Most often, Linux is criticized for the lack of games. The truth is that there are fun and entertaining games on Linux, but they are often overlooked. TripleA is just one of them.
TripleA was first madeSean Bridges in October 2001. Sean made it to show potential employers. Demo version 0.1 helped him get a job. Development slowed down as it was time to earn money. One way or another, a lot of people put their hand in the game over time, which led to what we eventually have.
What is TripleA?
If you’ve ever played strategy board games like Risk or Allies and Axis, then you’ll know exactly how to play TripleA. In practice, it is an engine that allows you to play many games on a variety of maps.
Each game has a certain number of sides. Each side is given a move to plan attacks, purchase troops, deploy troops, and move them. The battle takes place through the dice.
You can download a lot of maps. The maps cover many types of games. Some games are related to the story: Neapolitan Wars, World War II, Cold War, Punic Wars, Early Japan, etc. It also has a place for science fiction and fantasy, which are shown in maps based on star wars, Zombieland and the Lord of the Rings.
There are several opponents to choose from. You can play a single-player game against the AI with a customizable difficulty level. You can also join the battle with other players by mail or by connection.
The game has a nice feature – all your moves in the game are saved, so that you can then go back to them and sort out what you need.
The rules for TripleA in English can be found here.
New and simple TripleA Installer
The team behind the development recently introduced a new extensive release 188.8.131.52. This release is interesting both as a general update and as a new installation scheme for the game. Previously, in order to play TripleA on Linux or Mac, you had to download a zip file, unpack it, and enter the game using terminal commands.
The new release makes everything easier, as it has the right installer.Now all you need to do is download the .sh file, make it executable, and run the installer. Once it does its job, you can get to the TripleA menu (note: For TripleA to work correctly, you must have Java 8 or later installed. Oracle JREs is recommended, since sound doesn’t always workwith OpenJRE ).
Tips for playing TripleA
I played a little bit in TripleA and decided to share my experience with you. Here’s what I learned:
- First, since TripleA is a turn-based game, you have to wait a long time for your turn, so it’s a good idea to take notes about your strategy. For example, I played for Germany during the Second World War and I had a desire to move troops to Finland to open a second front against the Russians. In two days, I completely forgot myself and continued to receive blows on the eastern front. Write down your plans or you will scold yourself for missed opportunities.
- Secondly, you can purchase units on each turn. Units can only be located in territories with factories. The wider your territory, the farther the distance from your factories, and the harder it is to bring troops into battle. So keep it close to the battle. Factories can be bought where you buy the rest of the units. However, they can not be located on the newly conquered territory.
- Third, do not overclock too much. Self-confidence in this game is the main enemy. At first, it seems that capturing an enemy’s unprotected territory with one unit is a good idea. On the next turn, the enemy with a large number of troops will recapture their territory, so also in the appendage will grab a couple of your territories nearby.
- Fourth, you can let the game play itself. You can set the AI for all players and click “start”, after which the game will start without you. It’s fun enough to watch a computer fight against itself, trying to defeat Europe or Asia.
Thoughts on TripleA
The game may not be a jet shooter, but it is still very entertaining. It will definitely appeal to you if you are a fan of turn-based strategies or board games.
This is one of my favorite ways to spend time. There is only one way to find out if you like this game or not. Download and try to play.
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