Sunday, May 1

New Build for RTS Game 'Widelands' Available, Install from PPA


Widelands is an open source and free real time strategy game inspired by Settlers I and II. The game is quite popular, addictive and is under heavy development.

Widelands (Build 15) is already available in Ubuntu Software Center but a new version has been released two weeks back - Build 16, which you can install from PPA. 

Changes in Build 16
  • A new scripting engine that allows for complex scenarios
  • A new watch-me-do tutorial and a new scenario for the Atlanteans
  • New win conditions for multiplayer games which add variety
  • OpenGL renderer
  • Improvements to the user interface in many places
  • More control over which wares are stored in ware houses
  • Team support in multiplayer
  • Shared kingdom for multiplayer, more than one player can control the same kingdom
  • New maps
  • New sounds
  • Many new graphics and animations
  • Full and detailed changelog for build 16 can be found here
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To add the PPA and install Widelands, run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:timo-wingender/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install widelands

If you are going to play Widelands for the first time, I recommend going though game tutorial once.
[Thanks to StarZtorm]

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