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Minetest is one of the first InfiniMiner/Minecraft(/whatever) inspired games (started October 2010), with a goal of taking the survival multiplayer gameplay to a slightly different direction.

The main design philosophy is to keep it technically simple, stable and portable. It will be kept lightweight enough to run on fairly old hardware.


--config <value>

Load configuration from specified file


Disable unit tests


Enable unit tests

--gameid <value>

Set gameid


Show allowed options


Show version information

--logfile <value>

Set logfile path (debug.txt)

--map-dir <value>

Same as --world (deprecated)

--port <value>

Set network port (UDP) to use


Print more information to console


Print even more information to console


Print enormous amounts of information to console

--world <value>

Set world path

--migrate <value>

Migrate from current map backend to another. Possible values are sqlite3 and leveldb.


Please report all bugs to Perttu Ahola <[email protected]>.


Perttu Ahola <[email protected]> and contributors.

This man page was originally written by Juhani Numminen <[email protected]>.


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