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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?

  • 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!

  • Recommended game!

    The game even changed a bit and had more in-game interactions. Of course, unfortunately, it doesn't offer the perfect gameplay like in Minecraft, it has its advantages and disadvantages. There are some bugs and errors that need improvement, but apart from all that I said, the game is in an advanced stage. I recommend testing!

  • Best mineclone of all time…

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Good minecraft parody

    The same mineclone 2 but with an imitation of the latest versions of minecraft

  • Very fun but is missing somethings.

    I really liked playing this and it surprising run better than mineclone2 for me, and since i have a crap pc this is big news i only have two issues with it 1 of the issues i have with both this version but the other issue is specific to this version more than 2.

    Issue 1- this is the issue i have with both mineclone2 and this one, is that it lack the minecraft inventory option of for example shift clicking to craft many items/blocks at once, stuff like being able to get multiple items of the same type in a chest at once also don't exist this make inventory management a bit more harder or annoying to do, and i kinda miss that inventory QOL shortcut that minecraft has.

    Issue 2- now this is a issue specifically to this version, the mobs hitboxs is very weird sometimes i swear i should hit a mob and yet it don't, but i think the major issue related to mobs is that the spawning of enemy mobs like zombies and skeletons are barely spawning at night compared to mineclone2 and this really bother me, in fact i'm seeing a lot of passive animals and barely any of the offensive enemies.

    Anyway i know this is a WIP and the devs will probably fix those issues, but if you gonna play the game have this in mind before trying it, well if you care about that type of stuff like me, some people mentioned bugs in the comments but at least so far besides the weird hitbox thing and weird spawning for enemies i didn't notice anything else major in terms of bugs well if you consider those bugs.

    Edit:Forgot to mention the lightning on the mobs is really weird especially if you play with a high gamma, i have a high gamma and the blocks and everything else looks fine but when night arrives the mobs (including the player) end up looking super dark compared to the blocks even with the high gamma.

  • This is awesome!

    i am VERY excited for future updates! this game is... GOOD! XD, it still has SOME problems, but if you keep up the good work i think this game could replace minecraft if it got some popularity, the same with mineclone 2, Awesome job!

  • Wow

    Anyone know how to get Texture name of blocksss. I'm trying to make texture pack.

  • Amazingly coded!

    MineClone 5 is so well made, and the closest I can get to Minecraft. I play this almost all the time!It's my favorite of all the games!

  • 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.

  • VERY good game

    Too bad about 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 the mods it's even better but add more structures including MANSIONS

    EDIT The 1.19 being released would it be possible that I give you a schematic of ancient city.

    I also built a manor of the woods would it be possible to add them?

  • so good

    very cool game. good alternative to mcl2!

    спасибо, в общем :-)

  • Buggy, doesn't show maintenance state.

    This game is really buggy, this is because how it is developed, there are no big fleshed out releases, (Unlike MineClone 2) this would be fine if that was shown in maintenance state, but it isn't please insert a maintenace state to tell players how complete the project is.

  • Needs a little work

    I love Minetest, and Mineclone in particular, I have been a minecraft fan for a long time and I just heard about mineclone. I launched up the game and knew that it wasnt going to be perfect, but Wow!! I didnt expect it to be this close to looking like actual Minecraft. although the game itself needs a bit of work, I dont think that Its as polished as minecraft is, also, I would like to see the addition of adding your own custom skin to the game. that would be awesome. and maybe some custom maps too. I just strted playing Mineclone a few days ago so I dont really know much about it. I also had trouble launching the game and I noticed that the logo for the launcher was not even close to minecraft's logo. maybe you ought to change that, and making the game launch like minecraft does, you know, instead of launching it by clicking on the file.

  • 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.

    Okay now let me tell you that this game was a free alternative to minecraft even though I have mc bedrock and java but using a launcher was laggy and dangerous hence I would prefer mineclone over mc for those who want free minecraft, plus it does not lag so much.

    I have some sugggestions too for mcl.

    Like you can change the description and texture of screwdriver to debug stick and enhance it to even change parameters hence we can creaqte cursed things in mcl too.

    Then please add the chunk border function and mob hitbox display.

    If you can please increase the size of the overworld gen so that caverns can also spawn without breaking the terrain. Like even though I tried it but it looks useless as how surface caverns spawn without foilage.

    Lastly if you can make the mobs hitbox unwalkable so that we can make elytra launchers andeasy mob farms



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