This is experimental software. ALWAYS REMEMBER to backup your save files (the "map" directory) before loading an old world in a new version. Otherwise you may permanently lose your world and your items.


For Windows

0.2.20110424_0 mirror on bitbucket (recommended)

NOTE: If you have problems, see this page.

Other versions

For Linux

Pre-made packages for distributions:

If your distribution is not listed above, you can get the source code.

If you have packaged it for some other distribution, contact me so I can link to it.

Source code

Stable source as tar.gz. Stable source as zip. Selected by me at random times when it seems to work.

Tip of source repository as tar.gz. Tip of source repository as zip. NOTE: Sometimes works very badly when there are some bigger changes going on.

Bitbucket repository.

Does it build easily?

For Windows, look in doc/README.txt

For Linux, it is easy. Here is an example for Debian/Ubuntu:
Note that the minimum supported version of Irrlicht is 1.7.0.

Install dependencies:
$ apt-get install build-essential libirrlicht-dev cmake libbz2-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg8-dev libxxf86vm-dev libgl1-mesa-dev
Download source, extract:
$ wget
$ tar xf tip.tar.gz
$ cd minetest
Build a version that runs directly from the source directory:
$ cmake . -DRUN_IN_PLACE=1
$ make -j2
Run it:
$ cd bin
$ ./minetest


I will normally accept contributions to the project only if the contributor grants me irrevocable and perpetual rights to do anything with whatever the contribution is (throw parts of it away, modify it, relicense it, etc). I am a nice person, but I hate unnecessary licensing problems.

Other stuff

Miscellaneous stuff and old versions