Common problems

This page contains solutions to problems that have been reported more than once.

Feel free to add stuff here.

No textures at all are visible, unless digging (2011-04-18)

This apparently happens on windows with some new 57xx series ATI cards.

The fix is to add the line “video_driver = direct3d9” to the minetest.conf file which appears after the first run.

Local game crashes immediately when started

Check your debug.txt.

If you find this:

ERROR[ServerThread]: ERROR: An unhandled exception occurred: Cannot open database file

You probably have installed Minetest on a path that contains some special characters. This causes problems on some systems. The workaround is obvious: Just move it eg. to C:\games\minetest or whatever short and clean.

Also, please report back if you had this problem (remember to tell what is your operating system and what the path is (eg. C:\Documents and Settings\Foo Bar\Työpöytä\minetest-0.3.0-win32\).)

MSVCR100.dll not found

If you get this error when trying to start minetest in Windows: <pre> minetest.exe - System Error The program can't start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. </pre>

The solution is to install the “Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package”



common_problems.txt · Last modified: 2013/01/14 22:47 (external edit)
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