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Minetest jumpdrive

A simple Jumpdrive for minetest

Take your buildings with you on your journey


  • Place a ‘jumpdrive:engine’ into the center of your creation.
  • Connect the engine to a technic HV network
  • Let the engine charge
  • Choose your target coordinates (should be air or ignore blocks)
  • Select your cube-radius
  • Click “show” and check the green (source) and red (target) destination markers if everything is in range
  • Click “jump”


Optional dependencies:

  • Mesecon interaction (execute jump on signal)
  • Technic rechargeable (HV)
  • Travelnet box (gets rewired after jump)
  • Elevator (on_place gets called after jump)
  • Locator (gets removed and added after each jump)
  • Pipeworks teleport tubes (with a patch to pipeworks)
  • Beds (thx to @tuedel)
  • Ropes (thx to @tuedel)
  • Mission-wand as coordinate bookmark (thx to @SwissalpS)
  • Compass as coordinate bookmark (thx to @SwissalpS)
  • Areas
  • Drawers


The engine can be connected to a technic HV network or fuelled with power items. Power items are one of the following

  • default:mese_crystal_fragment
  • default:mese_crystal
  • default:mese

Energy requirements

The energy requirements formula looks like this: 10 x radius x distance

For example:

  • Distance: 100 blocks
  • Radius: 5 blocks
  • Required energy: 10 x 5 x 100 = 5000


If the technic mod is installed the following items can be used in the upgrade slot:

  • technic:red_energy_crystal increases power storage
  • technic:green_energy_crystal increases power storage
  • technic:blue_energy_crystal increases power storage
  • technic:control_logic_unit increases power recharge rate


The source and destination areas are checked for protection so you can’t remove and jump into someone else’s buildings.




Advanced operation

Coordinate bookmarking

You can place empty books into the drive inventory and write the coordinates to them with the “Write to book” button. The “Read from bookmark” button reads the coordinates from the next valid bookmark item in the inventory. From right to left. A used bookmark item is placed in the first free slot from the left. Bookmark items are:

  • Written books saved by jumpdrive (or correctly by hand)
  • Mission position wands
  • Compasses



Settings in minetest.conf:

  • jumpdrive.max_radius max radius of the jumpdrive (default: 15)
  • jumpdrive.max_area_radius max radius of the area jumpdrive (default: 25)
  • jumpdrive.powerstorage power storage of the drive (default: 1000000)
  • jumpdrive.power_requirement power requirement for chargin (default: 2500)

Lua api

Preflight check

The preflight check can be overriden to execute additional checks:

jumpdrive.preflight_check = function(source, destination, radius, player)
	-- check for height limit, only space travel allowed
	if destination.y < 1000 then
		return { success=false, message="Atmospheric travel not allowed!" }

	-- everything ok
	return { success=true }

Fuel calc

The default fuel calc can be overwritten by a depending mod:

-- calculates the power requirements for a jump
jumpdrive.calculate_power = function(radius, distance, sourcePos, targetPos)
	return 10 * distance * radius





  • optional technic mod
  • upgrade slots


  • various fixes and optimizations
  • Fleetcontroller
  • Digiline interface
  • mod.conf (minetest >= 5.0)
  • Beds,ropes,missions compatibility
  • calculate_power() override
  • overlap check
  • No fuel consumption if creative
  • Protection checks for source and destination
  • preflight check with custom override
  • Settings in minetest.conf
  • vacuum compatibility (jump into vacuum with air filled vessel)


  • improved performance
  • Documentation
  • Removed complicated cascade function


  • Initial version
  • Cascade operation (with issues)