How to Install Warsow 2.10 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

Warsow 2.10 which was released early this year, is now available for install via getdeb package. Warsow is set in a futuristic cartoonish world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets. It is a completely free, fast-paced first-person shooter for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

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This latest release of Warsow introduces some significant changes to the engine along with some polish and fixes to the gameplay. See details below.

  • The first major change is that now the renderer is off-loaded into a separate thread, meaning that your mouse movement and networking is not affected by screen refresh rate anymore.
  • The second major change is that third-party maps and textures will now be sandboxed so that they can no longer override stock Warsow assets.
  • Path to local profile and cache on *nix systems now changed to better follow the XDG Directory Specification. The profile path has changed from $HOME/.warsow-2.x to either follow $XDG_DATA_HOME or to $HOME/.local/share/warsow-2.x by default. The same logic applies to cache directory as well. This change also affects server configurations.
  • And last but not least is the major uplift that the Race game mode has received thanks to hettoo’s efforts.
  • As usual, a fair amount of bugfixes along with mapping and modding improvements has gone into the release.

Install Warsow 2.10 on Ubuntu 16.04

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install warsow
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