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 karmic-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: 0.0.0+r07419~pre-alpha-1~getdeb1

Historically based Real Time Strategy game focusing on the years 500 B.C. to 500 A.D. It is a war/economy strategy game allowing you to recreate or rewrite the ancient history of western civilisations.

Available for Ubuntu: 9.10

Updated: 2010-04-03 13:28:52 | Changes

Version: 0.21.1-1~getdeb2

S.C.O.U.R.G.E. is a cross platform, open source rogue-like game in the fine tradition of NetHack and Moria. It sports a graphical front-end, similar to glHack or the Falcon's eye. The design of the 3D UI is an attempt at the best of both worlds from old to new: It lets you rotate the view, zoom in/out, view special effects, etc with the feeling of the old-school isometric games like Exult or Woodward.

Available for Ubuntu: 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04

Updated: 2010-03-10 20:38:02 | Changes

Version: 1.52-1~getdeb1

A GTK+ port of the Snes9x emulator.

Available for Ubuntu: 9.10

Updated: 2010-03-10 20:20:02 | Changes

Version: 1:14-1~getdeb2

Widelands is a strategy game aiming for gameplay similar to Settlers II by BlueByte. In this game, you start out on a small piece of land with nothing more than a few of useful resources. Using those, you can build yourself an empire with many thousands of inhabitants. On your way towards this goal, you will have to build up an economic infrastructure, explore the lands around you and face enemies who are trying to rule the world just like you do.

Available for Ubuntu: 9.10

Updated: 2010-03-10 19:32:01 | Changes

Version: 1.73.4-1~getdeb4

The purpose of the game is to fly from planet to planet, buying and selling goods, shooting pirates or committing acts of piracy.

Available for Ubuntu: 9.10

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