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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harvey2670 Mar 16 2012, 2:10am says:

why don't you guy put all that together to 1 single mod instead of bit and piece

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█Black/Brunez█ Jan 10 2012, 3:26pm says:

Really good looking mod. I also like the font used here :3

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shnbwmn Jan 8 2012, 7:06am says:

Hehe, I thought this mod was dead ... still going strong I see :) Keep it up!

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Dec 26 2011, 5:09am says:

Follow us on Twitter and you'll be among the first to see what's in store...

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SDM Jan 8 2012, 4:21am replied:

Nice new update! Love the render.

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maksikk Dec 23 2011, 5:17pm says:


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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball Dec 24 2011, 8:54pm replied:

Not quite. There have been some setbacks that have limited our progress since our last update (including decreasing support of the game on OSX, a forum issue a few months ago and of course, work/school), but we are all still dedicated to this project. That being said, we're always welcome to new contributors that can help us toil through the slower months.

Worst case, you can expect some progress once summer rolls around.

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TribalBeat May 24 2011, 10:18pm says:

Please give us some news! This looks very cool but I am worried that it is dead!

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rgkimball Creator
rgkimball May 25 2011, 2:50am replied:

Hey TribalBeat, not to worry. Our forum had been down for several months, and I only just now got it back up. We'll be sure to pick up steam again shortly.

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DanteXVII Mar 13 2011, 9:40am says:

Are you guys looking for translators ? I could make a Brazilian Portuguese localixation!


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