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December 21, 2016 by Frogboy
Any of you interested in multiplayer (ranked) you can download and run this:

 

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuBwidOf1nOuh8BZj1JtIO3PT5blGw

 

Basically, you run this and it goes into your system tray.  When there are ranked games available for you in your region, it will notify you.  Then, just load up Ashes and join the multiplayer queue.

Future updates will let you launch and go right into the queue, this is an internal alpha.

Do not distribute this link as it's...
December 18, 2016 by Frogboy
 



 

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...
December 18, 2016 by Frogboy
 



 

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...
December 17, 2016 by Frogboy
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 the...
November 30, 2016 by Frogboy
One of the best ways we can improve the AI is to get more ship designs into the game that the AI can evaluate.

These should be ships with weapons, defenses, etc. already on them.

in your \documents\my games\galciv3\designs  you will find your ship designs.

What we are looking for are designs for the each race (Drengin, etc.).  No mods. 

We can then put these ship designs in with the main game and the AI will use them if they are better than the default ones (Which they...
November 29, 2016 by Frogboy
[[RELEASED]]

  This is an opt-in patch:To enable the patch, please do the following:Select Galactic Civilization III in your Steam Library listRight-click and select PropertiesSelect the BETAS tabFrom the dropdown, select opt-in and click Close (if you don't see this option, restart Steam)Steam should pull down the changed files; if you ever want to go back, do the same as above but select defaultPlease note: The opt-in is an early preview of the next update and you might experi...
November 29, 2016 by Frogboy
Greetings!

This Fall Stardock began a major overhaul across the board of its community infrastructure.

The first update was of our WinCustomize.com customization site (www.wincustomize.com) to greatly speed it up.

The next update was to speed up our forums across all the Stardock community sites.

This past week, we launched the third major update: Forum community awards.  You will notice on people's posts that there are various little dots and awards by their names.  We...
November 17, 2016 by Frogboy
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

Highlights include:

WASD camera movementRequest region (multiplayer ability to request a region fr...
November 17, 2016 by Frogboy
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

Highlights include:

WASD camera movementRequest region (multiplayer ability to request a region fr...
November 14, 2016 by Frogboy
Last month, CariElf, the lead developer of GalCiv I and II rejoined us.

Later this month, I rejoin the GalCiv III team.  In effect, it'll be a reunion of the GalCiv II team as we take the game to the next level.

But before we begin the series of GalCiv III updates that leads into the big expansion, let me offer you the same advice I've tried to give others here:

If you want to succeed, you must slay the three F's: Friends, Family, Faith.  

And in the spirit of t...
November 11, 2016 by Frogboy
Sending out a mailer today.  

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November 10, 2016 by Frogboy
The basics

Ashes of the Singularity is a massive-scale, real-time-strategy game set in the future where individual beings command vast armies of machines to conquer entire worlds to add them to their empires.

Concept
Ashes of the Singularity was released first. It was designed to target both new players to the genre as well as veteran players. After release, however, veteran players provided a wealth of feedback that indicated they were looking for Ashes to evolve into a substantially mor...
November 7, 2016 by Frogboy
No commentary.  No narrative.  Just gameplay.
November 5, 2016 by Frogboy
Greetings!

If you're noticing a big speed boost, it's not your imagination.  We have upgraded a big chunk of WinCustomize's infrastructure.

Cheers!
October 27, 2016 by Frogboy
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