How to install Karlson on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install Karlson on a Chromebook.

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This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

Please use the video as a visual guide, and the commands and links below to install it on your Chromebook.

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1) 00:05 (time stamp in the video)
We start the process by enabling the Linux Container on our Chromebook.  You can always remove it again in the future as well if needed.

To enable it, we go to the settings of our Chromebook, inside of it, we click on the "Advance" option in the left panel, and then the "Developers" section. Then enable Linux from there as seen in the video.

2) 00:38
Now we will download the game and move it to our Linux files in our file manager.

2.1)  Open the game's website and download the linux installer.

2.2) 01:06 Open the file in your file manager and move the game to your Linux files in your file manager.

3) 01:32
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will install our system to install Karlson.

Some general facts about the terminal.  To paste a command into the Linux terminal, press "Ctrl Shift v" together.  After you paste a command into the Linux terminal, please press "enter" to run it.  At some commands you will see a question to press Y or n to continue.  If you see it press "enter" to continue.

3.1)  This command will extract the game.


3.2) 02:07 This command will make the game executable as a program.

chmod 755 Karlson_linux.x86_64

3.3) 02:16 This command will launch the game from the terminal, to improve the performance of the game and to make sure that it works.

./Karlson_linux.x86_64 fixedvblank_mode=0

3.4) 03:08 Now we will install a menu editor which we will use to create an application launcher for the game.   The Y and n question will appear in this command, please press "enter" then. 

sudo apt install menulibre

3.5) 03:32 This command will launch a menu editor.  Please use my video as a guide here on how to use it.  In the process, you will choose a category on where to save the launcher, create a launcher, to rename the launcher, to choose the Karlson executable as the command and to save the launcher.


4) 04:18 Now we will launch Karlson.