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    MineTest - A Minecraft Alternative

    We have actually be using MineTest with some of our children as a block building game to inspire creativity during an after school club. Its pretty good and easy to customize + its free. The kids love it because it looks virtually identical.

    I have put a link below for anyone interested.

    Minetest

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    Is anyone running a server for this?

    It sounds interesting.

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    Definitely been optimised, runs better on my laptop than minecraft does. So could be good option for those with older hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Definitely been optimised, runs better on my laptop than minecraft does. So could be good option for those with older hardware.
    I get a smooth 60fps on my laptop.

    I played it for a bit, did the standard minecraft stuff and tried out the mobs mod [yeah... no mobs by default.]

    Seems ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Is anyone running a server for this?

    It sounds interesting.
    Found Minetest via Google yesterday while looking for Minecraft alternatives for an after school club. So simple to get up and running over the network. No installation required on any machines, all local and free.

    Currently running the server on an old laptop. Client is on a pupil shared drive. Pupils can connect to the world with a username of their choice and password protect, job done.

    Going to stress test with more users tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Found Minetest via Google yesterday while looking for Minecraft alternatives for an after school club. So simple to get up and running over the network. No installation required on any machines, all local and free.

    Currently running the server on an old laptop. Client is on a pupil shared drive. Pupils can connect to the world with a username of their choice and password protect, job done.

    Going to stress test with more users tomorrow.
    I may need you to send over any documentation you have for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I may need you to send over any documentation you have for this.
    Documentation, that is an interesting concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Documentation, that is an interesting concept.
    I know, right.

    Any issues with running the server from one location and the clients on another? I was thinking of setting the server up on the server, and allowing teachers to create their own worlds for lessons.

    With pupils joining lesson!worlds as needed and playing single player at lunch. [Or a non-edu shared world in their free time.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Documentation, that is an interesting concept.
    I've heard of this. Isn't it like a plantation, but for old manuals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mako View Post
    I've heard of this. Isn't it like a plantation, but for old manuals?
    I don't know... I know it needs a lot of sugar cane though. 3 canes for 3 pages.

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    I can host a public server for you guys to test if you like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradlys View Post
    I can host a public server for you guys to test if you like?
    Any mods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Any mods?
    I can put mods on by request I guess I've not used it before, but I have a spare server, or I can run it on a VM at work so it'l be on from 9:10am to 5pm everyday so you guys can have a play about

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    @SYSMAN_MK if you're still at work, could you run a test for me?

    It needs a few computers [possibly]

    Can you set up a server, connect one account to it, set up a second server and connect another account via "minetest.exe --go --name [name goes here]"

    Which server does it connect to? [Using --go removes pupils ability to create their own server.]
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    Hi All,
    I have just set a minetest server up.
    I am hosting it on my home pc atm.
    The IP is 86.27.141.47

    Name: Please use your edugeek username so that we can identify eachother
    Password: Whatever you want

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