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FreeOrion numbered releases are available for download for various Windows versions, OSX 10.6+, and various Linux distributions.

Both numbered releases (eg. 0.4.4) and more frequently-updated test builds are available. Numbered releases are probably more reliable and less likely to have major bugs, but may be significantly out of date compared to the latest developments in the test builds.

Please note that FreeOrion requires OpenGL 2.1 or later. With OpenGL less than 2.1, there may be poor performance or crashes.

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Windows / OSX

Download FreeOrion prebuilt installers from Sourceforge.

Debian

You can find the latest official packages of FreeOrion in Debian unstable.

https://packages.debian.org/unstable/freeorion

When the development of Debian is frozen and the distribution prepares for the next stable release, you might also find packages in the experimental branch. Please use them with caution.

Installation

apt install freeorion

Ubuntu

Installation of packages is similar to Debian. Packages from Debian unstable automatically migrate to Ubuntu.

Installation

apt install freeorion

or

apt-get install freeorion (apt prior version 1.0)

Personal Package Archives (PPA)

The Debian maintainer of FreeOrion provides an inofficial PPA with backports of stable releases for LTS versions like Ubuntu 14.04 and bleeding edge snapshots for the most recent version of Ubuntu.

Just follow the instructions on the following page and add this PPA to your system.

https://launchpad.net/~apoleon/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-freeorion

Arch Linux

You can install FreeOrion from the Arch User Repository (AUR).

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/freeorion/

Building from source the Debian way

apt install build-essential

apt-get source freeorion

apt-get build-dep freeorion

cd freeorion-*

debuild -us -uc

You can tweak the variables in debian/rules and modify e.g. REV to change the revision of FreeOrion. Then run

debian/rules get-orig-source

to download a Debian compliant source tarball. You will have to install subversion.

http://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/debian-packaging.html