How did you discover Minetest?

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How did you discover Minetest?

by Menche » Sat Apr 07, 2012 23:04

I thought it would be interesting to see how people found out about Minetest. As for me, I found it when I was searching the AUR for minecraft and saw an entry for a minecraft clone. I wasn't expecting it to be any good, but I installed and tried it anyway; I'm glad I did :)
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by Jordach » Sat Apr 07, 2012 23:06

i found it by alternative.to seriiusly. im on a tablet so i have bAd spellinG.
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by jordan4ibanez » Sat Apr 07, 2012 23:15

I searched alternativeto and found this in delta form and thought it was crappy..so i left it..and came back and it got a lot better so i stuck with it and it was GREAT!
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by Death Dealer » Sat Apr 07, 2012 23:35

Google^^
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by Jordach » Sat Apr 07, 2012 23:46

it has no miNetest.
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by blue » Sun Apr 08, 2012 00:43

hummm...i found it at school while in computer lab (IBCA)...i was finished with my work and my friend next to me was too...he started playing minetest and talling me how he was working with c++ to build some of the features...i gave it a try and it reminded me of a game i played as a little kid (roblox) and well...ive been stuck to it since then :p
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by JoseMing » Sun Apr 08, 2012 01:23

i found it in youtube ^^
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by XCalibur54 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 01:44

Googled "Free Minecraft alternatives".
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by InfinityProject » Sun Apr 08, 2012 04:38

I tried to play the classic version of minecraft on the official site but it didnt work so I googled it and found Minetest.
 

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by IPushButton2653 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 05:12

I found out of necessity. Minecraft didn't run well (java doesn't work well) on my computer. And I happened to stumble upon a video of it while watching playthroughs of minecraft. So I used google. And found this.
 

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by Jeija » Sun Apr 08, 2012 07:17

I didn't know about minecraft (is it free or not? - I didn't even know) and searched for it on Archlinux in the AUR
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yaourt -Ss minecraft

One of the first hits was minetest.
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by neko259 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 08:12

I was told about it on linux.org.ru
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by sfan5 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 08:12

I found it while searching for Minecraft Clones
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by LolManKuba » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:53

I searched "Minecraft Clones" on Google, and I went to Saxony's Minetest.com and I went onto a link and it went to the real site c55.me/minetest (which is now Minetest.net) and downloaded Minetest.
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by Calinou » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:55

Some forum, in July 2011 (the 6th, 11AM to be exact), used self-compiled on Ubuntu 10.04 to play it. :P
 

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by RabbiBob » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:02

Started searching for open-source/free alternatives to MineCraft that included a way to host my own server so my kids could play without my worrying about needing to patrol\nanny-sit while they did it. 3.1 worked well, but I found myself drifting towards the unstable releases which led to loading Linux on their machines to allow playing (the Win versions were crashing on their XP machines), then from there I started looking at how various mods were done and now I check in daily to look at what's new.
 

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by SelfishCar » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:16

I googled ''Free Minecraft clones''.
I used 3.0.1 back then... Haha! Good times. :)
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by Roflo » Sun Apr 08, 2012 19:02

I'm not much of a gamer, but at some point there was just too much talk about Minecraft, so I thought I'd check it out.

I looked at a couple of videos, but wanted to try it for myself.
Somewhere in my mail I had a free trial, but I discovered it had expired.
I tried the Minecraft Classic (which is free) but found it extremely boring.

But more importantly, I couldn't get it to work on my home PC (Fedora Linux); and I wasn't going to pay $27 for a game that:
a) I didn't know (at the time) if I was going to enjoy
and b) Might not even work on my machine.

Next logical step was Googling for clones; check which would work on linux, and watch a few videos before bothering to download/install.

Back then there was only one decent, portable, and playable "clone". Minetest, of course.

I still don't play all that much.

Actually, I spend more time looking at the code changes, compiling, and in overall just checking the progress, than playing.
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by maddogg » Sun Apr 08, 2012 19:09

I found it in a linux magazine called Linux Format
 

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by Calinou » Sun Apr 08, 2012 19:20

SelfishCar wrote:I googled ''Free Minecraft clones''.
I used 3.0.1 back then... Haha! Good times. :)


You mean 0.3.1... :P
 

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by xyz » Sun Apr 08, 2012 19:22

neko259 wrote:I was told about it on linux.org.ru

Same.
 

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by DIban » Mon Apr 09, 2012 17:20

I found it in the linux game database.
 

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by cisoun » Mon Apr 09, 2012 18:05

Damn, I can't even remember...
But maybe on a french Ubuntu wiki/forum or just Google.
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