Introduction

This page describes how to get the latest stable release on your favorite GNU/Linux distribution. If you notice something outdated or incorrect, feel free to update the page accordingly.

DISCLAIMER: Some of the information below maybe outdated or incorrect as some maintainers have not yet had the time to update the packages on their distributions. If you can't wait and don't want to use the snap or the flatpak, you'll need to compile from source. See the following page for more information. You can follow the diffusion progress there.

Arch Linux

0 A.D.: Empires Ascendant is available in the community repository.

Debian

0 A.D.: Empires Ascendant is available in Debian's repositories.

For users of Debian 11.x (Bullseye, 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 https://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye-backports main

Then update the repository cache with :

$ apt update

Finally install the last alpha from official repositories using:

$ apt install -t bullseye-backports 0ad

For users of Debian 12.x (Bookworm) or unstable, the latest version is in the default repository:

$ apt install 0ad

Run the game from the command-line as

$ 0ad

or from the application menu item "0 A.D."

Fedora

0 A.D.: Empires Ascendant 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.: Empires Ascendant is is available in the official Frugalware repositories. Install the packages running:

$ repoman upd
$ repoman merge 0ad

Run the game from the command-line as

$ 0ad

or from the application menu item "0 A.D."

Gentoo

0 A.D.: Empires Ascendant is is available in the official Gentoo repositories. Install the packages running:

$ emerge 0ad

Run the game from the command-line as

$ 0ad

or from the application menu item "0 A.D."

OpenSUSE

Launch YaST.
Select "Software" and "Software Repositories".
Select "Add" and "Specify URL..."
Enter one of the following URLs, with name "obs-games":

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 the 0 A.D.: Empires Ascendant package using this command:

$ equo install 0ad

Run the game from the command-line as

$ 0ad

or from the application menu item "0 A.D."

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

or from the application menu item "0 A.D."

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 install 0ad

Wildfire Games-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 update 
$ sudo apt 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.

Non official-Provided Packages

Sometimes the PPA has some issues and here two other PPAs you can use to get the lates version.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xtradeb/play

or

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers

then

$ sudo apt update 
$ sudo apt install 0ad

Running the game

Run the game from the command-line as

$ 0ad

or from the application menu item "0 A.D."

Snap

See https://snapcraft.io/0ad for more information.

Install the 0 A.D. package using this command:

$ sudo snap install 0ad

For the very latest bleeding edge version you can use:

$ sudo snap install 0ad --edge

For the very latest testing version you can use:

$ sudo snap install 0ad --beta

Run the game from the command-line as

$ 0ad

or from the application menu item "0 A.D."

Flatpak

DISCLAIMER: This package is not maintained by Wildfire Games. See this link and this one for more information.

Install the 0 A.D. package using this command:

$ flatpak install flathub com.play0ad.zeroad

Run the game from the command-line as

$ flatpak run com.play0ad.zeroad

AppImage

DISCLAIMER: These packages are not maintained by Wildfire Games.

Recent versions

Unofficial (built from official sources and data): 0ad AppImage releases

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