Americas Army 2.5 (Not Dead!) in Linux

I use to play Americas Army 2.5 in Linux a while back. Then when AA 3 came out, they didn’t make a native linux client. After that 2.5 wouldn’t find servers for people to play on. So a group of people had made this awesome client for those people who still wanted to play AA 2.5! I know this news is old, and it’s been out for a while; but for those who didn’t know that it was still possible to play 2.5 in Linux…well you still can. Here is the setup walkthrough.

1.) Install the client “aa25assist“, from this site

2.) Grab a copy of the Linux version, and extract into a new folder.

3.) In the Terminal (In your new folder dir), make the “25Assist” launcher excutable with “chmod +x 25Assist

4.) then run it like so “./25Assist

5.) It will then open a window that will connect to the server and ask you if you would like to start downloading AA2.5 or Find a installed folder of the game.

6.) Once this is installed, you will need to create a battletracker account. The button on the right of the window labeled “Battletracker“, will take you to the site to do so.

7.) After the download, it may show in the list as (In Red) “libstdc++5 is not installed”. Just click the install button next to it.

8.) Now down in the left corner, login to your Battletracker account.

That should be it!. You can then play in the “Training” modes, or go to the “Deploy” tab to find people playing online in servers!


And of course if your using a Optimus system, dont forget to use optirun, like so “optirun ./25Assist” or primusrun if you would like!

I hoped this helped, and have fun! Maybe you will see me on there sometime.



2 comments on “Americas Army 2.5 (Not Dead!) in Linux

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