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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.
The default game bundled with Minetest is Minetest Game. It implements a basic set of features and is best played with mods enabled. There are a number of other 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.
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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.
- How the worlds are generated.
- Climatic zones and vegetation.
- How to craft.
- 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.
- 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.
- Detailed information regarding past versions of Minetest.