How To Install Wesnoth 1.12.0 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Battle for Wesnoth is an open source turn-based strategy game, running on Linux. The player trains soldiers, to create an undefeatable army, in order to fight agains orcs, undead, bandits and win, in the Kingdom of Wesnoth.

The game is very competitive, the user can choose from hundreds of different soldier types, like infantry, cavalry, archers, mages, et cetera and fight with friends or strangers, in multi-player mode.

The latest version available is Battle for Wesnoth 1.12.0, which has been recently released, bringing with the below changes:

  • Language and i18n: Updated translations: German, Russian, Fixed encoding and other issues with the system default language option
    on builds using Boost.locale
  • User interface: Fixed lower button row padding for GUI1 dialogs including Statistics and the Add-ons Manager
  • Miscellaneous and bug fixes: Fixed recursive directory creation failing for working dir-relative paths without an explicit `./` at the start (e.g. in `wesnoth -p data/core foo`) for builds using Boost.filesystem.
  • Disable start of scenario saves in MP, “fixing”.

For more information about this release, see the official release notes.

how to install Battle for Wesnoth 1.12.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install Battle for Wesnoth 1.12.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to install it from sources. Follow the below instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

Install cmake:

$ sudo apt-get install cmake

Download the Wesnoth 1.12 archive, extract it and cd into the extracted folder:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/wesnoth/files/wesnoth-1.12/wesnoth-1.12/wesnoth-1.12.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf wesnoth-1.12.tar.bz2
$ cd wesnoth-1.12.0
$ mkdir build
$ cd build

Compile and install:

$ cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release ..
$ make
$ sudo make install

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