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Gridwars, Karmic-style

Posted by anjilslaire on December 8, 2009

So, I became a fan of GridWars in  no small part to RedDead’s article on

However, under Karmic Koala, GridWars refuses to launch, even with the changes to the config file. This is due to the game requiring, which simply is not available in Ubuntu 9.10 When running the game, you get:

/Downloads/gridwars_lin$ ./gridwars
./gridwars: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Also, if you use a deb from built for Intrepid or Jaunty, the installer reports an unresolveable dependency.

The solution is to install From where? Get a handy .deb from It installs perfectly on Ubuntu 9.10, and then you can install Gridwars from the official page here.

I’ve had issues getting the gridwars .debs to run properly on the netbook remix due to the resolution even after setting the config, so I just get the archive & run it after installing the Works great.

Give it a whirl.


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