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November 17, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
It's Feature Friday! Today we're featuring the Vantage WindowBlinds skin by LightStar. This is a great looking skin for Windows 10, 8, and 7. Be sure to check this one out!

Download: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8527/
November 17, 2017 by Phoon on phoon
Not too long ago I stumbled upon a page where I could reset/deactivate products that I've activated.

I can no longer find that. Could someone point me in the right direction?
 This week, the first beta of the Star Control reboot is unleashed on an unsuspecting universe.  25 years ago, Accolade released Star Control II.Back in 1992, Accolade was a major game publisher.  Some of the best games of all time came from them, including Test Drive, Power at Sea, Hard Ball, Steel Thunder, and many, many other games.  During the late 80's and 90's, they were a match for Electronic Arts and Activision. Eventually, Accolade was acquired by Atari. Stardoc...
November 15, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
We’re always looking for ways for improve the competitive experience in Offworld Trading Company. Toward that end, today we’ll be making a new patch available on the next_version beta (located in your Steam beta properties). This patch is focused on adjusting game balance, to make it so that players can consider all available headquarters when beginning game. Transparent Aluminum Transparent Aluminum was a relatively innocuous patent when it was added to Ceres Patent Labs. ...
November 15, 2017 by Daiwa on daiwa
Perhaps it's just me.  Within the past week, msn.com has started refusing to load the home page graphic interface when it detects an ad-blocker.  Same browser, but 2 different rigs.  Access to the graphic interface is immediately restored by disabling ad-blocking, even though the site doesn't say that's the problem, just gives a generic comment about some plugin or extension 'interfering' with msn.com.

Not big whup.  MSN exists only so I can study how the other h...
November 15, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
What is Discord?

Discord is an all-in-one text and voice communications service for gamers. For Stardock fans, it provides an easy-to-use platform for chatting, finding games to play in, and sharing feedback with our developers. All of our big titles (see the list at the bottom of this post!)  have their own dedicated Discord servers so you can join the ones that interest you the most.

If this is your first time using Discord, take a look at this sho...
From the people who brought you Fences, Start8, ObjectDock, DeskScapes, and countless other amazing programs comes a new one that will transform the way you use your PC: Groupy.

At any given moment, people have a lot of windows open. 

Maybe it's a few Explorer windows, a couple of Excel spreadsheets, maybe a a Word document or a PowerPoint presentation.  Maybe they're working with Adobe Premiere and After Effects and a few other windows.  In any event, dealing with all these...
November 14, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Windows icons haven't changed much over the years and they're not something we think about too much, even though we click on them every day. One thing we can probably agree on is that the default icons on the Windows desktop or in the Explorer can be a bit plain - but, we can easily change that using IconPackager!

Instead of altering icons one by one, IconPackager uses an entire package of icons to change nearly every one at the click of a button.  

Get IconPackager for...
Players have been contributing questions to the Lore Google doc.  There is a lot even we don't know yet about this universe.  It's a strange, complicated and ancient place and many of those who do know are not very cooperative with us for various reasons including excuses like "You're just meat" (whatever that means) and "Seriously, you're just meat".

So let's go over what we do know as of November 14, 2087.

[POSSIBLE MINOR SPOILERS]

A few assumptions about you

If you have ...
November 13, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
“We make our world significant by the courage of our
questions and by the depths of our answers.” -Carl Sagan Sometimes, you just happen to be at the right place at the right time. Sometimes, the stars align (forgive the space pun) and everything falls into place just as it was meant to be. Sometimes, the universe slaps you in the face with an opportunity and cheerily exclaims, “Here you go!” This is exactly what happened to planetary geologist Kirby Runyon, the sc...
November 11, 2017 by Anthony R on Comrade TonyR
 
November 10, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
The weekend is about here! Today we're featuring the DLorek Master WindowBlinds skin by basj. This is an industrial designed theme that was updated this week to support Windows 10. 

Get it here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8184/
It has been over 20 years since the last Star Control game was released.  Today, we open up Beta 1 of Star Control: Origins in the form of Star Control: Origins - Fleet Battles.

While the main game of Star Control is about exploring the galaxy, meeting various aliens, investigating strange new worlds all within a living universe, we also include a combat mini-game that we call Fleet Battles.  In Fleet battles, you assemble a fleet from a group of ships and then engage in battle w...
November 7, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
Between work and gaming at home, I spend a lot of time on my computers. Because of this, I like to personalize my PCs to suit my style, both organizationally and aesthetically. There are tons of awesome apps for both in the Object Desktop Suite, but I want to focus on aesthetics for today. So, let’s talk about how to get the most out of DeskScapes!

Get DeskScapes here.

Tip #1: Visit WinCustomize

You can actually create your own “Dreams” and wallpapers with DeskScapes (...
Greetings!


Beta 1 is fast approaching and we want to give you a tentative schedule of what to expect.


BETA 1: November 16
This is the Super-Melee beta.
Super-Melee is a ship vs. ship combat game. In it, you assemble a fleet of ships. You have a total of 100 points to use for your fleet with ships costing between 5 and 20 points depending on the ship.
You will be able to battle against the computer with various difficulty level or against other players via the I...