This is a major release. Astronauts and survival pods were added, and survive to ship explosions. The graphics window is now resizable. A startup options menu, a sound volume control, and user-defined keys were added. The AI has been improved: the orders STOP and EXPLORE were reviewed, and the order RETREAT added. Minor bugfixes and enhancements were made.
This is a minor release with several bugfixes. It fixes a pause during order write, an issue where the client nickname was truncated to the last part, Queen autopilot still crashing the ship while landing, and towers always aiming at the enemy even if out of range.
A crashing bug was fixed in net games between 32-bit and 64-bit machines. The AI was improved so that AI players follow different strategies. The Cooperative, Deathmatch, and Queen game modes were added. Ships can be selected with the mouse. Music is now turned off when the game is paused. It is no longer necessary to install the game to have sound. Sound works from the installation directory. The documentation was updated. Ships and asteroids destroyed inside a planet increase the planet resources. The command line option -nopirates was added. Feedback is given in the terminal when an order is given.