MegaGlest is an open source 3D real time strategy engine and game. Featuring particle effects for units, resources, and tilesets!



While the game is officially supported on Linux and Windows, community contributed builds exist for Mac OS X and FreeBSD. Up to eight players fight in multi-player games (over Internet or LAN) across all supported platforms and against the various difficulty levels of AI players.


MegaGlest is heavily based on the widely known Glest, which it forked from in early 2010. Like its predecessor, MegaGlest is available under liberal licensing terms and can be downloaded free of charge.

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About Annex: Conquer The World with 2 comments by delphadesign on Oct 5th, 2014

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Annex: Conquer the World 4.0, a freeware strategy game for Windows, Linux and and OSX is having is finally here, and is worth the wait!

Boasting nearly twice the game content: New armies, new modes of play, new maps, new tilesets, and much more refined gameplay, Annex 4.0 will seem more like a completely new game!

THE TIME HAS COME!! Annex: Conquer the World, a freeware strategy game for Windows, Linux and and OSX powered machines is having its biggest update ever! 4.0 includes two new unique armies: the Alliance Renegades and NEO Republic, along with updates of the previous East Ocean Alliance and the Shadow Organization, 30 technology tree options, all new maps and scenarios, a new soundtrack, new sounds and voices, and new units to choose from! As of release 4.0 the game is now FOSS licensed!

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Game Description:

Conquer the World is an anime themed real time strategy game that brings fast paced combat with a diverse arsenal. Play as one of four factions: The East Ocean Alliance, the NEO Republic, the Shadow Organization, or the Renegades as they struggle for dominance all over the world, competing for a priceless red mineral. The game now contains 4 factions, over 30 tech trees, original maps, and tileset. Built using open source RTS MegaGlest, the focus of the game is multi-player and single-player skirmishes. However there are also scripted scenarios/missions!

New Content:

  • 2 New Factions: Alliance Renegades and NEO Republic
  • New Shadow Organization units: Vixen (hero) and Sentinel
  • New Tilesets: Apocylapse, Metropolitian, Overcast, Brightland, and Outland
  • Increased Level cap, unit re-balancing and refined gameplay.
  • New Technology tree options: Simple Battle, Simple Deployed, Ready for War, and Insanity.
  • All Technology trees now have a (D) Double Damage or (H) Half Damage variation.
  • Improved graphics, lighting, and particle effects
  • Save + load game feature
  • New maps and scenarios
  • New soundtrack, voice overs and sound effects
  • FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) license
  • Official Installers for Windows and Linux systems


Installers: Linux 64


Compressed Game Files: Linux 64

Linux 32



Linux Install Instructions:

After downloading the installer package, you need to make it executable. Use your file manager/browser to browse to the directory containing the downloaded file. Right-click the file, select the option to inspect and change this files' properties/permissions, and make the file executable by its owner. Now double-click the file to execute it.

The graphical installer will show up and display the Annex license. Install the game into your home directory (default location) or a location of your choice (within the boundaries of where your Linux user may write to, so probably anywhere below your home directory only). Once the installer completes, a Annex starter/shortcut will show up on your window managers' application menu.

If game still does not work, please consult this Troubleshooting FAQ for all MegaGlest based games:


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Sunspear Jun 2 2011, 5:12am says:

Hell yeah, I remember the original Glest. Gotta try this one out now :)

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bobthedino May 22 2011, 5:04am says:

How is the engine different than glest?

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ultifd May 22 2011, 5:15pm replied:

Well, it supports up to 8 players now...particles for units and tilesets, a masterserver, multiplayer is much more stable (before cross platform wouldn't work), mod download center, map preview, two more CPU modes (Easy and mega)and you can customize their "hardness" too, faction preview, loading screens, observer mode, better selecting, AI and pathfinder is improved, and a lot of other cool stuff. For a better list check the wiki comparison page, but even that list lists only the basic changes.
You'll have to try megaglest yourself to find out :)

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bobthedino May 22 2011, 7:09pm replied:

Sounds great. So is this a split from regular glest?

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ultifd May 22 2011, 7:24pm replied:

Well it is/was actually a fork, so kinda. MegaGlest is going to be merged with Glest Advanced Engine, sometime later though. We'll need a lot of help, since we only have a few developers (around 5ish) and a few testers. So spread the word!

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