MegaGlest is an open source 3D-real-time strategy game, where you control the armies of one of seven different factions: Tech, Magic, Egyptians, Indians, Norsemen, Persian or Romans. The game is setup in one of 14 naturally looking settings, which are crafted with great appreciation for detail. Additional game data can be downloaded from within the game at no cost.


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A game of MegaGlest takes place on a map of varying size, such as large plains and fields, with terrain features like rivers, mountains, seas, or cliffs. Players must establish settlements to gain resources, defend against other players, and train units to explore the map and attack enemies. Different resources have to be gathered by every faction. This can be energy, food, gold, housing, stone and wood. Choose a faction and create its different units and buildings while developing your factions' unique abilities over the course of the game. Strategy matters though, so chose wisely when deciding which units to use if you want a chance to win.


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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0 comments by tomreyn on Nov 18th, 2013

Version 3.9.0 of MegaGlest, a free real-time strategy game for Linux, Windows and OS X, has been released today. While its graphics do not come close to what current commercial titles can offer, the gameplay of this fantasy themed title can bring great joy to you and your friends online, at LAN games, or during single player scenarios. It can work fine on older hardware, too.

MegaGlest is also a game engine, powering additional titles such as Annex - Conqier the World. Modding it is as easy as editing some XML files, writing some Lua code for scenarios, recording OGG audio, and, if you prefer to use your own art, modeling/animating in Blender.

Here's the list of new features (snce the previous 3.7.1 release):


  • Much improved cross-platform stability: no more out-of-synch's
  • Better overall network game performance
  • Better handling of slow clients in network games
  • Object selection mechanisms (user input) greatly improved
  • 19 languages supported, Megapack techtree translations added
  • New models and animations for Roman and Tech factions
  • Desktop notifications on new games on
  • Review recently played games (with statistics) on
  • Two new (desert4, birch forest) tilesets, one improved (mediterranean)
  • Many new maps
  • Revamped options menu, others improved
  • Multiple speed steps for single player games
  • Attack hotkey now toggles through all attack types
  • More flexibility in mod downloads

Game modification

  • Support for animated tilesets, tileset texturing improvements
  • More flexibility for scenarios (new Lua functions)
  • More localization options, more content can be translated
  • Map editor now displays cell coordinates
  • Tilesets can set default air unit heights
  • Better white label support for MegaGlest engine based 3rd party games

MegaGlest is a fully free game, that is free as in beer, source code availability, asset availability, licensing terms.

More information and downloads are available on the MegaGlest website at

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DemiNeonic for Megaglest

DemiNeonic for Megaglest

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Made by Deathguppie starting at the end of 2007 Inactive since 2009, I'm picking up from Pafferguy's revisions in 2009, and looking to polish up for MegaGlest's...

MegaGlest 3.5.2 Linux 64 Bit Installer

MegaGlest 3.5.2 Linux 64 Bit Installer

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MegaGlest 3.5.2 Linux 64 Bit Installer - 199.42 MB

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MegaGlest 3.5.2 Linux 32 Bit Installer

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MegaGlest 3.5.2 Linux 32 Bit Installer - 197.29 MB

MegaGlest Windows Installer

MegaGlest Windows Installer

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MegaGlest Version 3.5.2 Windows Installer (179.03 MB) NOTE: This is actually the second version of the Windows Installer, as the first one didn't include...

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delphadesign Jan 15 2012, 9:36pm says:

Annex: Conquer the World Beta 2 mod for Megaglest is out now!

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Trappin Sep 26 2011, 5:00am says:

Glest maps wikia is updated weekly and all custom maps have been thoroughly play tested.

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delphadesign Jan 15 2012, 9:35pm replied:

Trappin has some great maps!

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JadeRuby Jul 6 2011, 1:47pm says:



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ExtremeTaco Jun 4 2011, 12:02am says:

Hello i have just installed mega glest and have fully updated my NVIDIA 9800 GT with the newest Update that supports 3.3 OPENGL but whenever i start the game up is says It does now support it

win Vista 64 Home premium
6 gb RAM
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
INspiron 530

Thanks for any help.

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ultifd Jun 4 2011, 1:40pm replied:

Hi ExtremeTaco, thanks for trying megaglest. What's the exact problem or error though? We need at least a screenshot of it.
Also please post your problem at the megaglest forum:

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Baconation May 26 2011, 1:38pm says:

Just played a 4 player vs. 4 NPC match yesterday, The bases are crowded when you get all of your buildings set up and have people moving around.

Also others start building and sending people through your area as well which just makes it even more crowded.

Also I started getting some low ammounts of lag when alot of units were on my screen, that makes no sense as my computer easily handles this game.

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version15 May 22 2011, 10:21am says:

Going to have to try, liked the original glest.

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delphadesign May 22 2011, 4:14pm replied:

Defiantly Megaglest has much new particle effects, much more stable multi-player, dedicated server, and even an in game mod download feature! Its a large improvement over standard Glest!

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