How to install Big Boy Boxing on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Big Boy Boxing on your Chromebook. This exciting game brings the thrill of the boxing ring right to your device, offering an immersive experience for sports enthusiasts and gamers alike.

Compatibility Check

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with an ARM64 architecture CPU. If you're unsure about your Chromebook's specifications, you can check them in your device settings.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, we've included a video tutorial above. We recommend following along with both the video and this written guide for the best results.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

1. Enable Linux Apps

First, we need to enable Linux apps on your Chromebook:

  1. Open your Chromebook's Settings
  2. Navigate to the "About Chrome OS" section on the left panel
  3. Under the "Developer" section, choose "Set up Linux"
  4. Follow the prompts to turn on Linux

2. Download the Game

Visit the official Big Boy Boxing website to download the Linux installation package:

3. Move the Installer

Once downloaded, open your file manager and move the installer to the Linux folder. This step ensures that the Linux environment can access the file.

4. Install the Game

Now, we'll use the terminal to install the game. Open a terminal session from your app menu and run the following commands:

1) unzip Big\ Boy\ Boxing\
2) chmod 755 Big\ Boy\ Boxing\ 1.12A\ LINUX/Big\ Boy\ Boxing\ \(Alpha\ Build\).x86_64
3) ./Big\ Boy\ Boxing\ 1.12A\ LINUX/Big\ Boy\ Boxing\ \(Alpha\ Build\).x86_64

Let's break down what these commands do:

  • The first command unzips the game files
  • The second command makes the game executable
  • The third command launches the game

Note: You'll need to use the third command every time you want to launch the game in the future.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during installation, try these troubleshooting steps:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's software is up to date
  • Restart your Chromebook and try the process again
  • Check that you have sufficient storage space for the game
  • If you receive permission errors, double-check that you've correctly typed the chmod command


Congratulations! You've successfully installed Big Boy Boxing on your Chromebook. This installation process not only allows you to enjoy this exciting game but also serves as an excellent introduction to using Linux commands on your Chromebook. As you become more comfortable with these processes, you'll find that your Chromebook is capable of running a wide variety of Linux applications, greatly expanding its functionality.

For more detailed information about the commands used in this tutorial, you can refer to this Google Doc.

If you're interested in exploring more about Chromebooks and their capabilities, check out our Chromebook comparison and Buyers Guide. It's a great resource for understanding the different models available and their features.

Remember, if you have any questions or run into any issues, don't hesitate to reach out via a YouTube comment. We're here to help you make the most of your Chromebook experience!