|Basic||2GHz||2GB||1.2||Radeon HD3000, nVidia, Intel GMA3000|
|Preferred minimum||2GHz||2GB||2.1||Radeon HD4000, nVidia|
|Recommended||2GHz||4GB||3.2||Radeon HD5000, nVidia|
Unvanquished requires about ¾GB for a fresh installation.
Notes about graphics hardware and drivers
You will probably find that the proprietary drivers for AMD (Radeon) and nVidia work best for OpenGL 2 or better. However, some of the open-source drivers are certainly good enough – for example, Radeon HD 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000-series should be fine with Mesa 9.1 or later with Linux 3.9 or later. (If you have Linux ≥ 3.11, you can try adding “radeon.dpm=1” to the kernel command line.)
Debian, Ubuntu and derivatives
- Debian GNU/Linux
oldstable) – i386, amd64
- 7.0 (
stable) – i386, amd64
- 8.0 (
testing) – i386, amd64
sid– i386, amd64, x32
- Ubuntu Linux
- 12.04 (
precise) – i386, amd64
- 12.10 (
quantal) – i386, amd64 will not be supported as of January 2014
- 13.04 (
raring) – i386, amd64
- 13.10 (
saucy) – i386, amd64
- 12.04 (
If you use a derivative distribution such as one of Linux Mint's, you will need to know which of the above on which it's based.
Adding the repository
It is recommended that you add our repository details to your apt configuration. However, you may download .debs directly from this repository and install using dpkg if you prefer.
You'll need to replace RELEASE with the code name for the appropriate release of the operating system which you have installed.
Via desktop tools
Go to System → Administration → Software sources, select the Third-party software tab, then add this entry:
deb http://debs.unvanquished.net RELEASE main
Via a shell
$ sudo sh -c 'echo deb http://debs.unvanquished.net RELEASE main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unvanquished.list'
(Note: the above is one command)
Not sure what release name to use?
If you're not sure what you're using, then run this first:
$ lsb_release -i -r -c Distributor ID: Debian Release: 7.0 Codename: wheezy $
In this case, Debian 7.0 (“wheezy”) is being used, so you'd replace RELEASE with wheezy.
(You can also add a
deb-srcline if you want. This is only of use if you may want the source, though. Also, if when you run the above command, your shell sayscommand not found, install lsb-release via your preferred package manager then try again.)
Validating the repository
Either way, once you've added the repository, you'll need to download this public key and tell apt about it:
$ wget http://debs.unvanquished.net/unvanquished-archive-key.gpg.asc $ sudo apt-key add unvanquished-archive-key.gpg.asc
(You can use curl instead of wget if you prefer or if you don't have wget.)
Installing the package
You can use a GUI-based tool such as synaptic if you prefer. You'll need to update its package lists first then find and install the ‘unvanquished’ package. Or you can use a shell:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install unvanquished
The package will be installed and will automatically fetch all necessary .pk3 files – should download of these files fail, you can retry by running ‘unvanquished-download-paks’ or ‘dpkg-reconfigure unvanquished-common’ via sudo or directly as root.
All being well, you can now run Unvanquished. It'll appear in your desktop's games menu, or you can run ‘unvanquished’ from a shell. If you want to run a dedicated server, you'll need to install unvanquished-server.
Newer Unvanquished releases will be installed automatically (if your system is configured for that) or when you run a manual apt update & upgrade.
Download the installer for GNU/Linux. This contains binaries for x86_64 only.
Other distributions may have packaged Unvanquished – check before downloading!
If you don't want to use the installer and there's no package for your distribution/architecture or you prefer to roll your own, compile it yourself.
Other operating systems (unsupported)
You will probably need to compile it yourself.