December 3, 2021
How to install Chromium B.S.U game on Ubuntu 20.04

How To Install Chromium B.S.U. Game On Ubuntu 20.04

On this article we will learn how to install arcade-style game Chromium B.S.U, on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system.

Introduction

Chromium B.S.U. is a arcade-style game with top-scrolling space shooter. The game is a free software distributed under the Clarified Artistic License. Chromium B.S.U. is available on Windows, iPhone, PSP, Mac, AmigaOS 4, Linux and numerous other UNIX-like operating systems The original version of Chromium B.S.U. was designed in 2000 by Mark B. Allan and released under the Artistic License.

Chromium B.S.U. Gameplay

Chromium B.S.U. is a 2D top-scrolling space shooter. Players must shoot enemy aircraft before they reach the bottom of the screen. For each aircraft that reaches the bottom of the screen, the player will lose a life. This particular rule makes Chromium B.S.U. unique amongst scrolling space shooters. Another aspect of the game’s difficulty is its limited ammunition. Ammunition must be used efficiently to win.

Chromium B.S.U. Installation On Ubuntu 20.04 Linux

To install Chromium B.S.U. game on Ubuntu 20.04, we will carry out several stages of tasks, namely :

  1. Update System
  2. Install Chromium B.S.U.
  3. Verifying Chromium B.S.U.
  4. Running Chromium B.S.U.

Update System

By updating our Ubuntu system, it will refresh the local list of available packages software to the newer stable version. To update Ubuntu 20.04 LTS repositories, we will use the command line:

sudo apt update
mpik@worker1:~$ sudo apt update
[sudo] password for mpik: 
Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease                                
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [114 kB] 
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease [114 kB]
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease [101 kB]
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security/main amd64 Packages [945 kB]

Install Chromium B.S.U.

The last stable Chromium B.S.U. version is 0.9.16.1 which was released on September 6, 2016. and already in the Ubuntu repository. To install Chromium B.S.U. we will do by typing command line :

sudo apt install chromium-bsu
mpik@worker1:~$ sudo apt install chromium-bsu
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  chromium-bsu-data fonts-uralic libalut0 libglc0 libglewmx1.13 libopenal-data libopenal1 libsdl2-2.0-0
  libsdl2-image-2.0-0 libsndio7.0
Suggested packages:
  libportaudio2 sndiod
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  chromium-bsu chromium-bsu-data fonts-uralic libalut0 libglc0 libglewmx1.13 libopenal-data libopenal1
  libsdl2-2.0-0 libsdl2-image-2.0-0 libsndio7.0
0 upgraded, 11 newly installed, 0 to remove and 530 not upgraded.
Need to get 3,088 kB of archives.
After this operation, 7,116 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Chromium B.S.U Installation on Ubuntu 20.04
Chromium B.S.U Installation on Ubuntu 20.04

Verifying Chromium B.S.U.

After Chromium B.S.U. installation was is completed done, then we will verify it by querying its version.

mpik@worker1:~$ chromium-bsu --version
Chromium B.S.U. 0.9.16.1 The
 Chromium B.S.U version
Chromium B.S.U version

Running Chromium B.S.U.

After all done, then we will call Chromium B.S.U game to start playing the game.We have two options in calling this game : from command line and calling via GUI. To call game via command line, just type the command line:

mpik@worker1:~$ chromium-bsu 

For setting up the game option, just type the command line :

mpik@worker1:~$ chromium-bsu --option
mpik@worker1:~$ chromium-bsu --option

--------------------------------------------------
Chromium B.S.U. options
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   -f/--fullscreen     : run in fullscreen mode
   -w/--window         : run in windowed mode
   -v/--vidmode <mode> : mode 0 =  512 x  384
                       :      1 =  640 x  480
                       :      2 =  800 x  600
                       :      3 = 1024 x  768
                       :      4 = 1280 x  960
  -na/--noaudio        : do not initialize audio
  -nb/--noblend        : disable blending (OpenGL)
  -nt/--notexborder    : do not set tex border color (OpenGL)
  -V/--version         : show version information
--------------------------------------------------
Starting  Chromium B.S.U game and Enter the option
Starting Chromium B.S.U game and Enter the option
Chromium B.S.U. screen for first time running
Chromium B.S.U. screen for first time running

Conclusion

On this article, we have shown you how to install Chromium B.S.U game on Ubuntu 20.04 Workstation successfully.I hope this article is useful for anyone who is looking for a good simple game.

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