The good news is that there is an alternative: Tile World is an emulation of the game that, unlike the original, is freely available to download and play. Rebuilding my desktop has presented me with the perfect opportunity to give this old favourite a trial run and I've finally installed Tile World with the Chip's Challenge Level Pack 2 (CCLP2). If you enjoyed Chip's as much as I did, this game is definitely worth installing as one of those amusing coffee-break diversions. You can install Tile World from the Ubuntu Software Center but this version only has the basic level set and fans will almost certainly want the more difficult CCLP2 level set created by enthusiasts.
Install Tile World with CCLP2
First, make sure that you have the libsdl1.2-dev package installed. The easiest way to install the package is to use the Synaptic Package Manager: type libsdl1.2-dev into the search dialog box and mark the package for installation.
sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev
or, a third option is to download it directly from the SDL website.
- Download the Tile World package (complete with the CCLP2 level set) to your Downloads directory.
- Once the download is complete, navigate to your Downloads directory and right-click the tworld-1.3.0-CCLP2.tar.
- Click the Extract Here option.
- Open a terminal and change directory to the Downloads folder.
(Change the user_name and location to suit)
- Configure the package for installation with:
- Make the package with:
- Finally, install the package with:
sudo make install
tworldand the resourceful can even find a copy of the original icon on the Internet!
Sources & References:
Tile World Home
Muppetlabs About Chips Challenge
Tile World Downloads Page
Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) Downloads