if they have “strict_protocol_version_checking = false”; 0.4.2-rc1 cannot connect to 0.4.3 due to a stupid forward-compatibility breaking mistake (that hanged around in the code since October 2010). 0.4.2 release is skipped due to the incompatibility with 0.4.2-rc1.

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Minetest-c55 0.4.3 stable

Minetest-c55 0.4.3 stable

Oct 1, 2012 Full Version 6 comments

A lot has changed since the last download was posted here! the API has gotten better 0.4 went stable stairs, doors, fire, wool, and dyes were added to...

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Minetest 0.3.1 Ubuntu 11.10

Minetest 0.3.1 Ubuntu 11.10

Dec 8, 2011 Full Version 2 comments

Special modifications in this package: - Once again, bundled with Cisoun’s textures. - Default video backend is direct3d9. If it causes problems or...

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Minetest 0.3.1

Dec 5, 2011 Full Version 9 comments

Survival mode with inventory and crafting. This mode is being currently developed.

Minetest 0.2.20110602_0

Minetest 0.2.20110602_0

Jun 25, 2011 Full Version 10 comments

Survival mode with inventory and crafting. This mode is being currently developed. Creative mode with infinite blocks at your disposal. This is a by-product...

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Landon1121 Jun 26 2011, 10:56am says:

i wonder what minecraft will look like on C++...almost like this i am guessing

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jukujupats Jun 26 2011, 7:22am says:

is it free online or like multiplayer iternet game ? :p and looks awsome!

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Exmex Creator
Exmex Jun 26 2011, 8:50am replied:

you can play it online and offline for online mode use an IP in the IP Box :)

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jukujupats Jun 26 2011, 5:52pm replied:

whats that ? lol i m dumb on that :D sorry :s

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CMDKeen Jun 26 2011, 3:32am says:

Still too similar to Minecraft, but I see there are quite a few interesting features in addition. Keep up the good work, and it will become a great alternative.

BTW, what about modding? Releasing the source would of course be the best option for us, but I see you why you wouldn't want to do that. Scripting language like Lua might be the way to go.

PS: Honestly, Minetest is a pretty bad name. You might want to change before gaining more popularity.

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CMDKeen Jun 26 2011, 4:10am replied:

Nevermind about the modding, just noticed you have done both (though shame that the API is discontinued).

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Exmex Creator
Exmex Jun 26 2011, 8:49am replied:

the game is opensource :).

NOTE: Sometimes works very badly when there are some bigger changes going on.

Build on Debian/Ubuntu:
Note that the minimum supported version of Irrlicht is 1.7.0.

Install dependencies:
$ apt-get install build-essential libirrlicht-dev cmake libbz2-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg8-dev libxxf86vm-dev libgl1-mesa-dev
Download source, extract:
$ wget Bitbucket.org
$ tar xf tip.tar.gz
$ cd minetest
Build a version that runs directly from the source directory:
$ cmake . -DRUN_IN_PLACE=1
$ make -j2
Run it:
$ cd bin
$ ./minetest

For Windows, look in doc/README.txt

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RandomusIdiotus Jun 25 2011, 5:54pm says:

So, you're essentially making Minecraft that can play on the toasters some people use? Cool. ^_^

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TrashCan-Man23 Jun 25 2011, 3:32pm says:

Hm looks interesting. Then again, could be a ripoff of Minecraft, or something to troll the Minecraft community. Don't get me wrong, not making assumptions here.

But it does look interesting, might take a jab at it here sometime.

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AdiJager Jun 25 2011, 7:49am says:

omg another one

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