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Installing Uplink on Ubuntu Linux

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Uplink is a really fun game that I’ve played on and off over the years. Having gotten my Ubuntu-computer up and running, I felt it would only be natural to pick it back up. Installing it isn’t as straightforward as in Windows though, as I quickly realized. This is how it’s done:
 
First, you need to get a library called GTK 1.2 To get this, run this command:

sudo apt-get install libgtk1.2

 
Uplink comes as a .sh-file. To install, follow these simple steps:
 
We’ll assume you’ve downloaded the file to your desktop.
 
Go to the desktop folder:

cd Desktop

 
Edit the permissions of the file to allow read/write permissions like so:

chmod 700 uplink-complete-1.54DOWNLOAD.sh

 
Then you run the installation using this command:

./uplink-complete-1.54DOWNLOAD.sh

 
You’ll get a few messages, and you’ll be asked where to place the game. I’ve created a Games folder in my home folder, so that’s where I’ve installed it to.

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