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by volfase » Post

How to host minetest server using vps linux.
How download minetest for it.
How run it.
And other basic thinks.

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Re: Vps

by micheal65536 » Post

There is a page on the wiki explaining how to run a server: https://wiki.minetest.net/Setting_up_a_server

But from the kinds of questions that you're asking, it doesn't sound like you have either the technical knowledge or the dedication to run a successful server.

You'll need to know a lot more than just how to download and run Minetest. You'll need to know how to configure your server for your particular situation. You'll need to be comfortable using the command line to maintain your server. You should know what database backends are, know how to choose and set up the appropriate one for your server, and know how to maintain your database. You should be able to back up your server properly. If you don't know how to download and run Minetest, I doubt that you know how to do any of those other things, and nobody can give you step-by-step instructions because everyone's requirements are slightly different.

You also need a clear idea of what the goals of your server will be. What kind of server do you want to run (e.g. survival, creative, PvP, minigames)? What kinds of players do you want to attract, and what kind of atmosphere do you want (e.g. casual/family-friendly, constructive, anarchy, competitive, team-building, roleplay)? Do you have a clear idea of what gameplay "feel" you want, what mods you'll use to achieve this, and how these mods will (or won't) fit together to create a balanced game? Every time you post one of these threads, you seem to have a different idea of what you want to do, and if you can't settle on one idea then you won't have the dedication to successfully grow your server to having an established and stable player base who enjoy playing on your server (and moderate or maintain it).

I strongly advise that you spend more time thinking about what you hope to achieve by running a server and put more effort into finding out how to run a server instead of posting these kinds of threads over and over again.

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Re: Vps

by Lejo » Post

If you want 0.4.17 you can use:

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sudo apt-get install -y git build-essential libirrlicht-dev libgettextpo0 libfreetype6-dev cmake libbz2-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg8-dev libxxf86vm-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libsqlite3-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libopenal-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libluajit-5.1-dev liblua5.1-0-dev libleveldb-dev

git clone -b stable-0.4 https://github.com/minetest/minetest.git --depth 100

cd minetest


make -j3

cd games; git clone -b stable-0.4 https://github.com/minetest/minetest_game.git
Then run minetest/bin/minetestserver --port YOURPORT --gameid YOURGAME

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