How To Install OpenTTD 1.4.1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian And Their Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may already know, OpenTTD (Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe) is a Transport Tycoon clone, working on Linux and Unix systems. Being an old game, it does not have good graphics, but it has a convincing gameplay. The latest version available is OpenTTD 1.4.1, which has been recently released, bringing only bug-fixes. For information about this release, see the changelog.

In this article I will show you how to install OpenTTD 1.4.1 Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and their derivative systems.

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 17, Linux Mint 13 and Elementary OS 0.2 and Debian Wheezy, OpenTTD 1.4.0 as deb packages. Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install OpenTTD 1.4.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Linux Mint 17 Qiana:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ wget binaries.openttd.org/releases/1.4.1/openttd-1.4.1-linux-ubuntu-trusty-i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ gdebi openttd-1.4.1-linux-ubuntu-trusty-i386.deb

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ wget binaries.openttd.org/releases/1.4.1/openttd-1.4.1-linux-ubuntu-trusty-amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ gdebi openttd-1.4.1-linux-ubuntu-trusty-amd64.deb

How to install OpenTTD 1.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ wget binaries.openttd.org/releases/1.4.1/openttd-1.4.1-linux-ubuntu-precise-i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ gdebi openttd-1.4.1-linux-ubuntu-precise-i386.deb

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ wget binaries.openttd.org/releases/1.4.1/openttd-1.4.1-linux-ubuntu-precise-amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ gdebi openttd-1.4.1-linux-ubuntu-precise-amd64.deb

How to install OpenTTD 1.4.1 on Debian Wheezy:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ wget binaries.openttd.org/releases/1.4.1/openttd-1.4.1-linux-debian-wheezy-i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ gdebi openttd-1.4.1-linux-debian-wheezy-i386.deb

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ wget binaries.openttd.org/releases/1.4.1/openttd-1.4.1-linux-debian-wheezy-amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ gdebi openttd-1.4.1-linux-ubuntu-precise-amd64.deb

For Debian and Ubuntu, we can use the precompiled binaries, available via the official site.

How to install OpenTTD 1.4.1 (Portable) on other Ubuntu and Debian systems:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ wget binaries.openttd.org/releases/1.4.1/openttd-1.4.1-linux-generic-i686.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf openttd-1.4.1-linux-generic-i686.tar.gz
$ cd openttd-1.4.1-linux-generic-i686
$ ./openttd

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ wget binaries.openttd.org/releases/1.4.1/openttd-1.4.1-linux-generic-amd64.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf openttd-1.4.1-linux-generic-amd64.tar.gz
$ cd openttd-1.4.1-linux-generic-amd64
$ ./openttd

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