Galactic Civilizations III Beta 5.2 is now available on an opt-in basis, and provides tons of AI and performance improvements. Various miscellaneous fixes, art improvements, and balance adjustments are also part of the patch.
If no issues are discovered, we plan to release the patch next week.
Read the full patch notes here: http://forums.galciv3.com/463043/
To opt into the patch, do the following:
Open your Steam client
Right-click Galactic Civilizations III, select Properties
Select the Betas tab
In the drop-down menu, choose “Opt-in”
Close the properties window
Your game should patch automatically
Thank you for your support!