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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About Millennium A.D. with 2 comments by niektb on Aug 19th, 2015

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Prologue:

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Let's go back to the motherland and look to what happened prior to the discovery of what now is Hvanndalir.

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A couple of youthly fellows is send away to prove that they have what it takes to be true Norsemen. (that temple you see on the right side is made by Stanislas69)They leave on their ship in search of adventures, riches but most of all: honour.

Back again to Hvanndalir

Our little town is growing immersively because it's in a strategic location for raids on the mainland. Therefore the island will soon grow too small. Expanding to other places however isn't possible without waging war because of the ominous presence of Carolingians. The Elders are aware of that and they're recruiting new forces in the motherland. Also new, and higher quality armours have been made (by wackyserious and Stanislas69) like you see in the 2nd image of this post.

The King has heard of the preparations and has sent some of his finest men: Huskárls (by wackyserious and Stanislas69).

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Will the Norse be able to get a foothold on Carolingian lands?

P.S.: The first two images are taken on the brand new Fjords skirmish map made by Skhorn. The images also showcase the new building textures made by niektb and Stanislas69.

niektb has retextured two old buildings from 0 A.D. The left is a market, the right is a house:

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New GUI

The main menu background is made by Alexlinde from Deviantart. You can find him here: Alexlinde.deviantart.com

Next to that Lion.Kanzen has made a couple of buttons and backgrounds in the UI.

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Help needed!

You probably noticed that it has been a while since we posted updates (about 11 months!). That's not without reason. In the last few months a couple members retired leaving us shorthanded.
We are currently especially in the need of artists. So if you're a talented artist with a passion for history and you would like to help us out, please contact us using a PM or in this thread: Wildfiregames...showtopic=18412

Also we really want to do a release along with 0 A.D. Alpha 19 so we are in the need of some playtesters to iron out possible bugs and to enhance the gameplay. Please note that it is required to install the developer version of 0 A.D. which is a little complicated so it might not be for everyone (Trac.wildfiregames.com)

Lastly we would like to start on the Carolingian units but we do not have a design document or a unit roster yet. So if you're into French history and like to talk about how the civilization should play and look, please sign up on our forum and let us hear your opinion here: Wildfiregames.com

Thanks in advance! biggrin.png

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Damian21
Damian21 Aug 5 2014 says:

Please reply,Is there a version available to download for Windows 7 64 bit
If not will there be?

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Spahbod
Spahbod Aug 8 2014 replied:

Unfortunately, no. And as far as I know, there is no plan for a 64 bit version.

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Damian21
Damian21 Aug 9 2014 replied:

Oh man... that really sucks.
Ill keep on tracking this game to see if you ever plan on making it in the future.

Thanks for the reply

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Mythos_Ruler Creator
Mythos_Ruler Aug 16 2014 replied:

The 32 bit version should work just fine...

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Damian21
Damian21 Aug 16 2014 replied:

Are you saying that the Windows 7 32 bit Version of the game should work just fine on my Windows 7 64 bit pc.

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Petrell
Petrell Aug 31 2014 replied:

32-bit games work just fine one 64-bit operating systems. 32-bit programs are limited to using 2 GB ram unless explitely modified to be large adress aware. Even then theoretical maxinum 32-bit program can use is 4 GB.

What 64-operating system can not run are 16-bit applications (DOS/Win 3.xx and earlier era), well natively anyway. DOS games can be made to run using DOSBox and others can be run by virualization (running older OS on top of your primary OS). Some 32-bit progams can not be installed because the installers are 16-bit but you are unlikely to encounter such unless you're into retro stuff.

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Damian21
Damian21 Aug 31 2014 replied:

Thank you for the reply mate.
No i'm not into retro stuff.

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Firelord475
Firelord475 Aug 23 2014 replied:

Yes...i have a 64bit...alot of games are still 32bit and they work fine...

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Damian21
Damian21 Aug 23 2014 replied:

Thank you for all your replies i tried it out a couple of days ago works fine.

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Carens
Carens Aug 21 2014 replied:

Actually all 32bit programs can run in 64bit I think...

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InStars
InStars Sep 25 2014 replied:

On 64bit Windows - yes.
On 64bit Linux - you need to download x86 libaries to run them, yes.
On 64bit Mac - no.

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bontanel
bontanel Aug 2 2014 says:

It would be cool if the the mod features formations as units rather than one soldier . something like Battle for Middle Earth.

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Damian21
Damian21 Aug 1 2014 says:

Hello

I'm loving the look of this mod and would like to try it out but is there a version for Windows 7 64 bit?

Thanks

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Damian21
Damian21 Aug 2 2014 replied:

Game sorry.

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