Install Latest 0 A.D. & Receive Future Updates in Ubuntu

October 15, 2014

Latest 0 A.D. in Ubuntu

0 A.D. Alpha 17 Quercus, an open-source game of ancient warfare, has been released recently. Here’s how to install it from the official PPA and receive future updates.

0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy game under development by Wildfire Games. It is a historical war and economy game focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500. The game aims to be entirely free and open-source, using the GPL 2+ license for the game engine and the CC-BY-SA for the game art.

0 A.D. Alpha 17 Quercus features a major gameplay rebalance, units on walls, trigger support, improved mod support and more!

For the detailed changes, see the official release note.

How to Install & Upgrade 0 A.D. in Ubuntu:

An official Ubuntu PPA has been created for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13, and Linux Mint 17.

To add the PPA and install 0 A.D., press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:wfg/0ad

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install 0ad

Install 0 A.D. from PPA

After that, you can receive future updates by running regular updates via Software Updater utility.

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One response to Install Latest 0 A.D. & Receive Future Updates in Ubuntu

  1. Hi there,
    I’ve tried this 0 AD game probably some a year or more before.

    After i’ve ported from Windows7 to Ubuntu the first thing i did was searching for equivalent games for w7 platform, to my surprise there were many games :-)

    Hope more people join Ubuntu/Linux, so that Devs too make some popular games available to us :-)

    By the way, Thanks for the awesome tutorial, so much easy way to do, i had struggled a bit last time. Not this time, all Credit goes to you sir.

    Regards
    Suraj B Hegde