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I have an issue trying to install True Combat: Elite.

I followed these steps, But when I do the 4th step, I get this:

E: Unable to locate package enemy-territory

Can anyone help?


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It seems my problems were caused by old playdeb repositories that were disabled when I upgraded to 10.10.

The solution was to:

  • make sure ubuntu software center is closed and remove playdeb package via synaptic

    1. Open up Synaptic (by going to System → Administration → Synaptic Package Manager)
    2. Search for "playdeb" and select "mark for complete removal"
    3. Apply the changes and close synaptic
  • Install the playdeb package again

  • update and install the game via the terminal.

    1. sudo apt-get update
    2. sudo apt-get install enemy-territory

I also removed all the old playdeb repositories from the software sources by opening the software center, going to Edit → Software-Sources → Other Software and removing the disabled entries.

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Installation Steps

  1. Install the package to add PlayDeb PPA from here.
  2. Run the following commands to install Enemy Territory,

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install enemy-territory

  3. Start Enemy Territory once and create a User.
  4. Download True Combat Elite 0.49 and the 0.49b Patch.
  5. Extract TCE 0.49 and put the Folder "tcetest" in /home/yourusername/.etwolf
  6. Extract the TCE 0.49b Patch and put the Content of the Folder in the tcetest Folder.
  7. Now TCE should be listed as a Mod in Enemy Territory.
  8. Run the Mod.


  • After completing the first step the .deb file will be placed inside your home directory.
  • Double click the .deb file to install it and then follow the second step.
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still says the same thing for step 2 – TheNerdAL Dec 29 '10 at 6:47
What version of ubuntu you are using? – karthick87 Dec 29 '10 at 6:48
I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 – TheNerdAL Dec 29 '10 at 6:49
I have tested in ubuntu 10.10 and it is working for me. – karthick87 Dec 29 '10 at 6:50
Well it doesn't work for me. :( – TheNerdAL Dec 29 '10 at 6:51

Have you tried the installation via ? They have pretty straightforward instructions there how to install games from their site and Enemy Territory is included on their site.

Basically it does just the same as described above but prevents any mistakes you might have done during the installation.

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