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Fifth alpha of warfare game ‘0. A.D.’ introduces Iberians, new music, better graphics

Wildfire games have announced the fifth alpha release of their open-source warfare game ‘0 A.D.’.

iberians: new to 0 A.D. Alpha 5

Gameplay in this alpha sees the introduction of a new civilization, the Iberians, an improved enemy AI and a new map: Acropolis II, “…in which the Iberians face off the Hellenes.”

Other improvements and changes include: –

  • Improved graphics in lighting, particles, terrain and performance.
  • New bridges
  • New sound effects and music tracks

For a full changelog see wildfiregames.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=14739.

Download

0 A.D. Alpha 5 can be installed in Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 via the 0 A.D. PPA.

From a terminal run the following two commands separately, entering your user password where prompted.

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

Alternatively add ‘ppa:wfg/0ad’ to your Software Sources via the Ubuntu Software Centre.