The Steam Summer Sale has started! This is always a fun time for gamers where you can grab some great deals on games. Stardock has its games and DLC up to 75% off during the Steam sale.You can see all Stardock games here: http://bit.ly/Stardock_on_Steam
I’m happy to report that the ALPHA build of Ashes of the Singularity is nearly ready to share with those who have joined the Founder’s program. We expect to make it available early next week.
What to expect?
We’ll have exciting features such as:
A buggy, nearly unplayable mess! Unreliable multiplayer! Crummy, inconsistent AI Crashes, crashes and more crashes! Terrible performance on many systems! Got Windows 10? You can add Direc...
So...MS has announced its RTM for W10: July 29th.
The ultimate strategy sandbox has arrived. Jump in on launch weekend, and get a free not-for-sale DLC pack with exclusive ship parts for our early adopters.We invite everyone to dive in and explore the many paths to victory of Galactic Civilizations III. The empire you forge reflects your choices, from warrior societies organized around conquest to pragmatic economic powerhouses whose strength is in their allies.Building an empire so culturally influential that rival worlds defect to your ca...
Galactic Civilizations OS/2 was the first commercial 32-bit game (1993)Was also the first commercial game to support >256 colorsWas also the first commercial multithreaded gameIs the longest-running actively developed space strategy gameIs the top selling space 4X selling game of all time with >10 million total salesGalactic Civilizations I (Windows) (2003) was the first commercial game to be digitally distributed on the same day as retailWas also the first commercial game to support Intel...
You thought unified meant one OS across all devices, right? Wrong, or ‘Unified OSino’.
Window10 will ship in three consumer editions and three Enterprise and education editions. Now that’s ‘unified’.
Translation: The three consumer editions Home, Mobile and Pro are designed for the demands of end-users, professionals and small businesses. Home is the equivalent of the Windows 8 edition, a basic edition of Windows 10 that will most likely ship on the ...
The year is 2242. Humans have invented faster-than-light travel and a colony ship. This is their story
Along with the pre-made civilizations, using the in-game custom race creator, I have also made the Ur-Quan (from Star Control), the Angry Army (Angry Joe), and the Cynical Brits (Total Biscuit).
I start with Earth. We are on one of the mid-spirals of the galaxy. And I rolled a good Earth! So it begins… By turn 30 I’ve built up a decent civiliz...
Start10 .57 beta is now available for download. Start10 adds the familiar Windows 7 start menu experience to Windows 10. To learn more visit http://www.stardock.com/products/start10
Win10 32 bit supportFix for updating from an older to a newer versionCurrent customers can download the update from their Stardock account.
Galactic Civilizations is a turn-based game. Turn-based games are, well, notoriously boring to watch someone else play. This little guide is how to get the fun going fast!
Preliminaries Make sure you got a pretty good PC
We need a pretty decent setup. 8GB of memory to run the larger maps. What most people don’t realize is that GalCiv III is both a strategy game and a galactic simulator. Every turn, we have to simulate the goings on of an entire galaxy and that requires memo...
So you’ve decided to conquer the galaxy. Good. Use this guide to help get you started.
In the year 2178 human beings on Earth invent a technology called Hyperdrive which allows ships to travel faster than light. In hindsight, it might have been better if they didn’t. Nevertheless, by 2242, the galaxy is in a rage of expansion and conquest.
You are the leader of a civilization that is now expanding into the galaxy. T...
Start10 .56 beta is now available for download. Start10 adds the familiar Windows 7 start menu experience to Windows 10. To learn more visit http://www.stardock.com/products/start10
Fixed an issue for using start button on secondary taskbar.Removed extra Modern UI applications from the lists.Improved how colors are handled and enabled the a setting for the OS to not apply colors to the start menu.Removed the disable corner hotspot setting from the UI. Current customers can down...
Over on Steam I wrote a really long Beta 6 notes post that you can find here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/226860/discussions/1/618460171327189089/
Here I’ll do a general highlights of Beta 6. You can read the Full Change Log too.
The suffering is nearing an end
We’ve been running the Beta 6 builds for a few weeks now. Beta 5 and its branch has done a great job in preparing ironing out the literally hundreds of issues players have reported.
WindowBlinds 8.12 is now available for download. This update includes fixes and enhancements for Chrome and Firefox, and other improvements. View the full changelog.This update includes:Improved save dialog responsiveness in ChromeVarious Firefox performance enhancementsImproved user experience for owners of GTA VVisit your Stardock account to download the update. If you don’t already own WindowBlinds now is a great time to check it out. To learn more visit: http://bit.ly/1...
Introductions: The oldest actively developed space strategy game series Galactic Civilizations is the oldest actively developed space strategy game in the world. The last version, Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor, was released over 7 years ago and remains to this day the highest rated (by Metacritic average) space strategy game of all time. The series has sold over 5 million copies since its inception back in 1992.
Suffice to say, Galactic Civilizations III has...
For those of you who haven't been following Stardock these last few years, it has helped found a series of new studios out in the Maryland and Austin areas.
In Towson Maryland, we have 3 studios located in the same building which is where I am today working on the GalCiv AI.
The people who make up the new start-up studios include many of the leads of Civ IV and Civ V. So as I'm writing the AI, I am literally feet away from Brian Wade (Civ V AI) and Soren Johnson (Civ III and ...