It’s a strategic fantasy simulation game. In this game you are the architect in design your kingdom. You have to make sure that you have enough Food, Water, Iron for weapon, Gold for Money. You have to set up which area will be for your farmer, fisher man, game hunter, army, fortress, house etc.
I think the game is very cool. But, there is a problem that I found and no answer until now. I can not save the game and sometimes it suddenly close down (which I don’t like it most). Even it may suddenly make your computer hangs (Mentioned in a Forum).
So, If you want to try and find the solution for this game, please share it.
From Ubuntu Terminal screen (Applications > Accessories > Terminal), type:
taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo apt-get install widelands
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
mythtv-frontend pwgen liblzo1 mythtv-common mysql-client
mythtv-transcode-utils libnet-daemon-perl libqt3-mt-mysql libfame-0.9 fftw3
mythtv-database libdbi-perl libpvm3 libdbd-mysql-perl mysql-server-5.0
mysql-client-5.0 mysql-common libmyth-0.21-0 mythtv-backend libplrpc-perl
libmysqlclient15off mysql-server transcode ntp libmyth-perl libnet-upnp-perl
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 30.6MB of archives.
After unpacking 74.4MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe widelands-data build10-1 [28.7MB]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe widelands build10-1 [1923kB]
Fetched 30.6MB in 5m14s (97.3kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package widelands-data.
(Reading database … 132087 files and directories currently installed.)
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Selecting previously deselected package widelands.
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Setting up widelands (build10-1) …
How to play?
Open Applications > Games > Widelands
You can play as single or multi player. For this sample, let’s try with Single Player.
Click New Game
Choose the map. Just choose the default, Check mate.
Just click Start the game.
This your basic area. You only have a small kingdom. You have enlarge your area, build big army to prepare any attacks from the Barbarians.
Click Build Help to display the help area setup.
Green Rock-Build a massive project.
Red House– Build a medium project.
Blue Flag – For street
Yellow Flag – temporary Street option. You have to click it to change the color from yellow to blue, then can build the street. I will show you how to do it after.
For this sample, I click a green rock. An option screen will be displayed. So, I choose Farm, because when want to build a big nation, food is top priority.
Then I continue the same method to setup the area. When you mark the area, I suggest to put Fisher man near the sea, Game hunter near the Woods, Water supplies near the kingdom and the army, one near the kingdom and the other one put near the border.
Nothing will happen until you click on the first Blue Flag in front of your Head quarters to build the streets.
When you click, there will be some options, try to direct the street to the Farm first. You have to build your food supplies first.
Then go to the left and direct it to build the other projects. You have to make sure that all projects are connected. Otherwise the workers can not bring the materials, mean they can not build the projects.
If you see below, the Fisher Hunt area has supplied the fishes already.
Your area will be bigger and bigger. Some projects are 100% complete. If you see below (on the top left), there are 2 soldiers on the way to their Sentry area at the borders (represent by 2 cards).
In the next short time, you will have a new empty area. Mean that your kingdom is getting bigger. Now is your time to build your army. Don’t forget to build a fortress in this time.
Well, that’s all that I can share, because like I said, the game is suddenly down.
So, let’s share for the solutions for this problem.