Zero-K is a FREE, multi-platform, open source Real Time Strategy game, which aims to be a dynamic, action-packed, hassle-free experience, full of clever strategies and constantly moving combat. Includes an epic scale, realistic projectile and unit physics, terraforming terrain and hundreds of unique and interesting units.

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There has been a lot of changes to the game since the last update here. They are sufficiently varied and numerous that it's again practical to link the individual updates rather than write extensively here.
The list included:
- Infrastructure has been significantly overhauled. This includes streamlining the hosting system, removing the old Springie automated hosts and replacing them with fully player controlled rooms as well as implementation of the matchmaking feature. See here for more information.
- A new lobby program, integrated directly into the game, has been developed to replace the aging ZKL. It is now currently in active development, but fresh versions can be readily tested at here

- Several units have been rebalanced, added, or had their models replaced over the last few updates including end game units like Bantha and Detriment. Starlight has a new model, more fitting of the most expensive structure you can build. New model and separation of role for Gunship constructor.

If you feel like giving these a spin, or looking at them from a distance, you can try to win some Steam keys in the October 8th 2v2 tournament (more info here) - or just spectate it, ingame or on Shadowfury333's hitbox/twitch/youtube casts.



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Zero-k v1.4.3.3 - Dynamic light and rush balance

Zero-k v1.4.3.3 - Dynamic light and rush balance

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Weapon fire now cast light. Better shader code and more shiny things will follow. The code was ported from BAR [another Spring RTS game in development...

Zero-K v1.4.2.13 - Dynamic Commander Balance

Zero-K v1.4.2.13 - Dynamic Commander Balance

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The community has done great work over the last two weeks exploring the new and improved Warrior. This version has a nerf to Warrior which reduces the...

Zero-K is now on Steam Greenlight

Zero-K is now on Steam Greenlight

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Following Evolution RTS' massive success with getting on Steam, and with a donation from Connetable enabling this, Zero-K is now on Greenlight. So if...

Zero-K v1.0.6.3

Zero-K v1.0.6.3

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The art of commander design takes on a radical new form even as the balance of power in the skies shifts.

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It is best to go to the website recommended below to download the latest version of this installer. This is the installer for the Zero-K lobby, It will...

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ledernierrempart

one of the best still playable free RTS.

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Very good game, I have been playing for a few months now and it is great. It has a rather steep learning curve but the manual is certainly explanatory. The missions could be better but they are not too bad and that is made up for by the great online multiplayer. The only real problem is that certain members of the community really let the side down.

As a note, this page is not up to date. For current information go to the official website, zero-k.info where you can get up to date news and download information.

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Any chance to make a "official game bundle installer"? while zero-k down-loader is good but if we are to increase the accessibility to wider general public in future, a pre-select maps / default separate installer is the good way to go.

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DthepopeP
DthepopeP

Any plans for a Skirmish mode?

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Tsukiyoarts
Tsukiyoarts

Very nice game, remembers me of the good old Total Annihilation(the future one); really nice graphics and concepts.

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Osmowstroyer
Osmowstroyer

Hi,
do Zero-K will run on my computer?
-2GB RAM
-Pentium 4 HT 3.00GHz
-Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express CHipset Family (192mb).

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Saktoth Creator
Saktoth

It's free and simple to download so it doesn't hurt to try. Get the game, register an account, and if you have any trouble running it, ask in the forums or chat.

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GoogleFrog
GoogleFrog

It works with some integrated graphics so your best bet is to try. Apart from the graphics the rest of your computer should be fine.

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Osmowstroyer
Osmowstroyer

After many attempts to run the game, I couldn't play.

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GoogleFrog
GoogleFrog

More information would be helpful.

Apparently setting 'CompressTextures = 0' can fix some Intel graphics issues. This is in springsettings.cfg through the 'Open game data folder' button in settings.

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Osmowstroyer
Osmowstroyer

Hmmm.... I will try, this game looks so good.

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Zero-K is beautiful, not graphically (where it's neat but not spectacular), but in concept. It's big, it's procedural, it's fluid, it's full of options and somehow it all miraculously works. Firstly, the interface. It's insanely powerful, with the ability to quickly draw any formation you want and automation of the most basic micro taken care of by excellent unit AI. Queing orders is quick rather than tedious thanks to many smart shortcuts (The sheer number of which and fragmented documentation…

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