Minetest 5.0.0 is on the road

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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ThatOneChris wrote:One thing I'm actually hoping for in 0.5 or later versions is smoother player movement in multiplayer. It looks kinda janky at times, and is quite annoying if you're in a PvP situation or are just trying to keep track of where a friend is. I've seen it in lots of servers, so I'm not sure if it's a server problem or just the game, but I hope it's implemented if it is a problem with the game.
If the server runs on an faster step rate (for example, in minetest.conf, setting dedicated_server_step = 0.05 instead of dedicated_server_step = 0.1, which doubles the server step rate from 10 Hz to 20 Hz), other player movement will look more responsive. This will increase the server's CPU and bandwidth usage, but it should be acceptable if the server isn't running on very old hardware or on a low-end VPS.

We could perhaps default dedicated_server_step to 0.05, but it has to be tested on large servers first.
rubenwardy wrote:The issue is that Minetest uses extrapolation not interpolation IIRC.
Actually, Minetest only interpolates other player positions (and doesn't extrapolate them). Extrapolating networked entity movement is not a very common practice, but it can be done to decrease the latency between the "smoothed" entity position and the "actual" entity position at a given time. When interpolating positions, there's always a tradeoff between low latency and smoothness – if you want both, you need to send entity positions more often, which is what lowering dedicated_server_step does.

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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I thought that the client only send player positions at 0.1 intervals anyway, though. Does the client try to match the server rate?
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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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default server step can be reduced if needed, our current optimizations should permit a such loop optimization

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Calinou wrote:Actually, Minetest only interpolates other player positions (and doesn't extrapolate them). Extrapolating networked entity movement is not a very common practice, but it can be done to decrease the latency between the "smoothed" entity position and the "actual" entity position at a given time. When interpolating positions, there's always a tradeoff between low latency and smoothness – if you want both, you need to send entity positions more often, which is what lowering dedicated_server_step does.
Doesn't the server send a players position and velocity, then the client moves from that?
Or does it do it properly and have the client interpolate to the sent position.

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Will any future versions of minetest include a video recorder? I like doing demonstration videos.
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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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zargulthewizard wrote:Will any future versions of minetest include a video recorder? I like doing demonstration videos.
There may be a touch of a learning curve, but OBS Studio will give you all the video recorder you need and more.
https://obsproject.com/

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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video recording is intended to be done by an external problem, like OBS, it's not the functional responsibility of a game

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Just as a note: i updated changelog on the 16 aug

http://dev.minetest.net/Changelog#0.4.1 ... 816_Aug.29

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Sounds like something great is coming soon!
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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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When v0.5 is planned to be released?

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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ManElevation wrote:Sounds like something great is coming soon!
Aha! I feel 0.5.0 has already near been to coming if judge speed of changelog updates!

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Developers, please don`t add mobs from Simple Mobs as many users use Mobs Redo that can conflict with default mod. Best way is to add mobs no from mods and invent by one.

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Andrey01 wrote:Developers, please don`t add mobs from Simple Mobs as many users use Mobs Redo that can conflict with default mod. Best way is to add mobs no from mods and invent by one.
Mobs aren't going to be a part of 0.5.0, it's only a few months away

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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rubenwardy wrote:
Andrey01 wrote:Developers, please don`t add mobs from Simple Mobs as many users use Mobs Redo that can conflict with default mod. Best way is to add mobs no from mods and invent by one.
Mobs aren't going to be a part of 0.5.0, it's only a few months away
When will be mobs part of the vanilla game? Maybe sometime in the future?!

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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cHyper wrote:
rubenwardy wrote:Mobs aren't going to be a part of 0.5.0, it's only a few months away
When will be mobs part of the vanilla game? Maybe sometime in the future?!
I hope never!

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Sergey wrote:
cHyper wrote:
rubenwardy wrote:Mobs aren't going to be a part of 0.5.0, it's only a few months away
When will be mobs part of the vanilla game? Maybe sometime in the future?!
I hope never!
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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Wolfshippie wrote:
Sergey wrote:
cHyper wrote:When will be mobs part of the vanilla game? Maybe sometime in the future?!
I hope never!
Me too...
Mobs, no ... that would not be good. But a decent mobs API: definitely yes.

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Then why did nrz promise about it? Request: can you return menu section for installing of mods? I remember it was before.

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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I'm hanging in there with a 0.4.16 stable, and a 0.5.0-dev. I sure hope 0.5.0 doesn't ruin everything.

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Andrey01 wrote:Then why did nrz promise about it? Request: can you return menu section for installing of mods? I remember it was before.
I didn't promise it, but it's in my internal roadmap and sofar roadmap to have a nice mod API in core engine permitting modders to stop develop 50 times the same API, we just need time. I'm not sure this can be done for 0.5.0 as sofar and me are busy these days, and i'm working on client mods

Note: we just added mod channels support to core engine, you can now have client mods which talks between clients and server (if server join the channel), then you can send data to broadcast to mod channel members permitting to enhance user experience with or without involving server :) (controversy but concrete CSM mod example: oredetect send message to its channel and other users receive coordinates of the ore detected to go with user and mine with him)

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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There needs to be a post stating what operating systems will no longer be supported by Minetest. If Windows XP is being dropped, then many other operating systems are likely to share the same fate. I myself need to know if I have to update to Linux Mint 18 in order to keep up.
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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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nrz wrote:Note: we just added mod channels support to core engine, you can now have client mods which talks between clients and server
Speaking of CSM features. Are client-side mods already able to create and alter own HUD elements?

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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Nyarg wrote:
nrz wrote:Windows XP is not supported anymore
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What exactly component will obtained that make MT unworkable on XP ?
Render ? Audio subsystem ? Sockets ?

Why ???
Only C++11 standart. If you find gcc/clang compiler for win XP and with C++11 support, minetest will work, i think...
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Re: Minetest 0.5 is on the road

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Reedych wrote: Only C++11 standart. If you find gcc/clang compiler for win XP and with C++11 support, minetest will work, i think...
So far sfan5's x64 builds work for me on XP64.

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