How to Install 0 A.D Alpha 22 Venustas in Debian / Ubuntu 17.04 / LinuxMint / Fedora

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Wildfire games released and another updated version of 0 A.D. and they named it as "Venustas" and it is 22 in the row.


In this tutorial, i will show you how to install the latest version of 0 A.D RTS game in Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04, LinuxMint, Debian and Fedora
0 A.D is a cross platform and open source ancient game, where the event is taking place between 500 B.C and 500 A.D.It is developed by wildfire games, an international group of volunteers.

It is easy to install and for Ubuntu / LinuxMint it is available via PPA and the PPA is updated to the supported versions, not EOL releases.

Changelog in 0 A.D Alpha 22

  • Remake of many models, animations and textures, two new music tracks
  • Configuration-free Multiplayer Hosting
  • Capture the Relic Gamemode
  • Aura and Heal Range Visualization
  • Twelve new maps, including scripted enemies, rising water and a tutorial
  • Espionage Technology, Team Bonuses and Hero Auras
  • Petra AI Diplomacy and Attack Strategies
  • Summary Screen Graphs
  • Cinema Path Editing
  • Buddy System
For complete changelog refer this link

Installation steps:

For Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Step 1: Add the official PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wfg/0ad
Step 2: Update the repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install the 0AD
sudo apt-get install 0ad

For Debian

The version available in repos is outdated, so you have to use it from the backport.

Step 1: Add the below line to your source.lists as a root user
deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main
Step 2: Update the Repos
apt-get update
Step 3: Install the latest alpha O A.D
apt-get install -t jessie-backports 0ad

For Fedora

0 A.D is available in the official Fedora repositories, so you have to issue the below command only
sudo dnf install 0ad && 0ad

Image source: play0ad
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