Installation on Debian

Thanks to Alexgleason for this tutorial.

Install the repository

If you’re running a Debian-based OS (Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS), run the commands below to install the PPA repository.

sudo echo "deb ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/solarus.lis
wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Install the engine

Now you must update your package lists. Run this in your terminal.

sudo apt update

Finally, install the Solarus engine and its game editor, Solarus Quest Editor.

sudo apt install -y solarus solarus-quest-editor

You should now be able to launch the Solarus Quest Launcher (which helps you play games) and the Solarus Quest Editor (which helps you make games) from your applications menu.

Solarus Launcher

Solarus Quest Editor

Install games

At this point, you can install the games below.

The Legend of Zelda: Mystery of Solarus DX
sudo apt install -y zsdx
The Legend of Zelda: Mystery of Solarus XD
sudo apt install -y zsxd
The Legend of Zelda: Return of the Hylian Solarus Edition
sudo apt install -y zelda-roth-se
The Legend of Zelda: Book of Mudora
sudo apt install -y zbom
The Legend of Zelda: Tunics
sudo apt install -y tunics

Play games

After installing games, you can launch them from the Solarus Quest Launcher in your applications menu.