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24 January 2017:
Having played about 30 or so turns in the last few days, a small laundry list of fixes/adjustments to make are pending so it will be a couple of weeks before the next chapters are out. I've also been working on some new artwork for the mod to spice up the stellar backgrounds. Might be ready to go around the same time.
22 January 2017:
Two new chapters are up for Rise of the Xiati Empire. Now up to turn 280! The chapter for turns 2426.1 to 2427.0 is HERE and the chapter for turns 2427.1 to 2428.0 is HERE. The overall story index is HERE for new readers. Look for a couple of new chapters soon to take the game to turn 300.
02 January 2017:
Happy New Year! I've re-started work on the mod after a another long hiatus prompted by the passing of my old SE5 computer. I finally broke down and purchased a replacement. Look for updates shortly for the mod and new chapters for Xiati story.
26 August 2016:
A bit of bad news as my old SE5 computer looks to be finished. No data was lost but it might be a few months before I get a replacement computer that I can set up SE5 on. Don't think my work laptop or Mrs. Kwok's PC is going to cut it :). Maybe I'll work on some of speech files etc. to add some personality to the mod...?
20 April 2016:
Thanks to the feedback of several players I was able to track down a source of "Range Check" errors that were effecting games since the Gamma was posted. It was related to ship/unit group sight memory, which I had changed in Settings.txt to TRUE from FALSE. Anyhow I changed it back. You can get the corrected file HERE and extract to your Balance Mod v120 data folder. I've also updated the Gamma downloads with the updated file.
Working away now on some revised AI diplomacy scripts!
03 April 2016:
The next version of the Balance Mod is available. Version 1.20 gamma (y) is the last "testing" release of the Balance Mod v120. Besides a number of fixes on both the data file and AI script side, a new empire performance analysis scheme was added for AI players to evaluate their progress and make changes to their overall empire strategy when they are performing poorly. You can continue your previous v1.20 games, but existing AI empires will take some time to convert themselves over to the new scheme. Download the Gamma HERE.
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