How to Install and Play Stendhal MMORPG in Ubuntu

Last updated: September 17, 2013

Stendhal is a fun friendly and free multiplayer online adventure game developed using the Arianne game development system. This tutorial shows you how to install & play this game in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 10.04 and their derivatives such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Stendhai MMORPG

Install Stendhal MMORPG

The latest version has reached Stendhal 1.10, which adds many cosmetic changes and some new features. Have a look at the announcement of Stendhal 1.10

The PlayDeb repository contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and old versions for Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 10.04. Follow the steps below to install it on your system:

1.) Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the PlayDeb to your repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

For Linux Mint user, read this post to add playdeb repository.

2.) Get the key:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

3.) Then update package lists and use apt-get command to download and install the game:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install stendhal

Once installed, start it from the Unity Dash.


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