Minetest ain't Minecraft!

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Minetest ain't Minecraft!

by Rhys » Mon Sep 30, 2013 06:52

Let me get something straight - Minetest is not Minecraft. Yes, people do make Minecraft-like mods on Minetest, which is fine. But it's just that many people say Minetest is Minecraft.

Minetest is a open source program inspired by Infiniminer, but mostly by Minecraft. Modding is really easy in Minetest, so this differs from Minecraft's annoying modding. Its really easy to register a node, unlike Minecraft.

About Sam, the 3d Character of Minetest. I saw some posts about Sam, and it's phrase was 'Sam Ain't Minecraft'. A player assumed this in IRC (I think).

It's just that, people always make a fuss about like 'Minetest is the worst game in the world, since it's copying Minecraft'.

Please reply to this topic.

Edit: Sorry 'bout the mistake. Hehe.
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by rubenwardy » Mon Sep 30, 2013 08:03

No shit. Different names

Why are you even confused?
 

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by Wuzzy » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:51

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by Rhys » Mon Sep 30, 2013 18:10

rubenwardy wrote:No shit. Different names

Why are you even confused?


Im not. I am just getting to the point that Minetest ain't Minecraft.
 

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by Rhys » Mon Sep 30, 2013 18:10

PilzAdam wrote:Whaaaat? I always thought it was the same....


Think again bro, think again.
 

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by mauvebic » Mon Sep 30, 2013 19:05

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Lay this one to rest :P In the past two years i've seen plenty of moves to emulate MCs' gameplay, and every once in a while everyone chants in unison that we are not copying MC, even though it's plainly obvious that we are. None of my guests could even tell the difference, and I rarely have the energy to explain that our obsidian recipe is different :P
 

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by nolan » Mon Sep 30, 2013 19:31

Rhys wrote:
PilzAdam wrote:Whaaaat? I always thought it was the same....


Think again bro, think again.

He was using sarcasm, he is one of the developers, obviously he knows this.
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by nolan » Mon Sep 30, 2013 19:31

If anybody ever tells me MineTest is a copy of MineCraft then I tell them MineCraft is a copy of Infiniminer
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by BlockMen » Mon Sep 30, 2013 19:49

nolan wrote:If anybody ever tells me MineTest is a copy of MineCraft then I tell them MineCraft is a copy of Infiniminer


lol, Minetest IS a clone of Minecraft

celeron55 on IRC wrote:minetest is a boring MC clone so we're talking about world politics

(http://irc.minetest.ru/minetest/2013-04-17#i_3026339). Ofc that was mainly a joke, but that dont change the fact that it is a clone. But that doesnt mean that there cant be innovation ;)

And honestly, the gameplay of MC is not rly similar of Infiniminer...
 

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by tinoesroho » Tue Oct 01, 2013 01:57

Minetest sure isn't Minecraft.

Minetest is open source and free, while Minecraft is proprietary and paid.
Minetest is written in C++ while Minecraft is written in Java.
Minetest has a modding api, while Minecraft does not.

While Minetest is a Minecraft clone, it is based on early Minecraft gameplay. Minetest focuses more on science, while Minecraft focuses on magic.

There you have it.
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by Rhys » Tue Oct 01, 2013 06:55

tinoesroho wrote:Minetest sure isn't Minecraft.

Minetest is open source and free, while Minecraft is proprietary and paid.
Minetest is written in C++ while Minecraft is written in Java.
Minetest has a modding api, while Minecraft does not.

While Minetest is a Minecraft clone, it is based on early Minecraft gameplay. Minetest focuses more on science, while Minecraft focuses on magic.

There you have it.


Thats where I am trying to get at. :)
 

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by jojoa1997 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 09:56

mauvebic wrote:http://pinetarpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/beating-a-dead-horse-2.jpg

Lay this one to rest :P In the past two years i've seen plenty of moves to emulate MCs' gameplay, and every once in a while everyone chants in unison that we are not copying MC, even though it's plainly obvious that we are. None of my guests could even tell the difference, and I rarely have the energy to explain that our obsidian recipe is different :P
I agree. I fell ready to close very topic that comes up with this. So many saying the same thing.
Now for my thoughts. Minevraft will always be a better, more complete game than minetest art any point in the future unless minetest gets all the little things done and makes minetest_game more like a game and less like a test run(minimal game).
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by tinoesroho » Tue Oct 01, 2013 20:35

jojoa1997 wrote:
mauvebic wrote:http://pinetarpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/beating-a-dead-horse-2.jpg

Lay this one to rest :P In the past two years i've seen plenty of moves to emulate MCs' gameplay, and every once in a while everyone chants in unison that we are not copying MC, even though it's plainly obvious that we are. None of my guests could even tell the difference, and I rarely have the energy to explain that our obsidian recipe is different :P
I agree. I fell ready to close very topic that comes up with this. So many saying the same thing.
Now for my thoughts. Minevraft will always be a better, more complete game than minetest art any point in the future unless minetest gets all the little things done and makes minetest_game more like a game and less like a test run(minimal game).


Minecraft is always going to be more complete. Eventually, the Minetest-engine and minetest_game will have matured enough to allow devs to focus on creating a new fork of minetest_game, possibly steampunk themed.* We're about two years from that point, however. Until then, Minecraft will be the standard survival, voxel-based game.

* Because Steampunk is awesome.
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by jojoa1997 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 21:42

What is steampunk and why can't minetest go off into its own way.
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by Evergreen » Tue Oct 01, 2013 21:51

jojoa1997 wrote:What is steampunk and why can't minetest go off into its own way.
Ever read a Jules Vern book? He does stuff that is related to steam punk.
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by tinoesroho » Tue Oct 01, 2013 23:43

In a steam punk universe, internal combustion engines - like those in cars - never happened. Instead, the world got more efficient steam engines, and analog mechanisms became smaller. I imagine gigantic robots, better vehicles- basically, like the Roman Empire era, except with vehicles.

And "robots".
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by Josh » Wed Oct 02, 2013 23:55

I have always wondered why people carry on about how MC is a clone of MT always...
They dont seem to care about Supertux being a clone of Mario
 

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by nolan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 00:25

BlockMen wrote:
nolan wrote:If anybody ever tells me MineTest is a copy of MineCraft then I tell them MineCraft is a copy of Infiniminer


lol, Minetest IS a clone of Minecraft

celeron55 on IRC wrote:minetest is a boring MC clone so we're talking about world politics

(http://irc.minetest.ru/minetest/2013-04-17#i_3026339). Ofc that was mainly a joke, but that dont change the fact that it is a clone. But that doesnt mean that there cant be innovation ;)

And honestly, the gameplay of MC is not rly similar of Infiniminer...

I did not say MT was not a clone of MC, I was just making a small joke.
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by Rhys » Thu Oct 03, 2013 14:31

BlockMen wrote:
nolan wrote:If anybody ever tells me MineTest is a copy of MineCraft then I tell them MineCraft is a copy of Infiniminer


lol, Minetest IS a clone of Minecraft

celeron55 on IRC wrote:minetest is a boring MC clone so we're talking about world politics

(http://irc.minetest.ru/minetest/2013-04-17#i_3026339). Ofc that was mainly a joke, but that dont change the fact that it is a clone. But that doesnt mean that there cant be innovation ;)

And honestly, the gameplay of MC is not rly similar of Infiniminer...


MT was inspired by Infiniminer. :).
 

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by jojoa1997 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 15:18

Rhys wrote:
BlockMen wrote:
nolan wrote:If anybody ever tells me MineTest is a copy of MineCraft then I tell them MineCraft is a copy of Infiniminer


lol, Minetest IS a clone of Minecraft

celeron55 on IRC wrote:minetest is a boring MC clone so we're talking about world politics

(http://irc.minetest.ru/minetest/2013-04-17#i_3026339). Ofc that was mainly a joke, but that dont change the fact that it is a clone. But that doesnt mean that there cant be innovation ;)

And honestly, the gameplay of MC is not rly similar of Infiniminer...


MT was inspired by Infiniminer. :).
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by Evergreen » Thu Oct 03, 2013 15:29

jojoa1997 wrote:
Rhys wrote:
BlockMen wrote:
lol, Minetest IS a clone of Minecraft


(http://irc.minetest.ru/minetest/2013-04-17#i_3026339). Ofc that was mainly a joke, but that dont change the fact that it is a clone. But that doesnt mean that there cant be innovation ;)

And honestly, the gameplay of MC is not rly similar of Infiniminer...


MT was inspired by Infiniminer. :).
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by general3214 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 18:21

XD I never knew the player's name was Sam. I'm new to Minetest, so I have yet to learn its differences with Minecraft.
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by Claire » Mon Oct 07, 2013 21:57

Minetest in not Minecraft...

Yay! Im apart of this conversation! :D
 

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by Rhys » Thu Oct 10, 2013 06:29

general3214 wrote:XD I never knew the player's name was Sam. I'm new to Minetest, so I have yet to learn its differences with Minecraft.


I was like this when I started too general. You'll get used to the Minetest experience soon. :)
 


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