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October 21, 2021 by Tatiora on tatiora
I am a lover of soups, stews, and chilis. The very second the weather dipped below 60 here in Michigan, I popped my head out the door and bellowed "SOUP SEASON!" ...you think I'm exaggerating or being dramatic, but I'm not. My friends (and my poor neighbors) will attest. Anyway, I'm not the only one who loves this time of year around here! Fall sees all sorts of fun activities popping up at Stardock, from visits to Cider Mills, to Halloween costume contests, and of course also...
October 20, 2021 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Stardock Announces Fences 4 with new features, a Refreshed Interface and Support for Windows 11 Fences 4 offers an array of customizations to keep PC desktops clean and organized Get into the alpha now (available exclusively through Object Desktop)Stardock announced Fences 4, a program that allows users to automatically organize shortcuts and icons on their PC desktops into custom-sized spaces called fences. As with previous edition...
October 20, 2021 by Tatiora on tatiora
On Monday, Disney announced that a slew of upcoming releases (most of which are Marvel superhero films) have been pushed back by a matter of months. Some eagle-eyed viewers noticed that some previously announced movies have been taken off the schedule all together - so what's going on? There are a couple of possible reasons. Disney could potentially be hoping that, by waiting a few extra months, people will start returning to the movie theaters with more frequency, thus upping box office gain...
October 18, 2021 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Halloween is just a couple of weeks away, and now is the time to get your desktop ready! Today I wanted to feature some of the fantastic, animated wallpapers for DeskScapes that we have on WinCustomize. An animated wallpaper is a fun way to add some customization to your desktop, and Halloween is an especially fun time. Come check out some of top animated wallpapers for Halloween! Halloween Eve   Spooky Halloween Forest with Bats   Candle Inside Halloween Pu...
October 15, 2021 by c242 on c242
Hi, I am searching for help because I have problems in the stardock forums I don't have her and vice versa. 1st I cannot answer any thread in the stardock forums. 2nd I don't see pinned threads in the stardock forums here. SO if I want to contribute to an issue support thread in the stardock forums, I have no chance. SD forums: WC forums:
October 14, 2021 by Tatiora on tatiora
If you know me, then you know that the idea of me writing about any form of organization is a ploy of comedy in and of itself. Still, as all over the place as I am with just about every aspect of my life, that doesn't stop me from trying to be more organized. I spend quite a lot of time at my computer, both for work and for leisure. Beyond a few very important things, I don't really have much of a system for where I put documents or shortcuts - they just sort of get lobbed...
October 13, 2021 by Tatiora on tatiora
While the games that maintain the top "popular" slots may not always be games that we agree with, we have to admit that they hold those slots for a reason. I will even confess to having played a little bit of Epic's Fortnite game, only to find myself pleasantly surprised with how enjoyable it was.  That doesn't mean I have any interest in watching a movie about it, but here we are. According to The Information, Epic Games is considering the idea of expanding into the entertainm...
October 11, 2021 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Halloween is just a few short weeks away, and it's always a fun time to put a "costume" on your desktop! We've asked the WinCustomize community in the past what their favorite "skinning holidays" are and Halloween is always one of the favorites. I've been going through the gallery and grabbing some of my favorites and wanted to share them in this week's post. Bat O Ween (WindowBlinds)   Halloween Night (DeskScapes animated wallpaper)   Black Widow Halloween (Cursor...
Starting with Galactic Civilizations II, we allowed players to go and watch their ships fight it out in battle in a separate battle viewer screen.  But, what if we could show the battle on the main screen? That is, what if we could just zoom in on a fleet and rather than it being the leader ship with a number by it, it actually changed to show the entire fleet?  So if you wanted to watch a fleet fight it out, you would just watch it right on the map. Thoughts?   _________...
October 8, 2021 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Enhance the Start Menu and Restore Classic Functionality with Start11 Get into the BetaStardock announced the availability of the Release Candidate 1 update for Start11, a program that allows users to customize the Windows Start menu and taskbar. This update brings several new Start menu layouts to choose from, restored context menu functionality, enabled repositioning of the taskbar, plus one of our users’ favorite features: Fences integration. As ...
October 7, 2021 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
I know Windows 11 is new, but I have it on several PCs and ODM errors on checking for updates on all of them.  Just a heads up.
October 7, 2021 by Tatiora on tatiora
If you're a Windows user, then you've definitely had this happen before. You're playing or working, deeply engrossed in whatever it is you're doing, and then suddenly your computer alerts you to a Windows update! Or, in some cases, just shuts down and decides to update right then and there. It's obnoxious, it's frustrating, and now it's hopefully a thing of the past. Windows 11 launched just a couple of days ago and Microsoft had been telling us quite a lot about their new OS leading up th...
October 6, 2021 by Tatiora on tatiora
Image Credit: TechCrunchOn Monday, Facebook and its other affiliate sites were down and out for the count for a number of hours in a rare lengthy outage. This led to some outcry, as well as some pretty hilarious memes - but that's neither here nor there! Facebook announced today that they are rolling out the co-streaming feature for all of their creators on their Facebook Gaming platform. The feature allows users to team up and stream with each other, while enabling viewers to navigate betw...
October 4, 2021 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We are finally into fall and October is already here! Since it is October, now is a fun time to get your Halloween themed desktops ready! We have a bunch of Halloween skins, so it'll be fun to see what you put together this month. Take a screenshot and post to our desktop screenshot thread linked below and let us know what themes you are using this month. Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: https://forums.wincustomize.com/507200/ (This is a news thread and will be lock...
The process of getting a new player into your game and making that process an enjoyable experience can be the difference between success and failure for your game.  If you make a game for a publisher, you can assume there will be a milestone that involves the onboarding.  Let’s take a look at how GalCiv IV does it and what has changed since GalCiv III. Title Screen We went through many iterations for the title screen.  How many buttons should there be? Which buttons sh...