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Tutorial logo.png
A game
Type Tutorial
Author Wuzzy
Latest version 3.0.2
Forum topic 10192
Source code
[[Category:{{{gametype}}} games]]

The Tutorial is an unofficial “game” for Minetest which teaches the basic gameplay of Minetest in a nice castle. The goal is to complete all the lessons and win the golden cup.

The tutorial concentrates on basic singleplayer gameplay and does not focus on any particular game for Minetest. Most of the lessons apply to multiplayer as well. This article will guide you how to install and start the tutorial.

The tutorial is not shipped together with Minetest and must be downloaded separately.



This is how the tutorial looks like:

Screenshot of the Tutorial world


How to install

To install the normal version of the tutorial, follow these steps:

  • Download the tutorial package, the link is in this forum thread: [1]
  • Depending on your operating system, you have to extract the Zip archive in to the following directory:
    • GNU/Linux: $HOME/.minetest/games, where “$HOME” refers to your home directory.
    • Mac OS: $HOME/.minetest/games, where “$HOME” refers to your home directory.
    • Windows: into the games sub-folder inside the folder in which you have installed Minetest. It is the directory containing the directories (not neccessarily exhaustive list) bin (which in turn contains minetest.exe), builtin, client, doc, fonts, games, locale, mods and textures.
  • Rename the directory that pops out of the Zip archive to “tutorial”, if it isn't named that way already

If the “games” directory does not exist, create it.

How to start

To start the tutorial, follow these steps:

  • Start Minetest
  • Select the tab “Start Game”
  • Click on the blue icon with a graduate cap labelled “Tutorial” (if this icon does not exist, check if the “tutorial” folder is in the correct location)
  • Create a world (click “New”) and select it
  • Make sure the checkbox “Creative Mode” is off, “Enable Damage” is on and “Host Server” is off

The main menu should now look like this:

Main Menu Tutorial.png

Finally, click on “Play Game”. Minetest will start and load the tutorial. If the loading is done, you should see something like this:

Tutorial1.8.0 Startsceen.png

From this point on, the tutorial should guide you through the game.

Have fun with Minetest!