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0 A.D. PPA

The twenty-second alpha version of the free and open-source real-time strategy game of ancient warfare, 0 A.D. Alpha 22 “Venustas”, was released a few hours ago.

New Features in 0 A.D. alpha 22:

  • Remake of many models, animations and textures, two new music tracks
  • Configuration-free Multiplayer Hosting
  • Capture the Relic Gamemode
  • Aura and Heal Range Visualization
  • Twelve new maps, including scripted enemies, rising water and a tutorial
  • Espionage Technology, Team Bonuses and Hero Auras
  • Petra AI Diplomacy and Attack Strategies
  • Summary Screen Graphs
  • Cinema Path Editing
  • Buddy System
  • A complete list of changes can be found here.

How to Install 0 A.D. alpha 22 in Ubuntu:

The Wildfire Games team is currently building (and testing) the PPA packages. It will be soon available in the official PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

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

Type your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade the game from an existing release via Software Updater:

upgrade 0 A.D.

Or simply run commands to update and install the game:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install 0ad 0ad-data


Purge the PPA via the following command will remove the PPA as well as downgrade 0 A.D. to its stock version in your Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:wfg/0ad

If you still want to remove the game, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove 0ad 0ad-data

0 A.D. PPA

The twenty-first alpha version of 0 A.D., a free open-source RTS game of ancient warfare, was released one day ago. And the PPA repository is ready for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04 and their derivatives.

0 A.D. Alpha 21 “Ulysses” features new game modes, plenty of new maps, the official introduction of the final civilization: The Seleucid Empire and more! See the announcement for more details.

How to Install 0 A.D. Alpha 21 in Ubuntu:

The official 0 A.D. PPA just built the new release a few hours ago, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and Linux Mint 18, Elementary OS Loki, etc.

To install it, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and do:

1. Run command to add PPA (Type in password when it asks and hit Enter.):

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


2. To upgrade from a previous release, now launch Software Updater and install the updates for the game:

upgrade 0 A.D.

To install it for the first time or upgrade it from the command line, run command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install 0ad


To remove the game, use Ubuntu Software or Synaptic Package Manager. The PPA can be removed via System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

To downgrade to the stock version of 0 A.D. in official Ubuntu repository, purge the PPA via command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:wfg/0ad

0 A.D. PPA

The nineteenth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare, was released yesterday. PPA’s ready for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04.

0 A.D. Alpha 19 named ‘Syllepsis’. It features new victory modes, a ceasefire game mode, attack coordination, 3 new skirmish maps, new animals, visual replay, and eight times maximum map height support. See release note.

Install 0 A.D. from PPA:

There’s an official PPA repository for all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives. Follow below steps to add PPA and install the game.

1. Add 0 A.D. PPA

Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, paste below commands and hit Enter:

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


Type in your password when it asks, no visual feedback so just type in mind, and hit Enter to continue.

2. Install or Upgrade the game.

If you have a previous version installed on your system, upgrade the game by launching Software Updater and installing available updates after checking for updates:

upgrade 0 A.D. via Software Updater

Or you may run below commands one by one in terminal to refresh system cache and install (or upgrade) the game:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install 0ad

3. (Optional) Uninstall

remove the PPA via Software & Updates -> Other Software tab and remove the 0 A.D. using Software Center.

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.