This tutorial shows how to install 0 A.D. (for now) the only free RTS game works on Ubuntu.

0 A.D. (pronounced “zero ey-dee”) is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. In short, 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. The project is highly ambitious, involving state-of-the-art 3D graphics, detailed artwork, sound, and a flexible and powerful custom-built game engine.

Install 0 A.D. in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10/11.10/11.04/10.04

For Ubuntu 12.04, 0 A.D. is available in Software Center.

For 12.10, 11.10, 11.04 and 10.04, install it from ppa:wfg/ Just open up terminal (search terminal from the dash home or press Ctrl+Alt+T to launch it) and execute following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wfg/
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install 0 A.D.