Games - various (Xenial & newer)

PPA description

Games (DBGL, Doomsday, MAME, Quake I/II ports, RetroArch) Xenial & newer.

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                      Games - various (Xenial & newer)

dbgl (0.83 DOSBox Game Launcher), doomsday (2.3.1), dosbox (0.74-3), fonts-{metrophobic,titillium}, gamemode (1.6.1), gnuchess (6.2.7), libretro-core-info (0.189+git20210714), libsdl2 (2.0.22), libsixel (1.10.3), libzip (1.7.3), mame (0.242), mbedtls (2.28.0), mgba (0.9.2), quakespasm (0.94.3 Quake port), retroarch (1.10.3), retroarch-assets (1.8.9+git20210422), scummvm (2.5.1) scummvm-tools (2.5.0), stockfish (12), vulkan-{loader,tools} (, yquake2 (8.01+vk1.0.1+ctf1.08 Quake II port)

Transport Tycoon Deluxe: grfcodec, nml, openttd (1.10.3), openttd-opengfx

Focal & Hirsute: libdecor-0 (0.1.0 for libsdl2 2.0.20)

Xenial & Bionic: fontconfig, libpng1.6, roaraudio (1.0~beta12), wxwidgets3.0 (3.0.4+dfsg-15), zlib

Xenial only (for Z-Machine interpreter): fizmo-console, fizmo-ncursesw, fizmo-sdl2, libdrilbo, libfizmo, libmonospaceif, libpixelif, libsndifsdl2

Xenial only: boost1.65.1, crafty (23.4)


*** Install ***

Note for Xenial: Latest MAME requires GCC >= 7 to install and run. Also, some packages require FFmpeg >= 4.2 (ie. retroarch). The simplest way to handle both dependencies is to add the FFmpeg 4 PPA, which has a copy of GCC 7.5.0 (from ppa:savoury1/gcc-defaults-7). So follow these steps first:

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/games
  sudo apt-get update

Note for all: If any game has a missing FFmpeg or multimedia dependency then run the above (ie. libfluidsynth3 needed by ScummVM is at the FFmpeg 4 PPA).

*** Build ***

This PPA has build dependencies on:


Additionally, for Xenial builds only:


Note: Only MAME builds use ppa:savoury1/{python,inkscape} PPAs, due a BD on python3-sphinxcontrib.svg2pdfconverter to create docs (and this Python package has a BD on inkscape). Neither PPA is required for installation.

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:savoury1/games to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/games
sudo apt update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

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Signing key:
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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Rob Savoury.

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boost1.65.1 1.65.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
crafty 23.4-7~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dbgl 0.83+dfsg-3~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dbgl 0.83+dfsg-3~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dbgl 0.83+dfsg-3~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dbgl 0.83+dfsg-3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
doomsday 2.3.1+ds1-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0.1 Rob Savoury ()
doomsday 2.3.1+ds1-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0.1 Rob Savoury ()
doomsday 2.3.1+ds1-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0.1 Rob Savoury ()
dosbox 0.74-3-3~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dosbox 0.74-3-3~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dosbox 0.74-3-3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fizmo-console 0.7.13-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fizmo-ncursesw 0.7.14-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fizmo-sdl2 0.8.5-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontconfig 2.13.1-4.2ubuntu2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fontconfig 2.13.1-4.2ubuntu2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-metrophobic 20190601-0ubuntu1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-metrophobic 20190601-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-metrophobic 20190601-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-metrophobic 20190601-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-titillium 20121001-0ubuntu1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-titillium 20121001-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-titillium 20121001-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fonts-titillium 20121001-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
freetype 2.11.1+dfsg-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
freetype 2.11.1+dfsg-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gamemode 1.6.1-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gamemode 1.6.1-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gamemode 1.6.1-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gnuchess 6.2.7-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gnuchess 6.2.7-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gnuchess 6.2.7-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
grfcodec 6.0.6-4~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
grfcodec 6.0.6-4~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libdecor-0 0.1.0-2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libdrilbo 0.2.11-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libfizmo 0.7.15-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libmonospaceif 0.7.15-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libpixelif 0.8.4-3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libpng1.6 1.6.37-3~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libpng1.6 1.6.37-3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libretro-core-info 1.8.9+git20210714-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libretro-core-info 1.8.9+git20210714-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libretro-core-info 1.8.9+git20210714-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libsdl2 2.0.22+dfsg-1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libsdl2 2.0.22+dfsg-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libsdl2 2.0.22+dfsg-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libsdl2 2.0.22+dfsg-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libsixel 1.10.3-3~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libsixel 1.10.3-3~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libsixel 1.10.3-3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libsndifsdl2 0.8.3-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libzip 1.7.3-1ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libzip 1.7.3-1ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libzip 1.7.3-1ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
mame 0.242+dfsg.1-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
mame 0.242+dfsg.1-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
mame 0.242+dfsg.1-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
mbedtls 2.28.0-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
mbedtls 2.28.0-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
mbedtls 2.28.0-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
mgba 0.9.2+dfsg-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
mgba 0.9.2+dfsg-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
mgba 0.9.2+dfsg-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
nml 0.5.2-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
nml 0.5.2-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
nml 0.5.2-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
openttd 1.10.3-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
openttd 1.10.3-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
openttd 1.10.3-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
openttd-opengfx 0.6.0-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
openttd-opengfx 0.6.0-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
openttd-opengfx 0.6.0-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
quakespasm 0.94.3+dfsg-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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