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Minetest

Recently a new game is available in the Debian repositories: Minetest (minetest - c55) under GPL v2 (or later) license.

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Minetest is inspired by the game Minecraft but unlike the latter, it is developed in C++. It currently has two modes:

Note that the package also includes a server version.

Installation

Download

With the package in the repositories, nothing is simpler:

   1 aptitude install minetest

Compiling sources

Because it is a game in constant development, the version in the repository will not be the latest. But fortunately it is possible to get the latest sources and to compile.

For problems or more compiler options, see readme.

Client

To start the game, just run Applications/Games/Minetest (Gnome) or run:

   1 minetest

Configuration

The location of the configuration files is ~/.minetest (created during the first start of the game).

The configuration file contains minetest.conf player preferences (key, name, server address, ...), it is possible to change these settings in the file or directly from the game.

More details on the page on the minetest wiki.

Customization

At the moment only textures are customizable. We can find more on the official forum. To apply a new texture, you must modify the configuration file and add the following variable:

   1 texture_path = /path/to/textures

Server

Minetest also offers a server version to experience the immense number of maps. To start, run in a shell:

   1 minetestserver

For a web server, it is necessary that the specified port (30000 UDP by default) is open on the internet box/gateway.

Privileges

The file ~/.minetest/world/auth.txt defines the privileges of each player.

List of privileges:

The file looks like this:

   1 test::build,shout
   2 NOM_DU_JOUEUR:MOT_DE_PASSE_HASHÉ:LISTE_DES_PRIVILÈGES

The file auth.txt is frequently written by the server and also during shutdown. It is better to edit when the server is down or use the commands /#grant and /#revoke privileges to change players.

It is also possible to define the default privileges by modifying the configuration file with the parameter:

   1 default_privs = build, shout

Comands

The available in-game commands are:

Game

Given the current video game right now, it's pretty easy to compare Minetest to Minecraft. Without going in to details (which are available on the wiki/blog/forum of Minetest), we can try to include the advantages and disadvantages of current Minetest:

See also


CategoryGame