How to install 0 A.D. on Ubuntu Linux

0 A.D. is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare for Windows, Linux and OS X. 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. It is released under GPL licence. The Linux version system requirements are at least 1 GHz Intel processor, 512 MB RAM, any 128 MB OpenGL 1.3 with 3D hardware accelerated drivers. This game is still in Alpha stage but usable.

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Install 0 A.D. game on Ubuntu:

You can install 0 A.D. using your terminal application. It is available via Ubuntu repositories, snap, flatpak and PPA. Open the terminal app using ctrl+alt+t keys and run below command to install the game.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install 0ad

Install 0 A.D. game via PPA:

In terminal application run below command to add 0 A.D. Ubuntu PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wfg/0ad

Type your ubuntu password if needed. And press enter key to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding the ppa.Then type below command and hit enter.

sudo apt-get update

Then type below command and press enter.

sudo apt-get install 0ad

Type y and hit enter to confirm 0 A.D. installation. After the successful installation of 0 AD, type below command in your terminal app and hit enter to open it


Install 0 A.D. game via Snap:

It is also available via snap package. In terminal run below 0 A.D snap installaltion command.

sudo snap install 0ad

You can also uninstall it via below command.

sudo snap remove 0ad

Install 0 A.D. game via Flatpak:

Install flatpak and flathub on your Ubuntu Linux system if you don’t have them and restart it after the installation. Open the terminal and run below 0 AD flatpak installation command.

flatpak install flathub com.play0ad.zeroad

You can open it via

flatpak run com.play0ad.zeroad

and uninstall 0 AD game via

sudo flatpak uninstall com.play0ad.zeroad

Install 0 A.D. game via AppImage:

Download 0 A.D AppImage

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Download the 0 A.D game in .AppImage file format from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Open your terminal command and run below commands to run this game.
Here “447807437_0_A.D.-x86_64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name and you can change below commands based on your downloaded file name and path.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ 447807437_0_A.D.-x86_64.AppImage

That’s all

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