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This mod adds Minecraft-like drop/pick up of items to Minetest.


  • All settings may be configured from within the game itself. (Settings tab > Advanced settings > Mods > item_drop)
  • Drops nodes as in-world items on dig if item_drop.enable_item_drop is true (true by default) It does nothing in creative mode.
  • Puts dropped items to the player's inventory if item_drop.enable_item_pickup is true (true by default)
  • Multiple items are picked in a quick succession instead of all at once which is indicated by the pickup sound.
  • It uses a node radius set in item_drop.pickup_radius (default 0.75), if items are within this radius around the player's belt, they're picked.
  • If item_drop.pickup_age is something positive, items dropped by players are ignored for this time to avoid instantly picking up when dropping.
  • If item_drop.pickup_age is -1, items are only picked when they don't move, it's another fix for instant item picking.
  • If item_drop.magnet_radius is bigger than item_drop.pickup_radius, items between these radii are flying to the player for item_drop.magnet_time seconds, after this time, they're picked or stop flying.
  • Enable manual item pickups by mouse only if item_drop.mouse_pickup is true (true by default)
  • Plays a sound when the items are picked up with the gain level set to item_drop.pickup_sound_gain (default 0.2)
  • Requires a key to be pressed in order to pick items if item_drop.enable_pickup_key is true (true by default)
  • The keytypes to choose from by setting item_pickup_keytype are:
    • Use key (Use)
    • Sneak key (Sneak)
    • Left and Right keys combined (LeftAndRight)
    • Right mouse button (RMB)
    • Sneak key and right mouse button combined (SneakAndRMB)
  • If item_drop.pickup_keyinvert is true (false by default), items are collected when the key is not pressed instead of when it's pressed.
  • Displays a particle of the picked item above the player if item_drop.pickup_particle is true (true by default)



Do you recommend this mod?

  • Big improvement for survival

    Sadly, this mod tends to lag on big servers, but is very good for small servers and singleplayer.

  • Glitchy, but good

    This is a little but glitchy - items tend to fly away. But it's still good to have, especially in survival - I think it makes more sense than teleporting items, and adds some danger. It can also be used in combination with pipework's vacuum tubes to collect items

  • It's Great!

    Adds a new challenge to the game, plus the popping sound it super satisfying. Sometimes I will place a bunch of blocks and break them just to hear it. Thank you.


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