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Welcome to the Minetest Wiki.
The official source for information about Minetest and Minetest Game.
We currently have 1,010 articles and 6 active contributors.

About Minetest

Minetest is a game engine for various games which usually play in an open world made out of cubes inspired by Infiniminer, Minecraft, and the like. You can download games, mods and texture packs in Minetest or join a multiplayer server.

There are a number of games available for Minetest, most of which are available on ContentDB and installable through the main menu content browser.

Minetest is free software, released under the GNU Lesser General Public License (version 2.1 or later). This allows you to freely inspect and edit the engine's source code, and allows for contributions by the community to constantly improve the engine.

Become part of the Minetest community and start today!


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Getting Started

New to Minetest? Need help with the basics? See this page to get started!

Following are information about common gameplay elements that exist in most games:


Information about nodes (also known as Blocks)


Information about the various items in Minetest.


Moving things.

Map generator

How the worlds are generated.


Climatic zones and vegetation.


How to craft.
Useful Pages


Frequently asked questions.


Common technical problems and fixes.


Information on games that you can play in Minetest.


Information on numerous user-created mods that alter gameplay.

Texture Packs

Various texture packs that alter the look of the game.


Documentation on starting and maintaining a server.


Comprehensive list of tutorials that exist on this wiki.

Programs and Editors

Third-party programs to use with Minetest.

Version History

Detailed information regarding past versions of Minetest.

Main Site

English IRC: #minetest

French IRC: #minetest-fr

German IRC: #minetest-de

Spanish IRC: #minetest-es

Development resources

Please see the developer wiki for development-related issues.

Contributing to the wiki

Contributions are welcome! Please request an account on the forums if you wish to edit the wiki. See also the Wiki guidelines.