What's the deal with MT on Android?

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What's the deal with MT on Android?

by Mantar » Thu Nov 08, 2018 21:44

I installed the official 0.4.17 on an LG tablet, and it totally failed to work. It would start to boot, then crash. So I installed the old 0.4.16, and it worked just fine, except it won't connect to servers online -- it starts to connect, then suddenly minimizes itself and drops back to the main menu with no error messages or anything.
Is the Android port just Minetest's redheaded stepchild? I think I see why there are so many "unofficial" versions out there with so many downloads, the official one appears to be a bit of a mess.
 

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Re: What's the deal with MT on Android?

by Linuxdirk » Fri Nov 09, 2018 09:31

Mantar wrote:the official one appears to be a bit of a mess.

It unfortunately is. And no-one seems to have the qualification and/or time to properly fix it and adapt it to nowadays Android and make it run properly.
 

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Re: What's the deal with MT on Android?

by Mantar » Fri Nov 09, 2018 17:48

It's a shame, because single player works nicely on 0.4.16.
 

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Re: What's the deal with MT on Android?

by Mantar » Sat Nov 10, 2018 20:36

So anyway, what's the best solution for MT on android? I know there's a ton of variants out there, mostly adware drek, but are any of them worthwhile?
 

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Re: What's the deal with MT on Android?

by srifqi » Thu Nov 15, 2018 09:05

For 5.0.0, Minetest developers have fixed and improved many things to make playing Minetest on Android more playable. I agree that some of those fixes that can be ported back to 0.4.17.x should be merged.

Maybe, you want to try 5.0.0-dev? :)
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