Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.5 Released (How to Install)

September 17, 2018

Battle For Wesnoth in Ubuntu

Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.5, an open source, turn-based strategy game, was released a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04.

Changes in Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.5 include:

  • Fix AI ignoring teleport locations when moving leader to leader goals.
  • Heir to the Throne:
    • S6: Allow canceling an attack when a move+attack spawns enemy units
    • S6: Change the trigger for spawning undead reinforcements
    • S17: Add dialog explaining the lava game mechanic and an easter egg
  • Liberty, S3: Add story and war drums music
  • Northern Rebirth:
    • S12: empty sides are hidden
    • S13: allied leaders whose death causes defeat won’t leave their keep and
      the lich brothers and Krash got more gold
  • Sceptre of Fire:

    • S4: a cave entrance has been added.
    • S5: Gryphon Riders are now available starting form S5 (formerly S3).
    • S7: it’s now impossible to kill all pursuers.
  • Secrets of the Ancients: Fix dialog said by wrong unit & revert previous fix
  • The Hammer of Thursagan: S10: Fix objectives requiring too much of the player
  • The South Guard:
    • S2: the case where Deoran is not sent to the Citadel is handled better.
    • S2: enemy units will no longer neutralize villages instead of capturing or burning them. This also means certain units will no longer be hidden in the Game Stats list.
    • S4: bodyguards are never spawned next to other units, and always in forest.
    • S5: zombies have now one castle with two leaders.
    • S6a: mermen leave after this scenario and will no longer be available.
    • S7a & S8a: a certain hero may now die.
  • Under the Burning Suns: New graphics for Eloh.
  • And various other changes and bug-fixes

How to Install Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.5 in Ubuntu:

The flathub repository contains the Flatpak package of the game. You can install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04 via following steps:

1. (For Ubuntu 16.04 only), open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak

sudo apt-get update

2. Install flatpak framework via command:

sudo apt-get install flatpak

3. Add flathub repository:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

4. Finally install the flatpak package of Battle for Wesnoth:

flatpak install flathub org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

Once installed, launch the game either from software launcher, or by running command flatpak run org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

(Optional) 5. To remove the game, run command:

flatpak uninstall org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

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3 responses to Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.5 Released (How to Install)

  1. shiva chittiprolu September 17, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Thank you man.You are awesome!!

  2. This works on Ubuntu Budgie 32-bits?