Joining the Galaxy using the GameLoader
Download Game Loader (Windows standalone only for now)
Note: the GameLoader needs an internet access to send requests directly to the game server
Unzip the archive in any convenient place and run GameLoader.exe
Select 'Join the galaxy' in the main menu
Populate the fields in the form:
you game name (not more than 30 characters long, latin letters only)
name of your nation (not more than 30 characters long, latin letters only)
It must be unique. You may use one of the existing nations by clicking on "Existing Nation" toggle
your existing email address where reports and messages will be sent
must have at least 6 characters, but be not longer than 20. Only latin letters and digits
Do not type anything in validation code yet. You'll be asked for that if your request is successful.
Click 'Next' to continue
If you request has been accepted, you'll see the following message
Check your mailbox and enter the validation code into the correspondent field
and click 'Next' again to finish your registration
If you entered a wrong validation code, you'll see an error message like this
In this case you have to request a new validation code (just clear validation code field) and repeat again
If you validation code is correct, you'll see the following final confirmation:
Shortly you'll receive you first report by email
If you decide to join as a new nation, make sure the toggle 'Existing Nation' is not ticked.
In this case you can select a location of your Home World
(note: this is not necessary to do, but recommended - if you don't supply a home world id, the server
will place you randomly anywhere)
To choose a disirable location click 'Select' near the Home World ID field
The following screen shows you not the whole galaxy (for 'security reasons'),
but only available home worlds and surrounding star systems in proximity 100 light years
Here you can chose to be closer to existing civilazations or be away from them
Use keyboard arrows to move the map, +/- or mouse wheel to zoom, drag by mouse.
The red stars are the colonies of AI (artificial intelligence) rulled nations.
They are controlled by the game server, very aggressive, not friendly, keep away from them
You can't negotiate with them (at least now)
The green stars are not colonized star systems.
It is good to have them near your home world, so you can expand easily without unnecessary fighting
The blue stars are the colonies of other players.
You may try to arrange peace with them, but if not they may be more dangerous than AIs
The yellow/green stars are available home worlds with one or more alien ships on the orbit
You can select one, but the presence of alien ships means this star system is watched by someone.
Also, as soon as you colony is created there will be inevitable battle on the orbit between the alien ships
and your ships. Potentially, you colony can be destroyed immediately, if the alien ship(s) is big.
Why alien ships could be there? It can be scouts.
It can be other ships moving somewhere and appearing in this system in between jumps.
It may be ships guarding this star system...
Advice: if you have a choice to find a home world without alien ships - do it
The white/green stars are available home worlds without alien ships on the orbit
These are the best choice you can have.
However, absence of alien ships doesn't guarantee that some ships are not moving to this star system
Let's see a few examples of chosing a home world
This one would be a very dangerous choice with possibly lowest probability of survival
The home world has alien ships and located in the middle of AI civilization(s)
This one is much better choice than above.
Although, a number of aggressive AIs nearby is too big. Probability of survival is low
This home world has many player's colonies pretty close.
This may be dangerous unless you negotiate peace with your neighbors.
Probability of survival is moderate
This home world looks quite safe having just one player colony not far
Probability of survival is high.
Finally to select a home world just click on it
Then you can continue the procedure described above to finish your registratin