How To Install Battle for Wesnoth 1.11.5 On Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04 And Linux Mint 15/14/13

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Battle for Wesnoth is an open source turn-based strategy game, running on Linux. The player trains soldiers, to create an undefeatable army, in order to fight agains orcs, undead, bandits and win, in the Kingdom of Wesnoth.

The game is very competitive, the user can choose from hundreds of different soldier types, like infantry, cavalry, archers, mages, et cetera and fight with friends or strangers, in multi-player mode.

how to install Battle for Wesnoth 1.11.5 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

In this article I will show you how to install Battle for Wesnoth 1.11.5 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

Battle for Wesnoth 1.11.5 is not available in any PPA yet, so it has to be installed from sources. Follow these steps exactly for a successful installation:

Click here to download the sources, from sourceforge

$ tar -xjvf wesnoth-1.11.5.tar.bz2
$ cd wesnoth-1.11.5
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

If you get dependency issues and you cannot fix them, the alternative is to install either Battle for Wesnoth 1.10 (stable) or Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.4 (development release) via PPA:

For Battle for Wesnoth 1.10 (stable):

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vincent-c/wesnoth
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wesnoth

Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.4 (development release):

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rhonda/wesnoth-devel
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wesnoth

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