Install Freeminer – A Minecraft-inspired Game on Ubuntu 16.04 and below

Freeminer recently released, is a multiplayer Minecraft-inspired sandbox game. Freeminer is based on Minetest which is developed by a number of contributors from all over the globe. Unlike Minetest it aims to make the game fun while trading off some bits of perfectionism.



  • Walk around, dig and build in an infinite voxel world and craft stuff from raw materials to help you along the way.
  • Robust and powerful server-side modding API.
  • Multiplayer support for tens of players, via servers hosted by users.
  • Almost infinite world and a fairly good map generator (limited to ±31000 blocks in all directions).
  • Runs natively on Windows, Linux, OS X and *BSD.

Freeminer changelog

  • Stability and speed fixes
  • kv lua api: now possible to use any custom db: core.kv_put(‘mykey’, ‘mydata’, ‘mydb’); core.kv_get(‘mykey’, ‘mydb’); ‘mydb’ is optional
  • Optional store auth database to leveldb, no huge auth.txt. to enable: auth_kv=1
  • Mapgen indev: huge noise based caves
  • Auto delete old items by default. push items up from solid blocks
  • Player punch move (small move on pvp hit or jump on tnt explode)
  • Show servers from local network in online server list.
  • Android: allow disable touch interface: touchscreen=0 (from config or settings menu: advanced – freeminer – client)

How to Install Freeminer on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install freeminer
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