Prey on Ubuntu Installation Guide

For those that have not seen this game yet, its an absolutely rocking FPS, ported from windows. The home page is There is a native Linux client, and this is a guide for installing it onto Ubuntu (and its derivatives). You will need the windows CD’s or DVD and the code inside the games box.

Click here to download Installer

Ok, im assuming this has downloaded to your desktop right? If not, replace the first line of code with cd ~/Location_of_game. If it has, great. Insert your CD or DVD into your PC. Now we need to the file we need to change the .bin file into an executable file. We do this with the chmod command. Then finally run the file. Below is a list of commands to be entered into terminal.

cd ~/Desktop
chmod a+rx ./prey-installer-12072008.bin

Follow the on screen instructions and give it a minute to install. Once done you will find its politely added itself to your Games menu and is ready to roll!

Now go have fun battering the snot out of aliens in this awsome game! ^^

This is just a more descriptive ‘what we are doing with the commands’ version of this install guide.

Hope someone finds this usefull ^^



  1. Grenage said,

    March 20, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    It looks like they removed the installer file. It’s easily found via google, but I thought I would let you know.

  2. jacob said,

    August 23, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Isn’t this much easier to do by using Wine.
    Prey is out of the box supported 🙂

  3. ilPestifero said,

    February 16, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Here there are all the information and also the updated install script

  4. adam said,

    June 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    hey i need help, i got the demo working and played it untill finished it (i am running latest ubuntu) so it works, i then paid for the game brand new off amazon and installed it using these instructions (same place i tried the demo) and it crashes as soon as i run the installed game and my resolution goes all out of whack way down to 640 x 480 and i have to log out and back in to change it

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