Originally Posted by newtovanilla
If you already have "untarred" the "tarball" using the command tar then you just need to build it. There is a file called README in the directory that you can read that can explain it. You run two commands or three commands. You either "make" then "make install" or you "configure" "make" and "make install". If you get no errors, then you are ready to run the program. The command "make install" needs root privilege.
You should not assume that a tarball contains source code that needs to be compiled. tar is an archiving utility, used for gathering files and directories into a single file (and gzip/bzip are compression tools), so it can be used for any
Mac_09, there seems to be a README.html contained in the AssaultCube directory, so I'd advise you to read that for further instructions.