Matrix Chat

This mod creates a bridge between a Matrix channel and the in-game chat!

Chat / Commands API / Library


How do I install this?

This mod creates a bridge between a Matrix channel and the in-game chat. The code is shamelessly based on the irc mod and examples from lua-matrix.

This branch (master) needs a Matrix user that listens for messages and sends to Minetest. Chat messages posted in-game will be sent with the bot to the Matrix channel like so:

@minetestbot: <myuser> hello world

For a bridge where virtual users are created in Matrix, checkout the appservice branch!

This is a work in progress Until we have a stable release, expect breaking changes and whatnot.



brew install lua@5.1
luarocks-5.1 install lua-cjson
brew install openssl
luarocks-5.1 install cqueues CRYPTO_DIR=/usr/local/opt/openssl/ OPENSSL_DIR=/usr/local/opt/openssl #
luarocks-5.1 install luaossl CRYPTO_DIR=/usr/local/opt/openssl/ OPENSSL_DIR=/usr/local/opt/openssl
luarocks-5.1 install luasocket
luarocks-5.1 install luasec OPENSSL_DIR=/usr/local/opt/openssl
export MATRIX_API_HTTP_CLIENT=luasocket


Tested on 16.04.

apt-get install lua5.1 luarocks lua-sec
luarocks install lua-cjson
luarocks install luasocket
luarocks install luasec
export MATRIX_API_HTTP_CLIENT=luasocket

You might need to prepend sudo to first and second commands.

For the moment you need to add matrix_chat to secure.trusted_mods for lua-matrix to work. This will hopefully change.

secure.trusted_mods = matrix_chat


  • matrix.user: Matrix username, for example

  • matrix.password: Password for Matrix user

  • matrix.server: Server to connect to, include http(s) and port,

  • matrix.room_id: Room to join, room_id in matrix. Always starts with !



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