@neon SDL_GameController is such a life safer for portable gamepad bindings

@neon I'm on beta, but I can't remember what channel I was on when I started using the devkit

@neon I assume your system is up to date? Maybe it's something they enabled between Q1 and Q3 but wasn't included when updating for some reason

@neon It was preinstalled for me already (Q3 deck). I only had to install the client on my laptop and enable developer mode. But it's nice to have a post for others in a similar situation

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July - This Month in

Last month, developers worked on releasing 5.6.0, and x2048 started work on post-processing and god rays for 5.7. MeseCraft has an important update, as well as a few interesting mods. Finally, Minetest was shown off at the exploreandlearn@LMZ edutech conference, with talks and workshops.


@mastodonchonk It runs better than my laptop, constant 60FPS at 250 view range. Very high shadows only drop the FPS to 45, which is still very playable

@dbeta Well, mine arrived eventually, which is the important thing :D

@mike Oh, enjoy! I've been having so much fun with mine

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Hello I'm ROllerozxa!

I'm quite active in the Minetest community, writing mods and games, and doing some other cool stuff.

I'm also a prominent Principia community member... Which was open sourced just a couple days ago. I ran an unofficial community site which has now become the main site and now help develop the new open source version.

I have a bit longer (and slightly outdated) about page on my website if you wanna read more: voxelmanip.se/about/

It fully works if you use Steam Input and run it inside game mode

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@postroutine Minetest doesn't really support gamepads, it's only partially implemented and doesn't work with all controllers and OSes. If it happens to work with your controller, then you can move around and interact with the world - but can't manipulate GUIs

The Steam Deck comes with its own controller binding system that allows you to set it up to pretend to press keys when using the controller. This works perfectly fine with Minetest. I'm currently working on a video showing it

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It almost works, just some small issues with the controls and onscreen keyboard to fix

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AntVenom, a YouTuber with over 3 million subs, has made a video about . It's really well researched, and captures our spirit well


@Suiseiseki @realcaseyrollins the homepage of Minetest says "open source". Minetest is both free software and open source because it matches both definitions

@realcaseyrollins @Suiseiseki FOSS and FLOSS both mean the same thing, FLOSS is just trying to make it clear that "free" means "freedom" not price. "Free" is ambiguous - Discord is free as in price. Minetest is both FOSS and FLOSS.

I actually thought that FLOSS meant Freely-licensed open source software, which I think is a less weird way to say it. People understand "freely" to mean freedom without adding french/latin words

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