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Battle For Wesnoth in Ubuntu

Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.7 was released a few days ago with many improvements and fixes, and later 1.14.8 was released with a quick fix for Mac OS. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher.

Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.7 release highlights:

  • Numerous improvements and bug-fixes to the Campaigns
  • Units, tutorial, and translation updates.
  • UI improvements, including fix undoing a recall, add jamming to the vision tooltip in the sidebar, and more.
  • Miscellaneous and bug fixes. See HERE for details.

How to Install Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.7 in Ubuntu:

The new release package has been made into Flatpak package, available to install via the Flathub repository.

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 https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

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

If you already installed an old version via Flatpak, update it via command:

flatpak update org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

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

flatpak uninstall org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

Battle For Wesnoth in Ubuntu

Battle for Wesnoth released a new regular update for the 1.14 series. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher.

Wesnoth 1.14.6 release highlights:

  • Fixed some AI crashes.
  • New parameter default_ai_algorithm for setting the default AI
  • New parameter mp_rank for setting the order in which AIs appear in the MP computer player selection menu
  • New option “Keep saved AI” when reloading games from the MP Create Game screen.
  • Fix Lua AIs using the ai.stopunit_*() functions potentially creating infinite candidate action loops
  • Many fixes and improvements to campaigns.
  • Miscellaneous and bug fixes

How to Install Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.6 in Ubuntu:

For those don’t prefer Flatpak package, use the unofficial PPA though the Wesnoth 1.14.6 package will be available in some days later.

The new release package has been made into Flatpak package, available to install via the Flathub repository.

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 https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

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

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 https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

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

Battle For Wesnoth in Ubuntu

This quick tutorial shows you how to install the latest Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.3 in Ubuntu 18.04, and/or Ubuntu 16.04.

Battle for Wesnoth is an open source, turn-based strategy game with a high fantasy theme. It features both singleplayer and online/hotseat multiplayer combat.

While all current Ubuntu releases offer Wesnoth 1.12 in the main repositories, the latest version has reached 1.14.3.

Install Battle for Wesnoth 1.14 via PPA:

There’s an unofficial PPA that contains the game packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04 so far.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vincent-c/wesnoth

Type your password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then run 2 commands one by one to check updates and install the game:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wesnoth-1.14

Once installed, launch it from your system software launcher and enjoy!

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, open Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove the game, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wesnoth

Battle For Wesnoth in Ubuntu

The Battle for Wesnoth game has reached a new stable series by releasing the 1.12.0 release. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu from PPA.

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy video game with a fantasy setting, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat. In Wesnoth, the player attempts to build a powerful army by controlling villages and defeating enemies for experience. The game is loosely based on the Sega Genesis games Master of Monsters and Warsong.

The latest Wesnoth 1.12.0 was released a few days ago, which brings forth loads of new features for players and content creators, as well as a vast number of bug fixes and small enhancements. A new multiplayer faction, a refurnished game interface, and an improved map editor comprise only a small fraction of the changes this new version has to offer to veterans from previous versions.

For details, go to the official web page.

Screenshots:

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How to Install Battle for Wesnoth 1.12.0 in Ubuntu:

An unofficial PPA has made the new release into PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17.

To install the game, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:vincent-c/wesnoth

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wesnoth-1.12

Above commands will add the PPA repository, update your system package cache, and finally download & install the game.