I am looking for a MARS (a software to run CoreWar warriors) working on GNU/Linux, but the only one I could find (nMars) crashes when I open or create a warrior file.

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    The last public release of nMars, which happened in 2007, stopped working in Mono, which is what I assume is used to run a .NET program under Linux. You could try an older version, but WINE sounds like your best bet.
    – kotekzot
    Apr 12, 2012 at 14:15
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    Welcome at gaming.SE, Valentin! Please don't consider my edit rude, but since ones name is already mentioned at the bottom of a post, salutions are discouraged per the FAQ for the sake of overview.
    – Zommuter
    Apr 12, 2012 at 20:46

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Yes. There is a variaton of pMars available for Linux. If you use Arch Linux, it is available in the AUR. For other distros, you could attempt to download the tarball and compile and install it manually.


For Ubuntu: pMARS is available from the official Ubuntu repositories from Ubuntu 19.10 (Eaon Ermine) onwards. Install by running sudo apt-get install pmars.

For Debian: pMARS is currently in the "testing" distribution of Debian, so it might become available in stable Debian distributions starting from Debian 11 (Bullseye).

Alternatively, you could compile pMARS from source.

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