Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.6 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu

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:

[ac-box style=”tip”]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.[/ac-box]

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

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