For info how to play on Mac, see Mac
As of June 2012, players running Linux systems do not have a native implementation of AoS to play. A cross-platform client is currently under development. The development will be finished when Ace of Spades is official out. Until its development is complete and it is released, Linux users are effectively restricted to WINE.
To start, use your distribution's package manager to ensure that you have wine installed. Grab the latest download for AoS [here] (version 0.75). Open up your favourite terminal emulator and run the following commands (replacing "aos.msi" with the name of the downloaded installer):
NOTE: The installer (downloaded .msi file) must be in your current directory. If it isn't, I suggest moving it to your homedir (~/) for the duration of this setup. You can move it back safely when you're done.
chmod +x aos.msi
msiexec /i aos.msi
Use your favorite text editor to edit '~/.wine/drive_c/Ace of Spades/config.ini'
echo 'wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Ace\ of\ Spades/client.exe -$1' > aos
chmod +x aos
You can then run aos with:
Add the aos executable's directory to your PATH:
echo "PATH=\$PATH:$(pwd)" >> ~/.bashrc
and restart your shell. You'll only have to do this once.
From then on you can start AoS with
If your distro uses IBus you may experience problems with AoS continuing to
respond to movement keys after you've released them. If this happens, kill the
IBus daemon before starting AoS, or as soon as you notice the problem if you
forgot to kill it beforehand, with
killall ibus-daemon, and restart it once
you are finished playing with
ibus-daemon -d<code>. You can put this into the aos
script if you wish to avoid doing this manually.