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minetest mod Real Torch

Made torchs more realistic way behaviour.


This mod is named real_torch, changes torches so that they have a life of 20-30 minutes which is configurable using the torch_min_duration and torch_max_duration settings. It also can be relight using coals, flint or steel, and can be affected by water.


  • 2x coal lumps can be crafted into 12x coal powder
  • coal powder and an unlit torch can be crafted into a lit torch again
  • punching an unlit torch with coal powder relights it
  • punching an unlit torch with flint & steel relights it
  • punching an unlit torch with gunpowder explodes and relights it
  • never punch a lit torch with gunpowder, ow!
  • water near torches make them drop as unlit torches
  • coal powder can also be used for fuel or crafted into black dye

Technical information

This mod does not override the normal torch, so once you put a torch if you removed the mod those will remains as normal ones if relights/lights it!

New Craft items

It added new coal, rest of torch related are just overrides for features.

name node
Coal Powder real_torch:coal_powder


  • 0.1 - Initial upload
  • 0.2 - Punching unlit torch with coal powder relights torch
  • 0.3 - Torches are 2D and override any that are 3D
  • 0.4 - Changed my mind, now detects old 2D or new 3D torches and works accordingly
  • 0.5 - 2x coal lumps give 10x coal dust, also fixed check for ethereal mod
  • 0.6 - Burnout and extinguish sounds added by tacotexmex :)
  • 0.7 - Torches can be re-lit using flint & steel and gunpowder, settings added
  • 0.8 - Updated to newer functions, requires Minetest 0.4.16 to run
  • 0.9 - Use on_flood from newer 5.x functions to drop torches
  • 1.0 - Tweak code and use use_texture_alpha = "clip" to stop warnings


Code The MIT License (MIT), Copyright (c) 2016 TenPlus1 Check license.txt

**Sizzle sound ** CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Check sounds/license.txt

Extinguish sound Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Vlatko Blažek Check sounds/license.txt