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While Alpha 23 of the free and open source RTS 0 A.D. was released way back in May of 2018, it did come with some issues and they've put out an updated version now to improve it. Not quite the major release we were hoping for after many months of progress but it's good to see them act on issues.

In particular, multiplayer received quite a number of important fixes and updates including: lobby lag and freezing were fixed, steps towards preventing denial-of-service attacks to the lobby, game start time has been improved when no AI players are present and "STUN" can no longer be abused to make games crash.

Additionally, they also now handle players disconnecting and quitting during the game loading process, you can revert your "I'm Ready!" status by right-clicking the button, hosts can no longer start games if someone isn't ready and more.

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What's also nice to see, is their work towards GDPR compliance. They now show a Privacy Policy and updated Terms of Service and of Use which you need to accept (which can also be found here). There's also various security updates, like supporting TLS and an Arch Linux build issue was solved. There were some issues where players would go out of sync on specific maps, which was also fixed.

As for the next major version, Alpha 24, there's currently no date set. You can see what they're planning to do here. They're always in need of help, so do reach out to them if you fancy jumping in.

See all the details here of the re-release.

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mrdeathjr 1 Jan, 2019
Last time test alpha 23 work very well



Last test with Pentium G3258 @ 4.1ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkavnavaS4c

With Core i3 8350K Tri-Core @ 5.0ghz + CoolerMaster Hyper T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stPPukjGYu4

^_^
Vortex_Acherontic 2 Jan, 2019
Oy! It's still alive!? Didn't heard much about 0 A.D. since a long long time.
*Remembering other open source titles which are very silence*
Do any one know something about Vega Strike? xD

I played 0 A.D. a few years ago very often and really liked the game *-*


Last edited by Vortex_Acherontic on 2 January 2019 at 11:18 am UTC
alvarlagerlof 2 Jan, 2019
Some of the ground textures could use some work, especially the grass and stone ones. But otherwise it looks darn good!
TheRiddick 3 Jan, 2019
Looks like Civilization and Age of Empires had a baby?
Liothe 3 Jan, 2019
Quoting: TheRiddickLooks like Civilization and Age of Empires had a baby?

Out of the two, it's a lot closer to Age of Empires. But it does have some Civ features
TimeFreeze 3 Jan, 2019
Quoting: TheRiddickLooks like Civilization and Age of Empires had a baby?
Quoting: Liothe
Quoting: TheRiddickLooks like Civilization and Age of Empires had a baby?

Out of the two, it's a lot closer to Age of Empires. But it does have some Civ features

Actually it started as a Age of Empires 2 mod.
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