Characters your heroes

Captain Nilea Cortilliari (female, 27) one of the possible main characters in the story (if you choose the Martian side) Nilea was born on Mars and her father was one of the first officers in the Martian army. He was previously a high ranking officer, a Commander in the UHF, the United Human Forces - the armed forces of Earth. His skills gained in the UHF helped him greatly in founding the core units on Mars and in organizing the planet's defences. Her mother was a scientist in one of the...

Squads and ship classes

Ships in the game are organized into groups (squads), class 1 ships into groups of 7, class 2 into groups of 4 and class 3 into groups of 2. Class 4 ships are alone. The player is able to give commands only to groups he has no control over individual ships, but these groups can be arranged into several formations. All squads have pre-defined names (coming from a name generator used in Hegemonia) which are also used in production and control. In the game, the player will control 1-25 of these...

Surface types

Planet surface type is the major factor determining max. population and population growth. There is an ideal planet type for each race. The current population mainly determines population growth. Max. population is calculated from the homeplanet of each race - the green numbers are absolute values in millions Example If the Kariaks have an Ideal normal size planet their homeworld for example , there will be 2500 million aliens there. On a similar sized, but oceanic planet only 0.6 2500 1500...

Commands and formations in detail

When a unit is selected, you can right click on it to bring up a new menu to decide the following things attack mode and targeting mode. Read on to know more about these possibilities and their advantages. This setting can be activated for any squad or squads. The default setting is hull, which means that the squads will fire at the enemy with no concern for what they are hitting. After the given subsystem is destroyed on the target, the ships will keep on attacking, but they will not target...

Load Options

Clicking on the load icon, you can load a previously saved game. Delete will completely delete the selected saved game. In this menu, you have several options you can set, starting with gt Resolution from 800 600 up to 1280 1024 and up to 1600 1200 with a 64Mb 3D card gt Texture filtering You can switch between Mipmap very low detail, should be used on low end cards, like GeForce MX series . Normal filtering gives you better graphical detail. Trilinear filtering is similar, but slightly better...

Multi player game

You can play Multiplayer Games either through a LAN or Internet connection, or through the GameSpy servers. 4.3.2.1. Create server, Join and GameSpy The main idea behind a multiplayer game is that a person can create a server, and the other players can join in and play along. In order to start a game, a server needs to be set up you can do that by clicking on the create server option. If you wish to join a game in progress, you can do so by clicking on the join game option. If you are playing...

Planet management

The important things about planets are gt Population Your colonists will pay taxes to you, which you can spend in many ways. gt Research You can determine the percentage of the population who will contribute to your empire's research. The remaining scientists will work on production. There is a slider bar to determine the balance between research and production. gt Production People will produce ships and other things for you for a fee of course. Once you have produced something, you will see...

Damage and destruction of ships

Bigger ships have several parts there will be a main part, the hull and additional parts the wings . Wings also have HP and can be destroyed individually with all the equipment on them. After a ship has been hit shield or the hull , the hull and the wings will take damage and as the amount increases, there will be an increase in the explosion effects so that the player can visualize the damage. The remnants of the ship may remain operational and can continue fighting, with limited firepower and...