This is Space Empires news reported in 2008. Hopefully some of the links are still active.
Malfador Machinations has posted a new patch to update SE5 to v1.77. There's a long list of fixes that address most of the outstanding bugs left in the game. You can grab it HERE. A new Balance Mod version will be out shortly, but existing Balance Mod versions should be ok with the new patch.
A new patch for SE5 will be released in the next couple of weeks with a lot of important fixes. I'll be preparing v1.17 of the Balance Mod to be released at the same time. Also coming up is a Star Trek AI Add-On for the Balance Mod, which is a set of custom BM AIs for the various Star Trek shipsets. Stay tuned!
A v1.16 patch is now available for Balance Mod v1.15 to fix a couple of bugs including issues with AI counter-treaties and surrendering. You can download the Balance Mod v1.16 patch HERE. It's savegame compatible with v1.15!
Balance Mod v1.15 has finally been posted! This is a major update with a long list of changes, tweaks and AI upgrades that I hope players will enjoy. Check out the changes on the Balance Mod History page. You can download Balance Mod v1.15 HERE. Note that it's not savegame compatible with previous Balance Mod versions!
Work continues on v1.15 of the Balance Mod. There's been a lot of good feedback from the testers as well as lot of little bugs and tweaks to make. I don't think it will be much longer before it's ready and I apologize for the exceedingly long time it's already been!
Just a quick note to let interested players know that Balance Mod v1.15 has been sent out for beta testing and will hopefully be released in about a month's time. There's lots of excellent fixes and enhancements that I'm very excited about. It's a major update.
The Balance Mod v1.14b update for v1.14a of the mod has been posted. This will make sure your current Balance Mod games work properly with the new SE5 v1.74 patch. I threw in a number of AI fixes from the pending BM v1.15 release. The details are listed on the Balance Mod History page. You can get the v1.14b patch HERE.
Malfador Machinations has posted a new patch to update SE5 to v1.74. It fixes a number of nasty bugs and other issues introduced in v1.71. Grab the patch HERE. There will be a small Balance Mod patch to ensure complete compatibility with SE:V v1.74 very soon.
Just a brief update to let players know that progress on v1.15 is continuing and that the new version should be out soon. There's been lots of tweaks and a few big changes such as enabling racial technologies at the beginning of a low tech games. I'm currently resolving a number of issues with AI scripts and making sure all the data file changes are bug free. Stay tuned!
There's a new patch for the Balance Mod to ensure compatibility with the new v1.71 patch for SE5. The BM v1.14a patch needs to be applied to a current v1.14 install. Besides a couple of small script fixes, there's also a few changes added from the pending Balance Mod v1.15! The details are listed on the Balance Mod History page. You can get the v1.14a patch HERE.
Malfador Machinations has posted the v1.71 patch for Space Empires V. There's a lot of good fixes and additions in the new patch. You can download the patch HERE. There will be a small Balance Mod patch to ensure complete compatibility with SE:V v1.71 later tonight.
I've updated the Space Empires Nova mod page including the Component and Weapon lists. You can find it all HERE.
I'll post some more data including the facilities in the near future. Work on the mod itself is going well and most of the components have been added in already.
There's a new Balance Mod Ministers FAQ. A lot of players were curious on what the AI's ministers did, so I put together a small description for each minister. You can read the Balance Mod's Minister FAQ HERE.
I'll be posting some updates on the Nova mod in the upcoming week including the first looks at the mod's tech tree.
Version 1.14 of the Balance Mod is now available. The update features the usual tweaks and adjustments, along with improvements to the AI's ship size distribution, designs, weapon usage, and even a basic analysis of enemy ship designs. Check out the Balance Mod History page for the changelog. It's save game compatible with Balance Mod v1.10+ games and SE5 v1.66. The download for v1.14 is HERE.
I've finally updated the Space Empires Nova page with a couple of edits to the feature list and added a preliminary lists of components and weapons in the mod. Many of the items on the list have been added to the mod, so at least some progress is being made. You can find the updates HERE.
Balance Mod v1.13 is now available for download. This update includes a couple of data file fixes along with more AI improvements. Check out the Balance Mod History page for more details. It's save game compatible with Balance Mod v1.10+ games and SE5 v1.66. You can download v1.13 HERE. I'm starting work on v1.14 right away, so look for another patch in the next two weeks!
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