How To Install Wesnoth 1.12.1 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

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.

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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 1.12.1, which has been recently released, bringing changes.


  • Tweaked and expanded music playlists for all scenarios.
  • Hide unit variations that should not be listed in the help browser.


  • Fixed possibility of no viable routes around guards in ‘Hide and Seek’.

The Rise of Wesnoth:

  • Hide unit variations that should not be listed in the help browser.

Under the Burning Suns:

  • Hide unit variations that should not be listed in the help browser.


  • Fixed the Set Password option during game creation not having an effect due to a misplaced WML attribute in the client’s command for the server


  • Assigned capitalized translatable names to Walking Corpse and Soulless variations


Miscellaneous and bug fixes:

  • Fixed hotkeys for changing tips in titlescreen.
  • Disallowed toggling Delayed Shroud Updates when not the player’s turn as it causes OOS.

For more information about this release, see the official release notes.

In this article I will show you how to install Battle of Wesnoth 1.12.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Battle of Wesnoth 1.12.1 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the wesnoth package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vincent-c/wesnoth
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wesnoth

Optional, to remove wesnoth, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove wesnoth

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