August - This Month in Minetest (07)

This Month in Minetest

While not much happened in August with engine development due to a post-release break, a few mods were released that are worth checking out.

Engine News

Engine development has been in a lull since the 5.6.0 release, as developers take a break and deal with other responsibilities.

Android hasn’t received 5.6 yet due to a game-breaking crash. Work has been done towards a 5.6.1 release to fix this, and several other bugs. This will be released in September.

Work continued towards modernising the graphics pipeline with a post-processing stage. This has since been merged.

Mods News

Multidecor

Multidecor by Andrey01 brings a bit of realism to your world with home furnishings from several different periods.

The Grandfather clock even has a swinging pendulum
The Grandfather clock even has a swinging pendulum

Direction Compass

Direction Compass is a new compass mod by Apercy. It intends to avoid confusion caused by the misleading yaw value in the builtin debug screen. Having a compass in your inventory puts a HUD element on the screen with your position. When the compass is wielded, a live-updating compass HUD will also appear.

Direction Compass
Direction Compass

BeTween API

BeTween API by Gianpy is a new interpolation API that can be used for smoothly animating HUD elements, as well as anything else that needs smooth interpolation using a collection of available rules. You can choose from linear, sinusoidal, circular, quartic, quadratic and elastic interpolation methods. Here is a demo of it in action:

Teaser

Finally, Elceejo shares this vague teaser for an upcoming mod, “Where’s Waldo”-style:

Monstrum Moment
Monstrum Moment

Art and Builds

The Beast Awakens by TheMalaysianDude
The Beast Awakens by TheMalaysianDude
Turtle. Build by Coolstorms, photo by Ineva
Turtle. Build by Coolstorms, photo by Ineva
Cottage by Elektrika
Cottage by Elektrika

Server News

Nonsensical Skyblock

kimapr.net:30001

Nonsensical skyblock has come online! Unlike other skyblocks, this one is not quest-based. You can make everything through crafting and other mechanics, starting from a dirt block and an apple tree. You can also automate most crafting processes.

In Other News

There was not much activity this month, but that has changed in September. We will have more to share in the next post. See you all soon!

Thanks to our post contributors this month: MisterE, rubenwardy, Elceejo, TheMalaysianDude, Ineva, Kimapr.