Okay empty, you win. I present to the community my custom 2.25 particle package. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9D1Z2H1G This is a modification to the default particles that focuses on optimization of framerate and visibility. If you are happy with the new particles and think they look cool, this is not for you. If you've been having framerate issues or hate how you can't see shit when nukes or artillery are going off, then look no further. Notes: Make sure to make a backup of the default particles. Just unzip this into the particles directory in empires (after you've made your backups) and everything should work normally. You will get some errors at map change and this is normal but if you see anything during gameplay let me know and I will release a new pack. This package is unfinished. The nuke and a few other effects could still use some downsizing but we're getting closer.