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For those of you who enjoy sandbox voxel games like Minecraft, check out Minetest which just had a major update.

For those not familiar, Minetest is more than a game. It's a game engine, that has a basic Minecraft-like package and it's highly configurable with all sorts of entire game packs made for it.

The biggest feature of this release is the "online content repository" which contains games, mods, texture packs and so on. This is actually pretty awesome! Allowing you to browse, download and get playing as easily as possible. You can find it in-game by hitting the Content tab up top and then tap the Browse online content button to get here:

It does need some improvements though, namely mod packs that depend on others don't seem to get installed with them. When testing some out, I had to manually search and install (using the game system above) each one they needed. Still, a decent step towards making Minetest a whole lot better.

Activating downloads mods is quite simple too, on your world list you just need to hit Configure and then enable whatever mods you wish for that particular world:

Minetest 5.0 also introduces new modding options, renames "subgame" to "game", has automatic jumping and Carpathian map generation.

What's great about Minetest, is that even with quite a few mods installed on my rather low-end Intel notebook the performance was really good. There's quite a lot of settings you can adjust to suit your needs too, good stuff.

They have downloads for most kinds of Linux distributions, which you can find here.

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twinsonian 7 March 2019 at 7:22 pm UTC
14This is happy to hear. I seldomly play Minetest with the kids, but it so happens that I did last weekend. They go back and forth between Minecraft and Minetest. They seem to like both. Nice to see that Minetest is still getting love!

My son is the same way. There are certain mods that he loves in minecraft (tornado and weather) but he really loves the train mod in minetest. Traincraft in minecraft never works right for him. The trains go backwards etc, buggy and frustrating for him.

I have always had a soft spot for Minetest. I think it is a great game. And, we won't see an in game cash store built in to it just to buy more content.
Spirimint 24 May 2019 at 10:06 am UTC
Can somebody recommend a mod, where i can fight against Mobs like Minecraft? Wanny give Minetest a try but only with Monsters


Last edited by Spirimint at 24 May 2019 at 10:06 am UTC
razing32 25 May 2019 at 12:15 pm UTC
SpirimintCan somebody recommend a mod, where i can fight against Mobs like Minecraft? Wanny give Minetest a try but only with Monsters

https://wiki.minetest.net/Mods/Simple_Mobs

https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=16407
Spirimint 28 May 2019 at 7:14 am UTC
razing32
SpirimintCan somebody recommend a mod, where i can fight against Mobs like Minecraft? Wanny give Minetest a try but only with Monsters

https://wiki.minetest.net/Mods/Simple_Mobs

https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=16407

Thanks yeah i tried it, and also some other Game Mods. I think the Combat System need some improvements. Once you hit the mob, you have to run away otherwise you don't hit the mob again. So its really hard to win.
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