Post news RSS Minetest 5.5.0 has been released!

Minetest 5.5.0 was released on January 30, 2022, which switched Irrlicht to its own fork and fixed many Irrlicht-derived bugs.

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  • We switched to our own Irrlicht fork allowing us to fix many longstanding bugs (text input, fullscreen, macOS support, graphics) and improve graphics in the future
  • More efficient map compression using the Zstd format. This has been shown to result in 20-30% faster map generation!
  • Formspec and Lua API features including a better Dynamic Media API and a PNG encoder
  • Work has been done to implement dynamic shadows, but they were not ready to be included in this release
  • Lots and lots of bug fixes and performance improvements

Note: This isn't a first but to avoid surprises we want to point out that once you have loaded a map in Minetest 5.5 you will not be able to load it in previous versions. Make backups first. (Client-server compatibility is untouched by this.)

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