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What's New?

Balance Mod Updates Balance Mod v1.25 Official! Download Here.
Space Empires Depot Updates Adding SE:IV and SE:V Race Styles Here and Here.
Balance Mod Updates Updated the Balance Mod FAQs page Check it out!
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Coming Soon...

- Balance Mod v125+ AI updates (On-going)
- Nova Mod v1 Alpha (?)

Recent Updates


Balance Mod01 June 2024:

Balance Mod v125 has been posted. It's the first proper release of the new v125+ series which is a major update for the mod. There's at least 100 documented and quite a few more on top of that. The major highlights include the addition of a new Interdimensional racial trait, changes to unit sizes and launching, new sounds, new asteroids and many others. Download v125 HERE. The changelog for the official release can be viewed HERE.


Balance Mod09 March 2024:

The Balance Mod v125 Gamma has been posted. The gamma is quite stable for game play and you can continue your beta games with no issues. Quite a number of fixes have been made from the beta plus a bunch of AI fixes and enhancements. There's still some more AI scripting work ahead before the final v1.25 release. Download v1.25 Gamma HERE. The changelog for this WIP release can be viewed HERE.


Space Empires Depot28 February 2024:

Today is the 19th anniversary since the Space Empires Depot moved to its own domain and overall it's been almost 21 years the site has existed in some form. As time has gone on since the last game was released, other Space Empires community sites have slowly disappeared. There's not really that many active today and with the loss of Fyron's site most recently, the need to preserve the work of the Space Empires community has become more urgent. In the last few weeks, I've started adding a bunch of files under the Space Empires 4 and Space Empires 5 sections. You'll start seeing some mods (SE4 first) and more ship sets over the coming weeks as I worked through the files I have. I'll continue to keep the site up and running for many years to come. It's up to you guys to recruit new young players to the game while it's still playable with today's "modern OSes".


Balance Mod25 February 2024:

Progress continues on the Balance Mod v125+ update. If you're on the Balance Discord server, weekly cumulative progress patches have been posted on the server capturing all the changes since the Beta was posted on December 24th. If you're already on Discord, just click HERE to get on the server. Besides endless debate and beta patches, there's also a highlights channel capturing action from my test game as the Terran Confederation.

I continue to add various downloads to the SE:IV and SE:V sections. There's about 15 SE:V sets and about 30 SE:IV sets posted plus some utilities for each game. I'll be adding mods and more races as I work through the massive archives of files. Thanks to all who contributed so far!


Space Empires Depot11 February 2024:

I've started adding some Space Empires downloads to the website for both Space Empires IV and V. So far it's just been utilities for Space Empires V which you can view HERE. Just getting started with uploading SE:IV race styles HERE. Thanks to the community I have a ton of files that I'm working through and uploading plus making templates to help with the presentation.


Space Empires Depot03 February 2024:

With the recent loss of the Spaceempires.net website, I've decided to upgrade my website plan so I can start hosting a lot more general Space Empires downloads. I need your help to start collecting ship sets and utilities. You can use the HERE to get in touch with me. You can also reach me via the Balance Mod or Space Empires discord servers.

Work continues on the Balance Mod v125+ release. The beta is available and if you're on the Balance Mod discord server, extra WIP patches are made available weekly. You can also follow along one of my test games where I'm the Terran Confederation playing on the Balance Mod's local Milky Way map.

I've also created a Youtube Channel for my Space Empires videos that I've started making. You can find it HERE.


Balance Mod24 December 2023:

Happy Holidays! The Balance Mod v125 Beta has been posted. This makes a number of fixes on the recently posted Alpha plus updates a portion of the AI to use many of the new additions in v125. The beta should be quite stable for game play. The focus will now switch to making significant updates to AI diplomacy and ship/planet orders. Download the v1.25 Beta HERE. The changelog for the release can be viewed HERE.


Balance Mod19 December 2023:

An update to the Balance Mod v1.25 Alpha is available. It's mostly fixes for typos and bugs, but there's a few other items added like minefield sabotage. You can download the patch if you already have a copy of the v1.25 Alpha or just download the complete version if you haven'table ready. Download the v1.25 Alpha patch or full version HERE.


Balance Mod16 December 2023:

An alpha version of Balance Mod v1.25 has been posted. The version 1.25 series is a major update and includes quite a few items in terms of technology, including the additional of a new racial trait, Interdimensional. There's also been a major overhaul to how unit sizes are handled, changes to how units are launched, an updated PD ecosystem and a whole set of new sounds. AI players have been lightly updated for most changes, but major AI updates are pending in the beta/final release. Note the v125+ series installs in a new folder and is not save game compatible with the v120+ series. You can download the v1.25 Alpha HERE. The changelog for the release can be viewed HERE.

I encourage interested parties to join the Discord channel (link above!) and take part in the discussion or even just report bugs or other issues with the mod.


Balance Mod18 October 2023:

I've posted a working changelog for the pending v1.25 which can be viewed on the Steam community site HERE. Lots of tweaks, modified unit sizing, a new racial trait and updated sounds are some of the highlights so far. Check out the Discord channel to participate in some of the active discussions around the changes and possibly other tweaks. The plan for November is to have some sort of playable beta, so the focus right now is updating the AI scripts to incorporate the changes.


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