Archives For November 30, 1999

Warzone 2100, open source 3D real-time strategy game, released version 3.4.0 today with graphics and UI improvements, and many new features.

After almost 10 months of developments, Warzone 2100 was released with over 485 commits. The release highlights include:

  • Graphics and UI improvements, including: fade effect when starting games, smoother mouse rotation, smoother zooming, interpolate frames in animation, occlude terrain ambiently
  • Add “continue last save” option
  • Add Quicksave feature
  • Add Autosave feature
  • Add way to change most game settings with the in-game pause menu
  • Add shortcut to quit to main-menu after victory
  • Add T4 technology level where all research is completed
  • Add Randomization of game options button in skirmish/multiplayer games
  • Add support for changing map, game name, and hosting player’s name after already hosting
  • Add configuration of OpenAL-HRTF mode
  • Add in-game notification widgets
  • Add keybinding configuration for camera pan
  • Add Discord rich presence / join support
  • Add unit / kill count gui feature
  • Add BoneCrusher! AI, Cobra AI, Nexus AI (ported from original)
  • Right-click AI slot to quickly copy it to all other AI slots

How to Install Warzone2100 in Ubuntu:

The game package is available as Snap package which can be directly installed from Ubuntu Software.

For those prefer DEB to the containerized Snap package, download the .deb package from:

Download Warzone2100 (.deb)

Then install it via command:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/warzone2100_*.deb

Once installed, launch the game from ‘Show Applications’ menu and enjoy!

(Optional) To remove the game package, run command:

sudo apt remove warzone2100

Warzone 2100, an open-source real-time strategy game, released 3.3.0 a few days ago with an enormous amount of changes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher.

Changes Warone 2100 3.3.0 include:

  • Reinstated secondary orders Pursue, Guard, and Hold
  • Reinstated range orders Optimum, Short, and Long range
  • Improved window resizing and display scaling
  • Support for more graphics driver workarounds and platform compatibility
  • Fixed very slow map/mod transfer when vertical sync is enabled
  • Disable PIE SHADERS directive support
  • Fixed loading OpenGL on older Intel chipsets on Windows 10
  • Fix of shooting through walls, and many other changes.

How to Install Warzone 2100 3.3.0 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, simply search for and install ‘warzone 2100’ in Ubuntu Software.

NOTE there are two warzone 2100 packages in Ubuntu Software. Check the package details before installing the package.

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install snapd:

sudo apt-get install snapd

Then install the game via command:

sudo snap install warzone2100

(Optional) To remove Warzone 2100, either use Ubuntu Software utility or run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove warzone2100