Install Terasology Minecraft-inspired game on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux

A free Minecraft clone Terasology can easily be installed on Ubuntu 20.04 or 18.04 LTS Linux to get the block game like Minecraft with impressive graphics and simple gameplay.

As we know Minecraft is quite a popular game that is also available for Linux systems, therefore, Terasology comes with the same model but to give the game a distinguish touch, the worlds generated by Terasology are much more impressive. However, visually there is hardly any difference but depth of field and flying blocks can easily make a play the game for hours.

In terms of controls in Teraslogy are not the same as Minecraft but the players who already played have Minecraft would not take a long time to get used to it.

If you want to try it on Ubuntu, CentOS, Linux Mint, Debian, RedHat, OpenSuse, MX Linux, Kali Linux, etc., then here is a quick tutorial to install Terasology.

Terasology system requirements

  • Intel i3 or AMD A8-7600 APU or greater
  • At least, a minimum of 2GB RAM, the recommended one is 4GB RAM.
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000/AMD Radeon R5 or later. If you are using an external GPU then Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 or better would be good to play it.
  • 1GB of free hard disk space to install the game, however, 4GB is recommended
  • OS- Windows 10/7, Linux, or macOS.

How to install Terasology on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux

  1. Open browser on your Linux OS
  2. Go to the Github page of Tersology, here is the link.
  3. Click and download Linux 64 bit version.
    Get Zipped Minecraft Terasology game folder min
  4. Either use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+ALT+T or directly go to Applications and search to open Command Terminal.
  5. Switch to Download directory- cd Downloads
  6. Extract Terasology folder- unzip TerasologyLauncher-linux64.zip
  7. Switch to the unzipped directory- cd TerasologyLauncher-linux64-*
  8. Move to /opt directory- sudo mv TerasologyLauncher-linux64-4.1.2/ /opt/terasology
  9. Run the installer- /opt/terasology/./TerasologyLauncher.run
  10. The setup will ask you to choose the data directory for the game, select the one which opened by default by clicking on the Choose button given on the right top side.Create Data folder min
  11. Finally, click on the Download icon to get the rest of the packages in order to play the Terasology game on Linux. Once done, move to the next step.Download Terasology Minecraft for Linux min

Create Terasology Desktop shortcut

sudo wget https://www.how2shout.com/linux/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/mascot.png && mv mascot.png /opt/terasology
nano ~/Desktop/Terasology.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=Terasology
Exec=/opt/terasology/./TerasologyLauncher.run
Icon=/opt/terasology/mascot.png
Terminal=false

Now, go to Desktop and you will see a shortcut icon, double that and it will start the game to play.

Shortcut code

Terasology Desktop shortcut icon  Game start interface Terasology Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04

 

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