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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2 comments by feneur on Dec 14th, 2014

Thanks for all the votes so far! If you like the game please vote for us in the Top 100 as well.

Here's a small update with some of the things we have been working on since the last Alpha release.

Development Update

yFNtmYy.jpg?1 Clockwise: New unit meshes, Mastiff, shark and fox

Programming & Art

Enrique, our talented lead artist, has been busy last month. He decided it was time to rework 0 A.D. meshes and armature. The results are bringing them up to par with modern RTS games. Now the help of animators is required (if you are an animator, please post an application) to make use of the new possibilities. He also updated the complete Persian building set with better textures and ambient occlusion. If that was not enough, he also reworked the cypress trees and many other plants.

Mimo has been hard at work improving his AI bot: Petra, which is the toughest AI opponent to date. Among cleaning up code and bug fixes, he also added AI support for saved games! A feature that has been high on the community’s wishlist. On top of that the AI is now able to send tribute to its allies!

Yves, has set the goal of upgrading our SpiderMonkey to ESR31 for next alpha release. Performance will increase with this upgrade and memory usage will be reduced a bit. Check out the following links for more information about performance measurements and detailed effects of gcPreserveCode setting.

Itms fixed bugs related to the new Fog of War and bug fixes submitted by community members. He also accepted the task of improving the pathfinder, based on Philip’s and Wraitii’s work. We think we speak for all of you when we wish him good luck!

historic_bruno updated Windows version strings for 8.1 and 10 (technical preview), fixed a couple of OS X bugs and many bug fixes submitted by community members.

Leper updated 0 A.D. with the latest translation work of our community and fixed a good amount of bugs, many of the fixes were submitted by members of our community. He also replaced CParser, which is slow, with FSM to parse our config files.

Micket modeled a shark, a wolfhound, a mastiff and tuna fish. Some of his models have been textured as well (as you can see in the screenshot above).

Stanislas69 has also been modeling a lot of different objects, among his first steps in animating.

Scythetwirler fixed a bug in the rating system of the lobby bot.

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0 A.D. Alpha 17 Quercus (OS X Version)

0 A.D. Alpha 17 Quercus (OS X Version)

Oct 19, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Triggers, units on walls, gameplay balancing, and a lot more.

0 A.D. Alpha 17 Quercus (Windows Version)

0 A.D. Alpha 17 Quercus (Windows Version)

Oct 13, 2014 Full Version 9 comments

Triggers, units on walls, gameplay balancing, and a lot more.

0 A.D. Alpha 16 Patañjali (Windows Version)

0 A.D. Alpha 16 Patañjali (Windows Version)

May 17, 2014 Full Version 1 comment

0 A.D. Alpha 16 featuring Translation, the "Wonder" victory condition, a new AI, and more.

0 A.D. Alpha 15 Osiris (Windows Version)

0 A.D. Alpha 15 Osiris (Windows Version)

Dec 25, 2013 Full Version 4 comments

The new Alpha release includes Ptolemaic Egyptians, skirmish maps, attack notifications, guard command, new sounds, new technologies, new music, and more...

0 A.D. Alpha 14 Naukratis (Mac 32-bit Version)

0 A.D. Alpha 14 Naukratis (Mac 32-bit Version)

Sep 4, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

A new Alpha release including Blacksmith, Infinite farms, Hero button, Game speed controls and more.

0 A.D. Alpha 14 Naukratis (Windows Version)

0 A.D. Alpha 14 Naukratis (Windows Version)

Sep 4, 2013 Full Version 4 comments

A new Alpha release including Blacksmith, Infinite farms, Hero button, Game speed controls and more.

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burstisaac
burstisaac Apr 20 2010, 1:19pm says:

are you going to add greek fire ships to the navy

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Mythos_Ruler Creator
Mythos_Ruler Apr 20 2010, 4:00pm replied:

Greek fire ships were used by the Byzantines, centuries out of our timeline I'm afraid.

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roadking
roadking Apr 19 2010, 10:19am says:

does it more looks like age of empires or more like anno?

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Lesser
Lesser Apr 15 2010, 9:46pm says:

i will download this when it comes out it looks really good keep it up

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Apr 10 2010, 12:38am says:

Yes, we haven't had an opportunity to ensure that the game works on Windows 7 in this revision. We can verify that it runs well on XP and Vista, and we will support 7 in a future update. Sorry for the inconvenience. :/

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maksikk
maksikk Apr 9 2010, 2:23am says:

dosnt work on windows 7 64 bit =(, or at least for me

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Triarii_90
Triarii_90 Apr 8 2010, 5:18pm says:

Nice work, i love old type strategy and when this game was released ?

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Apr 9 2010, 1:54am replied:

The game is still undergoing development, but you can check out our progress in the pre-alpha release in the downloads section above. That was released just this past week!

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mnartiss
mnartiss Apr 8 2010, 3:05pm says:

I just tested the game and I think its awesome! Some stuff could be fixed but as you said it's pre-alpha! Great music (Y)

Keep up the good work!

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HAILCOMMUNISM
HAILCOMMUNISM Apr 8 2010, 9:24am says:

Just tried out the Pre alpha, The editor felt a lot like the Age of Mythology Editor in many ways, which is a very good thing!

I especially love the lighting modification that is available, and the celt structures look amazing.

Even in the Pre-Alpha stage this is incredibly promising, tracking!

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Apr 8 2010, 10:16am replied:

Thanks for your approval! Releases will be more frequent as time goes on, but we'll also try to avoid pushing a release out prematurely. You can always check out the latest version via SVN (if you don't mind building the game from the source!): Trac.wildfiregames.com

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