0 A.D. – A war/economy strategy game for Linux | PPA Ubuntu

0 A.D. (pronounced “zero ey-dee”) is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. In short, it is a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of Western civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. The project is highly ambitious, involving state-of-the-art 3D graphics, detailed artwork, sound, and a flexible and powerful custom-built game engine.
The game has been in development by Wildfire Games (WFG), a group of volunteer, hobbyist game developers, since 2001. It  is always under heavy developement,  the latest release  is 0 A.D. Alpha 1 Argonaut , This release comes with aggressive units that attack enemies on sight, lifelike animals that escape danger, two new maps, in-game multiplayer chat and much more. Alpha releases of 0 A.D. will each get a number and a name, so this one is “Alpha 1 Argonaut”.




For Ubuntu :

Open terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wfg/0ad
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install 0ad

For Debian :

Open terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo sh -e'echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/Debian_5.0/ /" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/obs-games.list'
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install 0ad

For Opensuse:

For Opensuse please follow the instructions bellow:

  • Launch YaST.
  • Select “Software” and “Software Repositories”.
  • Select “Add” and “Specify URL…”
  • Enter one of the following URLs, with name “obs-games”:
  • It should prompt “Import Untrusted GnuPG Key” – these packages are not checked or trusted by OpenSUSE. You should not install them in security-critical environments. If you understand and accept the danger of installing unknown software, accept the import.
  • Run “Install/Remove Software”
  • Select “0ad” to install.

Run the game from the command-line as


Useful Linkshttp://wildfiregames.com

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  • Roberto

    Great games. Waiting forward for the final version.
    Great Job

  • James

    Since 2001 and still Alpha??? so when will be available the final release? In 2020?

  • brian

    Hate the walking sound o_0

  • http://www.ubuntumanual.org sscheckout

    I’m trying to find a good, realistic (and as historically accurate as possible) ancient warfare game – a true battle game with little/no empire or civilization management. i recently struck with this game that gave me different gaming experience.
    it support lot of improved updates fro it’s previous versions. if yo interested follow this http://ubuntumanual.org/posts/296/0-a-d-alpha-4-ubuntu-tweak-natty-fvwm-2-6-minitube-updated

  • http://askubuntu.com koanhead

    I can’t play this game because it bridges across my two screens, cutting menus and such in half. The Options menu is not yet implemented and there is no man page; does anyone know of command-line options for this game?

  • Impressive_Soul_Gamer

    0 A.D. can easily compete with any RTS on Linux; loved the latest alpha builds with highly detalized models!