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January 12, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Are you glad it's Friday? We've had some nice skins come in this week in the galleries, but today we're featuring one of the latest Master skins. Nuetron II was created by don5318 and has some amazing details in the design. You'll definitely want to grab this one for your library of skins!

Get it here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8826/




 
I just got my new PC set up.  First new one in 3 years and it's a monster.



I mostly got it for the Core i9 which has 18 cores.  The reason for this is, basically, I compile a lot.  Most of my programming involves AI coding and that means doing lots of recompiling and running.  I highly recommend 18 cores for most people as it's wasted.

The other reason I wanted so many cores is for Nitrous/Cider work which is Stardock's new engine.  I want to make sure that Ash...
January 10, 2018 by Tatiora on tatiora
The Intro

Let me start with a very, very important disclaimer:

I hate computers.

Well, more specifically, computers hate me. Within a week of joining the team here at Stardock, the guys in IT already knew my name and had to come down to fix computer issues multiple times. I also had a motherboard burst into flames on me once (STILL trying to figure that one out) and smoked a power supply (these occurred within months of each other), so I’m pretty sure our PC overlords have it out ...
January 10, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
The Star Wars movie that nobody asked for....

http://www.starwars.com/news/category/solo-a-star-wars-story

 
January 8, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Things take a disastrous turn in Part 5 of CEO Brad Wardell's "Humans vs. Multiverse" playthrough in Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade! Check it out now!
January 6, 2018 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
Sadly Jerry Van Dyke has passed away. May he rest in peace.   

http://time.com/5091311/jerry-van-dyke-dead/
January 5, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Happy New Year! This is our first Feature Friday for 2018 and we look forward to see what skins 2018 brings us. Today we're looking at the SpaceTech WindowBlinds skin by IceBabee. This has a minimal design with a futuristic touch to it. 

Download here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8821/
December 28, 2017 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
Hey guys. Who is into VR?

 

I recently set up 2 rigs for VR. One with Oculus Rift, the other with the HTC Vive.

 

I'd be interested in any talk, info, discussion on either system, or maybe any other options for VR.

 

Pros, cons, what have you.  Got anything to say?
December 23, 2017 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
I need to do this, no matter what (he may not like my doing this due to pride).

A well known member of this skinning community in the recent past needs lots of help from wherever he can get it. He is about to lose his car that he uses to make money driving for Uber and Lyft (because it has broke down and he cannot afford to get it fixed). He is about to lose his computer that he desperately needs to earn money doing graphics designs for various music companies (but they only pay him peanuts)....
December 23, 2017 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
I have 8 ram slots, and a quad channel board. I can't get the system to boot with any more than 2 ram sticks installed.  6 empty ram slots just bothers me to no end.
December 22, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Winter is here! This Feature Friday we're taking a look at the Wintery Sunset 2 WindowBlinds skin by don5318. This skin has a great design with a nice use of colors. It's perfect for your winter or holiday desktop!

Download here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8810/
Just in time for Christmas we released version 2.71 which is almost strictly about AI tweaks based on player feedback and saved games.  Now, someone might ask "Why do you need save games to make the AI do [obvious thing]?".  The answer is that with so many different ways of playing the game (both in terms of game setup and in-game strategies) it turns out people play the game very differently from one another.  It's one of the reasons why you have most people who think the AI is r...
December 19, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We've introduced a new app: Groupy! I think PC users are going to find the ability to group their apps into tabbed windows very useful in their daily workflow. Groupy works similarly to how you use tabs in web browsers, but now you can do the same with applications like Explorer windows, Excel spreadsheets, Adobe apps, and just about anything else.

It’s really easy to setup and use Groupy, so here’s a quick guide on how to get started!

Get Groupy for $9...
December 15, 2017 by Iben on Iben's blog site
The problem with anything is trying to over control it.

Progress waits for no one.

No one has to force progress it will happen even if

you try to prevent it. The climate will take care of it self,

the human race will invent new technology and carbon pollution

will decrease.

The problem today is people are panicking and panic never works.

Just get out of the way and progress will take care of

any problem real or imagined.

Progress waits for no one.  

 
December 15, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Happy Friday! We're getting some great holiday skins submitted to the site over the past couple of weeks, along with some updates of previous skins. We'll be featuring some of those through the month, but today I wanted to feature the Xmas Blue Master WindowBlinds skin by don5318. 

If you are still looking for a Christmas skin for your desktop, then I recommend giving this one a try.

Get it here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/8813/