How to play Doom on Linux with the Russian Overkill mod for fun.

Posted: September 15, 2017. At: 8:55 AM. This was 1 week ago. Post ID: 11331

Playing Russian Overkill is a lot of fun, and this can be done on Linux as well as Windows. We need to add another repository to Ubuntu to manage this.

Add the required package repository. I am assuming you already have a copy of classic Doom and the Russian Overkill mod.

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb http://debian.drdteam.org/ stable multiverse'

Then add the required key to allow package installation.

wget -qO - http://debian.drdteam.org/drdteam.gpg | sudo apt-key add -

Now we can install Gzdoom.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zdoom

Now we can play some Russian Overkill.

zdoom -file RO_pb_2.4.pk3

Russian Overkill makes Ultimate Doom episode 4 very easy. I tried Gzdoom and it will not run on Linux, it crashes when I try and run it.

Russian Overkill and Ultimate Doom.
Russian Overkill and Ultimate Doom.

But zdoom runs just fine and Russian Overkill works with it too.

Taking over E4M2.
Taking over E4M2.

So have a go and I know you will enjoy this fine mod.

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