Trouble with compiling on Ubuntu

After following the directions for compiling the game here:, when I type “./cataclysm” into the terminal, it opens the game and everything works just fine. However, it displays it in the same terminal window I type the command in. Are there any fixes to this? Did I compile it incorrectly?

this is intended behavior for the console version.

Oh! Well now I feel stupid. Thanks though. I’ll be off downloading the graphical version then.

You already have it, I think. Instead of running make, run

make TILES=1

You may need to install SDL packages; maybe sdl_image, sdl_ttf?
Also, if you don’t mind a longer compile time, append ‘RELEASE=1’ to the command. This will take longer, but enables optimizations that make the game run better.