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How does one obtain and install KSokoban on Ubuntu 12.10? It used to be there in KDE 3, but is gone now.

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Did you look here: ? (No personal knowledge; just mentioned it because you didn't mention where you looked for it.) – user25656 Jan 17 '13 at 11:34
Thanks, I hadn't looked there. But under the "files" section there's only a Windows installer and under the "code" section there's a bunch of stuff which looks nebulous, with no instructions on how to use it. – Prateek Jan 17 '13 at 13:39

Apparently, KSokoban hasn't been ported to KDE4. Searching in I could find a few things:

The KDE (Legacy) Games Center says:



Version: v0.4.2 - KDE 3.x

That's the only mention to the game in

Its source code doesn't seem to have been changed in years.

There's a bug in asking to port it, but its status is "unconfirmed": Bug 167910 - Port KSokoban to KDE4. In that bug is mentioned that KSokoban was being worked on, with the name Magazynier, but I guess it was never released. I couldn't find anything with that name in the repos, and its source code hasn't been touched in more than 2 years. A search for magazynier in shows no results. In this thread the author says:

Well, magazynier, which is a sokoban game for KDE4, has a chance to be included in KDE SC 4.5, though it still needs some work.

But that seems to be the last.

Other bugs for ksokoban are closed with unmaintained status.

Other than that, there are some mailing list and forum threads that mention it, saying that there is no KSokoban in KDE4.

The project ksokoban in SourceForge, mentioned by @vasa1 in a comment, says it "requires KDE4 and Qt4", but its only file release as of now is a Windows program.

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KSokoban is referred to as Magic Sokoban in Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10.

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Actually, that's a different program from KSokoban (which can be seen here). However, it is an excellent alternative. – Eliah Kagan Jan 17 '13 at 11:59
But that resembles almost same as we have in Ubuntu apps directory. precise it does the same thing but has Colorful and 3D realistic visualization. – VRU Jan 17 '13 at 12:02

I thought I'll try to rewrite it for KDE 4 myself. Here is the result. (This is probably a terrible way of distributing it, but I have no idea how to go about packaging, and most of the tutorials/documentation I found online was not helpful.)

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While ksokoban might not be available, SokoMind is a very similar replacement:

unzip SokoMind.exe
wine SokoMind.exe
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Note that wine and games don't always behave well. It's also possible the OP wants a natively-run game rather than a Windows game (and therefore won't want to install wine and such). – Thomas Ward Sep 1 '13 at 16:15

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