Install FreeCiv 2.5.2 On Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Derivatives, via the GetDeb Repository

FreeCiv is an open-source version of the Civilization game. It is a turn-based strategy game that can be played in single or multiplayer mode. The game starts from 4000 B.C and goes through modern ages, permitting the users to build cities and deploy new units.

The gamers play until one civilization has eradicated the others or other goals have been reached. If there are more than one civilization alive, the winner is the player that has the highest score.

The latest version available is FreeCiv 2.5.2, which brings a big number of changes and updates.

Installation instructions:

FreeCiv is available for Ubuntu systems via the GetDeb repository. In order to get the latest FreeCiv version on your system, you need to add the repository and the key to your system, update the local repository index and install the freeciv package.

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

How to install FreeCiv on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf:

$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu wily-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install freeciv-client-gtk freeciv-client-sdl

How to install FreeCiv on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems:

$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install freeciv-client-gtk freeciv-client-sdl

Optional, if you are not happy with freeciv and want to remove it, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove freeciv-client-gtk freeciv-client-sdl

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