Can't get .rar mods to work?

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Can't get .rar mods to work?

by cookiemonsta » Post

I am having problems getting mods that are .rar files to work, someone please help?

Thanks in advance,
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by aldobr » Post

You need to extract the .rar files...

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by cookiemonsta » Post

aldobr wrote:You need to extract the .rar files...
How would I do that? (Sorry, my minetest know-how is limited, to an extent at which I could be named a n00b)

Thanks for the quick reply by the way! :)

Thanks in advance,
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by aldobr » Post

.rar is not a minetest file format,

its a archiving file format, ie.: you need a tool to extract the files and place the resulting files into the correct directories

look the internet for winrar, extract the files (preserving directories) to the \mods directory of your minetest instalation.

or, if you are using the latest version of the game, download the files from the ingame mod download system.

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by cookiemonsta » Post

aldobr wrote:.rar is not a minetest file format,

its a archiving file format, ie.: you need a tool to extract the files and place the resulting files into the correct directories

look the internet for winrar, extract the files (preserving directories) to the \mods directory of your minetest instalation.

or, if you are using the latest version of the game, download the files from the ingame mod download system.
Thankyou very much for the help. :D

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by onpon4 » Post

look the internet for winrar
No, no, no. If you're a Windows user, use 7-zip and nothing else. If you're on OS X, use The Unarchiver. If you're on any other system, use unar (command-line version of The Unarchiver) for RAR files and whatever archiver you got with the OS for everything else.

RAR files really ought to be banned from places like this all across the Internet; it needs to die already. There is no reason to use RAR (7z has better compression and 7-zip is better than WinRAR), and a very good reason not to use it (lack of free/libre software support); yet people still use it. I haven't the slightest idea why.
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by aldobr » Post

omfg, now i will receive a preaching about opensource creed because i tried to help someone "with the wrong tool"...

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aldobr wrote:omfg, now i will receive a preaching about opensource creed because i tried to help someone "with the wrong tool"...
WinRAR is also shareware, which means you'll get nag screens on a regular basis if you don't buy it. 7-zip can extract .rar files just fine and does not cost anything.

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Krock wrote:[...]
OS X:
http://7zx.en.softonic.com/mac
Softonic installers usually install useless crap.
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sfan5 wrote:
Krock wrote:[...]
OS X:
http://7zx.en.softonic.com/mac
> softonic
> useless crap installed with everything
Demonstrating on WinXP (should be same way on mac)

Image

5 easy steps for people which can't read.

EDIT: sorry..there was no way to get it english but in every language it will be the same way.
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by aldobr » Post

Next time i will refrain from helping...

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Closing because it seems some people confuse this section with "Offtopic".

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