GALAXIAE is a special game version of the former game and game engine SV4. When the developer SCG, USA, stopped running the game server and clients could no longer connect to a main server, STUELKEN got the permission to modificate the game client and server to reinstall a new gameserver. To differ the original game versions that have been spread as shareware around the globe from the modificated game version the STUELKEN version of the game was renamed to GALAXIAE according to the Galaxy Star Maps scenario / game type that we created by scripting in about 2000/2001.
GALAXIAE is in most parts identical with SV4, however in a certain part there is a difference: GALAXIAE is THE ONLY game based upon SV4 as game engine that is still able to connect to a (new) GALAXIAE main gameserver powered by STUELKEN, so if you have an old original game version of SV4 you HAVE to download the GALAXIAE client. Without GALAXIAE client you cannot connect to the GALAXIAE server. Even on Windows7 the game runs after installing it in c:\games\galaxiae perfectly.
FUTURE: We are meanwhile testing the developement of a new Game Version based upon different technologies, however we will start at serverside, so a new client will come in a few years. Get used to this version. Changes are at the moment more required on the serverside.
If you like STUELKEN's initiative to keep a game GALAXIAE alive: Link to www.galaxiae.org, join us at www.facebook.com/galaxiae and most of all: Have fun and find some friends for team-/coop-matches or direct 1-on-1 confrontation matches.