So, I became a fan of GridWars in no small part to RedDead’s article on Ubuntumini.com.
However, under Karmic Koala, GridWars refuses to launch, even with the changes to the config file. This is due to the game requiring libstdc++.so.5, which simply is not available in Ubuntu 9.10 When running the game, you get:
./gridwars: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Also, if you use a deb from getdeb.net built for Intrepid or Jaunty, the installer reports an unresolveable dependency.
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 libstdc++.so.5. Works great.
Give it a whirl.