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by rubenwardy
Sun Jun 13, 2021 18:19
Forum: Partly official engine development
Topic: Trying to implement Shadow Mapping
Replies: 137
Views: 7424

Re: Trying to implement Shadow Mapping

freshreplicant wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 18:05
I almost think it would warrant a point release, maybe 5.4.2 to let more people experience it without compiling it themselves. It doesn't seem like it would break anything for those playing Minetest without shadows.
Point releases must only contain bug fixes. Dynamic shadows aren't a bug fix :P
by rubenwardy
Sat Jun 05, 2021 19:37
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: A non MultiCraft server list please.
Replies: 30
Views: 642

Re: A non MultiCraft server list please.

Even if it were feasible, it's not worth doing. Minetest is an open source project, and so software freedom is important

The correct way to filter based on forks would be using the engine name variable, which forms part of the version string
by rubenwardy
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:11
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: A non MultiCraft server list please.
Replies: 30
Views: 642

Re: A non MultiCraft server list please.

Multicraft official servers are no longer on the server list, under the decision of the author. Other multicraft servers receive a score penalty to counteract the benefit they get from supporting multiple major versions And I agree that it makes sense to have a "Vanilla-Minetest-only" filt...
by rubenwardy
Tue Jun 01, 2021 16:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minetest will never be Minecraft; and Free Software will never be good at gaming.
Replies: 25
Views: 854

Re: Minetest will never be Minecraft; and Free Software will never be good at gaming.

I've read the OP in full and I agree with most of it. FOSS games don't have the backing from companies that other open source software may have, as they don't have the same use. In order to get time from money, you need to be able to have enough of it to employ people part or full-time - and have th...
by rubenwardy
Sat May 29, 2021 11:01
Forum: Problems
Topic: [Solved] ContantDB - task failed - Unknown server error
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: ContantDB - task failed - Unknown server error

ContentDB hides unexpected errors to avoid information being leaked. But I can see the error. The error says that you have an invalid dependency mod name: lucky_block? . Mod names can only contain alphanumeric characters and underscores. You've probably put a question mark into a depends = field, th...
by rubenwardy
Fri May 28, 2021 12:35
Forum: Minetest-related projects
Topic: MapEditr: The Fastest Command-Line World Editor
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: MapEditr: The Fastest Command-Line World Editor

MapEditr sounds like a dating site for cartographers

Looks cool though
by rubenwardy
Thu May 27, 2021 10:11
Forum: News
Topic: Minetest 5.4.1
Replies: 20
Views: 3810

Re: Minetest 5.4.1

Is your mod in the secure.http_mods setting? Please may you provide some example code
by rubenwardy
Fri May 21, 2021 10:41
Forum: Modding Discussion
Topic: Modding Tutorial Book (new: Code architecture, unit testing)
Replies: 153
Views: 36814

Re: Modding Tutorial Book (new: Code architecture, unit testing)

Hi, no that code is correct. itemname would be a variable

Code: Select all

local itemname = "dirt"

itemname = minetest.registered_aliases[itemname] or itemname
I'll update the book to include that local Def to make it clearer
by rubenwardy
Mon May 17, 2021 08:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: could someone please delete my account?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Re: could someone please delete my account?

Argh, looks like the forums failed to delete the user. Such a terrible website
by rubenwardy
Mon May 17, 2021 00:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: could someone please delete my account?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: could someone please delete my account?

Done.

The rule about content removal are only about mods etc, it doesn't apply to accounts or posts. I disagree with the rule anyway, users should be free to delete their posts
by rubenwardy
Thu May 13, 2021 15:56
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Deutsches Modding Book
Replies: 22
Views: 350

Re: Deutsches Modding Book

Kannst Du den Link zum englischem Modding Book geben? https://rubenwardy.com/minetest_modding_book/ So, ein Frage: Warum gibt es noch keine deutsche Übersetzung vom Modding Book aber eine Italienische gibt es: Fakten: - Im Deutschen gibt es fünf mal mehr Topics und zehn mal mehr Posts. - Ich kenne ...
by rubenwardy
Wed May 12, 2021 01:54
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: JavaScript for moddding
Replies: 84
Views: 5202

Re: JavaScript for moddding

MS currently makes Github slightly incompatible to the outside world using bullshit reasons for justification . There is no incompatibility here. The default branches in Git aren't hardcoded. When you create a git repository using git or GitHub, it chooses a branch name for you but you can change t...
by rubenwardy
Tue May 11, 2021 15:40
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: JavaScript for moddding
Replies: 84
Views: 5202

Re: JavaScript for moddding

TypeScript is very nice, it makes writing JavaScript much more enjoyable. It's completely open source and cross platform. It doesn't drag users to MS's environment One reason that companies open source their libraries is because it helps them recruit developers. It's easier to find people that know ...
by rubenwardy
Mon May 03, 2021 18:30
Forum: Modding Discussion
Topic: Register ABM that affects all nodes
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Register ABM that affects all nodes

It's a really really bad idea to register ABMs for all nodes. This will kill performance

It's better to use global steps and manually check around players with LVMs when you want to do lots of updates
by rubenwardy
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is the setting "opaque water" and not "translucent / transparent water"?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Why is the setting "opaque water" and not "translucent / transparent water"?

Because the only thing consistent about Minetest is inconsistency
by rubenwardy
Wed Apr 21, 2021 17:29
Forum: Problems
Topic: secure.htttp_mods not working
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: secure.htttp_mods not working

Secure settings need to be set by the user (using the GUI or the global minetest.conf), they cannot be set from a game's minetest.conf
by rubenwardy
Fri Apr 16, 2021 19:18
Forum: Problems
Topic: Is there any future to Multithreaded Minetest?
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Is there any future to Multithreaded Minetest?

Minetest is already multithreaded: map generation runs in a different thread (Lua mapgen will block the server thread, though), as do the server and client. Just naively throwing threads at a problem is likely to make your program slower and crash more. It takes a lot of design and effort to create ...
by rubenwardy
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:47
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Mods 2.0 - A Revolution [Concept]
Replies: 44
Views: 2705

Re: Mods 2.0 - A Revolution [Concept]

cuthbertdoublebarrel wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 09:47
According to Reddit MTG was included by default due to popular demand
This is incorrect, MTG has been the default since it was created
by rubenwardy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 02:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mods need better description
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Mods need better description

So my suggestions for that would be to create categories within ContentDB, which would allow having multiple "tabs". ContentDB's website does have much more information than is available in the ingame menu - including categories/tags, reviews, and longer descriptions. The ingame menu does...
by rubenwardy
Mon Apr 12, 2021 14:44
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: New features and how you are using them
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: New features and how you are using them

Image

Conquer's help formspec using the hypertext element added in 5.2, and styling
by rubenwardy
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:30
Forum: WIP Games
Topic: [Game] MineClone 2 [0.71.0]
Replies: 2363
Views: 430995

Re: [Game] MineClone 2 [0.71.0]

LMD wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:26
kay27 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 07:53
Inside information: then we plan to rename MineClone to "Minecraft Lua Edition" [...]
One word: copyright.
Actually: trademark
by rubenwardy
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We need more official PR reviewers
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: We need more official PR reviewers

The name for an official PR reviewer is "core developer". Having official PR reviewers that aren't core developers doesn't really make sense, unless they're limited to an area like documentation. In order to review code, you need to know how it works which is why having experience with the...
by rubenwardy
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:21
Forum: Problems
Topic: this happend after 5 min in game ):
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: this happend after 5 min in game ):

Try disabling shaders in the mainmenu > settings

It would be helpful to see your settings (the minetest.conf file, typically at ~/.minetest/minetest.conf) and the debug.txt file (also typically at ~/.minetest/debug.txt)
by rubenwardy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 23:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone wanna help with an idea (yep its another fork)
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Anyone wanna help with an idea (yep its another fork)

I have before. It seemed like a tricky process and I don't have a reason to be that invested. (I plan to develop a commercial game for my engine, while that's impossible with MT) It's certainly possible, and has been done before - see kidscode. A fork won't change anything about the license, as for...