How to Get and Play Angry Birds Clone on Linux

Are you using Linux, and badly want to play a version of the famous game Angry Birds on your computer? Personally, I have it on Android (classic version and Rio) and honestly, I love it! Its super addictive and quite a fun.

But for Linux users, you’ll have to settle for a clone rather than the actual game which is very close to the orginal game and its spirit. It does not really have those small birds, but all kinds of animals (sheep, pigs … etc).

Since the game is very similar to Angry Birds, you should not be hurt! This is a SWF which a developer has created using a small script that will run in the SWF flash player. If everything goes well, a directory will be created (and normally a shortcut, which i did not find) to make a game a little more accessible from the “desktop”.



First go to System–>Admin–>Synaptic Package Manager and install imagemagick. You can simply search for “imagemagick” then Mark it for Installation and Apply to install. Then open a console and type:

wget http://wine-launcher-creator.googlecode.com/hg/setupangryanimals.sh

chmod +x setupangryanimals.sh

./setupangryanimals.sh

Then let the script work … Then click on the shortcut if you’re lucky to have it, go to the directory. Angryanimals which contains everything required to complete the game. Use your browser to launch the SWF or type in console

cd .angryanimals/

./flashplayer angryanimals.swf

OR simply double click on the angryanimals.swf



Nothing could be easier … You can create your own shortcut to get playing in a single click the next time. And for those who would really want the original version of Angry Birds, until it is ported to Linux, simply install the latest version of Wine and then install the Windows version of Angry Birds. It works should work.

UPDATE: If you’ve internet access, you can now go platform independent. Google and Rovio have come up with a angry birds version specific to google chrome. You can play Angry birds on chrome using this link:

http://chrome.angrybirds.com

I tried in playing on firefox but it was working slow for me. Not sure this was specific to my PC. So try for yourself and let me know.

Saurabh Dutta
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3 Responses to “How to Get and Play Angry Birds Clone on Linux”

  1. Set says:

    Thanks! I got this to work easily. One thing though, run the game with the included flashplayer. I tried running it with Firefox and it was painfully slow.
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    • Saurabh Dutta says:

      Hi Set,

      Good that you mentioned that it’s painfully slow with firefox. Proabably that’s the reason why they’ve bundled it with a flashplayer. When I tried it on my Ubuntu I absolutely loved it.

      Thanks for your feedback.

  2. bob marley says:

    at least the knock off is actually-free

    ALL adware is malware. all rovio “free” apps are adware.
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