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We are developing a video game we intend to release on Linux. It requires the use of the Mono 3.x runtime. However the command apt-get install mono-complete only installs Mono 2.10.

How can we get Mono 3.x on a Ubuntu 12.x OS in a way that is as user-friendly as possible?

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Huh? No the end-user will need Mono 3.x to play the game. We need to install it for the user as part of installing the game. –  S.Richmond Aug 16 at 11:59

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You can install Mono 3 in Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 with ppa:v-kukol/mono-3 repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:v-kukol/mono-3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mono-complete
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Thanks! Is this generally an acceptable thing to run for the end-user to get the game working? Eg could we throw this into a one-time bash script. –  S.Richmond Aug 16 at 12:22

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