Install C&C: Tiberian Sun in Ubuntu Easily via Snap

cnctsun

Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun now can be easily installed in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher via the snap package.

C&C Tiberian Sun video game is developed by Westwood Studios and released in 1999. The main storyline follows the second major war between the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) of the United Nations, and the global terrorist organization known as the Brotherhood of Nod. The story takes place 30 years after the GDI had won the First Tiberium War in Command & Conquer.

Thanks to Taqi Raza, Tiberian Sun Snap package (containerized software package run in most Linux desktop) built via Wine platform makes it easy to install the game in Ubuntu.

1. First install Wine platform (snap package) either via Ubuntu Software:

wine-snap-softwarecenter

or by running command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

snap install wine-platform

snap-install-wine-platform

Note Ubuntu 16.04 needs to install snapd for the first time via command sudo apt install snapd

2. Then install C&C: Tiberian Sun either in Ubuntu Software:

tiberian-sun-softwarecenter

or by running command:

snap install cnctsun

snap-install-cnctsun

3. Finally launch the game either via command snap run cnctsun or from app menu:

launch-tiberiansun

First time running the game will set up the Wine platform, ask you to choose which to install, finally download and install the game.

download-tiberiansun

Uninstall:

For Ubuntu 16.04, run command to remove the game as well as Wine platform:

snap remove wine-platform cnctsun

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, simply remove them via Ubuntu Software.

About ml

ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

One comment

  1. I love this game! I know him if I’m not mistaken since 2006! Thank you! 🙂

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