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 precise-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: 20140104-1~getdeb2

Marathon Infinity takes the closed universe of the Marathon series and blows it wide open. The solo/co-op campaign, "Blood Tides of Lh'owon," is a 20-level scenario sporting new textures, weapons, and aliens. The player now faces a world where all is not what it seems... Marathon Infinity is the most popular Marathon game in online play, and is compatible with hundreds of community-made maps. This release includes the classic graphics, and revamped high-definition textures and weapons.

Available for Ubuntu: 12.04, 13.10, 14.04

Updated: 2014-01-06 21:00:16 | Changes

Version: 20140104-1~getdeb2

Fresh from your triumph on the starship Marathon, you are seized by the rogue computer Durandal to do his bidding in a distant part of the galaxy. Within the ruins of an ancient civilization, you must seek the remnants of a lost clan. Battle opponents ancient and terrible, all the while struggling to escape the alien nightmare... This release of Marathon 2: Durandal includes the classic graphics, and revamped high-definition textures and monsters from the Xbox Live Arcade edition.

Available for Ubuntu: 13.10, 12.04, 14.04

Updated: 2014-01-06 20:50:38 | Changes

Version: 20140104-1~getdeb1

Alien forces have boarded the interstellar colony ship Marathon. The situation is dire. As a security officer onboard, it is your duty to defend the ship and its crew. Experience the start of Bungie's iconic trilogy with Marathon. This release is a meticulous conversion of the original game to the Aleph One engine, with many details and battles restored that were missing from the earlier "M1A1" release.

Available for Ubuntu: 12.04, 13.10, 14.04

Updated: 2014-01-05 12:30:14 | Changes