0 A.D.

0 A.D.

0 A.D. (pronounced "zero ey-dee") is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. In short, it is a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of Western civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. The project is highly ambitious, involving state-of-the-art 3D graphics, detailed artwork, sound, and a flexible and powerful custom-built game engine.

Minimum system requirements: 

Processor: 1 GHz Intel or x86 compatible
Memory: At least 512 MB
Graphics Card: Any supporting OpenGL 1.3 with 3D hardware accelerated drivers and at least 128 MB memory, e.g., Radeon 9000, GeForce 3, or similar
Screen resolution: 1024×768 or above


Poor game

it is may be first game, that make me so hateful. I'm Hate This Slow Stupid Game. SUCH SLOW. It is Hell.

First time, you and your opponent ( Say, it is only one AI Computer Player ) had only a couple of units.

20 minutes of playing, AI making +1000 units, System goes down, everything is lagging,

You not only unable to control your units, you ever unable to scroll screen. AI attacking. 2 minutes - you are losing.

So sad, bad, foo, lagy, slow, stupid, dirty, woeful, rueful, poor poor game....

instead of raging around on sites, you could tell that the developers in a civilized manner.

For me, the game is running in singleplayer just fine, but multiplayer is laggy

We know we have performance problems, and for these reasons, we always advise players to play with a low population cap (certainly don't allow 1000+ units for the AI), and to play in an open style (use an open map and don't block off the AI with walls).

We're trying to fix these performance problems, but I doubt we will ever be able to support such a high population count.

The standard AI level is "MEDIUM", try to play with "SANDBOX" , "VERY EASY" or "EASY" instead of saying stupid things about this game... Altought it is in ALPHA yet

Great game, although definite room for improvement

I personally think that 0 A.D. is the best, or second best (after OpenRA), free and open-source real-time strategy game available for Linux. I think its graphics could do with a little improvement, although they are already better than that of any other open-source Linux-compatible game I am aware of. I think a few features of Age of Empires III (AoE III) should be added to the game, like port deliveries. Definitely looking forward to the release of 0 A.D. 1.0.


This game gets better and better! Would be awesome if it grow faster, but anyway I luv it :) what is your opinion about the future of the game?

0 A.D. on IndieGoGo

Supported! I hope they succeed.

>Flexible Funding
>This campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal. Funding duration: September 04, 2013 - October 20, 2013 (11:59pm PT).

so it doesn't really matter if their campaign is a success


This game is not 4X, it's just real-time strategy.

agreed, its missing the eXpand from the 4x. done.