Alpha 4.13 has arrived!

But first, here’s a screenshot of the Mrrshan Spy stealing the Planetary Shields technology from the Alkari!


Alpha 4.13 is now available. You can download the latest version from

Remember that you can report bugs and discuss the game on Reddit at

What’s fixed

Load/Save Games – save game filenames are now limited to 40 characters and names displayed in narrower fonts to improve spacing for long filenames.

Thorium Cells – because this technology gives your ships unlimited range, it was playing havoc with the auto-scaling of boundaries for galaxy maps — making them zoom out excessively. The maps have been made smarter to deal with this.

No scouting if retreating – if your scouts arrive at an unscouted and immediately retreat, they no longer scout the system.

Homeworlds not possible in nebulas – it was possible for homeworlds to spawn inside of nebulas, which is not good starting behavior. This has been fixed.

More keystroke use – You can now use “S” or “Enter” to select the highlight technology when choosing a new technology to research. When the Espionage prompt comes up, you can now use keys “1” through “6” to select which category you want to steal from. Both of these prompts can now be used keyboard-only.

Empire Range Display bug – I introduced a ugly visual bug in 4.12 that I mostly fixed in 4.12b, but hopefully it’s all fixed now.

Thanks again for all of your feedback!


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