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July 17, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We're excited to have adni18 for our Master Skinner spotlight this month! He joined WinCustomize way back in 2001 and is one of our overall top skinners on the site.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some of our questions for the community.

 

You are one of our original members way back in 2001. Can you tell us how you got involved in “skinning” and WinCustomize?

I was using an early beta version of Windows XP and I decided to do something beautiful with my new Wi...
The Star Control universe is rich with interesting characters and species.  From the cowardly Spathi to the horrifying Kohr-Ah, players will be frequently caught off guard by the juxtaposition of so many different experiences.

In Star Control: Origins, the ever-so-needy Tywom are introduced.  They will be your best friends whether you like it or not.

Stardock is best known for its strategy games.  Well, technically, we're best known for our software and technology, but we've...
Ok I'm starting a fundraiser to be the world's first 100 billionare if you want to help please pm me. This would be a true rags to riches story.
July 15, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Was cruising the net and found this unhappy piece of news...Chrome's always been a RAM pig, but this? Ridiculous.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/07/14/google-chrome-ram-memory-consumption-spectre-security-upgrade-windows-mac-linux-chromeos/#3cb8f1e17777
July 12, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
It came and went and my laptop has yet to blow up so...I guess its ok except, the article says not to use IE or Edge. Good thing I don't use either one. Lol 
July 8, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
I just renewed my OD sub. In my account there are two ObjectDesktop subs listed with two different product keys. I'm kinda hoping I didn't renew the wrong one. Please enlighten me. 
July 7, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Was going through my ridiculous email and came across this...which is not so ridiculous.    

The second tool is portable...a definite plus for those of us with computer illiterate family...the ones who call at 9 p.m. with "HELP! My computer doesn't work!"

So enjoy...hope this helps.

 

Source:

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-free-tools-fix-problem-windows-10/ 

 
July 7, 2018 by Matchbook on Wallpapers!
I just figured I'd drop my Zedge account link here -- not to advertise the site, of course, but to share some of my work (photos and graphics) that I've been up to of late. For any of you android/ios, etc users -- it might be of some use.

Thanks for peeking and I hope something is of use to ya!

(Anyone here use Zedge, as well?)

With love,

Nikita

Greetings!

Space is big. We know that.  But how interesting is it? That remains to be seen.

Let's take a look at the orbital bodies in our own solar system.

Orbital Body

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Mercury



 Basically a hot rock.

Venus



 A poisonous, toxic hell.

Mars



 A really cold desert.

Jupiter



 Big ball of gas.

Saturn



 Another big ball of gas with cool rings.

Uranus



 Ice gas ball.

Neptune



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Those of you who are familiar with Galactic Civilizations, Ashes of the Singularity, Sins of a Solar Empire or any of our other games knows the power of visual progress.

I suspect there are a few of you who would have wished that Galactic Civilizations III v1.0 had waited until we had done Crusade and released that at version 1.0.  Of course, strategy games are a very tricky thing because they tend to be about "the feature" whereas an RPG like Star Control is about the story and imm...
July 4, 2018 by Iben on Iben's blog site
Recording music is a hobby I use to escape the grind
and that is all.
You can upload your own songs, pod casts, DJ Mixes and other audio to
Audiomack to share with friends, promote your band
and also listen to streaming music there.
It is easy to setup your personal page, you can put a banner
at the top and a picture of you or your band.
Uploading is easy and you can load an album picture
with each song if you want. I have been using the site
for a few months and so far I find that the...
One of the things Stardock is, unfortunately, known for is releasing games as soon as they are "complete".  That is, complete from a technology point of view (i.e. not buggy, feature complete, etc.).

Star Control, however, is our first RPG.  Unlike strategy games, RPGs have to be played over...and over...and over to get them to feel just right.  Which means that Star Control: Origins was complete back in May but our release date is September 20.  

To be sure, there...
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/saturn-s-moon-enceladus-now-likeliest-place-find-alien-life-ncna887921

So we may have a candidate for life around one of Saturn’s moons.



Looks like we will need to make sure we look closely at this moon for the new Star Control.

There are some very interesting articles and videos at just how terrifyingly it would be if it turns out life is pretty common. Because if that’s the case, where is everyone?

 

 
Greetings!

We now have an official release day: September 20, 2018!  Almost five years since we began our adventure with Star Control. 

For this occasion we have begun to number these journal entries to count up to week 13, which is when the game gets released!

13 weeks...Not much time.  So even though it's a Sunday as I write this, and my birthday, I'm pleased to share this blog to let you know where we are.



The Living UniverseYou are the captain.  This is yo...
June 29, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop