The war | Economy strategy game 0 A.D. Alpha 2 Bellerophon is released!

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Wildfire Games has announced  the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 2 Bellerophon”, the second alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This release comes with victory conditions, fog of war, formations, a new in-game GUI and many other features that make 0 A.D. feel more like a real RTS than ever before. 

New features and improvements:

– Gameplay: Added fog of war; group movement and basic formations; victory conditions; health bars; hunting and fishing; population limits; repair command.
– Performance: Improved pathfinder performance greatly. Moved data files into a zip file for faster loading. Added automatic texture compression; Added streaming music decompression.
– GUI: Completely new in-game GUI. Improved minimap, added unit-following camera mode, added building rotation keys.
– Art: Savanna biome (terrain set, flora and fauna such as baobab and giraffes); All Celtic buildings revamped or remodeled; Greek fishing boat; Theban Sacred Band; Hellenistic Spartan Phalangite; Eyecandy such as broken and fallen columns, unfinished Greek temple, Royal Stoa, stone fence, etc.
– Multiple new maps and scenarios to play.

– There is no computer opponent AI yet. In single-player games the enemy does nothing.
– There is no random map generation yet.
– Many unit stats are still unbalanced.
– Many planned gameplay features are not added yet: There is no research, no auras, no rank upgrades, no settlements and territories, no resource dropsites, etc.
– Many bugs and small missing features.
– There is no multiplayer matchmaking service. You have to connect by IP address.

Installation

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

0ad

For Fedora :

First run:

su -

Then run one of the following commands:

                For Fedora 12

  • curl http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/Fedora_13/games.repo >/etc/yum.repos.d/obs-games.repo

                 For Fedora13:

  • curl http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/Fedora_12/games.repo >/etc/yum.repos.d/obs-games.repo

Then :

yum install 0ad

For questions please refer to our Q/A forum at : http://ask.unixmen.com/


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