The patch has copy protection - you need a Galactic Civilizations II serial number to install it.
+ New Option: No tech Trading. Players can prevent any tech trading by anyone.
+ New Option: Blind Exploration. Players can now start out not knowing where the other civilizations are located.
+ New Option: Disable Minor races. No minor races.
+ New Option: Randomize player intelligence. This will scramble opponent intelligence by around +/- 10 points to have more variance.
+ New Option: Randomly pick opponents. Players can simply choose to play against N opponents and it will pick them out.