METROCRAFT TECH INSTRUCTIONS
In order to get ready for our Metrocraft class, we ask that you download Minetest and install it on your computer. There are a few steps. We have included both step-by-step instructions and a tutorial video. Feel free to use whichever you are more comfortable with...
STEP 1: DOWNLOADING MINETEST
Note: If you have a Mac click here instead. If you have a PC continue on...
The first step is to install “Minetest.” Minetest is a free, public domain version of Minecraft. Minecraft and Minetest are basically the same program, but Minetest allows us to make more modifications, it works on older computers and best of all, it’s free. Please note we generally find it is helpful to have a mouse when playing. Many kids have successfully played using a trackpad but it's definitely easier to play games of this sort with a mouse.
Once you follow the steps in the video and get to the log-in screen, put in the following info. For the Address/Port, put in minetesthosting.com and the port number 41073
The password is "outschool" is the first name of the parent who signed the student up for the class (in all lower-case).
If you have any trouble with usernames or passwords, email email@example.com and I can easily send it over to you. Please let me know which town you are in, as we have a number of classes running.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS (you can use these instead of the tutorial above if you prefer)
Go to this website: minetest.net/downloads
Once you download, it will ask you to open the Zip file. Open it up and then open the Minetest folder in your Downloads…
Finally open the Minetest program… (You may want to create a shortcut for your desktop or “pin it” to your taskbar to make it easier to find in the future)
The last step is to open Minetest and go to the “Join Game” tab
On the "Join Game" tab, enter this information into the 4 boxes on the right:
For the Address/Port, put minetesthosting.com and the port number 41073
For the name, simply put in your child's first name. The password is "outschool" is the first name of the parent who signed the student up for the class (in all lower-case).
If you have any trouble, email firstname.lastname@example.org and I can easily send it over to you. Please let me know which town you are in, as we have a number of classes running.
STEP 2: LET US KNOW YOU'RE ALL SET
If you are able to log into Minetest and get into Google Sheets, please indicate "YES" on the first page of the Google Sheet so we know you are all set.