How to install Minetest Game On Ubuntu – Best Minecraft alternative

Minetest is a free and open source for voxel game for Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD and Android. This game is heavily inspired by popular game from Microsoft Minecraft. This is one of the best alternative for minecraft. It comes with full game engine and using this you can create your own voxel games and mods. It comes with Multiplayer Support, Texture Packs, Beautiful Map Generators, Mods support and 62,000 × 62,000 × 62,000 blocks. It is released under GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1+ License.

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Install Minetest On Ubuntu

You can install Minetest voxel game on Ubuntu via Ubuntu’s default package manager, flatpak, PPA and snap. First we will start with apt. Open your ubuntu terminal application. You can open it by pressing Ctrl+Alt_T keys. Then type the below command and press the Enter key to install it.

sudo apt install minetest -y

It will install the latest version of Minetest voxel game on ubuntu. After the successful installation of Minetest voxel game on Ubuntu, click the show apps in the Ubuntu dock and type minetest in the search box and click minetest.

You can also open it using below command in terminal.


Install Minetest via Flatpak:

You need to install and setup flatpak and flathub first. Follow the below How to install flatpak on ubuntu tutorial link.

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How to install flatpak on ubuntu

After the installation of flatpak in you Ubuntu, restart it.
Now open your terminal app (Ctrl+Atl+T) and run the below command

flatpak install flathub net.minetest.Minetest

During the installation of Minetest voxel game press y and enter when it asked to confirm the installation. Then start the Minetest voxel game by running the below command in terminal.

flatpak run net.minetest.Minetest

Install Minetest via PPA:

If you want to install the latest version of Minetest voxel game after its release, then you can install it via this PPA. In terminal run the below Minetest voxel game PPA command. And if needed type your Ubuntu password. Then press the Enter key to confirm the addition of PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minetestdevs/stable

Then run

sudo apt update

After that run the below installation command.

sudo apt install minetest

Install Minetest via snap:

You can install this Minetest voxel game via snappy. For that in Ubuntu terminal run this command.

sudo snap install minetest

Above ways you can install this game on Ubuntu.

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