So I've downloaded the .tar.gz file for Cave Story, and since I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu, I have no idea how to install it.

I tried the commands suggested at How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file?, but no dice.

My most successful attempt was make config.dat, which spat out a different error than make all the other files. So I assume that's what I should be going with?

It says:

"make: *** No rule to make target `config.dat'. Stop." 

Do I type something else in?

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    put the cavestory.tar.gz download link. – Avinash Raj Nov 27 '13 at 2:48
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    possible duplicate of How to install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? – Seth Nov 27 '13 at 4:06
  • Edit your question and include that information, preferably all of it. Also, do not modify the output in any way. Do not use comments to provide this information. – Braiam Nov 28 '13 at 0:26
  • I didn't know I was supposed to do that, sorry. – yonderfork Nov 28 '13 at 0:55
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    Cave Story is not usually a source distributed software. The .tar.gz probably contains binary software (probably from Humble Bundle or similar). Therefore, the linked other question is likely to be irrelevant. – Alistair Buxton Nov 28 '13 at 2:50

Is late a lot but here is your answer. Open this link: www.cavestory.org/download/cave-story.php

and download this version: Doukutsu Linux Port by Simon Parzer and Peter Mackay

1.Extract the file in Downloads.

  1. Open the terminal(ctrl+alt+t) and type: cd ~/Downloads/linuxDoukutsu-1.01

  2. Type ./doukutsu

It will open the game for exit press exit.

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