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Minetest 5.5.0 is out, forked their own rendering engine with IrrlichtMT

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Minetest 5.5.0 has rolled out, with a switch over from Irrlicht to their own fork of the rendering engine IrrlichtMt designed to have special enhancements just for Minetest. What is Minetest? It's an open source voxel game engine, that can be modded into many different games - like Minecraft.

There's quite a number of changes apart from the rendering tech changing. Here's some highlights:

  • Improved TTF font support
  • Touch UI support for desktop builds
  • Joystick sensitivity for player movement
  • Links clickable in chat, disabled by default
  • Normal texture support (for minimap shading)
  • Pause animations while game is paused
  • Handle modpacks containing modpacks properly in the content downloader
  • Lots of new additions for modders
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes
  • Add a key to toggle display map block boundaries (F8 by default)

Find out more on the official site. You can install easily from Flathub.

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hardpenguin Jan 31, 2022
QuoteYou can install easily from Flathub.
Or you native distro package manager (apt, pacman etc.): https://www.minetest.net/downloads/
ssj17vegeta Jan 31, 2022
Irrlicht ? Now, that's a name I've not heard in a long time... good memories though !

Didn't know this project, seems really interesting ^^
whizse Jan 31, 2022
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It's a fantastic project, but, I think, desperately in need of a better name!
hardpenguin Feb 1, 2022
Quoting: whizseIt's a fantastic project, but, I think, desperately in need of a better name!
How about Testmine
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