Humanity has developed the technology to explore and colonize distant planets. Sent from Earth, the first colonies on other worlds were settled in the year 2320. These new interplanetary empires seek to push the furthest limits of the galaxy and expand their influence. However, alien races are lurking on the far side of the galaxy to thwart the ambitions of mankind... Space Opera is a scenario for Civilization III Conquests v1.22. You will play against 12 opponents on a set galactic map. Several victory conditions are possible, including: conquest, domination, culture, diplomatic, and victory points. I plan to release a later expansion with unique units and more flavor units. This is the first scenario I have released. Please give me your feedback on bugs, glitches, or other gameplay issues. * Notes on Gameplay: There is a lot of water (outer space) on the map. I have found that playing on a level higher than I normally would makes the AI a more challenging opponent. Tech research does not follow a linear four era model. You can research techs in any era from the beginning. I'd like to offer a special thanks to all of the artists whose material has been used in this mod, including: The makers of Civilization III Interface Graphics - Neomega and Bebro Leaderheads - R8XFT, Hikaro Takayama, Grandraem, Zulu9812, Embryodead Terrain - Vadus Tech Icons - Too many to list, but a big thanks to all. If you would like me to specifically mention your name, please drop me a note. * If I forgot anyone, please let me know. Also, I'd like to thank my playtesters - KingArthur and Weasel Op Download Links - You will need the following two downloads to play this scenario. BIQ Download Optional: Download in post #105 an alternate Map to play on, courtesy of Leaven. Main File - 263MB * Note about Downloading: The page the main file is hosted on is a little weird. Click the black computer screen icon once, then once more on the next page to get to the download link (ignore the first download link you see after clicking the screen once, there will be another one - see picture below). Download the main file here.