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I open terminal, type the lines listed on the website:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:knapsu/openxcom
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openxcom

and nothing happens.

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I'm like 500% sure that sudo apt-get install openxcom should give some output. Edit your question and add what sudo apt-get install openxcom tells back. –  Braiam Dec 17 '13 at 15:13

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Try this to install openxcom in ubuntu 12.04,

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the below lines to it and save the file,

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/knapsu/openxcom/ubuntu precise main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/knapsu/openxcom/ubuntu precise main 

Update the repositories,

sudo apt-get update

Install openxcom,

sudo apt-get install openxcom
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Notice that the builds for Precide are broken, but the package provided by that PPA are aviable for Quantal, Raring and Saucy launchpad.net/~knapsu/+archive/openxcom/+packages –  xangua Dec 17 '13 at 23:36

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