gravitywars - clone of Gravity Force

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename gravitywars_1.102-34+b1_amd64.deb
Package name gravitywars
Package version 1.102
Package release 34+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category game::arcade games interface::graphical interface::x11 role::program uitoolkit::sdl use::gameplaying x11::application
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Debian Games Team <>
Download size 170.89 KB
Installed size 788.00 KB
Gravity Wars is inspired by Gravity Force, one of the greatest games
for the Amiga. This version is a little different, with a much higher
resolution, and better graphics.
The aim of the game is to guide a spaceship using only thrust and
orientation to the exit, fighting against gravity and inertia. It
includes some new features like water, exploding doors, bonus objects,
fans (ie. wind), and some other special effects like exploding bullets
and splashing water.
Gravity Wars is no longer maintained upstream and this Debian package
should be considered the current upstream version.


Package Version Architecture Repository
gravitywars_1.102-34+b1_i386.deb 1.102 i386 Debian Main
gravitywars - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libsdl1.2debian >= 1.2.11


Type URL
Binary Package gravitywars_1.102-34+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package gravitywars

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install gravitywars deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install gravitywars




2015-11-21 - Markus Koschany <>
gravitywars (1.102-34) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* Install gravitywars.xpm to /usr/share/pixmaps, so that the icon is
displayed by all menu systems. Thanks to Michael Terry for the report.
(Closes: #527745)
* Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt).
* gravitywars.desktop: Add keywords and a comment in German.
* menu: Adjust the icon path.
* wrap-and-sort -sa.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.6.
* Use compat level 9 and require debhelper >= 9.
* Use canonical Vcs-URI.
* Remove quilt from Build-Depends because source format 3.0 uses quilt by
* d/control: Add ${misc:Depends} substvar.
* Rewrite debian/rules and switch to dh sequencer.
* Install man page with manpages file.
* Install documentation with docs file.
* Create /var/games/gravitywars and /usr/games with dirs file.
* Install icons, data and the desktop file with install file.
* postrm: Use set -e.
* Remove GravityWars101 with clean file.
* Add hardening.patch and harden the binary.
2014-11-29 - Peter Pentchev <>
gravitywars (1.102-33) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* Do not use the obsolete and incorrect full path to dpkg-statoverride.
Closes: #770062
2009-04-06 - Barry deFreese <>
gravitywars (1.102-32) unstable; urgency=low
[ Barry deFreese ]
* Add myself to uploaders.
* Add desktop file (Closes: #452576)
* debian/rules - Remove -s option from install (Closes: #437080)
* Don't ignore make clean errors
* 020_sdl_joystick.diff - Add joystick support. (Closes: #508933).
+ Thanks to Titon Barua for the patch.
* Add -j option to manpage for calibrating the joystick.
* 030_ucase_password.diff - Allow upper case password. (Closes: #522861).
+ Thanks to Steve Cotton for the patch!
* Version link to GPL license in copyright.
* Add appropriate copyright holder to debian/copyright.
* Remove quilt .pc dir on clean.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.1. (No changes needed).
[ Ansgar Burchardt ]
* debian/control: Change XS-Vcs-* to Vcs-*
2007-07-12 - Jon Dowland <>
gravitywars (1.102-31) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) ]
* debian/control:
+ Fixed the maintainer field.
+ Added Vcs fields.
* debian/compat:
+ Set level to 5.
[ Jon Dowland ]
* update menu section to "Games/Action" for menu transition
(thanks Linas Žvirblis)
2006-05-16 - Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <>
gravitywars (1.102-30) unstable; urgency=low
* Moved packaging to the Debian Games Team.
* Use quilt for patch management.
* debian/control:
+ Set policy to 3.7.2.
+ Build-depend on quilt.
+ Enhanced the long description and clarified that Gravity Wars is merely
inspired by, not based on, Gravity Force, and that there is no longer
an upstream website for it (Closes: #348278).
+ Removed deprecated suidmanager conflict.
2005-11-12 - Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <>
gravitywars (1.102-29) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ Set policy to
* debian/postinst:
+ Properly use dpkg-statoverride.
+ Fix deprecated use of chown.
* Makefile:
+ Compile with -g -O2 instead of -O3 -funroll-loops (Closes: #295695).
2004-07-11 - Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <>
gravitywars (1.102-28) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ Set policy to
* moveship.c:
+ Fixed build with gcc-3.4, thanks to Andreas Jochens (Closes: #258737).
+ Fixed other warnings.
2003-06-12 - Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <>
gravitywars (1.102-27) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
+ Build-depend on libsdl1.2-dev (>= 1.2.5-8) because 1.2.5-7 had a broken
shlibs file.
+ Removed the build-dependency on dpkg-dev since it is in build-essential.

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