Programs and Editors

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This is a list of unofficial Minetest-related software.

This is not a comprehensive list, for more see Minetest-related projects in the forum.


Name Description Info / Webpage Author
Screenshot minetestmapper.png Minetest Mapper Creates 2D map images of an already existing world. One block corresponds to one pixel.

There is also a Minetest Mapper GUI available.

wiki many contributors
ScreenshotThumb Amidstest.jpg Amidst for Minetest Creates a map of biomes without actually creating the world. This tool just needs a world type, biome profile and seed. Can also view the biomes as Voronoi diagrams. forum Dr.Frankenstone
MTSatellite A real-time Web mapping system. Play on your world and share a map of it in the Web, live. forum s-l-teichmann
Minetest mapserver A real-time Web mapping system with POI, player, shop and item-search support. Play on your world and share a map of it in the Web, live. written in Go. forum BuckarooBanzay
Onomatopoeia Creates isometric images of already existing worlds. forum Zeg9 and HybridDog

World editing

Name Description Info / Webpage Author
Geo mapgen Generate worlds from real-world topographical data. Reads GeoTiff land cover data and digital elevation models such as those provided by SRTM forum Gael de Sailly
Real Terrain Use image files as heightmaps and biome-maps to generate worlds. forum bobomb
mtmapprune Prunes the map.sqlite file of a world and deletes blocks outside a specified range. forum sofar
WorldPainter Worldpainter is a Minecraft tool that provides Minetest support via a plugin. WorldPainter generates the world according to your instructions about the terrain height and type, and any additional "layers" you've painted which can add things like trees and other vegetation, caves or any type of custom object. You can paint and sculpt the terrain by hand, but you can also use height maps and/or image masks. forum Captain Chaos
MapEditr MapEditr is a command-line tool for fast manipulation of Minetest map database files. Functionally similar to WorldEdit, but runs outside of the game and is designed for handling larger tasks. forum Random Geek
MapEdit Superseded by MapEditr (above) forum Random Geek

Convert data from Minecraft

Name Description Info / Webpage Author
mcimport A world converter for whole Minecraft maps (savegames), outputting a new, playable Minetest world. For GNU/Linux. forum many contributors
mcresconvert Convert Minecraft resource packs and texture packs to Minetest texture packs forum many contributors

Twoelk also describes other converters for importing Minecraft data into Minetest.


Name Description Info / Webpage Author
mtmediasrv Minetest Remote Media Server: Distribute Minetest media (textures, models, sounds) to Minetest clients for multiplayer server owners that wish to have their media hosted on a remote media server URL. forum sofar


See Development Tools in the Minetest Developer Wiki.