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This is a mod for Minetest. It provides teleportation pads, called "beacons". Unlike other teleportation mods, no menus or GUIs are used; you set the destination with a simple "key" item. There is no tooltip for the destination either, so signs are recommended.

Another difference is the limited default range of the beacons. To increase the range, you need to place "extenders" around the beacon. The extenders come in different colors, allowing the extenders to form a pretty pattern; hence the name "telemosaic".


This is a maintained fork of with various improvements and changes, optimized for multiplayer environments.

  • Beacons no longer teleport players automatically, they must be right-clicked by a player.
  • More chat messages are sent to inform and help players with non-functional telemosaics.
  • Telemosaic keys can be preserved by holding shift when right-clicking a beacon.
  • Beacons can be enabled and disabled by punching them with a telemosaic key.
  • If the digilines mod is installed, beacons can be controlled by digilines.
  • and other small changes...


Right-clicking a beacon with a default mese crystal fragment creates a telemosaic key with the position of the beacon.

Right-clicking a second beacon with the key sets the destination of the second beacon to the position of the first beacon. To set up a return path, right-click the second beacon with the fragment, and then first beacon with the resulting key again.

The beacons do not need to be strictly paired this way: rings or star-shaped networks are also possible. Each beacon has only a single destination, but can itself be the destination of several others.

Once linked, you teleport between beacons by right-clicking them. Before teleporting, beacons will check that their destination is sane: the destination still needs to be a beacon, and the two nodes above it should be clear for walking/standing in.

Beacons have a default range of 20 nodes. If the destination is too far away, the beacon will turn red and will not function. To extend the range for a beacon, place "extenders" next to it, within a 7x7 horizontal square centered on the beacon, and at the same level or one node below the beacon.

Extenders come in three tiers, with each being more powerful than the tier below. By default, tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 extenders increase the range of nearby beacons by 5, 20, and 80 nodes, respectively.

Extenders can be colored with any of the dyes found in the dye mod. Colored extenders work just like regular extenders, both for teleporting and for recipes.


When the digilines mod is installed, telemosaic beacons can be controlled by sending digiline messages. By default, all beacons use the channel "telemosaic", but you can change the channel name via digilines.

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Do you recommend this mod?

  • great (and now translatable!)

    Frankly, I bumped into it through worldgate, but telemosaic is wonderful in itself. A very different feel from anything like travelnet; Telemosaic has an esthetic of its own, a bit eerie, and the mechanic is interesting.

    Edited to delete the whining about no translation option, since the author was so nice as to add it. Thank you!

  • Good-looking, survival-appropriate teleports

    The telemosaic is intuitive to use and well-documented. You can craft in survival, but it's not cheap and has a limited range. You'll need diamonds and obsidian for the mosaic centre, and some mese to link mosaics. You can keep your telemosaics private as well, it just takes some extra steel (under technic, wrought iron). To extend the range, a lot of obsidian is needed.

    Telemosaic is way prettier than Travelnet. It even has a cool teleportation sound. Sure, you can't teleport to many different locations with one mosaic, but I mostly view that as a survival mode feature.

    Telemosaic is about as pretty as Teleport Potion. But it has a nice gameplay mechanic where you have to add more mosaic to extend its range, and you have to have visited both ends to set one up, unlike teleport pads that can teleport you anywhere, even into protected areas.

    Choose telemosaic to set up your next teleport hub :)


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