Have you ever heard the cliché that Linux is not the best idea if what you want is to play games on your computer? This is because whoever said it probably didn’t know the PlayDeb repository.
PlayDeb is a repository available since version 12.04 of Ubuntu and that contains multiple related games and applications that are not included in the official repositories.
Once PlayDeb is added to the list of repositories we can simply access yours official page and search for the game we like among a long list where we will find everything perfectly classified, or directly search for any of them in our software center.
How to install PlayDeb?
Very simple, just add to the list of repositories:
Edit the sources.list file:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
And we add at the end the corresponding repository with our distribution:
If you are using Ubuntu 12.04:
Playdeb deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps games
If you are using Ubuntu 13.04:
Playdeb deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu raring-getdeb apps games
If you are using Ubuntu 14.04:
Playdeb deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb games
Save your changes and add the public key using the terminal:
wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-get update
Ready! We can now enjoy a long list of games in our Ubuntu.
There is the possibility that even if we follow all the steps to the letter we click on one of the games on the PlayDeb page and we get a screen like this:
There’s no problem. All you have to do is search for the Software Center in its / usr / bin / software-center location and once you have selected it check the box “Remember my choice for apt links.” and everything is ready, it will not give you problems again.
Has it been easy right? now all that’s left is to take time out of the routine and get to try out all the variety of games that the developers who collaborate with PlayDeb offer us. Let’s play!