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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SebaZ_16
SebaZ_16 Feb 19 2014, 6:47pm says:

I've gotta say that your map editor tool is amazing. I like how simple it and easy to use is(compared to BFME's map tool). I hope that you add soon the posibility to use triggers (like in aom) to start making "campaign" maps with objetives and all of that.
Aniway I wanted to tell that I found some issues:
*you can't delete bridges or select them to move them.
*And more important apparently if you save too often or too soon from the last time you saved, it crashes.

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feneur Creator
feneur Feb 20 2014, 8:24pm replied:

Bridges really are terrain with two pieces along the sides. So you can only select them, not the entirety. Also, to select objects which can't be interacted with in-game you need to use the Alt-key.
Do you get any error dialog when the game crashes? And if so could you please follow the instructions here: Trac.wildfiregames.com to report the error the next time it happens? You can of course report the error even if it doesn't produce an error report, it's just that it's a lot easier to find the cause if there is one :)

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SebaZ_16
SebaZ_16 Feb 20 2014, 9:26pm replied:

Sometimes it does show the error log, the other times it just stops responding. I'll do it next time.
Thanks for the info about the bridge. Also is there a way to be able to rotate the object before placing it?

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feneur Creator
feneur Feb 20 2014, 10:27pm replied:

There certainly is :) Just don't release the left mouse button after you've clicked to place it, but instead move the mouse around (with the left mouse button still pressed) and you will rotate it. Then as soon as you release your finger from the button the object will be placed in the direction you've rotated it. (As a bonus tip I can add that the same is true in-game: just keep the button pressed and you will rotate the building you're about to build there too.)

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SebaZ_16
SebaZ_16 Feb 20 2014, 11:16pm replied:

Nevermind. What I was trying to say was if there is a way to rotate the objects like in AoM or AoE3 (using the mouse wheel) before placing them. But it isnt important.
Sorry if I explained myself wrong, English isn't my mother language.

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ralph777
ralph777 Feb 15 2014, 4:42pm says:

When installed where can I find the game shortcut "exe"? =)

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feneur Creator
feneur Feb 16 2014, 2:06pm replied:

What version of Windows are you using? Windows 7 and earlier it should be right in the Start menu under "0 A.D. Alpha", but I'm not sure exactly how to find it if you're using Windows 8.

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Mythos_Ruler Creator
Mythos_Ruler Feb 22 2014, 4:43pm replied:

Windows 8's Start Screen is just like the Start Menu of older versions, but it's just full-screen with big icons everywhere. So, you should be able to find the shortcuts to 0 A.D. on the Windows 8 Start Screen.

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Guest
Guest Jan 20 2014, 12:15am says:

It says roman legionnaires have a tetsudo formation in the special/history page, how does one even get legionnaires as the romans?

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Mythos_Ruler Creator
Mythos_Ruler Feb 5 2014, 10:56am replied:

"Legionnaires" of this period were the Hastati, Principes, and Triarii of the manipular legion.

The actual Testudo formation and effects haven't been coded yet.

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SebaZ_16
SebaZ_16 Feb 18 2014, 8:44am replied:

I've seen that in the map editor there are Centurion and the classic Leggionarie units. Do you plan to add them eventually or they are there just for scenarios?

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Mythos_Ruler Creator
Mythos_Ruler Feb 23 2014, 5:09pm replied:

Just for scenarios for now.

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