How To Install Minetest 0.4.12 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Minetest is an open source Minecraft-like game. With both single player and multiplayer modes, it enables the users to craft items, walk, dig and build structures, and create new maps via the lightweight map generator.

The latest version available is Minetest 0.4.12, which comes with a huge list of changes.

New features:

  • Add player direction to debug text
  • Reorganized client and server tabs
  • Implemented DPI automatic detection on X11

Map generation:

  • Caves check for biome nodes, only excavate stone under water level
  • Unease caves noises, use 0.3.x parameters
  • Blobgen after cavegen
  • Biomegen: remove “is replaceable content” bool

Tweaks:

  • Increased step height on Android
  • Increased default font_size
  • Improved minetest.desktop, added German and French text to minetest.desktop
  • More consistent progress bar

Bug fixes:

  • Ignored old entities from 0.3
  • Fixed FTBFS on GNU/Hurd platform
  • Modified Y positioning of health/breath statbars to prevent overlapping with hotbar
  • Fixed memory leaks related to gettext
  • Give full breath after death
  • Fix NDT_GLASSLIKE normals
  • Water flowing fixes
  • Compiler tweaks and warning fixes
  • Fix imprecise serialization of large numbers
  • Fix performance regression
  • Fix getCraftRecipe returning wrong recipes
  • Fix unused (and so, broken) enable_rollback_recording.
  • Fix .zip extraction (mod store)
  • Fix translation memory leak
  • Fix F7 crash
  • Fixes to default screenshots in mainmenu
  • Fix map_seed not changed when creating a new world after login to another
  • Add modname convention checking, fixes issues with mod enabling
  • Fix problems related to still receiving damage after dying

Modding-related changes:

  • Add vein and blob ore type
  • Change assignment to global in a function to warning

how to install Minetest 0.4.12 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2

In this article I will show you how to install Minetest 0.4.12 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Minetest 0.4.12 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the minetest package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minetestdevs/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install minetest

Optional, to remove minetest, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove minetest

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