How To Install Voxelands 1408.00 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Elementary OS 0.3, Deepin 2014 And Other Ubuntu 14.04 Derivatives

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.

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

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

Build Voxelands:

$ cmake . -DRUN_IN_PLACE=1
$ make -j2

Run Voxelands:

$ cd bin
$ ./voxelands

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7 comments on “How To Install Voxelands 1408.00 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Elementary OS 0.3, Deepin 2014 And Other Ubuntu 14.04 Derivatives
  1. sean says:

    When I run the the “cmake” command I get an error that VORBIS libraries could not be found… I have Vorbis packages installed on my system so I’m at a loss

    • sean says:

      Nevermind I resolved the problem… I didn’t realize that you needed the vorbis development package as well… Thanks for the article… Helped a buch -new linux user

  2. Bean77 says:

    As of December 2015, the name of the file is:

    voxelands-1510.01-src.tar.bz2

    I have been trying to install this using the code(s) above and it would not install. I tried over and over and over. Finally, I went to http://www.voxelands.com/downloads/ and saw that the name of the file has changed…most likely due to an updated version.

    With that said, you will need to replace everything that says voxelands-1408.00-src.tar.bz2 with voxelands-1510.01-src.tar.bz2

    You can also just go to the website I listed above and double click on the file name and your archive manager will open asking if you want to save the file and then extract it…something like that. It was very simple to do and I ended up doing it that way after a good hour of trying to figure out why it didn’t originally work and getting frustrated. Yes, I am new to all this so I did the easiest thing…I will be using the terminal more as I learn and have been using it but for now, this was the easy fix.

    Hope this helps everyone 🙂

  3. razor_keen says:

    how can i make a desktop application for this game?

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