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Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Lighthouse Interactive
Developer: Kerberos

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'Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood' - v1.5.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT

Sword of the Stars add-on Born of Blood is designed to increase the diversity, tactical depth and replay value. This expansion will unleash a new alien race, a new form of strategic movement, new ship sections, new weapons, new technologies, new scenarios and new unknown menaces.

Get the Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood v1.5.3 Patch off WP (6mb)

Note: The patch requires version 1.5.2 installed (or an installation of Sword of the Stars: Collector’s Edition).

Some of the key v1.5.3 features include:

* AI Optimizations – Hiver turn processing much faster on low-end machines
* Command point bonus in combat bug fixed – players were getting less ships than they should, but players with the same number of ships got the same bonus (very rare bug)
* Players can now properly join multiplayer through command line for use with Xfire
* Corrections and improvements to auto resolved combat, particularly for certain random encounters and a few overlooked weapons

Update 1.5.2 is English only and can be installed over all previous versions of Born of Blood. Some of the key features include:

* Play custom maps created by other players and access example custom maps in the Maps folder
* New encounters added
* Addtional visual feedback to polygon targeting an enemy in combat (i.e. during mass missile launches)
* AI enhancements (i.e. prevention of the AI from surrendering too early)
* Various performance issues corrected
* The ability to observe encounters even if players have other combats queued
* The Zuul receive one additional colony despite the map settings and a free bore ship is provided at every initial world
* Build queue is now visible from the trade tab in the Empire Summary
* New AI player names, badges and portraits to reflect characters and references from The Deacons Tale (visible to 1.5.2 players, but not accessible for personal use)
* Drag & drop multiple ships from side list into fleet manager

Though Update 1.5.2 is quite comprehensive, it does not include the following features that are found exclusively in the retail version of Sword of the Stars: Collector's Edition, which is out now:

* Create a stand-alone game server
* Ability to permanently save a copy of a custom map created by other players
* New ship badges and player avatars
* Use of custom maps in single and multiplayer modes
* The first ever Sword of the Stars novel entitled, The Deacon's Tale by acclaimed science fiction author Arinn Dembo
* Bonus CD with full music tracks (including never-before-released tracks), concept art, video trailers and interviews, and detailed bios for each race

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