How To Install Either Warsow 1.4 RC Or Warsow 1.3 Stable On Your Linux System

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.

Official description:

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.

How To Install Warsow 1.3/1.4 RC On Linux Systems

The latest stable version available is Warsow 1.3, while a RC version of Warsow 1.4 has been released recently. For more information about Warsow 1.4 RC, see the changelog.

In this article I will show you how to install Warsow 1.4 RC on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary 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_14_unified.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf warsow_14_unified.tar.gz
$ cd warsow_14
$ sudo chmod +x warsow
$ ./warsow

Also, Warsow 1.3 stable is available via the GetDeb repository, so it can be easily installed on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

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

How to install Warsow 1.3 on Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16:

$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu saucy-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install warsow

How to install Warsow 1.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13 and Elementary OS 0.2:

$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install warsow

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