How do I install openttd 1.8.0 on Debian

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How do I install openttd 1.8.0 on Debian

Post by DerMoritz98 » 02 Jun 2018 13:22

My problem is, that I want to install Openttd on my Debian 9 computer, so I can host a dedicated Openttd server for me and my friends.
But I'm new to Linux and I have no idea how to install Openttd.
With

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apt-get install openttd
only Openttd 1.6.1 is being installed and I'm stuck at the point of compiling the GitHub source code.

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Re: How do I install openttd 1.8.0 on Debian

Post by Alberth » 02 Jun 2018 14:20

Don't install from the package manager, download the generic linux binary and use that.
Alternatively, download the ubuntu binary (if it matches your version), and install that file at the command-line, ie https://askubuntu.com/questions/40779/h ... mmand-line
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Re: How do I install openttd 1.8.0 on Debian

Post by DerMoritz98 » 02 Jun 2018 15:09

I installed the Linux Generic Binaries, but I don't know how to install it. Can you tell me how, or link to a post/ article where someone is explaining it?

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Re: How do I install openttd 1.8.0 on Debian

Post by Alberth » 02 Jun 2018 19:10

Just download, unpack, and run it, ie

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# Download openttd-1.8.0-linux-generic-amd64.tar.gz

# Unpack
tar xzf openttd-1.8.0-linux-generic-amd64.tar.gz

# Run it
cd openttd-1.8.0-linux-generic-amd64
./openttd
You do need to have a base set installed, the readme.txt file in the directory explains it, section 4.1.1
(The base set can be re-used for both older and newer openttd versions, so you don't need to download it again if you already have it.)
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Re: How do I install openttd 1.8.0 on Debian

Post by NekoMaster » 03 Jun 2018 04:34

Simplest way to do OpenTTD on most operating systems is get the binary for your OS and unpack the contents to a folder you can remember. Since your using Debian, you'd want to grab the Generic Linux binary, preferably the 64bit version if your computer/OS is 64-bit. Typically I might just unpack the zip to a "GAMES" folder and for the current OpenTTD install I would name its folder "OpenTTD Stable 1.8.0 Linux 64" (just in case you ever need to have multiple versions)

Since i dont use debian, much less linux these days, I dont know what Archive tool it has but I'm sure most modern linux distros have some graphical archieve tool to unpack zips, tars, gzips, etc.
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Re: How do I install openttd 1.8.0 on Debian

Post by DerMoritz98 » 03 Jun 2018 10:33

I managed to install Openttd on my server thanks to Alberth. But I changed my OS to Ubuntu Server and installed the Linux Generic Binary.
Thanks for your Help.

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