CHANGES AND ADDITIONS - New balance of Factions traits (first pass). - Added abilities tree pictures for each hero class in "inspect" panel. - Added Steam cloud management system for saves. - New game introduction panel. - Added a new hero from minor faction. - Added a new natural Wonder with associated FX on planet. - Some additional texts translated in RUS/POL/ITA/GER.
STEAM ACHIEVEMENTS - Added new Steam achievements including [G2G] Votes: + Marco Polo with Tentacles / Have a Trade Route with every other system in the galaxy [Nosferatiel] + Alien and Eve / Colonize a Garden of Eden [groovytadpole] + Cake² / Clone Galdos AI [Adder] + There's no Place like Home / Terraform a planet to your home planet type [EvilTactician] + There can only be One / Be the only remaining empire in a game with 8 starting empires [Monthar] + Cultural Assimilation / Envelop another empire's system in your Influence Area [FreeMarket]
EVENTS - Added exploration events flag option to remove the visual feedback in the galaxy view. - Removed exploration and random events making spawn pirates when the "no pirates" options is enabled.
BATTLES - New pre-battle cards selection system with adapted GUI and report panel [G2G vote] - AI can use retreat cards now (not allowed to pirates however). - New weight-balance of battle cards for AI use. - Added a new option in game options to enable or not the manual battles.
MULTIPLAYER - Players (including host) now forward orders to themselves instead of treating these locally. - Fixed wrong construction gets canceled/bought out leading to desync. - Fixed construction UID mismatch leading to desync. - Fixed fleet's orbit assert. - Fixed an issue where AI tries to buy out infinite improvements. - Fixed loading issue to MP session when pressing cancel after "Connecting to server" message appeared. - Fixed an issue when a client quits a session in progress then he will not be able to rejoin from the server list, since the session will no longer be displayed.
FIXES - Fixed an issue where Dust miser and co-opetition corporate hero abilities effects were mixed-up. - Fixed an issue where debug could be noticed on the battle notification. - Fixed an issue where the selfish dust bonus of the dust rain event was not displayed in the dust income summary tooltip. - Fixed an issue where the effects from exploration and random events were not properly applied after reloading a save. - Fixed some issues of GUI and localization.