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You most likly wont find warzone 2100 in apt-get source list but you can download the installer here http://www.liflg.org/?catid=6&gameid=63 which will help you install the windows verson on your linux box.
If that doesn't work, you can "install" a tar.gz like so:
Unzip the archive:
tar -vxf your.tar.gz -C /your/install/path
then 'cd' to the install path and poke around for a file that will give you instructions on how to compile the application from source. Some common names are 'README', 'BUILD', or 'INSTALL' (caps usually means it documentation.
Most of the time, the program can be compiled and installed with:
There might be an INSTALL or a README file in there. Saved me a couple times. Always good to look through them anyway.
Sometimes there isn't "standard" documentation. There might be directions somewhere else. I've also seen a "docs" subdirectory in some tarballs that have readme and install in it. So it might be in a subdirectory as well.
EDIT: Also, is there an executable file in there? Something like a .bin? What game is it? Maybe someone knows more about it or someone might be able to download it and give you a quick synopsis.