0 A.D. (pronounced “zero-ey-dee”) is a free, open-source, historical
Real Time Strategy (RTS) game currently under development by Wildfire Games,
a global group of volunteer game developers.
As the leader of an ancient civilization, you must gather the resources
you need to raise a military force and dominate your enemies.
“0 A.D.” is a time period that never actually existed: In the usual calendar,
one goes from 1 B.C. to 1 A.D. and skips zero. This reflects the historical
fiction in the game: Who would have won if all the factions were pitted
against each other when each of them was at its prime?
We intend to portray some of the major civilizations over the millennium of
500 B.C. to 500 A.D. (Hence the midpoint, zero.) That is an ambitious prospect,
so in the first edition of 0 A.D. we focus on the last five centuries B.C.
Perhaps in future expansion packs, more civilizations will be added,
along with additional gameplay features.
We put a strong emphasis on historical accuracy while developing 0 A.D.
We plan all our units and all our buildings based on reconstructions of how
the units and the buildings might have looked like in the ancient world.
We even name them in the original languages, such as Greek and Latin.
But it’s worth remembering that any game should be fun to play, so,
in many cases, we preferred playability over historical accuracy.
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
Snap is available for Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia), Linux Mint 19 (Tara), Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa) and the latest release, Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
You can find out which version of Linux Mint you’re running by opening System info from the Preferences menu.
On Linux Mint 20, /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref needs to be removed before Snap can be installed. This can be accomplished from the command line: