Minetest 0.4.9 Release, How to Install it in Ubuntu Linux Mint

Last updated: January 5, 2014

Minetest, free and open-source Minecraft-like sandbox game has reached version 0.4.9. This release brings several new features as well as various bugs fixes.

What’s New in MineTest 0.4.9:

Logistic changes:

  • SQLite rollback (Mario Barrera & ShadowNinja)
  • Implement HTTPFetch (kahrl)
  • Replace SimpleThread with JThread (sapier)

Visual changes:

  • Shaders rework (RealBadAngel)
  • Add configurable font shadow (xyz)
  • Directional fog + horizon colors (Taoki)

Other things:

  • Implement modstore search tab and version picker (sapier)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix line_of_sight() (sapier)
  • Fix modstore/favourites hang by adding asynchronous Lua (sapier)
  • Fix LevelDB maps (sfan5)
  • Fix Lua mapgen override param handling (kwolekr)
  • Fix leak and possible segfault in minetest.set_mapgen_params (kwolekr)
  • Fix segfault in indev cave generation due to uninitialized variable (kwolekr)
  • Check if width, height or start index of a list[] is negative (PilzAdam)
  • Fix single character formspec field labels (BlockMen)
  • Handle Lua errors in on_generate callbacks instead of throwing SIGABRT (kwolekr)
  • Update mapgen params in ServerMap after Mapgen init (kwolekr)

Modding-related Changes:

  • Add area parameters back to calc_lighting() and set_lighting() (kwolekr)
  • Add get_light_data() and set_light_data() to LuaVoxelManip (kwolekr)
  • Add minetest.swap_node (Novatux)
  • Assume a selection box for fences (0gb.us)
  • Decoration: Add schematic Y-slice probability support (kwolekr)
  • Add sneak and sneak_glitch in set_physics_override() (PilzAdam)
  • Use a table in set_physics_override() (PilzAdam)
  • Add ‘on_prejoinplayer’ callback (kaeza)
  • Make line_of_sight return blocking node position (stujones11)
  • Remove support for optdepends.txt (ShadowNinja)
  • Add map feature generation notify Lua API (kwolekr)

Minetest ChangLog

Install Minetest:

The Minetest PPA will update soon, available for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

To add the PPA, run command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minetestdevs/stable

After that, install or upgrade the game via Synaptic Package Manager, or run below commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install minetestc55

Once installed, open the game from Menu or Unity Dash and enjoy!


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