At the time of this writing 2/04/2006, the latest version was released
on Dec 20th, 2005.
(27.8 megs) *
To install the updates drop them into your planets4 directory
and run the EXE, it will overwrite your existing EXE file with an updated
||Patch: May 21st, 2006HOST.EXE 4.000.196
||Patch: Jan 4th, 2006 Planets4.EXE
If those links don't work, go to the Planets 4 beta files
page and download them.
There is also a list of chances in the change
3rd Party Programs and Utilities:
||Combat simulation utility for VGA Planets version 4
||Display, Edit and print maps
||Calculate the whole cost of your fleet, export ships to planets
using qsp-files (Quick Ship Builder), ship, race, ground units and
fighter viewer, colonist tax calculator, native join rate calculator,
map viewer (comming in next release)
||Allows you to create your own scenarios in the form of script
files. Edit almost any aspect of the game right down to the smallest
detail with this tool.
||Allows you to view old game turns by creating a copy of the game
data from one slot to another.
3rd Party Races:
Not all races are included with the offical build.
* This game is shareware. Registered players are able to advance their
technology further making them stronger. Also there are some other small
side benefits as well. Registering for the full program costs $30 and
you can purchase it here.
If you own a previous version (3.0 or 3.5) it will only cost $15. It
is best to contact him directly vial e-mail at cocomax at aol.com. See
what the difference is between shareware and registered players here.