A couple years ago, some of the community members here on Ask Ubuntu scheduled and organized a game of 0 A.D. Since that time, the game has improved considerably and we are thinking of trying another game.
"So what exactly is this game?"
0 A.D. is a multi-player strategy game in active development that allows each player to assume control of a civilization that battles for world domination. Each civilization is modelled to reflect the strengths and weaknesses of a group of people from the hypothetical year "0 A.D."
The game permits each player to control one of the civilizations. They become responsible for giving orders to units - gathering resources, building civil structures, and engaging in combat.
"Sounds cool - I'm in. Now what?"
I am scheduling the game for 2 P.M. PST on January 17, 2016 (click here to view in other timezones). This means you should show up in the Ask Ubuntu General Room roughly 10 minutes prior to the game. I'll be going over the details of the game at that time.
I'll be hosting the game on my desktop. I looked into hosting the game on a dedicated server, but this was ruled out due to reliability issues running the game on a virtual X server.
The connection details will be as follows:
20595 (make sure you can make outbound connections from this port)
"I've never played this game before. How does it work?"
If you want to get some practice in or you want to learn how the game works, run these commands to install it on your computer:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:wfg/0ad sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install 0ad
Note: the version of this package in the archives is not up-to-date (unless you are running Xenial) so you must install the game from the PPA. Only players running Alpha 19 will be able to participate.
Make sure you download the game beforehand! It's quite large and takes ~40 minutes over a 20Mbps connection.
Feel free to ask any questions regarding this event below.