Xenial Xerus ships with version 3.1.1 of the great game Warzone 2100. A new version has just been released:

2016-07-10 After 3.5 years of development, version 3.2.0 of Warzone has finally been released. Website...

Addit: And now Version 3.2.1 is also out!

How do I get the latest version under Xenial?

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    The link to the website is broken, it should be wz2100.net
    – Videonauth
    Jul 13, 2016 at 11:07

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A few relatively easy steps are required to get the very latest version of Warzone 2100 and run it under Xenial Xerus:

1. Activate the Source Repositories:

Follow this path to activate software sources:

Dash > Software & Updates > Ubuntu Software > Source Code

After clicking on 'Source Code' allow the repositories to reload.

2. Download the dependencies:

We use both the dependencies for the older Warzone 2100 package as well as some extras required by the newer version:

sudo apt-get build-dep warzone2100 
sudo apt-get install checkinstall qt5-default qtscript5-dev libsdl2-dev libssl-dev 

3. Download, compile, package and install:

The following single command will look after the rest of the installation, simply copy and paste the whole command into a Terminal window:

mkdir ~/Desktop/warzone_build && cd ~/Desktop/warzone_build && \
wget http://ufpr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/warzone2100/releases/\
3.2.1/warzone2100-3.2.1.tar.xz && \
tar xvf warzone2100-3.2.1.tar.xz && cd warzone2100-3.2.1 && \
./configure && make -j 4 && \
sudo checkinstall --pakdir "$HOME/Desktop/warzone_build" \
     --backup=no --deldoc=yes --pkgname warzone2100 --pkgversion 3.2.1 \
     --fstrans=no --deldesc=yes --delspec=yes --default

You may need to log out and then log back in before Dash sees the game but otherwise we are done :).

Unless of course you want some intro and 'cut-scene' movies for the game:

3. Optional: Install the movies:

There are some nice, high quality movies to download that integrate nicely with the game. Note that the high quality set is a reasonable download at 965MB.

First create the download folder if it does not already exist:

mkdir ~/.warzone2100-3.2.1

Then grab the high quality compressed movie files with the following single command:

cd ~/.warzone2100-3.2.1 && \
wget http://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/project/warzone2100/\

And now we are really done!

4. Enjoy the game:

A screenshot of Warzone 2100 on my own Xenial installation:

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Here latest compiled Warzone2100 (actually v3.2.1) for Ubuntu 16.04.x:


Direct download (*): http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/getdeb_games/xenial/games/getdeb/warzone2100

(*) Before download/install from getdeb, open terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and execute these commands:

wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

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