Minetest



  • @Donahue said in Minetest:

    it looks like it's not quite up to MC in features, but interesting.

    You must mean in mods, as in terms of features the original MC game is pretty plain too.



  • Looks interesting. Free is always good.



  • redstone for one is missing. There seem to be mods that add some of that back, but not everything. Also, nether and the end.



  • @Donahue said in Minetest:

    redstone for one is missing. There seem to be mods that add some of that back, but not everything. Also, nether and the end.

    So while I can agree that some things are missing, there are alternative approaches through mods in the game.

    MineCraft doesn't have Mese Blocks therefore that game is lacking



  • And in MC i can only dig or build 256 blocks deep. What is this, child's play. Minetest I can go 31000 blocks up or down!



  • @DustinB3403 said in Minetest:

    And in MC i can only dig or build 256 blocks deep. What is this, child's play. Minetest I can go 31000 blocks up or down!

    that part intrigues me



  • Imagine that ladder climb. . . FML lol. .



  • honestly, that part alone makes me want to try this. I always thought 256 was way way too short. It totally throws off the scale of things, and that fact that worlds were +/-30 million in X and Z made it even more distorted. I know there was the cubic chunks mod in MC, but as I understand it, lighting is a big part of why MC does't have a taller limit currently. I always wanted Large mountains, but even the ones that look good in MC still aren't really that tall IRL.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Minetest:

    And in MC i can only dig or build 256 blocks deep. What is this, child's play. Minetest I can go 31000 blocks up or down!

    What a difference THAT will make!



  • from what i read, the minetest worlds are 60k cubed. I can't think of any good reason to even go out that far on a standard MC map. The vertical distance is a big deal.



  • @Donahue said in Minetest:

    from what i read, the minetest worlds are 60k cubed. I can't think of any good reason to even go out that far on a standard MC map. The vertical distance is a big deal.

    Huge deal. I'd have been pretty happy with a 1K vertical!



  • The more I read, the more I like. Ultimately, it's just a way for me and the boys to enjoy spending time together. We also play a lot of board games and card games.



  • I just played for a second on my cell and it's a bit rough there for Android.

    Looks like it needs to be updated.



  • @Donahue said in Minetest:

    The more I read, the more I like. Ultimately, it's just a way for me and the boys to enjoy spending time together. We also play a lot of board games and card games.

    We've had the issue with Minecraft that it doesn't run on most of our computers (we only have a few Windows boxes for video games) and it runs poorly on tablets, and because of Microsoft's draconian controls, my kids can't play with the family. So this looks like it would solve that.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Minetest:

    @Donahue said in Minetest:

    The more I read, the more I like. Ultimately, it's just a way for me and the boys to enjoy spending time together. We also play a lot of board games and card games.

    We've had the issue with Minecraft that it doesn't run on most of our computers (we only have a few Windows boxes for video games) and it runs poorly on tablets, and because of Microsoft's draconian controls, my kids can't play with the family. So this looks like it would solve that.

    And there's plenty of games and mods, etc, for it too!