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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4 comments by niektb on Apr 6th, 2015

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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Sun Tzu 18

Sun Tzu 18

Apr 6, 2015 Full Version 1 comment

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...

Demo - Infantry Barracks

Demo - Infantry Barracks

Aug 14, 2012 Demo 7 comments

If you're using one of the more recent versions of 0 A.D., you'll need this updated version to check out our Chinese demo pack. Please read the desciption...

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auroraparadox Dec 1 2013, 2:31pm says:

Is this mod still be developing?

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lion.kanzen Jul 21 2014, 2:16am replied:

yeah, but now under new mod team. council of Modders/Fallen Empires Studio

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ymzxdh Dec 20 2012, 10:02pm says:

Is this Han Dynasty or Qin Dynasty?

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Dec 22 2012, 12:20am replied:

This is based on the Han Dynasty.

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fightermedic Dec 15 2012, 8:10pm says:

wow, i thought this mod was dead, awesome i was wrong :)
btw: i really can't understand why this isn't an official part of 0AD, have you ever thought of making your mod part of the game itself?

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Dec 15 2012, 8:17pm replied:

Part of the reason we chose to remain independent was to serve as a proof for the community. A few of us are also members of WFG, and we'd like to show the community what the engine is capable of and hopefully encourage people to try some modding of their own as a result.

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Aug 14 2012, 2:55am says:

If you've upgraded to Alpha X and you want to try out the Chinese faction, you'll want to update to the latest version of the demo pack. 0 A.D. has some super cool new features and we needed to change some things to take advantage of them. Check it out!

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Zeta1127 Aug 16 2012, 2:51am replied:

I am a little confused on how to get the mod demo to work?

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Aug 16 2012, 4:01am replied:

The feature that detects new mod folders is not currently implemented, so you'll have to do it from the command line. What OS are you on?

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Zeta1127 Aug 16 2012, 5:41am replied:

I am using Windows XP with the new Alpha 10 compatible version of the mod.

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Aug 16 2012, 3:00pm replied:

Download and put it in your/binaries/data/mods/ folder. Then just run the following line (and change the path to your 0 A.D. folder). doesn't need to be unpacked, but it will work either way.

C:/your/path/to/0ad/binaries/system/pyrogenesis -mod=china

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