Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, OpenRA is an open source project that recreates the Command & Conquer games: Tiberian Dawn, Red Alert and Dune 2000. The latest version available is OpenRA 20140608. This is from the official announcement:
“We include recreations of C&C (Tiberian Dawn), C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000. These are not intended to be perfect copies, but instead combine the classic gameplay of the originals with modern improvements such as unit veterancy and the fog of war. OpenRA’s primary focus is cross-platform multiplayer between Windows, OS X, and Linux; however, we include a number of single-player missions, and also support skirmish games against AI bots.”
In this article I will show you how to install OpenRA 20140608 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing OpenRA 20140608 is easy. All you have to do is add the repository and the key to your system, update the local repository index and install the openra package. Like this:
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install openra
After the installation of OpenRA has been successfully done, you will be asked to download some data from the red alert official website.