Void – A Game That Contains Nothing

The purpose of this game is to test mods in an absolutely “clean” environment with absolutely no “3rd-party” mods or APIs provided by such mods.

This game for Minetest was reduced to the bare minimum of files and configuration. It contains quite literally “nothing”. It registers no more items than the essentially needed nodes and the hand.

The game is not meant for playing (well, of course you can but there is nothing fun to do except digging the three essential nodes and placing them again). The purpose of this game is to test mods in an absolutely “clean” environment with absolutely no “3rd-party” mods or APIs provided by such mods.

Contents

Game Files

Some necessary game files are used.

Void Essential Mod

The void_essential mod contains all that is needed for the map generator to create a usable world for testing mods. The following items and nodes are registered by that mod.

All nodes have the only group oddly_breakable_by_hand = 3 set. The nodes also have is_ground_content = true set so the map generator can carve through them when generating caves, etc.

The mod also provides three simple textures.

This mod uses the bare minimum that is needed for mods.

Void Hand Mod

void_hand registers the hand tool is not technically needed to generate terrain and entering a world but not having it testing would become unnecessary complicated because the unconfigured hand does not even allow to break nodes that are configured to be breakable by hand.

This mod also adds a simple texture.

This mod also uses the bare minimum that is needed for mods.

Usage

To use this game simply switch to the game in the client and create a new world. You can use all standards compliant map generators with all of the settings. Except the three essential nodes (stone, water, river water) and the “hand tool” nothing is registered or loaded, or provided. You’ll have a pure, absolutely independent, bare minimum version of a game.

In order to test your mods simply configure the created world and add the mods as needed for testing. Then start the world and see what’s happening. Since there is no creative inventory turning on creative mode does not change the Minetest-provided default inventory. You need a mod for that or use the /giveme command.

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