"-Full TCP/IP Support.
-Drones fully implemented in code.
-New System Graphics and Types: stellar core fragments, organic infestations,
comets, stars forming, spacial ruptures, red giants, and more!
-All sounds reworked from 8 bit to 16 bit 44.100 khz Stereo.
-Along with updated old sounds an entire new set of sound effects and a game
option to choose either for game play.
-New 120+ page manual written by experienced computer game industry
-Map Editor included on CD.
-200 megs of user created "mods" for the game - new technologies, new
components, new race styles, and more.
-Mod Selection utility on CD.
-Expanded info and support for SEIV PBW site (seiv.pbw.cc).
-PDF of original HTML manual included on CD.
-Additional features requested by modders - data file changes history, satellite
and weapon platform range bonuses, more empire settings in the AI files,
increased number of system types, control over number of starting AI
players, more facility families, multiple bitmaps per vehicle size, and more.
-Improved AI tactics."
Tim Brooks, President of Shrapnel Games, has also announced a rebate for current owners, saying, "We wanted to do something special for those who have been supporting the original Space Empires: IV. So we are happy to announce a rebate program for those who own the original. They can receive a check for $15.00 to offset the cost of the GOLD game. Details are available on our website."