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 quantal-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: 0.21-1~getdeb1

As computers evolve, we risk losing some classic games. Bullfrog's Theme Hospital, published in 1997, is a classic simulation game, but getting it to run natively on modern operating systems is getting progressively harder. This project aims to reimplement the game engine of Theme Hospital, and be able to load the original game data files. This means that you will need a purchased copy of Theme Hospital, or a copy of the demo, in order to use CorsixTH.

Available for Ubuntu: 12.10, 13.04

Updated: 2013-05-05 18:31:59 | Changes

Version: 1.7.0.1-1~getdeb1

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Available for Ubuntu: 12.10

Updated: 2013-05-05 18:30:17 | Changes

Version: 0.12.1-1~getdeb1

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Available for Ubuntu: 12.10

Updated: 2013-05-05 17:13:26 | Changes

Version: 2.0-1~getdeb2~quantal

Rally game with Stunt elements, based on VDrift and OGRE. The game features 153 tracks in 24 sceneries, 19 cars and a Track Editor. It focuses on closed rally tracks with possible stunt elements (jumps, loops, pipes).

Available for Ubuntu: 12.10, 13.04

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Version: 2.0.22-1~getdeb1

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