How To Install OpenTTD 1.5.0 On Linux 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 1.5.0, which has been recently released, bringing the below changes:

  • Fix:Add Misc. GRF Feature Flag 6 to enable the second rocky tile set.
  • Fix: Display relative offset changes in the sprite aligner.
  • Fix: Original road vehicle acceleration crashed for vehicles taking over.
  • Fix: GCC 5 compilation.
  • Fix: Data race due to lazy initialisation of objects.
  • Fix: Compilation with MinGW64.
  • Fix: Use the regular clipping functions in the sprite aligner instead of some magic.
  • Fix: Windows randomly drops SetCursorPos calls, breaking the RMB-scrolling.

In this article I will show you how to install OpenTTD 1.5.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux, Manjaro.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install OpenTTD 1.5.0 on 32 Linux systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget binaries.openttd.org/releases/1.5.0/openttd-1.5.0-linux-generic-i686.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf openttd-1.5.0-linux-generic-i686.tar.gz
$ rm openttd-1.5.0-linux-generic-i686.tar.gz
$ cd openttd-1.5.0-linux-generic-i686
$ ./openttd

Optional, to remove OpenTTD 1.5.0, do:

$ rm -r openttd-1.5.0-linux-generic*

How to install OpenTTD 1.5.0 on 64 Linux systems:

$ wget binaries.openttd.org/releases/1.5.0/openttd-1.5.0-linux-generic-amd64.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf openttd-1.5.0-linux-generic-amd64.tar.gz
$ rm openttd-1.5.0-linux-generic-amd64.tar.gz
$ cd openttd-1.5.0-linux-generic-amd64
$ ./openttd

Optional, to remove OpenTTD 1.5.0, do:

$ rm -r openttd-1.5.0-linux-generic*

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