Pyrogenesis is the nickname given to the custom built engine developed for 0 A.D. Featuring an enriched 3D environment, a particle system, OGL graphics and 32-bit color, it not only provides a powerful environment, but allows the game to have very minimal system requirements, which will be available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. To cater to our Linux crowd, we've opted to use the OpenGL API rather than DirectX, which not only functions just as proficiently, but it's already bundled in your video card drivers, so there's no need to worry about downloading the right version to run 0 A.D.

Sounds will be handled by the .ogg encoding alternative, which does not require a licensing fee that cannot be financed by a non-profit team. Because it would be illogical based on our game's camera, the engine does not support 3D sounds. It could, in theory, be implemented, but we've decided not to include it in the release of 0 A.D.

System Requirements

- Windows® 2000 or greater (or Linux®)
- 1 Ghz Processor
- 256 Mb RAM
- 32 Mb Geforce3/Radeon 8500 (or equivalent)
- Windows® 2000 or greater (or Linux®)
- 1.6 Ghz Processor or greater
- 256+ Mb RAM
- 64 Mb Geforce3/Radeon 8500 (or equivalent)

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About Rogue Republic with 13 comments by Ilves on Mar 29th, 2014


"We have numerous reports that this morning Russian mechanized columns continue invasion in the troubled nation of Ukraine. The rumors of Russian paratroopers landed not far from Kherson are now doubled by reports of a full-scale advance from Crimea. Tanks, artillery, assault helicopters - all kinds of arsenal was eyewitnessed by our special correspondent." - reports Noviny.CZ news agency.

We haven't got any comments from the Russian side until today afternoon Crimean governor Natalya Poklonskaya has agreed to give us a special interview.

"...We have very accurate intelligence data that today the Ukrainian transitional governmnent will be overthrown. We aren't going to intervene in the political situation inside Ukraine, but we must ensure the safety of our brothers and sisters in Eastern regions. Aside from that our army will safeguard the nuclear powerplants and missile stockpile of the former Ukrainian army." 

Surprisingly, we haven't heard yet any reaction from the official Ukrainian government. However the leader of the informal National Assembly of Ukraine has already declared that "if Russian won't turn back by 18:00 this will be treated as an act of war. If so, we reserve our right to defend our integrity at any costs - including production of nuclear, bilogical and chemical weapons".

The situation remains tense. Foreign embassies have began evacuation.

Hey guys, our little answe to calls like "Where are the new pictures? Is it halted or what?". The work never halts - every day we generate new content. Currently we work on creating maps and actual gameplay. Not everyday the progress is worthy of posting on moddb - right now we work on things like trash baskets, trees, bushes, terrain textures and etc. You can view our more detailed progress line on our facebook page (or on page, in case you're from ex-USSR).

Ostslav army APC Intermarium Ingame (WIP)City experiment Holding the ground

PS: we're in dire need of additional C# coders and artists (we're too few) and if you happen to be one and willing to help - contact me. 


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Guest Dec 20 2013, 11:55am says:

so download 0 A D

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TKAzA Sep 6 2013, 8:36am says:

If its open source, when or where can we get/expect a release>?

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_w_ Apr 5 2013, 5:59am says:

Someone remake AOM :D

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GamerKnight Jan 26 2013, 9:57pm says:

Very nice work guys, I will be tracking this one.

Open Source as well, I tip my hat to you :-D.

Clearly you guys are truly indie developers, we need more people like you in the community.

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BrandonZ201 Sep 8 2012, 9:27am says:

Best RTS engine!

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shnbwmn Jan 28 2012, 2:28am says:

The best free game engine, along with Cube 2 :)

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El_Zorro_Loco Dec 3 2011, 9:21pm says:

Hopefully, more developers start using Pyrogenesis to create beautiful rts games on linux :)

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saad32 Jun 27 2011, 8:09am says:

how to download

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galaxy366 Jun 27 2011, 9:05am replied:

You cant download it I think

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feneur Jul 12 2011, 10:59am replied:

Rather, there's no need to download it separately, if you've downloaded 0 A.D. you have access to the engine. If you want more access (i.e. source code) just get the code via SVN:

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