How To Install Doomsday Engine 1.14.5 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Doomsday Engine is an open-source, cross-platform, portable game engine for first person shooters like DOOM, Heretic adn Hexen. Among others, it includes high-resolution OpenGL graphics, 3D models and dynamic lighting effects.

Features:

User interface:

  • Overlaid task bar for easy access to engine features
  • In-game command console
  • Configuration menus and Renderer Appearance sidebar editor
  • Game selection screen for runtime game changes (e.g., from DOOM to Heretic), browsing multiplayer games, and loading saved games
  • On-the-fly add-on resource loading
  • Flexible input control bindings system
  • Built-in updater for easy upgrades

Graphics:

  • OpenGL based renderer
  • Dynamic ambient occlusion (corner shadowing) for world surfaces
  • Dynamic lights with halos and lens flares
  • Dynamic shadowing effects for world objects
  • Particle effects system
  • 3D models for world objects (with per-vertex lighting and multiple light sources), skies, skyboxes, and particles
  • Automatical world surface (light) decorations
  • Detail texturing, shine and glowing effects for world surfaces
  • Fogging, bloom, and vignette effects
  • Environmental mapping effects for 3D models and world surfaces
  • World movement smoothing (actors, monsters, missiles, surfaces) to remove the original games’ limitation of 35 FPS
  • Smart texture filtering using a modified hq2x algorithm
  • Stereoscopic rendering modes: anaglyph, side-by-side, cross-eye and parallel viewing
  • Support for Oculus Rift

Multiplayer:

  • TCP-based client/server networking
  • Automatical discovery of servers running on the local network
  • Central master server for discovery of servers on the internet
  • Standalone server running as a daemon/background process
  • Standalone Doomsday Shell tool for server management (both local and remote)
  • Supports up to 15 player games
  • Clients can join games in progress
  • In-game chat and server management (via a shell login)

For more information, see the official site.

The latest version available is Doomsday Engine 1.14.5, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Fixes an autosave related bug in Hexen and a minor issue in Doom
  • Patch release for version 1.14 that fixes incorrect behavior
  • Doom: Incorrect music for Doom2 TNT – MAP21

how to install Doomsday Engine 1.14.5 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, 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 Doomsday Engine 1.14.5 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, 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 derivative systems.

Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to download the doomsday deb package from sourceforge and install it by hand. I prefer gdebi over dpkg due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.

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

How to install Doomsday Engine 1.14.5 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ sudo apt-get gdebi
$ wget "sourceforge.net/projects/deng/files/Doomsday Engine/1.14.5/doomsday_1.14.5-build1265_i386.deb"
$ sudo gdebi doomsday_1.14.5-build1265_i386.deb

How to install Doomsday Engine 1.14.5 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget "sourceforge.net/projects/deng/files/Doomsday Engine/1.14.5/doomsday_1.14.5-build1265_amd64.deb"
$ sudo gdebi doomsday_1.14.5-build1265_amd64.deb

Optional, to remove doomsday engine from either 32 bit or 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 or derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove doomsday*

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