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Battle For Wesnoth in Ubuntu

Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.14 was released one day ago as the latest maintenance release for the turn-based strategy game.

In the new release, translations for add-on titles and descriptions now are used in Add-on client when available, and provided via Add-on server at upload time in the .pbl.

Other changes in Wesnoth 1.14.14 include:

  • Translation updates.
  • 5p – The Wilderlands: Player 5’s units are sorted when cycling through them with the »n« key.
  • Fixed disabled buttons using the pressed highlight color.
  • Made wmllint recognize [remove_time_area] in order to avoid spurious warnings about unit ids.
  • Files created by the scenario editor include a boilerplate warning about hand-editing them.

How to Install Wesnoth 1.14.14 in Ubuntu:

The latest Wesnoth package is available as Flatpak package for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, and most other Linux desktops.

1.) If you’re first time installing a Flatpak package in Ubuntu, setup your system by running commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

  • Install flatpak framework via command:
    sudo apt install flatpak

  • Add Flathub repository via command:
    flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

2.) Then you can install Battle for Wesnoth flatpak package by running command:

flatpak install flathub org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

To update the package, simply run flatpak update org.wesnoth.Wesnoth command.

Uninstall Wesnoth:

To remove the flatpak package, simply run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

Battle For Wesnoth in Ubuntu

Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.13 was released today as the new maintenance release for the turn-based strategy game.

The new release fixed two major long-standing issues affecting all Wesnoth players, with effects varying from the innocuous to the game-breaking depending on the game content being played as well as the system configuration.

Wesnoth 1.14.13 release highlights:

  • Graphics engine memory leak fix
  • WML/Lua engine reliability fix
  • Campaign changes and fixes
  • See full list of changes.

How to Install Wesnoth 1.14.13 in Ubuntu:

The latest Wesnoth package so far is only available as Flatpak. You can install it in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher by running following commands one by one.

1.) If you’re first time installing a Flatpak package in Ubuntu, setup your system by running commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

  • Install flatpak framework via command:
    sudo apt install flatpak

  • Add Flathub repository via command:
    flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

2.) Then you can install Battle for Wesnoth flatpak package by running command:

flatpak install flathub org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

You can then keep it updated by running flatpak update org.wesnoth.Wesnoth command.

Uninstall Wesnoth:

To remove the flatpak package, simply run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall org.wesnoth.Wesnoth

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