AI War: Fleet Command (Base Game)
To install the game, all you have to do is download and run the AI War Setup File from below. The game runs in trial mode until unlocked via a purchased license key. Limitations of trial mode: Campaigns are restricted to 3 hours, and only simple ship types and easier AI types are available.
AI War: The Zenith Remnant (Expansion 1)
To install the expansion, all you have to do is download and run the Zenith Remnant Setup File from below, and install it into your existing AI War folder.
AI War: Children of Neinzul (Expansion 2)
To install the expansion, all you have to do is download and run the Children of Neinzul Setup File from below, and install it into your existing AI War folder.
AI War: Light of the Spire (Expansion 3)
To install the expansion, all you have to do is download and run the Light of the Spire Setup File from below, and install it into your existing AI War folder.
AI War: Ancient Shadows (Expansion 4)
To install the expansion, all you have to do is download and run the Ancient Shadows Setup File from below, and install it into your existing AI War folder. Please note that you must also update to the latest beta version of the base game, either before or after you install the expansion.
About Updating To An Expansion
If you have the base game and install an expansion, you will go into trial mode of the expansion. Feel free to explore the expansion that way, but if you want to go back to full mode without buying the expansion, simply click "License / Expansions" on the main menu, and turn off the expansion. If you have bought the expansion, simply enter your license key via that same window.
If you want to update an old savegame to the expansion, simply type "cmd:activate expansion X" (without quotes), with the "X" being the number of the expansion you want to enable. So, to enable The Zenith Remnant, it would be "cmd:activate expansion 1" without quotes. This includes enabling the expansion ship classes, as well as enabling other new capturables and AI weapons to be found in the galaxy, although the population of those capturables is likely to be different from what it would have been if the expansion had been turned on from the start of the campaign given the same seed and other settings. There is no way to disable the expansion for an existing game, however, so be sure not to save over your existing file if you want to go back to the non-expansion version of the game.
We've been asked if the game contains any significant DRM, and the answer is, emphatically, no. We've got a simple license key (which turns the trial version into the full version), but that's it. No need to contact our servers during install, no hidden drivers, no encryption, or install limits.
We want to make it easy on our customers, and we've never really felt like DRM works, anyway. If you like our games, please buy them so that we can make more, but we're not about to start treating our real customers like thieves just to thwart the inevitable pirates.