0 A.D. for GNU/Linux

DISCLAIMER: Some of the information below maybe outdated or incorrect as some maintainers have not yet had the time to update the packages. If you can’t wait and don’t want to use the snap or the flatpack, you’ll need to compile from source. See https://play0ad.com/download/source/

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Arch

0 A.D. is available in the community repository.

Chakra

0 A.D. is available in the desktop repository.

Debian

0 A.D. is available in Debian’s repositories.

For users of Debian 9.x (Jessie, current stable), the latest version is in the backports repository.

First you have to add the backports to your system by adding to the sources.list:

deb http://http.debian.net/debian stretch-backports main

Then update the repository cache with :

apt-get update 

Finally install the last alpha from official repositories using:

apt-get install -t stretch-backports 0ad

For users of Debian 10.x (Buster) or unstable, the latest version is in the default repository:

apt-get install 0ad

Run the game from the command-line as

0ad

or from the application menu item “0 A.D.”

Fedora

0 A.D. is available in the official Fedora repositories. Install the packages by running:

sudo dnf install 0ad

Run the game from the command-line as

0ad

or from the application menu item “0 A.D.”

Frugalware

0 A.D. is the the repositories, install the package:

repoman upd
repoman merge 0ad

Gentoo

emerge 0ad

OpenSUSE

  • Launch YaST.
  • Select “Software” and “Software Repositories”.
  • Select “Add” and “Specify URL…”
  • Enter one of the following URLs, with name “obs-games”:
    • http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/
    • http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_Factory/
    • http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/
    • http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_13.2/
    • http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_13.1/
  • It should prompt “Import Untrusted GnuPG Key” – these packages are not checked or trusted by OpenSUSE. You should not install them in security-critical environments. If you understand and accept the danger of installing unknown software, accept the import.
  • Run “Install/Remove Software”
  • Select “0ad” to install.

Run the game from the command-line as

0ad

or from the application menu item “0 A.D.”

Sabayon

Install 0 A.D. package using this command:

equo install 0ad

Slackware

​0ad and ​0ad-data SlackBuilds are available for Slackware 14.1 users. The easiest way to install them is probably using ​Sbopkg:

su
sbopkg -i 0ad-data
sbopkg -i 0ad

Run the game from the command-line as:

0ad

Alternatively, you can build the SlackBuilds manually as described in the ​HOWTO.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu-Provided Packages

For users of Ubuntu Cosmic (18.10) or Disco (19.04), the latest version of 0 A.D. is available in Ubuntu’s universe repository. Make sure universe is enabled in your sources, and install the package by running:

sudo apt-get install 0ad

0 A.D.-Provided Packages

For users of Ubuntu LTS Trusty (14.04), Xenial (16.04) or Bionic (18.04), the latest version of 0 A.D. packages is available from 0 A.D. PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wfg/0ad
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install 0ad

(If you get errors about unmet dependencies, check that you have the Universe repository enabled in /etc/apt/sources.list.)

Learn more about PPAs here.

Development version: You can try a more up-to-date but less-well-tested version from our development snapshot PPA, which should be updated each week. Follow the instructions above but use the ppa:wfg/0ad.dev repository name.

How to Run the Game

Run the game from the command-line as:

0ad

or from the application menu item Games / 0 A.D.

DISCLAIMER: The following three are not maintained by WFG.

Snap

https://snapcraft.io/0ad

AppImage

https://www.appimagehub.com/p/1438982/

Flatpack

https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.play0ad.zeroad

0 A.D. is Still a Work in Progress

The game is currently under heavy development, and many features are currently missing. This release is an alpha version, not a complete game.

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