Copying GRF to data folder
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This page will show you how to copy the required GRF files from your CD to the 'data' folder required for OpenTTD to run.



Now you can run OpenTTD!


Note: These instructions are based on Ubuntu / Kubuntu (Debian based). You may need to change these depending on your distribution.

A Note about Unix/Linux: Because Unix/Linux files and folders are Case-Sensitive, you may find that OpenTTD will be affected by Capital Letters. This is what the names should look like:

BASH Method

This method uses the BASH shell to copy the required files. This assumes that you CD Drive is /media/cdrom0. If you have more than one CD drive, then try substituting cdrom0 for cdrom1, cdrom2, etc.

Open up a shell, and navigate to the CD rom drive

cd /media/cdrom0

Then take a look at the contents


You should get a list of all the contents of the CD. Now on the disc I had, the GRF files weren't in a folder. If you need to look in different folders, simply type

cd <foldername>

then to list the contents


to get back to the cd

cd /media/cdrom0

Once you've located the GRF files, you can type

sudo cp *.grf /usr/share/games/openttd/data/
sudo cp *.cat /usr/share/games/openttd/data/

This will copy all the required files into the data folder. The password it's asking for will be your password. press [Ctrl] + [F] on your keyboard, and type '*.grf' Now try to open up openttd again


There you go! All should work!

GUI Method

Note: These instructions are for Kubuntu (Hardy Heron) only. You may need to change these instructions as required for your distribution.