Quicksilver today released a small data patch that changes a number of balance variables for Master of Orion III. It's designed to not only improve the military AI, but also rebalance the combat and starship construction elements in the game. The 678K update makes numerous alterations to weapon costs and ranges, research costs, and race abilities. A full list of changes is included with the file, and more details on future patch plans are available in this message board thread.
GameSpot Complete members can download the patch from the link below or find the file in the message board thread above. For more details on Master of Orion III, read our full review of the game.