There could be some issues when you try to run the netpanzer binary (the latest 'stable' version: 0.8.5-test-1) on recent Linux boxes.
~$ cd netpanzer
That's what I had to do on my Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit) Desktop:
sudo apt-get install libsdl-mixer1.2
sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2debian
(be sure the 'debian version is the one 'active' - to be sure do:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libsdl1.2debian
In Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)
sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libsdl1.2debian:i386
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libsdl-mixer1.2:i386
(notice here too the --reinstall option, in case you have a previous one installed)
Please if you have netpanzer 0.8.5-test-1 running on a Linux box (any flavour), post here in forum your issues and/or fixes!
P.S. "As a last resort you can always install wine in Linux and have the 0.8.5-test-1.exe running there"
could someone (who succesffully has installed 0.8.5-test-1) please try to make a deb file on top of his installed NP sources. I think this would be the easiest solution for everyone in future: Grab that debian package, install, done.
There are helping sites around:
@Fu - maybe you want to look at this - i really do not find time actually.
I just realized that (at least in the 32-bit version) in the official Ubuntu repository there is a working 0.8.4 netpanzer package (compatible with current 0.8.5). I strongly suggest to try installing that before trying anything else as it probably installs the right dependencies... then you might download the 0.8.5-test version (which has some fixes and improvements compared to the other) from this website and run the binary.