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Old April 11th, 2009, 05:18 PM
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Just purchased SE_V and I was wondering what game balance mods / tools are recommended. Is the wikipedia advice overall accurate? I was surprised to see shrapnel_games is not selling this game anymore. Probably good I purchased the game inside a store since the steam download version doesn't have the most recent patch?

Any other advice for those just starting? Is there another forum more heavily used for this game?


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Wink Re: Just Purchased SE_V

Shrapnel Games never published SE5 - but they were nice enough to keep the forums up.

Make sure you update your game to v1.77. The UI will take a bit of time to get used to versus SE4, but there are lots of shortcuts that make it much better. It's just a matter of getting to know it for the most part.

Spaceempires5.com and Spaceempires.net have the most active forums.

I recommend avoiding the stock game because it's not very well balanced and the AI is underdeveloped, there's a number of mods available. The Balance Mod is a good place to start because it's close to the stock game in general play and has a decent AI.
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Balance mod, the Tampa Sound mod, Fyrons Quadrants (if it's not integrated into Balance already) - these three I'd consider essential.

Personally I also use the darkUI and small Flags mod, because they make the UI a bit nicer. And every bit helps in that regard.
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Thanks Captain Kwok and reverend I'll definitely try them.
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