What features do you most associate with Minetest?

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What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Red_King_Cyclops » Fri Nov 08, 2019 17:20

What features do you most associate with Minetest?

For example, some of Minecraft's most recognizable features include (but are not limited to) creepers, the Nether, and Steve. In Minetest, the features I associate most with it are mese, oerkkis, dungeon masters, rats, and dungeons.
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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Hume2 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 18:13

being open-source, mese, large world height, diagonal blocks, digtrons
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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by CalebJ » Fri Nov 08, 2019 18:32

FOSS, being very easily-moddable, the skin "Sam" by Jordach, block shapes like mymillwork and moreblocks, the unique worldsize, and ... lag.
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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Festus1965 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 01:51

test
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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by runs » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:37

Freedom of do what you want. Fast and reliable.
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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Linuxdirk » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:51

Red_King_Cyclops wrote:What features do you most associate with Minetest?

An extremely barren default "game" that can be modded very well.
 

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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by PolySaken » Mon Nov 11, 2019 22:48

Being able to climb walls if they have holes in them
also mese
and illiterate robotic players who refuse to converse or even react to anything you might do
 

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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by jas » Tue Nov 12, 2019 15:17

Sneak jumping and binding mouse keys.
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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Hume2 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 19:12

bad Irrlicht keyboard handling
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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Wuzzy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 13:31

The community!
Minetest would be nothing without the community.
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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by PolySaken » Wed Nov 13, 2019 21:07

Wuzzy wrote:The community!
Minetest would be nothing without the community.

It's nice that to an extent everyone at least knows of eachother, unlike in other forums like Minec***t where three people are known by everyone and the rest are just 'the masses'
 

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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Sokomine » Sun Nov 24, 2019 19:48

In a way...chairs and tables. They show that MT isn't limited to cubic blocks and can be modded.
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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by PolySaken » Sun Nov 24, 2019 20:35

Sokomine wrote:In a way...chairs and tables. They show that MT isn't limited to cubic blocks and can be modded.

To extend this statement: nodeboxes. I don't think I know of any easier methods by which someone can create 3d objects.
 

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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by r1bnc » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:30

Minetest is a free software and it can run on older hardware (be it PC (Win, GNULinux), Android)
 

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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Sires » Thu Jan 02, 2020 15:50

Mese, sam, foss, community, lack of players(idk if its a feature but anyways)
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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by thunderdog1138 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 03:33

All of the above and the unmistakable unknown node/item textures.
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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by BlueTangs Rock » Mon Jan 20, 2020 03:14

Jungle grass and cotton crops.
Look at that, a signiture box! To bad I have nothing to put in i-... Wait...
 

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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Inky_Bendy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 20:41

The fact that it can run on a crappy laptop.... and the fact that it is lightweight. :D
 

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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Exilyth » Fri Feb 07, 2020 14:45

Adding games to get completely different experiences out of it.
 

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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by jonadab » Tue Mar 24, 2020 18:46

* Using stacks of sand to get down to the floor of enormous caverns a hundred or more blocks tall and thousands of blocks across horizontally.

* Building a powered minecart rail down to 4100 blocks below sea level, so you can find the most ores.

* Blueberries. I swear, these are the easiest way to obtain and carry around the ability to restore hitpoints every time you carelessly fall off a ledge.
 

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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Oil_boi » Wed Mar 25, 2020 18:36

Well let me start off with my old favorite game: Minecraft.

What I associate with Minecraft is that:
  • Beta 1.3 was 50MB
  • Was closed sourced
  • Took 10-30 seconds to load
  • Was heavy
  • Ran like poop on my old computer
  • Had an extremely difficult to understand external user-made api which was technically illegal to use since it contained and modified Minecraft's source code
  • Minecraft uses a ton of sounds from freesound under the attribution license and you cannot find the attributions anywhere in the game's code
  • The mantra of Minecraft from a legal aspect is pretty much "here is the game, you can't change it"
  • Microsoft now owns and ruins Minecraft even more by making it 500+MB of severely optimized code which takes 1-3 minutes to load into the unmodded game
  • Modded versions of Minecraft can take up to 10 minutes before the main menu even shows up
AND

The features I most associate with Minetest are:
  • Libre and Open
  • Fast and clean
  • Easy to program (even though some of the api [formspec] doesn't throw exceptions and just crashes)
  • Lightweight
  • Can run at 500+ FPS on my pc
  • I can literally do whatever I want. Ban singleplayer when they spawn into a world, bricking it? You can do it if you really want to
  • Modularity - You can externally process data using lua and then tell the api what to do with the calculated data
  • Good community
  • Good mantra
  • I can literally say "hi" to the developers of the game and bring up problems directly
  • The fact that I can see literally anything that is going on at any given moment in the game's code even if I do not understand it
  • Minetest is an engine and it runs games - You want doom? Download or make a doom game and drop it in. You want a puzzle game? Go get or make one and drop it in.
  • Importantly - I can understand what a mod is doing by glancing over it's code before it's translated and compiled into the engine

I love that Minetest is literally the opposite. Open and free. It is an excellent platform for developers that love Minecraft style voxel games and it is certainly my favorite game engine.
I like to make mods :D
I also made a patreon!
 

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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by PolySaken » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:57

Insanely efficient and customizable particle systems. Just found out that my mashed potato computer can run thousands of particles with no perf change.
 

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Re: What features do you most associate with Minetest?

by Stix » Tue Mar 31, 2020 20:03

Mese, Oerkkis, Dungeon Masters, Moddability, sneak glitch. Mobs mod NIH syndrome
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