How to install New Club Penguin on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing New Club Penguin on your Chromebook. New Club Penguin is a fan-made recreation of the popular Disney game, allowing players to continue enjoying the beloved penguin-themed virtual world. This tutorial is designed to complement our video guide, providing detailed written instructions for those who prefer text-based walkthroughs.

Compatibility Check

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically for Chromebooks with Linux Apps Support. Your Chromebook must have either an Intel or AMD CPU. Unfortunately, Chromebooks with ARM64 architecture are not compatible with this method.

Video Tutorial

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these steps carefully to install New Club Penguin on your Chromebook:

  1. First, ensure that Linux apps are enabled on your Chromebook. If you haven't done this yet, go to your Chromebook's Settings, click on "Advanced," then "Developers," and turn on Linux apps.
  2. Once Linux is set up, open the Terminal app.
  3. Enter the following commands in order:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install flatpak
sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
sudo flatpak install io.atom.electron.NewCP_stable_x86_64.flatpak
sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap
rm io.atom.electron.NewCP_stable_x86_64.flatpak

Let's break down what each command does:

  • The first command updates your package lists.
  • The second installs Flatpak, a utility for software deployment and package management for Linux.
  • The third adds the Flathub repository, which hosts many Flatpak applications.
  • The fourth downloads the New Club Penguin Flatpak package.
  • The fifth installs the downloaded package.
  • The sixth modifies permissions for a specific binary, which is necessary for the game to run properly.
  • The last command removes the downloaded package file to save space.

Launching New Club Penguin

After successfully running these commands, you should be able to find New Club Penguin in your Linux apps list. Simply click on the icon to start the game and begin your penguin adventures!


If you encounter any issues during the installation process, here are a few tips:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's software is up to date.
  • If a command fails, try running it again. Sometimes temporary network issues can cause downloads to fail.
  • If you're having trouble with permissions, make sure you're entering the sudo commands correctly and providing your password when prompted.

Additional Resources

For more information and support, you can refer to these resources:

We hope this guide helps you get New Club Penguin up and running on your Chromebook. Enjoy your adventures in the virtual penguin world!