Word War Vi in Ubuntu

Posted by admin on August 9, 2008 under Tech Tips | 8 Comments to Read

As described by the author, Word War Vi is “a retro styled side scrolling shoot’em up arcade game for linux”. The game play is fast paced, complemented by superb audio and very addictive.

At the time of this writing, there was no Ubuntu/Debian package, but compiling the game is a snap.

To get the latest version, please visit the Word War Vi site and download the source code.

Install Prerequisites and Dependencies

sudo apt-get install build-essential gnome-core-devel portaudio19-dev libvorbis-dev

Extract, Compile and Install
Replace x.xx in the file name with the current version number of the file downloaded. It shouldn’t need to be mentioned, but just in case. :-)

tar zxfv wordwarvi-x.xx.tar.gz
cd wordwarvi*
make && sudo make install

Execute and Have fun


I noticed when running the game, my audio sounded a bit garbled. Changing the Sound Device seemed to clear it up, although the number varied depending on the sound card of each of the machines I’ve tested it on. Try incrementing the number until one sounds normal.

wordwarvi --sounddevice 0
wordwarvi --sounddevice 1
wordwarvi --sounddevice 2

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  • jeremyplummer said,

    SICK!!!!!!!!!! lets see who gets high score =0P

  • SteveC said,

    Hi. I’m the author of Word War vi. Thanks for posting this little writeup.

    You make me worry that I may have made the game too difficult. of your three screen shots, the highest score is 100 points, and in two of the three, the score is *negative*. Wow! 😀

  • gmendoza said,

    Haha… thanks for visiting, Steve. I was actually trying to get some decent screen shots of the game play, which is apparently a lot harder to do when playing a game, too. :-) Keep up the great work by the way. It’s really a fun game.

  • Boogaga said,

    Fantastic game! It might be too difficult for total beginners to install, but it’s definitely worth it. I played a few games on “easy” and got completely destroyed. 😀

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  • Les said,

    Good game and relatively easy to install as well. Good job.

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