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The Free Open-Source Minetest Game 0.4.7 Released with New Features and Enhancements

Minetest is a free open-source game inspired by Minecraft, expressing an infinite-world gaming experience where the actor is to shape the environment.

Among its features, Minetest comes with modding support, good-looking and fast map generator, as well as complex worlds and multiple available actions.

Minetest has been updated to another interesting release, 0.4.7, introducing:

  • new elements (snow, snow blocks, ice and dirt)
  • sandstone bricks and desert stone bricks
  • added coal block
  • new farming mod (wheat can be used to bake bread)
  • copper blocks
  • new animations (while changing wielded items)
  • refreshed textures for sand, desert sand and desert stone
  • new textures for metals and diamond blocks
  • numerous bug fixes (fixed black trees, fixed import of older maps, reduced video-memory consumption, etc)
  • several modding-related enhancements


How do we install Minetest 0.4.7? Add the following official PPA for Ubuntu based distro’s (Precise, Quantal, Raring)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minetestdevs/stable

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install minetestc55

Downloads for other Linux distributions (Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Arch Linux, Puppy Linux, and Foresight Linux) can be found here.

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1 Comment

  • alericoveri
    Jun 12, 2013 8:39 am

    Reblogged this on Samadhi++ and commented:
    This is an open source Minecraft clone made mostly in C++. I’ve been digging through the code, it’s cross-platfotm and apparently uses irrLicht as its gfx engine … it seems really nice 🙂