Installing Warzone2100

I installed it from the Ubuntu SW Centre but it’s buggy so I downloaded the latest version from their website but dont really know what to do next. Any help appreciated.

I think I’ve sorted it, I remembered I have ‘open in Terminal’ so I used that and then copied the install insturctions from their site but it does not appear in Applications/Games.
Any idea how I can fix that and get it to appear in the menu?

Done some further reading and I want to install the videos,
If you want to have videos as well, you can use ​Download warzone2100-video_2.3-1_all.deb (Warzone 2100) for the good English videos. Or download the sequences.wz you want to use (low-quality English and German are the two other options at the moment), put it into “pkg/dpkg/videos” and run “dpkg-buildpackage -uc -b” from there. Then, once again, go to the parent folder and install the package with “dpkg -i warzone2100-video*.deb”. The videos probably won’t change in the foreseeable future, so you won’t have to update that package for newer versions of the game.

It’s lost on me so I need help here, sorry.
I’ve downloaded the file to my ‘Downloads’ folder but unsure what to do next…

Unpack the tar.gz file you downloaded.

Make sure you have linux-headers-generic and build-essential installed:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential

cd into the directory that you unpacked

cd /path/to/directory

then run:


if that doesn’t throw up any errors, run:


if that doesn’t throw up any errors, run:

sudo make install

ok, before you do the above.

unpack the videos and put them in the /pkg/dpkg/videos directory (after unpacking the gther archive)

cd into that directory … and run:

dpkg-buildpackage -uc -b

THEN carry on with my last posting.

I’ve just read back through your postings, and it would seem you are editing earlier posts with what you’ve tried whilst you waited for a response … but you -

a) aren’t saying what you tried, or providing a link to the instructions you followed.
b) that’s causing the topic responses to get out chronological order.

Your first post seems to suggest that you’ve NOW installed it, but your second psting ask how to install the videos … that must be done BEFORE building and installing the application.

Ah! ok then, what do I need to do to remove the game and then start from scratch?

Erm, I don’t know because you haven’t told me how you installed it, or provided a link to the instructions you followed :o

Ah! OK…
Downloaded from;
Install instructions;


If you want the videos, you’ll have to do what I said above … then recompile and install again.

to make a menu item
you are going to have to find out where the binary executable is … then create your own menu item.

What’s the output from:

locate *arzone*

Also … which desktop are you using ? … Unity, Gnome 3, or Gnome “Classic”

I think it’s Gnome3
Also, is there a way to output the result from locate awzone to a text file as it puts out a huge list that I can’t get all of?

First what happens if you run:


If it launches the game … that’s the command you’re looking for, and there’s no need to run the next command.

locate *arzone* > ~/warzone.txt

will output to a text file called warzone.txt in your Home directory.

Don’t know if this is of any use.
I was heavily addicted to warzone 2100 on windows a few years ago.

After my peppermint (ubuntu natty based) instalation, I installed warzone 2100 from the `software manager’

No probs it all worked but only with proprietory video drivers (nvidia in my case) (fell over with open source drivers).
I have warzone 2100' in my games’ menu and it works fine.
version is > 2.3.4-1