ET: Legacy, install this game on Ubuntu via Flatpak

about ET:Legacy

In the next article we are going to take a look at ET: Legacy. This is an open source project that aims to create a fully compatible client and server for the popular online first-person shooter Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.

As I said, this is an open source project based on the code for Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory which was released in 2010 under the terms of the GPLv3. If you like teamwork and want to have fun, you can take a look at this game, which can be easily installed on Ubuntu using its Flatpak package.

In this free multiplayer game, players wage war in team fights, so here you win or lose with your comrades. The only way to complete the objectives that lead to victory is through cooperation, with players protecting their teammates and using their class's special abilities alongside each other.

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With multiplayer support for up to 64 players, ET: Legacy is definitely a good test of communication and teamwork on the battlefield. Players enter the fray as one of five distinct character classes, each with unique combat abilities. Each team can be divided into smaller fireteams for quick and easy communication, using an intuitive messaging system and a dynamic command map of the entire battlefield.

General Features of ET: Legacy

available servers

  • One of the important aspects of this project in the latest released version (2.79.0) is its updated game engine. Its goal is to fix bugs and security vulnerabilities, remove old dependencies, add useful features, and modernize its graphics while still being compatible with ET 2.60b.
  • El new Legacy mod it aims to add many useful features and improvements while staying close to the original game, as well as being lightweight and extensible via Lua scripts.
  • In this latest version also bug fixes and security fixes (e.g. DDOS protection).

playing the game

  • Your client is now based on SDL2, a cross-platform media library.
  • You have a client Integrated IRC.
  • Linux client sound without hacks.
  • Have added speed optimizations.
  • In this version removed deprecated code, making the code base 33% lighter.

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  • Now no admin privileges needed after installation.
  • It has a extended UI.
  • Have been added additional weapons, compared to previous versions.
  • Now we can find in-game translations.
  • Show the separate human and bot players when using the ET: Legacy server.

These are just some of the features of this game. can be consult all of them in detail from the project website.

Install ET:Legacy on Ubuntu via Flatpak

For install ET: Legacy game on Linux via Flatpak, it is necessary to have support for this technology installed on the system. If you use Ubuntu 20.04 and you still don't have it, you can continue The Guide about it that a colleague wrote on this blog a while ago.

When you can install this type of packages on your system, it is only necessary to open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the install command:

install et legacy as flatpak

flatpak install --user

For update the program, when a new version is released, in a terminal you just have to execute the command:

flatpak --user update com.etlegacy.ETLegacy

After the installation is complete, this game can be started by searching for your launcher on our team, though you can also type the following command in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

program launcher

flatpak run com.etlegacy.ETLegacy


For remove this game from our team, just open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and execute the uninstall command in it:

about uninstall et: Legacy

flatpak uninstall com.etlegacy.ETLegacy

The source code is released under the GNU GPL version 3, and is hosted at GitHub. To obtain more information about this game, users can consult all the information that is published in the project website.

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