How to add new levels to Pingus?

Last week I was looking for games developed with ClanLib and I found this one. For those of you who don’t know what Pingus is all about check it’s entry at Wikipedia, it reminds me of Lemmings.

Actually I’m not a games guy, but from time to time I like to play some classic games (they’re my favorites), and this one fits in this category, it is a very simple game with good story and good graphics.

At this time I finished the “Tutorial Island” (you’ll know what that is after you play the game) and unfortunately that is the end of the game.

Suddenly I got the feeling “Only this? No more levels? I want more…”, and I did a couple of searches and found some how to add new levels to the game.

Follow the steps below:

1. Download the “pingus level hacks” file.

$ wget

2. Uncompress it.

$ tar xvf pingus.tar.gz

3. Open it with your text editor.

$ gedit pingus

4. Replace PINGUS_DIR with your default Pingus levels folder.

5. Edit your Applications>Games menu and edit the game shortcut properties and change it’s path to the one you placed your file.

$ sh /path/to/your/pingus/file;

When you launch this file from your games menu, you will be given a directory listing of all the additional levels in your computer. You should select one to play it, or hit “Cancel” to start the game normally.

Note: This great tips were taken from

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