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Space Empires IV

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Space Empires IV
Space Empires IV cover
Developers
Malfador Machinations
Publishers
Shrapnel Games
Strategy First
Release dates
Windows November 7, 2000
Space Empires IV at Wikipedia
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General information

Official game site
Space Empires Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Space Empires IV Deluxe
Windows
Steam
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Space Empires IV Deluxe
Windows
Space Empires IV Deluxe (released on November 1, 2005) is an enhanced version of the game that adds new graphics, a new sound system, bug fixes, and various other additions

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

All of the available patches for the game can be found on the official patch page.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1610/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegame
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1610/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Strategic map remains unscaled. Tactical combat uses full screen.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Not required, game doesn't minimize on task switch, remaining in background.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 6720
UDP 6716
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, NT 4.0 98, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 120 MB 350 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1610/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1610) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References