Ubuntu users love the free software, No? And if there are free games that allow us to entertain ourselves in our free time, better. This is the case of 0 AD, A game of real-time strategy (RTS) developed by Wildfire Games that on the 26th reached its nineteenth alpha version, also known as Syllepsis, and the release reaches both Linux and Mac and Windows, (the latter does not surprise us).
Syllepsis arrives with some interesting news which most players will like. Among other notable aspects, it is interesting to mention a new explorer, new animations in the city and construction of buildings, two new ways of victory (Conquest Structures and Conquest United) and a ceasefire game mode . But the news doesn’t stop there. There is more.
On the other hand, 0 AD Alpha Syllepsis also features attack coordination, very new maps (Tuscan Acropolis, Alpine Mountains and Northern Island), aura visualization, repetition, new animals, support for Latin in Roman units, support for XML validation and improvement in Petra AI.
To make matters worse, the following news has also been added:
- Increased the maximum size of the maps, so we can build the city and fight in a bigger and more diverse world.
- SDL2 has been enabled by default on GNU / Linux systems.
- Add support to see the coast across the map by the Ptolemaic lighthouse.
- Eliminates the generic features of Celts and Hellenics.
As you can see, this is not an update that we can label as minor.
Install 0 AD
The game has long been available in the official repositories. Although we can also download it from the Software Developer Center, below are the commands to install 0 AD from the terminal. We will do this by writing the following:
sudo apt-get install 0ad
But the game will not be updated if we do not add the necessary repositories, which are those of 0 AD, which we will do by typing in a terminal the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wfg/0ad sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install 0ad
Run 0 AD
Unlike most applications, 0 AD does not add any icons in Ubuntu, but we have to launch it from the terminal. We will do this by writing only three letters: