This page will provide or link to a pile of Final Minetest code. Possibly other code as well. Also complete Final Minetest worlds.
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Important: Read this. If the following is too tech, you should get Multicraft instead. Or ask a tech family member or friend for help. However, if the following is clear, this is the Best Test for you. There is no better Test for tech types.
This Minetest is especially suited to former Minecraft modders and adult edutech or tinkerer types who'd like a stable, fast, and flexible platform to work with.
01) Final Minetest is for adult or teenage Linux or BSD CLI people. Ages 15 to 85. Final Minetest supports Windows but even the Windows part is built under Linux or BSD.
02) We're sorry, but there is no direct Mac OS X support. However, Mac OS X clients can connect to Final Minetest servers.
03) There is no separate Final Minetest mobile client. For 2023, though, the MultiCraft 1 and 2, Minetest Classic 0.4, and Trolltest [minetest.net] mobile clients all work with Final Minetest servers. We don't know yet if the mobile clients will continue to be compatible.
04) The servers and clients are source code for different types of Linux. Not executables yet. They're easy for Linux tech types ages 15 and up to build. They're not for younger ages or for people who don't do Linux builds.
05) There are a huge number of mods organized into a few "_games". The "_games" are also known as "modsets". The mods have a massive number of bug fixes and features. But they are for use with Final Minetest servers or private Final Minetest setups. Don't try to use them in Multicraft or Trolltest worlds.
06) Microsoft Windows is supported, too. However, we'll need to update the Windows code. This is in progress.
07) A number of ready to use Minetest worlds will be added when we can afford the disk space needed. This will include both nice starter worlds and famous old worlds. You will be able to use them either at home in private setups or on public servers. However, the worlds will only work with Final Minetest servers.
08) You'll need a few GB of free disk space, perhaps 5 GB total, to build servers and clients. A few very small worlds will be included in that. Regular worlds will add 1 GB to 25 GB per world.
09) Final Minetest comes with source code for Linux, source code for Windows [we're redoing this part], and source code for the source code.
The last part, source code for the source code, is for people who'd like total control and the ability to rework everything. If you'd like to download and work with the source code for the source code, that will increase minimum disk space requirements to about 15 GB.
10) BitTorrent dump. You can grab the main set of source archives using a single BitTorrent transfer. If you're a BitTorrent user, try feeding the file prod.torrent linked below to a BitTorrent client:
Warning: Due to the use of rolling releases, any particular copy of prod.torrent might expire after a day or less.
11) Text-format change-log. To browse a text-format change-log, use either of the following links:
12) The Linux Minetest Kit. This is a ZIP file that is a little less than 1 GB in size. To download it, use either of the following links:
13) Bucket Game. This is a ZIP file that is a little less than 150 MB in size. To download it, use either of the following links:
14) Final Minetest Sources for the Sources. This is a tarball that is about 2 GB in size. To download it, use either of the following links:
The tarball includes git source trees for the servers and clients, non-git source trees for Bucket Game and MeseLite Game, the Linux Minetest Kit, and other components.
This is a rolling release. To see the current release numbers [plural],
click on the "*release.txt" links listed in the preceding sections.
Bucket Game is a large but generally fast and stable modset. It is comparable in VanessaE's old Dreambuilder modset but is superior in some respects. One key element of Bucket Game is that despite being cutting edge it supports far more old worlds than any other large modset.
Bucket Game is included in the Linux Minetest Kit, both as a tarball there and in at least one sample world. However, it is also provided here as a separate download for convenience.
A note about updates
Don't download the rolling releases every day. However, we suggest that you update periodically.
To get started with the Linux kit
To get started with the Linux kit, do something like this on a Linux box:
sudo bash mkdir -p /opt/minebest/ cd /opt/minebest/ # Warning: This will delete existing stuff rm -fr linux-minetest-kit rm -fr linux-minetest-kit.zip rm -fr mtkit wget https://minetest.org/linux-minetest-kit.zip unzip -q linux-minetest-kit.zip mv linux-minetest-kit mtkit less mtkit/quickstart.txt
More will be added here.