America’s Army was released in 2003, with the full title of ‘America’s Army: Special Forces’. As the game became more widely distributed, it generated additional media interest. It’s full of accurate information about military training and tactics, intended to prepare a new generation of potential recruits. Never the less,it’s a nice game to play.
Only downside is.. they pulled the plug on the authentication servers. However, the open-source community comes to the rescue: A GUI client application for downloading, installing and playing ‘Americas Army 2.5‘ on Linux with a new custom authorization system.
On the server side a Desktop server manager for Windows, Mac and Linux and a Command line dedicated server manager for Windows and Linux.
Backend server components include a replacement authorization system using the Battletracker account & stats database and a PunkBuster log streaming server which records players possible cheating activities. You have to register an account at Battletracker to play.
Move into your home folder. Download the installation package:
Set executable and execute:
When asked for an installation path enter: ~/armyops
Say no to symbolic links, Select “Base Install” and no to start up menu entry’s. After some time the installation will complete. You may now delete the installation package: