This mod can add a touch of realism to item selection and wielding, although it's maybe better suited for tools rather than any item because of their weight. I can think of many applications for it: RPGs, PVP servers, immersive singleplayer, etc...
I absolutely love this game. Its so close to minecraft that I can just use minecraft tutorials for it. There are a few discrepancies (soul sand not pushing you up in water and observer refresh time), but other than that a perfect clone of minecraft. Thank you so much for making!
I registered here and on forums just to write this comment. You are doing an amasing job with this mod! It feels so fluent what i even forgot about a different menus and keybindings and lowkey enjoy it. This game grasps the feel of Minecraft wery well. Although i only play survival here, i still love it with all my heart. Keep up the outstanding work.
If you want to build timber framed houses or farmes, this is a very good mod. Imitating the frames with full blocks is much more tricky and less satisfying. With this mod, you can build in a more realistic size.
At first I wasn't aware what this mod does. Apart from adding cranes which may be a worthy decoration on their own in some places, it allows players to fly withhin the range of the tower crane. This makes building a lot easier without having to hand out fly privs to all players. Very useful mod!
This is very simple: Craft and place a block, and your area is protected. Most players can understand and use that easily. Drawbacks are that you may need a lot of these protection blocks - in places given by the mod and not by the demands of your building - and that there may be places on your server where nobody can protect the land due to overlapping protection.
Use this if you run a server with inexperienced players and/or players who don't plan anything too complex.
Adds a lot of useful shapes (diffrent stairs, slabs, panels, ..) and some decorative blocks which carry building to a new level. Excellent and very useful mod. Allows to build thinner walls, statues etc. and can be an indigrent in quite a lot of intresting, creative structures.
This mod adds a lot of blocks that make your house and garden a lot nicer. It includes a complete bathroom set - no need to use a stair as a toilet anymore!, big fridges to keep your food (and ores :-)) cold, chairs, tables, sofas, TVs and a huge amount of other decorations, down to a wall calendar.
The doors alone are great already and make your house look much better than the boring standard wooden door. Fences and tables can be used in diffrent ways. Realistic shingles make your roofs stand out and shine. There's even a fish tank can be illuminated! And the garden benches make your parks and roads much more inviting.
The only drawbacks may be that some of the blocks are rather specialized and are not as universally usable as e.g. a wooden stair - and that there are a lot of blocks included.
I've seen many players who immensely enjoyed making their homes nice with this modpack. For me, personally, if a server doesn't have this mod installed then there's something important missing.
Wanted a 'Cave Update' for years? It's already in Minetest.
My favourite underground overhaul mod. Adds some really interesting and atmospheric underground biomes that make mining and exploring under the earth much more enjoyable.
Combined with mods that add interesting mobs, like Goblins to your game, it makes for a great survival experience.
Will echo FaceDeer (the creator's) recommended mods: definitely add mods that add things like ropes, gliders, handholds or other ways of getting down some very, very, very deep and spooky caverns. Otherwise you might fall a lot, or have a hard time getting back out again.
Up there with my favourite Minetest mob mods - but has some (fixable) issues in 5.3
tl;dr: Cool mod that adds diverse slimes for different biomes. Crashes Minetest on 5.3.
For an easy fix find the .lua files for each slime in the mod's slimes folder and comment out this line wherever you find it:
So it looks like this:
The Longer Review:
This is one of the more immersive creature mods you can add to your world. It makes your survival world feel more alive. Most of them aren't really a huge threat, but they can still put up a fight.
Recommended for anyone looking for a unique hostile mob mod, especially if they grew up playing old Japanese RPGs like the Final Fantasy series, or, indeed, The Mana World.
As is, the mod crashes your game on 5.3 – something to do with their animations and mobs_redo. Sadly, Piezo_ is not currently active in the Minetest community, so it is unlikely to be updated directly...but you CAN get it to work if you’re not too afraid to alter the code slightly.
Longer explanation of how to fix it (thanks to FreeGamers on the Minetest Forum):
Go into your Minetest mods folder and find the folder for twm_slimes, then find the slimes folder inside that, you will see several .lua files named after the different types of slimes.
Open up these files in a code editor and comment out the following line anywhere you see it:
In LUA, you do that by adding this – before the line you need to comment out.
Save your files and try enabling and playing with the mod now. It should work now!
It's not a super clean fix, but it will let you use this quality mod. Plus, by fixing it yourself, even with these little tiny steps you are learning how easy it is to make your own mark on Minetest and have proper control of your game.
Superb mob mod: Goblins are a total nuisance in the best way possible.
Absolutely one of the best mob mods that I have found for Minetest. The models and textures are high quality, the sounds are immersive and the mob's AI is lifelike and believable. These weird little goblins are a total nuisance, in the best way possible. They swarm around in caves, mining, randomly gum up your tunnels with gross moss and sometimes steal torches right from in front of your nose while you're spelunking. As of the time of this review, FreeLikeGNU is still working on this mod and is receptive to feedback and suggestions, so there will probably be many more cool little features and different types of goblins to discover in future.
The ease of installing mods like this are the reason I switched to Minetest. You can really make the world you are playing in something totally unique. If you want a lively and immersive survival experience, you can't really go wrong with installing this mod.
In my Goblins works particular well with mobs that overhaul caves/underground spaces, like say df_caverns by Facedeer.
Insanely helpful - and I have only just installed it! Along with tt_base, this adds a number of key facts about nodes you'll find in the various inventories (creative or otherwise) when playing Minetest. Things like the luminance (light level) and whether a node is climbable or not are particularly useful I've found.
In addition, if you use Unified Inventory, you can also search by things mentioned in the description too - such as "luminance" to show all light-emitting nodes, and "climbable" to show all climbable nodes.
This is a must-have for all Minetest players: both creative and survival alike!
This game encourages you to build things to make your life easier.
TL;DR: In Nodecore you craft things in the world instead of a crafting table GUI. But it's a lot harder to craft and smelt stuff in Nodecore than in Minetest/Minecraft. Nodecore encourages you to build ways to make crafting stuff easier for you.
The worst-best mod on https://content.minetest.net
Working with 3d Armor is probably the most frustrating thing I have ever done with Minetest. It may look fine on the outside but it runs primarily on legacy code found only in minetest_game. Supporting 0.4.x is a priority even in the latest release at a detriment to 5.x support. It is just a experimental mod taken way to far with minetest due to its use in many mainstream servers. A rewrite removing the unnecessary legacy support and to implement entity based graphics instead of exclusively texture mapping is needed.
It works very well even when my game has other 20 different mods at the same time! All the Petz are super cute and spending a little time with them is allways fun, there is a huge amount of animals and types. I just wish there were more breedable Petz and more variety of food to tame them.