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 1.11.8, which has been recently released, bringing only bug-fixes to the previous release.
In this article I will show you how to install Battle for Wesnoth 1.11.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it will be soon available via PPA, installing Battle for Wesnoth 1.11.8 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the wesnoth-1.11 package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rhonda/wesnoth-devel
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wesnoth-1.11