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Minetest

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Minetest
Minetest cover
Developers
Perttu "celeron55" Ahola and contributors
Engines
Irrlicht Engine
Release dates
Windows December 6, 2012
macOS (OS X) December 6, 2012
Linux December 6, 2012

Key points

Free and Open Source Software
Cross-platform multiplayer.
Good modding support and community.
Great performance even on low-end devices.
Game is pretty basic without any mods or modpacks. Additional player-made game modes which feature mods and mod packs can be downloaded though.

General information

Official website
Official wiki
Bugs can be reported in official forums in Bug and Problem sub forum.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\minetest.conf
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.minetest/minetest.conf
A custom path to a configuration file can be specified in command line using the option --config /path/to/minetest.conf.[1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\worlds
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.minetest/worlds
Unknown if XDG is being followed (partially, completely, not at all)

Video settings[edit]

In-game settings menu
In-game settings menu
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be set in minetest.conf[1]
Windowed
Native Fullscreen option is not available
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be set in minetest.conf[1]
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Locked to 60 FPS by default; Custom FPS can be set with fps_max in minetest.conf[1]
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Can be set in minetest.conf[1]
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Listed as Chinese (China)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Ukrainian
Also available in Estonian, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian. Translation for Norwegian Bokmål, Korean and Belarusian exist, but translate less than 5% of the game interface. Translation progress can be checked at Minetest/Minetest @ Hosted Weblate page.

Network[edit]

Cross-platform multiplayer between Windows, OS X, Linux and Android is possible, even without varying game versions. Only host (server) is required to have the mods installed.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 30000 (default)
UDP 30000 (default)
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 Some shaders don't work with Direct3D 9 renderer.
OpenGL 4.4
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP[2]
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 512 MB[2]
Hard disk drive (HDD)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 512 MB?[2]
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 512 MB?[2]
Hard disk drive (HDD)

References