How to Install or Uninstall freespace2 Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: August 20, 2022

FreeSpace is a series of space combat simulation games developed by Volition, Inc. and published by Interplay Entertainment. The games take place in the 24th century. Mankind, referred to as Terrans, has developed means for space traveling, further fueled by the discovery of subspace which makes interstellar travel not only possible but also fast and easy. As a result the Terrans have expanded their territory, eventually encountering another bipedal, sentient species; the Vasudans. However, due to cultural differences and difficulties in communicating with each other, the Galactic Terran Alliance (GTA) and the Parliamentary Vasudan Empire (PVE) end up fighting a war that lasts for 14 years. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install freespace2 on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites to install

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for freespace2 to work
  • Privileges: Check that you can run sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install freespace2 on Ubuntu 22.04

Install freespace2 Ubuntu 22.04

freespace2 is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you how to install it in various ways. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install freespace2 using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to get freespace2 on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install freespace2 Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get -y install freespace2

Install freespace2 using Aptitude

You must run this command to install Aptitude if you haven’t already done so on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After installing aptitude, you can now install freespace2 by following these steps:

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install freespace2 Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo aptitude -y install freespace2

Uninstall freespace2 on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone, not just package administrators, can easily uninstall any program.

If you installed freespace2 using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall freespace2 on Ubuntu by executing this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove freespace2

To uninstall freespace2 and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge freespace2

Summary

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install freespace2 on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall freespace2 too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.