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Access old versions easily

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Hello, I'm not really tech-savvy, and In order to access some old games and mods, I'll need an older version of Minetest, preferably 4.13. I was thinking like a .deb file, since I can easily run those files. I'm still having trouble compiling :( Thanks!

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Re: Access old versions easily

by MHL » Post

Older versions of Minetest require older libraries which may be hard to get on new Linux distributions, if you are not tech savvy, I recommend that if you do not need to modify the source code, you can just use Wine or a Windows computer if you have access to one to run binaries downloaded from c55.me/minetest
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Re: Access old versions easily

by rubenwardy » Post

You can find all previous versions of Minetest here: https://github.com/minetest/minetest/releases
You will need to compile yourself if using this method

You may also be able to install older versions using apt, something like this:

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# Install specific version
sudo apt-get install minetest=0.4.13

# Prevent updates
sudo apt-mark hold minetest
Also, 0.4.13 is over 5 years old. There are known vulnerabilities and problems with it. You should definitely find replacements or update those games and mods. Most of the breakages are differences in entity behaviour, aiming to make it less buggy and unreliable

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