Installing SoulFu on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

If you ever want to install the amazing multiplayer SoulFu medieval-fantasy game from Aaron Bishop (up to 4 players with joysticks & keyboard on a single computer) on your Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) 64bit, follow the howto below. The most problematic point is that it depends on libjpeg62 compiled in a 32bit version. To install this one (although you’re running on 64bit) you need to issue a specific “apt-get install libjpeg62:i386” command (instead of the same version without :i386).

Follow the guide here: http://www.playdeb.net/updates/Ubuntu/12.04#how_to_install. Namely, issue the following commands:

wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb games" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playdeb.list
apt-get update
apt-get install soulfu libjpeg62:i38

Then launch SoulFu to start playing:

soulfu

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