Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Voxelands is an open-source sandbox construction game based on Minetest, which is an open-source Minecraft engine. Like other sandbox construction games, the users can build structures and artworks, usable on either multiplayer servers and singleplayer worlds.
The latest version available is Voxelands 1408.00, which has been recently released.
In this article I will show you how to install Voxelands 1408.00 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to download the sources from the project’s site and compile and run them. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
Install the needed dependencies:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libirrlicht-dev cmake libbz2-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg8-dev libxxf86vm-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libsqlite3-dev libopenal-dev
Download the voxelands archive, extract it and cd into the extracted folder
$ wget http://www.voxelands.com/downloads/voxelands-1408.00-src.tar.bz2
$ tar xjvf voxelands-1408.00-src.tar.bz2
$ cd voxelands
$ cmake . -DRUN_IN_PLACE=1
$ make -j2
$ cd bin