How to Install Freeminer – A Minecraft Clone on linux

If you are fan of Minecraft, then you would love this game. Freeminer is a multiplayer Minecraft inspired sandbox game. It is based on Minetest which is developed by a number of contributors from all over the globe. Unlike Minetest it aims to make the game fun while trading off some bits of perfectionism.

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Key Features

  • You walk around, dig and build in an infinite voxel world
  • Ability to craft stuffs from raw materials to help you along the way
  • It has a robust and powerful server-side modding API
  • It supports Multiplayer for tens of players, via servers hosted by users
  • Comes with an almost infinite world and a fairly good map generator (limited to ±31000 blocks in all directions)
  • It runs natively on Windows, Linux, OS X and *BSD

Latest Stable Release – v0.4.14.8 changelog

  • Stability and speed fixes
  • kv lua api: now possible to use any custom db: core.kv_put(‘mykey’, ‘mydata’, ‘mydb’); core.kv_get(‘mykey’, ‘mydb’); ‘mydb’ is optional
  • Optional store auth database to leveldb, no huge auth.txt. to enable: auth_kv=1
  • Mapgen indev: huge noise based caves
  • Auto delete old items by default. push items up from solid blocks
  • Player punch move (small move on pvp hit or jump on tnt explode)
  • Show servers from local network in online server list.
  • Android: allow disable touch interface: touchscreen=0

How to Install Freeminer on Ubuntu 16.10

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb yakkety-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install freeminer

How to Install Freeminer on Ubuntu 16.04

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install freeminer

Install on Arch Linux

------ Stable Version ------
yaourt -S freeminer
------ Dev Version ------
yaourt -S freeminer-git

Install on FreeBSD

cd /usr/ports/games/freeminer-default && sudo make install clean

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