How do you install a game from a zip file? I downloaded gems from the Ubuntu software centre and they offered a free download it came as a zip file how do you install it?

  • You can use gunzip for example – Melon Feb 5 '14 at 20:34
  • Another program to install, I just want to install the game? – Gary Wheadon Feb 5 '14 at 20:38
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    Gary, did you try to unzip the file and look for the instructions inside? – Melon Feb 5 '14 at 20:40
  • @GaryWheadon - add it as an answer then :D – Wilf Feb 5 '14 at 20:48

use zip,gunzip or tar command to unzip.

To install

if the file extension is .deb .Use:

sudo dpkg -i file name

if it is bash script then use this command:

bash  filename

if it python then use:

python3 filename.py 

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