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August 16, 2019 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
Hey guys, there are 3 free softwares at BitDuJour today only!  Smart Defrag Pro, VideoProc (Win/Mac), and All My Notes organizer.


Just sharing the news!  


August 15, 2019 by Fulgrymm on fulgrymm
So, I am trying to update my avatar. It tells me I must use the Stardock Account page to update. Fine, but it takes me here when I follow through the hyperlink. This is what I see:
Stardock will be releasing Start10 v1.75 today which, amongst other things, adds dark mode support.  Start10 is designed to bring the Windows 10 start menu the full power it traditionally had.

I won't pretend to understand the UX team at Microsoft.  It will come as no surprise to those who have been following Microsoft and Stardock for the past twenty years that we've been pursuing often parallel visions of where the Windows desktop should go. When our visions diverge they tend to d...
August 8, 2019 by Derek Paxton on kael
GalCiv3 has come a long way since release. It has added governments, mercenaries, citizens, thousands of free to download ships and factions to play as and more tools to manage your growing empire. I sat down to play some today with the 3.8 patch and decided to have some fun.

One of the new features in 3.8 is the Galactic Ascension Status. So I wanted to play a game where I pursued an Ascension victory. I picked the Altarian's since they get a boost from Precursor Artifacts, I set my universe...

Thanks to you guys continuing to buy our DLC we are able to keep developing Galactic Civilizations III with new features and improvements.

The last few updates have been focusing heavily on quality of life and the latest version, v3.8 continues that trend.  Below are some of features we've recently added that we hope you find useful.

Adjust difficulty mid-game

Finding yourself doing really well mid game or struggling more than you thought?

Under the options->...
August 6, 2019 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Stardock has released Groupy v1.25 with Dark Mode UI support.  Groupy is a program that allows users to combine different programs together into a single window with tab navigation.  For example, users can combine multiple Explorer windows together to get a tabbed interface or the same with the command prompt or even mix and match any set of windows.

Also resolved some tab color issues with the KB4505903 update for Windows 10 in dark mode.

While the app should soon prompt...
We're putting the touches on v3.8.  From here on out, a lot of our effort is going to be on features that improve the game experience, polish and usability.  They're not sexy features but they're much needed imo.

Starting with 3.6, we began work on improving the modding experience.  This is something that's been being further developed in 3.8 and will get more attention after as we try to "unify" the experience further so that people can eventually pass around mods and know the...
I started out with BBSes back in the 80s. Fidonet and Usenet in the 90s. Forums and later Reddit.

My first BBS was for the Commodore 64.  

Where did you start?
Paradroid, Raid on Bungling Bay, Lode Runner, Kings Quest, Civilization, Master of Orion, Wing Commander, Planetfall, Star Control, Total Annihilation, Baldur's Gate, Knights of the Old Republic. #alifewelllived.
It's been an exciting Summer so far for fans of Star Control. Last month we re-released the classic trilogy on Steam, posted a major update to the engine to improve the visuals, and now we are busy working on chapter 3 of the Earth Rising expansion.

For those of you who have played the game or will be buying the game in the near future, let's talk about the galactic scene today.

Star Control takes place in the not-so-distant future. The stars are real stars, and in Origins they're placed...
July 24, 2019 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
Blade Runner, The Hitcher...
July 19, 2019 by ALMonty on MontyXP
My laptop is running 8.1 and recently with all this hot weather in my area I went to use the Windows weather app and it told me that the app is currently unavailable. I know some the skinners have a triple boot, I would like to know if it's the same for everyone using 8.1. Works fine on 10 did they just remove it from 8? And where did they move?
July 12, 2019 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
That says it al.

Edge worked
July 3, 2019 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
June 18, 2019 by Daiwa on daiwa
I'm on Win10 Pro 1803.

The following issue has been present for some time, since at least WB version 10.7.4, perhaps 10.65.  A recent update to Reader DC has made the issue worse - the title bar had been missing but the menu bar & window controls had been visible making it usable if funny looking until the recent Adobe update.  Just decided to update to 10.8.0 to see if the issue would go away but it hasn't.  The issue occurs despite total exclusion (Do Not Skin) of AcroRd3...