0 A.D. Alpha 13 MagadhaAvailable 13 Alpha release of the free play of 0 AD, which is a real-time strategy with a beautiful 3D-graphics and the gameplay is largely similar to the games in the series “Age of Empires”.

Source code of the games were opened by Wildfire Games is licensed under the GPL, after nine years of development as a proprietary product.

Assembling the game is available for Windows and Linux (Ubuntu, Gentoo, Debian, openSUSE, Fedora, Arch, Mageia and Rosa). The current version supports online play and a single player game with bots on pre-modeled, or dynamically generated maps. The game spans nine civilizations that existed in the range from 500 BC to 500 AD.

Components of the game, such as graphics and audio elements are licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA, allowing modification and deployment of commercial products, provided attribution and distribution of derivative works under the same license. The game engine 0 A.D. has about 150 thousand lines of code in C + +, to display 3D graphics using OpenGL, for sound – OpenAL, for network games – ENet. Of other open source projects to create a real-time strategy can be noted: Glest, ORTS, Warzone 2100 and Spring.

The new version adds a new civilization – the Mauryan Empire. Improved performance of the default engine artificial intelligence – Aegis bot, which greatly enhanced the protection, and the development of a controlled attack bot civilization possible to set the level of difficulty. The structure includes six new songs. Added tools to create their own customized game mods. New integrated debugger for use in the game scripts and extensions in the language Javascript.

0 A.D. Alpha 13 Magadha – New Features

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