Windows (XP/Vista/7/8)

Installation instructions

Have a look at the Getting started page in the wiki.
If you have problems, read the frequently asked questions topic.

From zip:
Extract the zip package somewhere (be sure that you have write access - don't extract it in “Program Files”). Run the executable found in the bin/ folder.

From installer:
Follow the instructions given when you run the installer executable.
To run Minetest, click the icon in the start menu, or the desktop. Alternatively go to C:/Minetest/bin and run the executable.
Note that the installer installs the same version as in the .zip (be sure that you have write access - don't install it to “Program Files”).

Unofficial builds

These builds are made by community members and more recent than the official builds, containing new features (may cost stability).



If you have packaged Minetest for another distribution contact us so that we can link it.


Android (very buggy)


There is a FreeBSD port.

Source code

The Minetest engine source code is at github.
You will probably want minetest_game. Put the game in your games directory.

See README.txt for details on how to compile.