How To Install Warsow 1.5 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17 And Derivative Systems

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.

The latest version available is Warsow 1.5 (stable), which has been recently released, after a lot of test releases. For information about this release, see the announcement from the game’s forum.


In this article I will show you how to install Warsow 1.5 (stable) on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis, LXLE 14.04 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing Warsow 1.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives is easy. All you have to do is add the repository to your system, download and import the key, update the local repository index and install the warsow package. Like this:

$ wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb trusty-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install warsow

Optional, to remove warsow, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove warsow

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