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by ShallowDweller
Fri Jul 24, 2020 19:54
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

Do you mean that you can run minetest without problems from other than desktop locations? I am running minetest from desktop with a bunch of padlocks on several folders and files, but when I tested both minetest and another app (zorbus) outside the desktop folder, both worked smoothly, when only mi...
by ShallowDweller
Thu Jul 23, 2020 15:15
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

Hi ShallowDweller! I have noticed that in your lastest log report , the "desktop" word show up in the minetest directory. I know this may sound bizarre, but have you tried to run the minetest from somewhere other place than the desktop? Windows 7 may have configurations that limit the permissions o...
by ShallowDweller
Wed Jul 22, 2020 18:52
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

One thing people should know about "SFC /scannow": you MUST run the command prompt AS AN ADM or it will not help... Right-clicking the command prompt, running as adm and using the SFC /scannow command SEEMS to have solved the problem... for now... several of MT's folders now have padlock icons in th...
by ShallowDweller
Tue Jul 21, 2020 15:42
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

OK, from the get here, you have errors which look like the application does not have permission to read/write to files in your /TEST directory at the very least, and possibly further up the directory tree. Right-click on the minetest.exe file, select Properties, and make sure there isn't a warning ...
by ShallowDweller
Mon Jul 20, 2020 22:20
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

Sorry for the late reply, but after downloading and installing the lastest C++ updates, I noticed something strange... Minetest STILL refused to run, so I restarted the computer to see if it made a difference and... I managed to open minetest right after the system started, but closing the app and t...
by ShallowDweller
Sun Jul 19, 2020 04:07
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

Error log: If there are no system or application warnings prior to this, the event log is unhelpful to me (someone else may gain further insight) as the event 1000 error is exactly what the dialog box said. There was a WMI error in the log but it was a few hours before the MT one... And are those f...
by ShallowDweller
Sat Jul 18, 2020 23:30
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

I hadn't thought anything you have written sounds rude at all. It seems you are merely trying to fix a problem. :) Yes, MSVC or similar is a common abbreviation for Microsoft Visual C++. You may also see MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes) for Visual C++. Downloadable runtime installers usually have...
by ShallowDweller
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:18
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

the event logs may provide more information than the dialog box. there is SFC /scannow, or maybe reinstalling the relevant MSVC runtime version. sometimes runtime errors are caused just by Windows deciding an application should be using some other runtime version than the one actually required. jus...
by ShallowDweller
Fri Jul 17, 2020 01:04
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

After installing Windows 7 SP1 (x64) in VM yesterday and waiting for all updates to complete I tried both the 32-bit and 64-bit build of 5.3.0 and cannot reproduce your issues. Looks like the problem is on my end then... I wonder what happened in my machine: I scanned for malware and fixed what was...
by ShallowDweller
Mon Jul 13, 2020 18:53
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

Since the release of 5.2.0 I have not upgraded the compiler or any libraries, so that's not it. The only Windows-specific change I can think of is this , but that is still supposed to work on Windows 7. IF that happens to be the problem, is there anything I can do to solve it? Also... that change d...
by ShallowDweller
Sun Jul 12, 2020 21:03
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

If you mean the .zip, yes it was extracted before I attempted to run the file, just like I did with the previous versions. (If you meant something else, then I don't know)
There is no debug.txt file anywhere in the bin folder, nor outside it.
by ShallowDweller
Sun Jul 12, 2020 20:20
Forum: Problems
Topic: [solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0
Replies: 24
Views: 828

[solved?] Can't run minetest engine 5.3.0

All minetest versions up to 5.2 run just fine, but when updating to 5.3, I get this error when attempting to run the exe flie: https://forum.minetest.net/download/file.php?mode=view&id=22278&sid=c733d60498363dda56dffa947d87438a In minetest 5.3.0's bin folder/directory, attempting to run the minetest...
by ShallowDweller
Thu Apr 23, 2020 03:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you think of an online shop mod?
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: What would you think of an online shop mod?

Answering the title question:
I would consider it a waste of space if it couldn't be used in a singleplayer world.
I wouldn't mind paying 500 minegeld for an iron bar, as long as it could be bought without a second player to sell it.
by ShallowDweller
Fri Mar 20, 2020 23:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (Just for fun) Why Minetest Game will never be realistic
Replies: 86
Views: 8735

Re: (Just for fun) Why Minetest Game will never be realistic

Did anybody mention the fact that you can swim up a waterfall while carrying 3168 cubic metres of LEAD yet? (4059 m3 if you count the crafting grid) Or jump arround the sea like a dolphin on steroids while holding all that weight?
by ShallowDweller
Fri Mar 20, 2020 23:26
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: How do we make flowers reproduce is minetest 5.0?
Replies: 15
Views: 2498

Re: How do we make flowers reproduce is minetest 5.0?

Ideally, i think all plants should be reproducable by seeds/sapling, using nodetimers, no ABMs (as i suggested for flowers in the past, and as we had for mushrooms before that was unfortunately changed to a spreading ABM). Then all plants can be farmed at high density if desired. For spreading when...
by ShallowDweller
Wed Feb 12, 2020 16:45
Forum: Mod Releases
Topic: [Modpack] Dreambuilder [20200712-0803][dreambuilder]
Replies: 1129
Views: 229681

Re: [Modpack] Dreambuilder [20191103-1616][dreambuilder]

I've experienced the same runtime errors as Rayjack reports, when using your latest build from https://gitlab.com/VanessaE/dreambuilder_modpack. When I use whatever build is currently published at https://content.minetest.net/packages/V ... r_modpack/ there are no errors, so that's the one I'm usin...
by ShallowDweller
Sun Feb 02, 2020 01:48
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: Vibrant Lighting
Replies: 36
Views: 2861

Re: Vibrant Lighting

I blame the texture pack you are using in minetest. Well, I think the lighting could use some improvements, but there has already been a recent discussion about it, so I'm hoping the next MT version will have improved something. One way to test if it is the texture's fault is by using MC's default ...
by ShallowDweller
Mon Jan 27, 2020 22:41
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: [original ideas for new tools]
Replies: 12
Views: 1390

Re: [original ideas for new tools]

[Swap Glove] : Punch any node to select its location, then right click any other node in the world to swap the two nodes locations (including metadata, inventory, etc) Something like this could be a very interesting mechanic, could let you do something like swap a furnace from your house into a cav...
by ShallowDweller
Sat Jan 18, 2020 17:57
Forum: Feature Discussion
Topic: [original ideas for new tools]
Replies: 12
Views: 1390

Re: [original ideas for new tools]

Not sure if the engine allows those, but... Stun Sword : reduces the hit entity's speed to 0 for 1~3 seconds (to make them unable to move?) Dread Sword : inverts the hit entity's speed vector (causing them to move in the oposite direction?) for 2~5 seconds Eco axe : may cause tree logs to drop sapli...
by ShallowDweller
Sun Jan 05, 2020 06:23
Forum: News
Topic: Warning: Rewrite of Mapgen V7 floatlands
Replies: 24
Views: 2790

Re: Warning: Rewrite of mapgen V7 floatlands

Linuxdirk wrote:
paramat wrote:Putting lakes in the sky was one of the big mistakes i made =D
Nah, putting lakes in the sky is cool. Only not properly making sure that thy don’t leak was a mistake :)
Agreed! People use mods that add lakes above sea level for a reason :3
by ShallowDweller
Thu Jan 02, 2020 16:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other, Superior Open Source Game Engines Exist Now... :D
Replies: 109
Views: 15973

Re: Other, Superior Open Source Game Engines Exist Now... :D

I can't decide if I should try to focus on Godot or Corona... (is this the right discussion to ask this question?) Unless it is permanently and eternally impossible for them to get new hardware, all players will have to upgrade eventually. Besides, how in the world would Minetest survive in Goggle S...
by ShallowDweller
Sat Nov 23, 2019 22:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MG_Villages mod fix
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: MG_Villages mod fix

Or we could just remove the dofile protection.lua thing from init.lua so we can easily re-enable it?

ps: YAY! Now I can finaly use that mod in singleplayer! :D I'll test this sometime this week, like a good procrastinator.
by ShallowDweller
Wed Nov 13, 2019 07:09
Forum: News
Topic: Minetest 5.1.0
Replies: 57
Views: 23246

Re: Minetest 5.1.0

What kinds of mods got broken with this new version? And how long do we have before depends.txt is no longer accepted by the engine? Thanks in advance (so I won't get paranoid about not having posted a reply to just say "thanks" without adding anything to the discussion) No mods were intentionally ...
by ShallowDweller
Tue Nov 12, 2019 17:07
Forum: News
Topic: Minetest 5.1.0
Replies: 57
Views: 23246

Re: Minetest 5.1.0

What kinds of mods got broken with this new version? And how long do we have before depends.txt is no longer accepted by the engine? Thanks in advance (so I won't get paranoid about not having posted a reply to just say "thanks" without adding anything to the discussion) Forgive the noob question, b...
by ShallowDweller
Tue Nov 12, 2019 16:58
Forum: Mod Releases
Topic: [MOD] Ethereal NG [1.27] [ethereal]
Replies: 197
Views: 74036

Re: [MOD] Ethereal NG [1.26] [ethereal]

notabug.org is very simple and fast, works well with git, can easily transfer github projects over and handle any license you wanna add to your files :) It also doesn't bother you with two-facter authentication which I find annoying in github. As for noob usage, the site gives you commands to enter...