I'm enjoying my time back on Galactic Civilizations. The team is working on lots of neat things for the upcoming version 2.0 update which is due this month.
Here are a few highlights:
There's a new resource called administrators. Your capital world provides N of them where N is based on the size of the map. Building a starbase consumes one. You can get more by researching government related techs but that means you're not research...
We have released Start10 v1.53 today with various fixes and improvements.
Misc bug fixesPrevent "Desktop" menu item from having menu options (with Fences)Allow remote desktop shutdown options (with registry key)Start10 v1.53 can be downloaded from your Stardock account here.
There are beta releases available for both WindowBlinds 10.51 and SkinStudio 10.1 today.
WindowBlinds update includes:
Fix for Hyper-VFix for Systray Anniversary editionWin7 fix caused my DPI changesFix for part of config turning black over timeSkinStudio update includes:
Support for the new modern app titlebar buttons (back and menu)
Please note that this beta has not been tested with Insider build 15002 and will likely cause issues.
Current WindowBlinds 10 users and Object D...
Eliminator Turret damage increased from 1000 to 2000Starburst Turret damage increased from 80 to 200Artemis logistics cost increased from 6 to 8Thantos sight radius increased from 500m to 800mAthena HP reduced from 2000 to 1200Engineer build time increased from 25 to 26Strategic Bomber cost increased from 120 metal to 480 metalStrategic Bomber cost increased from 800 rads to 1200 radsDrone Hive shield recharge reduced from 2 per sec to 1 per secMauler m...
Happy New Year!
So here's what's happening around here.
== New Campaign ==
Chris Bucholz (you can google him) is creating a new campaign for Sorcerer King: Rivals. It is almost done but you can expect the same style of writing with it as with the quests.
== New Units ==
I'm currently mostly on GalCiv III right now but my intention is to get a bunch of new trainable units in for v2.1 which we currently have slated for the second week of February.
Greetings and happy new year!
Lots of stuff going on so I'll get right to it.
## DLC MIGRATION ##
People who bought the base game Ashes of the Singularity's DLC will start to see that DLC show up here and automatically be added to their account.
The tentative schedule is like this:
January: Part 1
- Dawn of the Singularity (eBook prequel written by David Simpson) [$4.99]
- Soundtrack (by Battlestar Galactica's Richard Gibbs and Civ V's Geoff Knorr) [$9.99]
In Total Annihilation there’s a map called Caldera’s rim. It’s a huge naval map with bits of islands in it. That’s where I want us to eventually get in terms of battlefield flexibility.
Check these screenshot from a mod of Total Annihilation:
Let’s break things down into bite sized chunks to understand what we have today. We want Ashes to become the ultimate RTS game There are a lot of things we have to do to get from wher...
By now you should have version 1.9 which is easily the biggest update to the game since its original release.
When I joined the GalCiv III team last month, I did a thorough inventory of the code base and decided to focus on 3 things:
1. The AI
2. The Performance
3. The memory use
## Results ##
The result was 1.9. I've seen a lot of feedback on it. Mostly good. There's some complaints that the galaxy sizes are a little smaller. This is true, I did make them a bit smal...
The holiday season is here, and aside from decorating your home and Christmas tree, your desktop deserves the same type of attention. There are lots of ways to decorate your desktop for the Christmas season, but today we’ll focus on one of the favorites…..animated wallpapers!
To get animated wallpapers, also called Dreams, on your desktop you will need to use Stardock’s DeskScapes.
Get DeskScapes here.
Once you have DeskScapes, then check out some of the holiday...
We have an opt-in of GalCiv III v1.9 already out. We continue to update and respond to feedback on it.
Here are some changes I made:
Diplomacy tech affect to diplomacy ability increased from 0.5 to 1 InfluenceMinToClaim increased from 0.33 to 8 InfluenceRadius root reduced from 3.25 (^0.325) to square root (^0.5) Eliminated the Influence Bell Durve target divsor Influence fall off is increased from -0.3 to –10 Capital Influence per turn increased from 1.5...
It’s amazing how much Ashes of the Singularity has changed in just a few months. It was only released back in May and here we are in December as I write this and it’s undergone a lot of changes.
Below I want to outline some of things we have on our plate for 2017:
Next year we’re going to introduce Juggernauts. These are T4s
The T4s will be to the T3s what the T3s are the the T2s. They will be substantially bigger than T3s a...
For the first series of these I’m going to put these up so that those of you who have no idea who I am don’t get too concerned that there’s this guy endlessly criticizing the game (and other people’s games) in the most unprofessional way.
Who I am: I’m the founder and CEO of Stardock. I wrote the original Galactic Civilizations for OS/2 back in 1993 largely as an AI simulator in which humans were allowed to interact. It took off from there. ...
A very long time ago, like, a million years ago, Stardock made a game called The Corporate Machine. Like all of Stardock’s games, it was played almost exclusively single player. But unlike our other games, it was surprisingly popular in multiplayer. How come?
For The Corporate Machine we did the following:
Start-Up Watcher: A little system tray app that monitored for available games and let people launch it. 7 multiplayer only keys that people who owned the game...
Our first expansion pack to Ashes of the Singularity is out and people like it! They really like it!
The first update is out
During development of Escalation a number of good ideas came up but we didn’t have time to get them in before release.
This afternoon we released version 2.01. You can read the full changelog here: http://forums.ashesofthesingularity.com/480532
WASD camera movementRequest region (multiplayer ability to request a region fr...
Kotaku has an article up with a list of some games that would make great holiday gifts, but might not be on your list. We're excited to see Offworld Trading Company included!
Read more here...