Saturday, September 8

0 A.D. Alpha 11 'Kronos' Released


Popular free and open source real time strategy game 0 A.D. has received yet another Alpha release. Codenamed 'Kronos', this release brings many new features.

Changes in this release:
  • New Celtic Factions.
  • New AI script: Aegis Bot.
  • Wall segments of certain widths can be converted into gates. 
  • New sound system.
  • Shared LOS among allies.
  • To increase the game's realism, several post-processing effects and mapping enhancements have been implemented in 0 A.D.'s 3D graphics, using OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL).
  • Some extra improvements have been made to the way terrains are displayed.
  • Smooth Line of Sight (LOS).
  • New art assets.
  • Seven new maps.
  • Game setup and score screen changes.
  • Queued rally points.
  • New, more realistic ranged attack.
  • Team & private multiplayer chat.
  • Full changelog here.
To install 0 A.D. in Ubuntu, run the following commands:

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

Installation instructions for other distributions can be found here.

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