Need help with o4.6 mod install(noob)

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J.S.one
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Need help with o4.6 mod install(noob)

by J.S.one » Post

hello all,

I am new to the forums and am having a hard time installing mods. i have tryed to install the mods by downloading them extracting them into all three different mod files. None of these work If some one can give me a step by step on this id really appreciate it.

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Can you please describe what you already tried?
Also, what OS do you use? How have you installed Minetest?

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by J.S.one » Post

I ubuntu 12.10, I used terminal to install minetest after installng my ubuntu upgrade. I have tried about ten different mods and modpacks. If i had to list them id say:snow biomes, plants, animals,........ Please let me know if you need any other info.

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by PilzAdam » Post

Installing in the terminal isnt very precise.
Did you compile it yourself? If yes, were did you get the source and have you compiled with run_in_place=1?

Also, not the mods you tried, but the locations where you have tried to put them is important. And also error messages, if any appeared.
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J.S.one wrote:hello all,

i have tryed to install the mods by downloading them extracting them into all three different mod files. None of these work If some one can give me a step by step on this id really appreciate it.
I guess you have:
/minetest/games/minimal
/minetest/games/minetest_game
/minetest/games/common

Putting the mods in minetest/mods/minetest and then creating a world with Minetest [minetest] should allow you to play with the mods.

You could also (recommended) install build and survival the same way you installed common and minetest_game:
/minetest/games/build
/minetest/games/survival

In that case you can choose to put the mods in:
minetest/games/build/mods or
minetest/games/survival/mods
and then create a world with Build [build] or Survival [survival]

Here a copy of the other "Usual suspects" for mods (still) not working:
- A folder needs to be renamed to the (low-case) name, used in the init.lua.
Example: VanessaE-homedecor-e5c99a3 --> rename --> homedecor
- Trying to use an older mod version or a not up to date mod version
- Use of an older version of minetest than the latest, unofficial
- Missing dependencies (look in the 1st post of a mod or check the depends.txt file in the mod folder you installed)
- Bugs in a mod

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