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Welcome to the Minetest Developer Wiki, here you learn how Minetest and games and mods for Minetest are developed.
Minetest is a game engine inspired by Minecraft, Infiniminer and others. It's licensed under the GNU LGPL 2.1, with artwork generally covered by CC BY-SA 3.0. There are two major parts to the system, the first being a core engine written in C++, the second being a modding API that exposes useful functions to a Lua environment.
The Minetest Wiki for players is located at wiki.minetest.net.
WARNING: This wiki is NOT the official Lua API documentation! It's wrong on many Lua API topics. See Lua API Documentation to find the real documentation.
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|Develop the core engine
||Develop a mod
||Document, translate, and create
||Be an excellent community member
Before you start, you should look at the terminology.
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