Use the following instructions:

  1. Install the repository in one of the following ways:

    1. Install the playdeb package.

    2. Or configure the repository manually:

      Go to System-Administration-Software Sources, Third-Party Software tab, Add:

      deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu vivid-getdeb games

      Add the repository GPG key, open a terminal window and type:

      wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Click the "Install this now" button below the screenshot of the desired game.

  3. If you are using Kubuntu please check bug 476853.

  4. If the game cannot be found, run this command and try again:

    sudo apt-get update
  5. If you want to uninstall the PlayDeb repository run this command:

    sudo apt-get remove playdeb
  6. If you get a blank page when installing you need to configure apturl in your browser.

    In Firefox you need to change the setting also in Preferences->Applications
    Link the apt protocol to /usr/bin/apturl there.

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Version: 100.0-1~getdeb1

Spring is a modern full-3D RTS (Real Time Strategy) game engine originally created to bring the gameplay experience of Total Annihilation into 3D. Games are played using one of a number of mods. This package just includes the game engine and the default AI, with no maps, mods or rich user interface.

Available for Ubuntu: 15.04

Updated: 2015-08-03 06:20:46 | Changes

Version: 0.5.8-1~getdeb1

C-Dogs SDL is a classic overhead run-and-gun game, supporting up to 4 players in co-op and deathmatch modes. Customize your player, choose from up to 11 weapons, and try the dozens of user-created campaigns. Have fun!

Available for Ubuntu: 14.10, 14.04, 15.04

Updated: 2015-04-15 18:40:16 | Changes

Version: 0.42.0-1~getdeb1

Build a base, defend it against the other team, gain credits for better weapons or more advanced aliens, try to wipe them out.

Available for Ubuntu: 14.04, 15.04

Updated: 2015-08-03 01:00:09 | Changes

Version: 1:1.12.2-1~getdeb1

Battle for control of villages, using variety of units which have advantages and disadvantages in different types of terrains and against different types of attacks. Units gain experience and advance levels, and are carried over from one scenario to the next campaign.

Available for Ubuntu: 14.04, 14.10

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Version: 0.225-1~getdeb2~vivid

This package provides a single-player and multiplayer lobby for Spring. Other features include a P2P system for downloading maps and mods and a built-in IRC-like chat client.

Available for Ubuntu: 15.04

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