Drox Operative is a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer.

Eons ago the Drox ruled the galaxy through their mighty Operatives. These elite starship captains were trained to accomplish the impossible at whatever cost necessary. Whether employing stealth or brute force, they were always deadly. Using these Operatives, the Drox built a starlane system for quick travel amongst the stars, colonized and conquered millions of planets, and ruled the galaxy with an iron grip for over 100,000 years. Eventually realizing their Operatives were a threat, they attempted to assassinate all of them. They failed. The following Galactic Civil War was devastating.

Thousands of years later, the Drox are extinct, but the secretive Drox Operative guild lives on. They have learned their lesson though: loyalty to any one race is foolish. They now work for whoever can pay. And pay they do! Empires might span hundreds of planets and thousands of ships, but when a critical task arises, they still turn to an Operative.

In the new space race, the major races are scouting, colonizing, and expanding, trying to take over the galaxy by diplomacy, technology, war, or any other means their scheming minds can contemplate.As a Drox Operative it's NOT your job to manage all of those annoying people, build thousands of buildings, play nice with your enemies, or balance the budget. It IS your job to pick the winning side and maybe even help them conquer the galaxy if you're being nice, more importantly though is to rake in as many credits as possible, well that and build the coolest, deadliest ship in the known universe. Not many screw with an Operative captaining a Dreadnaught!


  • Explore a dynamic and evolving galaxy
  • Explore a unique sector of the galaxy in every game, with different "monsters", ship components, quests, and even races
  • Fight in the galactic war between the various alien races
  • Battle hundreds of different enemy starships
  • Build the coolest and deadliest starship in the galaxy
  • Outfit your ship with thousands of components and crew
  • Adventure with your friends with co-op multiplayer
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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Drox Operative patch 1.034 released

0 comments by StevenPeeler on Jan 14th, 2014

We have released the 1.034 patch for Drox Operative. Since the last official patch, the patch fixes a bunch of minor issues.

Here's all of the changes for patch 1.034.

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  • fixed Telepath's getting no-race crew members as level up rewards (Taolaen) (IotA)
  • should no longer get multiple of the same ancient race (Tuidjy/demoss) (IotA)
  • potentially fixed another way that races declare war on an innocent party after colonizing a planet (Tuidjy)
  • now vendor gets gambling money (demoss)
  • fixed a way that a plague quest could end but the impact was not removed (Tuidjy)
  • increased points needed to unlock monster races from 11.0 to 14.0 (IotA)
  • increased points needed to unlock ancient races from 4.0 to 6.0 (IotA)
  • fixed Shadow and Zombie explosion resistance components not being usable by both races (demoss) (IotA)
  • can now move components around that don't have a name (Taolaen)
  • now show race in Unleash an Ancient (Supplies) quest title (Tuidjy) (IotA)
  • fixed Infection Rebels quest text (DarthNihilus) (IotA)
  • fixed Ancient Killing Friend dialog text (DarthNihilus) (IotA)
  • fixed ScavengerOfferCloseLikes2 dialog text (DarthNihilus) (IotA)
  • fixed widespread spelling (Laivasse) (IotA)
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Drox Operative Mod SDK

Drox Operative Mod SDK

Apr 15, 2013 SDK 0 comments

This SDK has a lot of documentation on how to mod Drox Operative, a few example mods, and a few tools (font/model related).

Drox Operative 1.000 demo (Mac)

Drox Operative 1.000 demo (Mac)

Dec 11, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Drox Operative is a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer for Windows...

Drox Operative 1.000 demo (Windows)

Drox Operative 1.000 demo (Windows)

Dec 11, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Drox Operative is a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer for Windows...

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mike494 Apr 7 2013, 10:55pm says:

why the crap is there no internet servers ever . please instruct me of how there is a way to find people to play with on the internet maltiplayer option?

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osram Sep 24 2013, 3:29pm replied:

i think the reason for this is that hosts and players would need to forward/open their ports for people to actually see stuff. but most people dont usually expect that to be needed:


The game uses ports 26503 through 26508.

26503 - client port
26504 - server port
26505 - port on server & client to talk to master server
26508 - master server port

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mike494 Apr 11 2013, 12:42pm replied:

game seems good i was just shocked at the lack of internet maltiplayer. navigating to another area seems a bit expensive . overall I SAY THE GAME IS WORTH CHECKING OUT . It must not be finished at least i hope so if the internet servers are always down. I have to say I was truly expecting some co op internet play. my first comment was from the frustration of just buying the game and not being able to fint internet servers to play with other people and ask questions about the game and whats cool about it.

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megaflux May 6 2013, 7:40pm replied:

you run a server if you want to play with friends.. they just put in your ip and a pass word.

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kmkenpo Apr 5 2013, 6:00pm says:

I am currently running version 1004... and trying to install the new update... for some reason it doesn't want to do so. It keeps popping up an error message. If I go to your website and download the patch, then try and install it to the Desura installation path... it gives yet another error.

After uninstalling it from Desura... it now will not let me re-install it. Some error about unable to verify. Any help on what is causing this to not work?

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kmkenpo Apr 6 2013, 2:25am replied:

To anyone that was looking into this problem... thank you. It seems to be fixed now. I was able to re-install via Desura, and the version shows up as v1007. Again... thank you.

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SlickWhiteRabbit Mar 14 2013, 3:33am says:

Email the developer and ask; no one needs to know ;

We may even end up seeing the game in one of the Indie bundle packs or on IndieGameStand, where you'll get the game very cheaply, or for as much as you think its worth.

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all_zebest Mar 12 2013, 9:00pm says:

Excellent game. Buy it and download my French translation if you want, too. See the official forum for that.

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Fluffeh Mar 12 2013, 4:13pm says:

Has anyone got any news for the multiplayer? i'm sure if i need to open a port when hosting, i don't see any servers when searching any.

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Wavinator Mar 16 2013, 8:35pm replied:

I didn't have to do any port config to get multiplayer to work but I notice its dodgy sometimes and you have to quit and restart. There don't seem to be any open games when I play on US West, but I'm frequently able to find the game by name when my friend creates it and vice versa.

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[D]fens Mar 10 2013, 3:50pm says:

Is it possible to get a desura key, if I bought the game from your Website?

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Fluffeh Mar 11 2013, 9:29pm replied:

It really doesn't seem that way hon, i mean desura gets a % from drox operative sales. On the website they mention their trusted payment service BMT Micro, they send you your payment reciept and key. Since desura gets nothing from that direct payment, i doubt you can get a key. But maybe the developers would offer one to you anyway, not sure why they would though :) just kindness? ^.^
Then everyone will want that ^.^

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KDR_11k Mar 10 2013, 10:19am says:

Amazing game. I just wish dropped loot showed the item level, that's far, FAR more important than the rarity since a purple weapon is useless if it does like a third of the DPS of the one you have.

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Fluffeh Mar 11 2013, 9:25pm replied:

My loot seems to show item levels, like the firearms commodity for plantets. Forgot if weapons and armor and other equipment show levels or not :) i just base the level on what i see, dmg + stats vs dmg OR stats.

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KDR_11k Mar 20 2013, 2:59pm replied:

I mean when they're on the "ground" so I know when to bother freeing up inventory space.

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Drox Operative
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