I found out about this update via the FreeGamer blog where they’ve also noted this great video tutorial:
There are a few more in that series, you should check them all out.
Here are the big changes in 0.4.2:
- Very much improved, non-cheating AI. Sometimes experienced 4X players loose.
- Many GUI enhancements and shortcuts.
- Galactopedia expanded with game mechanics articles and many cross-links.
- Batch production of ships now possible.
- Improved sitrep notifications
- Reworked stealth and detection
- Almost everything has been enhanced, reworked, and better balanced.
The developer’s notes for this version mention that although the game is still missing some features it has “…reached the point where most 4X players will get enjoyment out of it.”
Ooh I can’t wait to conquer!
Download: [ FreeOrion 0.4.2 ]