MineClone 5

A fork of MineClone 2 with no release milestones, rapid delivery, merges by one approval and no MC target version limitations. But technically it's still MineClone 2.

Building Crafting HUD Inventory Magic / Enchanting Mapgen / Biomes / Decoration Plants and Farming Survival Tools / Weapons / Armor

MineClone 5

MineClone 5 is a fork of MineClone 2, it contains lots of improvements added by community. The goal of this project is to create a free clone (or imitation) of Minecraft. This is still a survival sandbox game and it's still a work in progress. It has a different name not to mislead you. MC target version is JE latest.

Survive, gather, hunt, mine for ores, build houses, explore, and do much more.


You start in a randomly-generated world made entirely of cubes. You can explore the world and dig and build almost every block in the world to create new structures. You can choose to play in a “survival mode” in which you have to fight monsters and hunger for survival and slowly progress through the various other aspects of the game, such as mining, farming, building machines, and so on Or you can play in “creative mode” in which you can build almost anything instantly.

Gameplay summary

  • Sandbox-style gameplay, no goals
  • Survive: Fight against hostile monsters and hunger
  • Mine for ores and other treasures
  • Magic: Gain experience and enchant your tools
  • Use the collected blocks to create great buildings, your imagination is the limit
  • Collect flowers (and other dye sources) and colorize your world
  • Find some seeds and start farming
  • Find or craft one of hundreds of items
  • Build a railway system and have fun with minecarts
  • Build complex machines with redstone circuits
  • In creative mode you can build almost anything for free and without limits

How to play (quick start)

Getting started

  • Punch a tree trunk until it breaks and collect wood
  • Place the wood into the 2×2 grid (your “crafting grid” in your inventory menu and craft 4 wood planks
  • Place the 4 wood planks in a 2×2 shape in the crafting grid to make a crafting table
  • Rightclick the crafting table for a 3×3 crafting grid to craft more complex things
  • Use the crafting guide (book icon) to learn all the possible crafting recipes
  • Craft a wooden pickaxe so you can dig stone
  • Different tools break different kinds of blocks. Try them out!
  • Continue playing as you wish. Have fun!


  • Find seeds
  • Craft hoe
  • Rightclick dirt or similar block with hoe to create farmland
  • Place seeds on farmland and watch them grow
  • Collect plant when fully grown
  • If near water, farmland becomes wet and speeds up growth


  • Craft furnace
  • Furnace allows you to obtain more items
  • Upper slot must contain a smeltable item (example: iron ore)
  • Lower slot must contain a fuel item (example: coal)
  • See tooltips in crafting guide to learn about fuels and smeltable items

Additional help

More help about the gameplay, blocks items and much more can be found from inside the game. You can access the help from your inventory menu.

Special items

The following items are interesting for Creative Mode and for adventure map builders. They can not be obtained in-game or in the creative inventory.

  • Barrier: mcl_core:barrier

Use the /giveme chat command to obtain them. See the in-game help for an explanation.

Project description

The main goal of MineClone 5 is to be a clone of Minecraft and to be released as free software.

  • Target of development: Minecraft Java Edition latest version
  • MineClone5 also includes Optifine features supported by the Minetest
  • In general, Minecraft is aimed to be cloned as good as possible
  • Cloning the gameplay has highest priority
  • MineClone 5 will use different assets, but with a similar style
  • Limitations found in Minetest will be documented in the course of development

Completion status

This game is currently in alpha stage. It is playable, but not yet feature-complete. Backwards-compability is not entirely guaranteed, updating your world might cause small bugs.

The following main features are available:

  • Tools, weapons
  • Armor
  • Crafting system: 2×2 grid, crafting table (3×3 grid), furnace, including a crafting guide
  • Chests, large chests, ender chests, shulker boxes
  • Furnaces, hoppers
  • Hunger
  • Most monsters and animals
  • All ores from Minecraft
  • Most blocks in the overworld
  • Water and lava
  • Weather
  • 28 biomes
  • The Nether, a fiery underworld in another dimension
  • Redstone circuits (partially)
  • Minecarts (partial)
  • Status effects (partial)
  • Experience
  • Enchanting
  • Brewing, potions, tipped arrow (partial)
  • Boats
  • Fire
  • Buidling blocks: Stairs, slabs, doors, trapdoors, fences, fence gates, walls
  • Clock
  • Compass
  • Sponge
  • Slime block
  • Small plants and saplings
  • Dyes
  • Banners
  • Deco blocks: Glass, stained glass, glass panes, iron bars, hardened clay (and colors), heads and more
  • Item frames
  • Jukeboxes
  • Beds
  • Inventory menu
  • Creative inventory
  • Farming
  • Writable books
  • Commands
  • Villages
  • The End
  • And more!

The following features are incomplete:

  • Some monsters and animals
  • Redstone-related things
  • Special minecarts
  • A couple of non-trivial blocks and items

Bonus features (not found in Minecraft 1.12):

  • Built-in crafting guide which shows you crafting and smelting recipes
  • In-game help system containing extensive help about gameplay basics, blocks, items and more
  • Temporary crafting recipes. They only exist to make some otherwise unaccessible items available when you're not in creative mode. These recipes will be removed as development goes on an more features become available
  • Saplings in chests in mapgen v6
  • Fully moddable (thanks to Minetest's powerful Lua API)
  • New blocks and items:
    • Lookup tool, shows you the help for whatever it touches
    • More slabs and stairs
    • Nether Brick Fence Gate
    • Red Nether Brick Fence
    • Red Nether Brick Fence Gate

Technical differences from Minecraft:

  • Height limit of ca. 31000 blocks (much higher than in Minecraft)
  • Horizontal world size is ca. 62000×62000 blocks (much smaller than in Minecraft, but it is still very large)
  • Still very incomplete and buggy
  • Blocks, items, enemies and other features are missing
  • A few items have slightly different names to make them easier to distinguish
  • Different music for jukebox
  • Different textures (Pixel Perfection)
  • Different sounds (various sources)
  • Different engine (Minetest)
  • Different easter eggs

… and finally, MineClone 5 is free software (“free” as in “freedom”)!



Do you recommend this game?

  • devolvement being pushed as stable

    currently i can not recommend this game, as it orginally was a devolpement branch of mineclone2 and it still seems to be mostly that. also, haveing this as a public game by itself leads to confusion of mineclone2 vs mineclone5, infering that mineclone5 is the better of two. Over time however, maybe the devolpers of this package can prove me wrong and seperate it from under the wing of mineclone2

  • Very close to Minecraft

    Improved Mineclone2, very close to Minecraft really. Not perfect, but promising. Should use Minetest 5.4.x because it bugs in 5.3.

  • Extremely like Minecraft

    Very similar like Minecraft (but some stuff yet to be done to be perfectly like Minecraft). Can almost say "Minecraft for free". Nice Work!

  • Es MineClone2

    MineClone es genial, pero en realidad MineClone es MineClone2. Y esto crea confusion.

    Este MineClone5 es MineClone2 pero con mods, y eso en parte perjudica a MineClone, esos mods deberian distribuirse y actualizarse separadamente para MineClone2, eso seria menos confuso y beneficiaria al mantenimiento de este.

  • Bushes missing

    Please make the sweet berries farmable and add azaelea and axolotls too And please fix this 2021-12-10 12:48:26: ERROR[Server]: LuaEntity name "mobs_mc:blaze_fireball" not defined

  • VERY good game

    Too bad for the mobs but it's not bad for survival I have a lot of fun every day but I play it all the time and with mods it's even better but add more structures including MANSIONS

  • Best mineclone of all time…

    because: * Fast Updates * The similarity to minecraft * … and many more

  • so good

    very cool game. good alternative to mcl2!

    спасибо, в общем :-)

  • WIP, but still very good

    Mobs are very bad, sadly. But there is already a enormous amount of blocks from mc > 1.13, which are very intresting if you enjoy building