Extract the zip package somewhere. Run the executable found in the bin/ folder. Also see the Getting started page in the wiki.

If you have problems, see this wiki page.




Other instructions

These packages have not necessarily been created by any of the developers of Minetest. Contact the authors of the packages in case of problems (at first).

NOTE: Do not use daily/unstable versions on servers or persistent worlds, they can sometimes corrupt the world.

If your distribution is not listed here, you can get the source code and compile Minetest-c55 yourself.

If you have packaged Minetest-c55 for some other distribution, contact me so I can link to it.


There exists a FreeBSD port.

It is known to compile relatively easily on OpenBSD at least. It should work quite fine on all platforms on which Irrlicht works.

Source code

Github (Bitbucket)

Other information

Useful reading:

Miscellaneous stuff and old versions


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 libsqlite3-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


Info here.