Saturday, December 28, 2013

Worms Armageddon on Ubuntu Linux 64-bit

A Quick Games with Worms

Got myself the Humble Bundle with Android 7. It's awesome.

You can name your price for a bunch of games. Pay more than the average price to unlock more games. You also get the soundtracks to those games as part of the deal. And you can decide how the money you pay is distributed among the developers, charity and/or Humble Bundle (the company).

So, one of the games in the bundle I got is Worms Reloaded. Basically, it's a remake of Worms Armageddon.

Since there's no instruction on how to install the Linux version of the game, it took a bit of searching and experimenting to find this out. I'll post instructions here to hopefully make things a little easier for others to get things running.

First, the installer need to be in your /home folder to work. I've tried running it from some other location and it just gives the following error.

./WormsReloaded_Linux_1381858841.sh: 18: export: Bundle/Worms: bad variable name

Luckily, you don't need to install using sudo. It installs in a folder in your /home folder by default. Unless you want it somewhere where you need root powers to access, of course.

On 64-bit systems, you'll need to install 32-bit compatibility libraries. Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't seem to have the convenient ia32-libs package anymore, but you can download it from here. It works just fine (though it looks like it doesn't).

So, it's basically down to a few steps.

~$ sudo dpkg --install ia32-libs-multiarch_20090808ubuntu36_i386.deb ia32-libs_20090808ubuntu36_amd64.deb
~$ sudo apt-get -f install
~$ sh ./WormsReloaded_Linux_1381858841.sh

After the install simply run WormsReloaded.bin.x86 in the game folder.