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0 A.D. (pronounced "zero ey-dee") is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. It's a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of twelve ancient civilizations, each depicted at their peak of economic growth and military prowess.

The twelve factions are: Three of the Hellenic States (Athens, Sparta and Macedonia), two of the kingdoms of Alexander the Great's successors (Seleucids and Ptolemaic Egyptians), two Celtic tribes (Britons and Gauls), the Republican Romans, the Achaemenid Persians, the Iberians, the Carthaginians, and the Mauryan Indians. Each civilization is complete with substantially unique artwork, technologies and civilization bonuses.

Developed using Pyrogenesis, a game engine custom-built to suit our needs, 0 A.D. will give players a rich and entertaining real-time gaming experience. 0 A.D. is portable, running not only on Windows, like most games, but also on Linux and Mac OS X.

We believe free, OS software like 0 A.D. encourages sharing, learning and creativity. That's why we have made the code and data available under the GPL license, and released the art, sound and documentation under CC-BY-SA. Modifying the game's data files is as simple as editing JavaScript and XML files, so anyone can learn how the game was developed and share their own contribution to the 0 A.D. world.

0 A.D. is being developed by Wildfire Games, a community of volunteer, hobbyist game developers from all over the world. 0 A.D. has been an open source project since July 2009. We're looking for programmers, 3d artists and more.

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Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, is happy to announce the re-release of 0 A.D. Alpha 25 “Yaunā”, the twenty-fifth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source real-time strategy game of ancient warfare. This version is a maintenance release. Gameplay remains untouched and both versions of Alpha 25 remain multiplayer-compatible. We strongly advise you however to upgrade to benefit of the following fixes:

  • Ranked matches did not longer grant points in the lobby.
  • Mod installation no longer require restart.
  • Mod installation no longer prints errors when installing mods by double-clicking
  • Mod installation now overwrites the existing mods to allow for easier updates.
  • Fishes are now easier to spot on lowest settings with the addition of seagulls.

The team wishes to apologize for the inconvenience and hopes you will be enjoying your time playing 0 A.D: Empires Ascendant.

Easy download and install

Download and installation instructions are available for Windows, Linux and macOS.

0 A.D. is free software. This means you are free to download, redistribute, modify and contribute to the application under the same licences: GNU Public Licence version 2 (GPL v2) for code and Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 (CC-BY-SA 3.0) for artwork.

Although you might find some people selling copies of 0 A.D., either over the internet or on physical media, you will always have the option to download 0 A.D. completely gratis, directly from the developers. No “freemium” model, no in-game advertising, no catch.

How to Download 0 A.D. Instructions for Windows Instructions for Linux Instructions for OS X


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You dare bring light to my Lair?!

You dare bring light to my Lair?!

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A general overview of Lairs, a new Wildlife feature tied to the Node System.

The Node System

The Node System

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Details on one of the largest additions to how maps are designed and work in Hyrule Conquest.

Update to 2.2.0

Update to 2.2.0

Mirror

This is a "mirror" based on 0 AD Alpha 25 "Yaunā",There are adjustments to the game play.

Stalfos will rise on Halloween

Stalfos will rise on Halloween

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Looks like the Stalfos update will drop on Halloween. I hope you all look forward to getting that Undead fix for the spooky season.

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明镜-Mirror-2.2.0

明镜-Mirror-2.2.0

Mirror Full Version

This is a "mirror" based on 0 AD Alpha 25 "Yaunā".

适配“明镜”的zh lang 0.0.25b.03

适配“明镜”的zh lang 0.0.25b.03

基于“Yaunā ”的标准汉文补丁 Patch

Basically filled the previously untranslated place.

Hyrule 0.11.2 patch

Hyrule 0.11.2 patch

Hyrule Conquest Patch

A new patch that fixes a few broken features in 0.11. Also includes the fixes from 0.11.1

Low Poly Patch for 0.11 (Updated)

Low Poly Patch for 0.11 (Updated)

Hyrule Conquest Patch

Low Poly Patch for the 0.11 version of Hyrule Conquest for the new Stalfos faction.

Hyrule Conquest - Stalfos Update

Hyrule Conquest - Stalfos Update

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Next version of Hyrule Conquest that adds the Stalfos to the game.

适配“明镜”的zh lang 0.0.25b.02

适配“明镜”的zh lang 0.0.25b.02

基于“Yaunā ”的标准汉文补丁 Patch

This version of the Chinese mod is specifically corresponding to Mirror 2.1.0.

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0 A.D. is definetly better than AoE IV but I think it's not better than AoE II.
What I am missing is that a map could be out of several maps so that you can send f.e. 4x 500 units to the map border ...

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Tallestdavid
Tallestdavid

how to test the work in progress from the codes? i dont understand the instructions they are not working for me. :(

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giovanio
giovanio

los barcos principalmente helenos podrían combatir con el espolón en ves de lanzar flechas algo mas similar al juego ancient wars sparta

porque todas las unidades de lanceros tienen las mismas estadísticas como defensa y daño por ejemplo las unidades galas que apenas tienen armaduras visible y escudos de tamaño medianos tienen las mismas estadísticas que los triarios romanos que tienen un escudo mas grande y se puede ver que tienen una cota de malla .seria mejor que las unidades romanas tengan mejor protección pero que cueste mas recursos ya que si la mayoría de las unidades tienen las mismas estadísticas se siente casi igual sin importar con que facción juegas

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giovanio
giovanio

seria posible que las unidades tengan una barra de munición como en el rome total war.
por ejemplo los infantes romanos puedan lanzar 2 jabalinas y tenga que pasar amenos 20 segundos para que recargue la munición para volver a tener disponibles las 2 jabalinas .

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Tallestdavid
Tallestdavid

when is new update? :(

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stan69 Creator
stan69

We're still working on it!

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cofa88
cofa88

HEllo ! i test this game since long day... asking myself (apart mod) when a more stable version will be uploaded? i mean the game, concept arts, music etc is beautiful... but the game is still very poor in terms of stability and graphic,, with good computer and high set my graphic looks very unpolished.. is not like in the pictures of the game here shown.. game s still laggy as well.. but mainly id like to see a more polish version since even troops looks so bad while playing..thanks

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DOOMMARINE117
DOOMMARINE117

well expecting game to be like a picture should be a redflag for you. never rely on pictures.

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