Special features of Minetest are configured using a configuration file,
minetest.conf. The file is read always when Minetest is started. The file is created or modified by the menu always when the menu quits to the actual game.
A custom path to a configuration file can be specified on command line using the option
A file called minetest.conf.example is provided as an example. See that file for a more complete list of options.
Also, minetest.conf.example might be out-of-date sometimes. See the defaultsettings.cpp file in the source for list of options in the latest source.
Keys are configurable. Refer to minetest.conf.example.
The video backend can be chosen.
# Possible values: null, software, burningsvideo, direct3d8, direct3d9, opengl video_driver = opengl
You can specify an additional texture directory, from which Minetest will first search for textures.
texture_path = /path/to/textures
These settings will make minetest run smoothly on slow machines. e.g. laptops with slow integrated graphics.
new_style_leaves = false viewing_range_nodes_min = 16
Additionally, if you have very limited RAM, this will set the client to delete parts of the map from memory when they haven't been accessed for 120 seconds.
client_unload_unused_data_timeout = 120
These are actually considerably slower than the fastest settings, but will run without any problems on fast machines.
new_style_leaves = true new_style_water = true
You can disable the building of the texture atlas with this line. (A texture atlas is a big texture with multiple smaller textures tiled in it)
enable_texture_atlas = false
On some Windows machines OpenGL can cause problems. In that case, try
video_driver = direct3d9
These also apply to local game.
# Set speed of time in game: time_speed = 400
# Invert mouse vertical axis invert_mouse = true