How to install Widelands RTS Game on Ubuntu

Widelands is RTS (real-time strategy) game for Linux, macOS and Windows. It is a free RTS game and released under open source GPL v2+ license. You need OpenGL version 2.1 or higher to run this game. It comes with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode. In this game you need to build a settlement, produce resources and train soldiers to attack enemy. you can choose from Barbarians, Empire, Atlanteans, and Frisians tribes. This game was inspired by blue byte software’s Settlers II RTS game. This game is still under heavy development.

Install Widelands RTS on Ubuntu

You can install Widelands real time strategy game on Ubuntu via its official PPA. To install via PPA, first you need to add its PPA on Ubuntu via below command. Open terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the below command and hit the enter key.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:widelands-dev/widelands

Type your Ubuntu password if needed and hit the ENTER key to confirm the addition of Widelands real time strategy game PPA on your system. Then type the below command press the enter key to update your package list on ubuntu system.

sudo apt-get update

Then in terminal, run the below command to install the latest version of Widelands real time strategy game on ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install widelands

During the installation of Widelands RTS game press y and enter to confirm the installation. After the successful installation of Widelands real time strategy game, click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type Widelands in the search box and click Widelands to open it.

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If you want to install the daily builds of development version, then use the below PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:widelands-dev/widelands-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install widelands

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