This is Space Empires news reported in 2009. Hopefully some of the links are still active.
The Balance Mod Small Systems extra has been updated to reflect the data file changes introduced in the BM v1.19f update. You can grab v1.06 of Small Systems HERE. Make sure you have v1.19f installed before applying the updating the Small Systems patch!
Since it's taking a long time to develop v1.20 of the Balance Mod, I've posted a v1.19f patch to fix a few critical bugs and an assortment of balance tweaks and a couple of AI adjustments. The changelog is posted on the Balance Mod History page. Download the Balance Mod v1.19f patch HERE. The new patch is savegame compatible with existing v1.19 games. I'll post an update for the Small Systems mod in the next two days.
Another small patch has been posted for the Balance Mod. The v1.19e patch contains a few fixes to correct the AI's behaviour for trades and gifts. There's also a fix for Shield Disrupters. You can view the changelog on the Balance Mod History page. Download the Balance Mod v1.19e patch HERE.
Alright, there's one more update now available for the Balance Mod. The v1.19d patch contains mostly AI fixes and a couple of minor tweaks. You can view the changelog on the Balance Mod History page. You can download the Balance Mod v1.19d patch HERE.
There's one last update for the Balance Mod's current series. The v1.19c patch makes even more improvements for the AI's resource and facility management functions. There's also some AI fixes for disconnected play and refinements to some of the ministers. A full list of changes can be found on the Balance Mod History page. You can download the Balance Mod v1.19c patch HERE. The Balance Mod Small Systems extra has also been updated. Be sure to apply it after updating your Balance Mod to v1.19c!
There's another quick update available for the Balance Mod. The v1.19b patch makes a couple of improvements on v1.19a for the AI's resource and facility management functions. There's also a couple of small changes to Drone functionality and a reduction in combat speeds for freighters. A full list of changes can be found on the Balance Mod History page. You can download the Balance Mod v1.19b patch HERE. The v1.19b patch requires that you already have v1.19 or v1.19a. For users of the Small Systems add-on, be sure to re-apply it after updating to v1.19b!
There's updates availble for BM Random Research Events and BM Small Systems. Version 1.02 of the Random Research Events script fixes a bug with research setbacks in v1.01, while the Small Systems mod has been updated to BM v1.19a. You can get both HERE.
A new update is available for the Balance Mod. The v1.19a patch corrects a few bugs and adds more improvements to the AI including better resource management, unit distribution, and some refinements to colony ship and fleet handling. A complete list of changes is listed Balance Mod History here. You can download the Balance Mod v1.19a patch HERE. The v1.19a patch requires that you already have v1.19 installed.
Malfador Machinations has posted a new patch to update SE5 to v1.79. A relatively small patch, but it includes important fixes for the 'infinite fire bug', unit cloaking, and boarding. It also has a few data file and AI tweaks. Grab it HERE. All recent versions of the Balance Mod are compatible with the v1.79 patch.
There's a quick update to the Balance Mod Small Systems mod. It adds some of the data file changes that were made in BM v1.19, released yesterday. You can grab the Small Systems update HERE.
An updated version of the Balance Mod has been posted. Version 1.19 makes some significant improvements to the AI's starting technology selection, improves its handling of warp point defenses, plus the usual fixes and minor adjustments. You can find a more complete list of changes on the Balance Mod History page. You can download Balance Mod v1.19 HERE. Version 1.19 is savegame compatible with any savegames from v1.15 onwards.
There's been some updates on the Space Empires Nova mod. I've listed a few new components and facilities, plus added few more feature descriptions. Follow the New! or Updated! markers to see items that were recently added. Start HERE.
I'm also close to posting the v1.19 update for the Balance Mod.
There's updates availble for BM Random Research Events and BM Pollution Events. Version 1.01 of the Random Research Events script fixes a bug in v1.00, while v1.01 of the Pollution Events script adds happiness penalties for pollution. You can find both of them HERE.
There's an update available for the Balance Mod Small Systems mod. It increases vehicle speeds in combat and adds some BM v1.18 data file changes. Grab it HERE.
A new patch for the Balance Mod has been posted. Version 1.18 includes a couple of fixes and makes some tweaks to the AI to minimize the 'infinite weapons fire' bug introduced in SE5 v1.77. For a specific list of changes, check the Balance Mod History page. You can download Balance Mod v1.18 HERE.
There's a new section for the Balance Mod called Extras that provides a variety of custom event scripts, mini mods, and shortly BM AIs for some of the more popular custom shipsets! The first batch of extras includes a random research routine, pollution, and a mini system mod. Check them out here: HERE. Next up is a batch of custom Star Trek AIs for the Balance Mod.
After a recent hard drive loss, the Space Empires PBW server has been discontinued. A special thanks to Geoschmo and the rest of the PBW Admin team is in order for all their work over the years. Hopefully from its ashes, a new service will come about.
Happy New Year! A new version of the Balance Mod is available. BM v1.17 combines a few fixes with further improvements to the AI's performance. It's also fully compatible with SE5 v1.74 or SE5 v1.77 (including simultaneous play) and you can continue your Balance Mod v1.15/v1.16 games. View the list of changes on the Balance Mod History page. You can download Balance Mod v1.17 HERE. Look for a few add-ons/extras to be released in the next couple of days as well.
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