The Rise of the East is a modification for Wildfire Games' 0 A.D. that strives to bring China as a civilization into the game, meticulously researched to be as historically accurate as possible.

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The Council is both happy and proud to announce a brand new release!!!

What is it?

Rise of the East focusses on one faction the Chinese, during the Han Dynasty to be precise. With it's fancy theme this is surely one to mark! As a release name we've chosen Sun Tzu. This person is renowned for writing The Art of War. We've chosen this name because of the huge changes with regards to the army (check the What is new? section).

What is new?

With the help of some Chinese historians we (especially Stanislas69) have turned the Chinese Army upside down. A lot of armors and helmets are completely reworked or brand new. This was because the old ones where not historically accurate. Also the balance is updated towards Alpha 18's standards. Some examples (note that these won't be visible during standard games as promotion is disabled in Alpha 18 and those new armor variants are mainly for advanced and elite units):

Current features:

- One playable faction: Han (No worries, the civilizations from the main game are still playable)
- 2 Custom Random Maps: Loess Plateau and Gobi Desert (made by Spahbod)

Who are we?

The Council of Modders was formed up of two small modding teams and a few newcomers: Aristeia (about the bronze age) and Millennium A.D. (about medieval times) CoM aims to create a umbrella for all wannabee modders and help everyone needed and of course create their own projects, one of them is Rise of the East.

Rise of the East was added to the project list in early-2014 after an agreement with Scion's lead Rob Kimball. That having said: We owe a large one to them for having paved the road for us to continue in their absence!

How to:

1. Unzip the download but leave the inner archive intact.
2. Place the unzipped folder into /binaries/data/mods. You'll see another folder there called 'public'.3. Alpha 18 requires one additional step to play the mod due to a packaging oversight: In the (which is in the public folder) there is a mod.json. Copy it and put it just outside of the zip file. (so you have 2 files inside the public folder: and mod.json)
4. Launch the game and enable the mod in Options>Mod Selection. Press 'Start Mods'.
5. Enjoy the mod!


Sun Tzu 18

Help needed!

In the last few months some 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 (preferably) in this thread: Wildfiregames...showtopic=18412 Thanks in advance! :D

Our thanks go to everyone that helped us to achieve this mod through contributing, play testing or in another way!If you have tips / suggestions, feel free to let us know. Also if you find bugs, let them know too. Support 0 A.D. if you like us:



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nabuko Nov 28 2015 says:

Since its Rise To The East, shouldnt there also be mongols, Japan, and India? Just saying :D it would be great if you did add them, but that would be alot of work.

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niektb 21hours 11mins ago replied:

India is already in the vanilla game :D (Mauryans)

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niektb Oct 3 2015 replied:

You need to cut(!) and paste mod.json originating from the
Then, you should place the Rise of the East folder in your 'mods' folder. (in which there is the RotE version of the mod.json).

To make it short, you have 2 different mod.json files. One in the RotE folder (place it next to the zip) and one in the public folder.

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wackyserious May 24 2015 says:

Looking forward for new updates, Im also working on a Han Chinese map scenario. I posted some screenshots at my profile page

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niektb Creator
niektb Jun 2 2015 replied:

Although it's difficult to see the details in such a dark map I think it has potential! Keep it up!

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juxiaoyin Apr 8 2015 says:

Upgrade the stone door will appear bug, cant see the stone door.
and the stone wall chinese "漢" is inverted.

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niektb Creator
niektb Apr 8 2015 replied:

Hmm, somehow the packager skipped the gate mesh :( I need to investigate why that happened. Thanks for reporting! :)

Yeah, someone already reported that. Silly mistake! ;)

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Trebgarta Nov 22 2014 says:

Will this include any Turkic/Mongolic/Tatar/Khitai people of Central Asia later, or will it only focus on China?

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niektb Creator
niektb Nov 22 2014 replied:

To be honest, it will only add the Han Chinese. We do however have other projects pending that will add some other Asiatic civs.

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