WarZone2100 Installation on Debian Wheezy

If you run Debian Wheezy 7 Linux as your main operating system and you wish to try open source real-time strategy and real-time tactics hybrid computer game WarZone 2100 then here is a short guide on how to install this game on your debian system.

First, download latest tar ball from official WarZone2100 git repository. Start by installing git and then download WarZone2100’s latest source code:

# apt-get install git
$ git clone https://github.com/Warzone2100/warzone2100.git

Once the download is finished install all compilation prerequisites:

# apt-get install automake libtheora-dev libsdl1.2-dev zip g++ libqt4-dev libopenal-dev libvorbis-dev libglew1.5-dev libssl-dev libphysfs-dev libxrandr-dev libfribidi-dev libfontconfig1-dev libssl-dev

Next, navigate to Warzone2100 directory to proceed with the actual compilation:

$ cd warzone2100/

Once ready generate makefiles with and configure:

$ ./autogen.sh
$ ./configure

What follows is now is the actual compilation initiated by:

$ make

This will take a while and the result of the above compilation will be executable binary src/warzone2100. At this point you can start the game by executing:

$ src/warzone2100

alternatively you can install warzone2100 into /usr/local/bin/ by executing make install with root privileges.

# make install

warzone2100 main menu

warzone2100 game