Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Warsow is an open-source, multi-platform, first-person shooter game, being somehow similar to the good old Quake 3 game, but it provides a cartoonish look and feel.
Speed and movement is what Warsow is all about. Like a true cyberathlete you jump, dash, dodge, and walljump your way through the game. Grab power-ups before your enemy does, plant a bomb before anyone sees you, and steal the enemy’s flag before they know what is going on!
Our goal is to offer a fast and fun competitive first-person shooter without hard graphical violence – Warsow has no blood or guts flying around. Red stars instead of blood indicate hits and colored cubes replace guts as gib effects.
The latest version available is Warsow 1.5 (stable), which has been recently released, after a lot of test releases. For information about this release, see the announcement from the game’s forum.
In this article I will show you how to install Warsow 1.5 on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux.
Because it is not available as deb/rpm packages, we have to download and extract the archive from the official site, set execution permissions and run the warsow file.
$ cd ~
$ wget warsow.eu/warsow_15_unified.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf warsow_15_unified.tar.gz
$ cd warsow_15
$ sudo chmod +x warsow