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Popular Puzzle Game 'Wind and Water' Comes to Linux

Wind and Water : Puzzle Battles is one of the most addictive puzzle games made by an independent game development company Yuan Works.

The game features an RPG style story mode with unique challenging sets of puzzles and hand drawn 2D pixel art graphics. W 'n' W has received great reviews from many websites and has been featured in lots of magazines. The game was initially developed for Korean hand-held GP2X  and was later ported to Dreamcast

Now, Yuan works has recently released new versions for Windows and Linux. The game will also be ported to Linux based gaming handheld Pandora.


The game can be played using Arrows, A, S and Enter Keys on your keyboard. The latest version also brings mouse support so that you can play actual puzzles by moving pointer around.

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There are two methods to install W 'n' W on Linux. Both method works perfectly. You can use either of these.

Method 1:
  1. Install Deb Package for Ubuntu (32 bit only) from here
  2. If you want to play in fullscreen mode, edit the wnw_config.txt file in /opt/windandwater folder.
Method 2 (For other distributions):
  1. Grab the Linux executable from here
  2. Mark the file executable
  3. The game needs data files from Windows version. You can download it from here
  4. Extract the folder and copy the Linux executable into the folder
  5. Install the required libraries: sdl, libsdlmixer, libsdlimage, libvorbisidec, libsdl-net
  6. Edit wnw_config.txt file to turn on Fullscreen mode
  7. Launch Linux executable file to play the game
[Many thanks to J.K.Makowka for the Info and abeisgreat for creating and sharing deb package]


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