How To Install Minetest 0.4.11 On 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 0.4.11, which comes with a huge list of changes. A few changes only:

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Big gameplay changes:

  • Added mapgen v5
  • Added enable_build_where_you_stand option

Smaller gameplay tweaks:

  • Added inventory right click drag and drop
  • Remove buildable_to nodes without dropping item when replaced by a falling node

Visual changes:

  • Reduced time of red screen when damaged
  • Added video driver selection to settings menu
  • Removed alpha channel from screenshots
  • Added node highlighting
  • Added configurable selection box width. Min width = 1, max = 5
  • Changed default halo.png for better visibility
  • Added in-game key change menu
  • Improved lighting of the wielded item
  • Increased step smoothing to fit 1:1 stairs
  • Scale form elements consistently using new font engine
  • Made dropped items larger and rotate faster
  • Increase third person view distance
  • Made directional fog colors respect tonemap
  • Display serverlist flags as icons

Build system changes:

  • Added ZLIBWAPI_DLL and LEVELDB_DLL CMake options
  • Removed legacy MINGWM10_DLL CMake option
  • Changed build directory for build bots to ‘_build’ to prevent removal of Android build files
  • Updated 32-bit build bot (OpenAL updated, zlib updated)
  • Updated the cURL the buildbot uses to 7.38.0
  • Added Android Makefile support for builds without LevelDB
  • Improved Travis CI configuration
  • Added gettext to Travis build
  • Update MinGW toolchain downloads used by Travis

For a full list of changes, see the official announcement.

How To Install Minetest 0.4.11 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

In this article I will show you how to install Minetest 0.4.11 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

For Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems, Minetest 0.4.11 is available via PPA, so in order to install it, we have to add the ppa to our 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

For Ubuntu 14.10, we have to download the deb packages packed for Ubuntu Trusty. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Minetest 0.4.11 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10 systems:

$ wget ""
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi minetest_0.4.11-0ppa1%7Eubuntu14.04.1_i386.deb

How to install Minetest 0.4.11 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10 systems:

$ wget ""
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi minetest_0.4.11-0ppa1%7Eubuntu14.04.1_amd64.deb

Optional, to remove minetest from Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove minetest

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