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If you’re an Object Desktop customer or a user of any of Stardock’s non-games, you’ll soon be getting emails from us telling you to begin migrating to the new Stardock Central.

A year ago, retail giant, GameStop acquired Stardock’s Impulse to run handle their worldwide digital distribution requirements.  As part of our agreement, Impulse was required to support Stardock’s non-game software for a period of time after the transfer.  GameStop has held up its part of the agreement and then some and now is the time to begin migrating to Stardock Central.

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Now, because Stardock Central uses a different installation format, we have to manually migrate all the programs to it.  The net result is that on some programs, it will show updates or even programs you have installed as being available. If you’d like, you can just install on top of what you have and it should work fine.  But it also means that some programs won’t be available yet (mainly legacy ones).  So if there’s something you don’t see that’s available in Impulse – BACK IT UP.  It could be awhile before we get everything migrated to Stardock Central.

How to get it:

visit http://www.stardock.com/products/stardockcentral


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on Apr 04, 2012

One question request in regards to GalCiv2.

 

GalCiv II Ultimate Edition is avaliable, but the individual games aren't.

 

One thing I'd like to see, if that folks who have GC2+ both expansions should get the ability to DL Ultimate edition. 

on Apr 04, 2012

Alstein
One question request in regards to GalCiv2.

 GalCiv II Ultimate Edition is avaliable, but the individual games aren't.

 One thing I'd like to see, if that folks who have GC2+ both expansions should get the ability to DL Ultimate edition. 
The legacy apps may migrate to SDC but might not.  You can always get your apps  at https://store.stardock.com/myaccount/products (and through Impulse if it was a Stardock thing when you purchased).

on Apr 04, 2012

I finally took the plunge and uninstalled all my programs using Impulse and then reinstalled them from Stardock Central.

I just installed the ones I use, but not all the ones I bought. Some of those programs I might want to use later on, like fences or sound packager, etc.

Is it okay for me to remove Impulse from my system now? Will I lose anything?

on Apr 04, 2012

In case anybody doesn't see it at first, if you go into the settings you can turn on an option to show beta versions, and that causes Fallen Enchantress to appear.

on Apr 04, 2012

karmat
Is it okay for me to remove Impulse from my system now? Will I lose anything?
Yes.  No.

on Apr 04, 2012

the application failed to start because CRYPT32.dll was not found.  Got this error for DeElevate.exe.  Running Vista Ultimate x64 with latest updates.  The application shows NO software, beta option ebaled or not (and I should ave a few show up since the website shows them). 

on Apr 04, 2012

Make up your mind, Zubaz!

on Apr 04, 2012

wizisi2k
the application failed to start because CRYPT32.dll was not found.  Got this error for DeElevate.exe.  Running Vista Ultimate x64 with latest updates.  The application shows NO software, beta option ebaled or not (and I should ave a few show up since the website shows them). 

Send an email to support@stardock.com so we can get some more information about your computer and what might be happening.

on Apr 04, 2012

Lord Reliant
Make up your mind, Zubaz!
OK.  NO!!!

on Apr 04, 2012

I would like to add and please correct me if I am wrong, that if you have purchased any software/games Not belonging to Stardock, You will need to keep the Impulse/Gamestop client to maintain your purchases. Such as re-installations, Registrations, updates ETC...

on Apr 04, 2012

I would like to add and please correct me if I am wrong, that if you have purchased any software/games Not belonging to Stardock, You will need to keep the Impulse/Gamestop client to maintain your purchases. Such as re-installations, Registrations, updates ETC...

You are correct sir!

Impulse is no longer being used for Stardock's non-game software, specifically.  It's still needed for any non-Stardock games, and certain Stardock games, so that would be one reason to keep it around.

on Apr 04, 2012

One thing I would like to request on the wish list. On page two, that says "Installed Software", it doesn't recognize if the installed software is running or not. I would like it to says "Running" (or similar word) instead of "Launch" when such was the case. This way I have an idea. I suppose it would be then way too much to ask for an "Unload" offering...

Oh well, I can dream (and quit being so lazy)

on Apr 04, 2012

Should I download this, or is it the same as the version I had?

on Apr 04, 2012

Zubaz

Quoting Alstein, reply 1One question request in regards to GalCiv2.

 GalCiv II Ultimate Edition is avaliable, but the individual games aren't.

 One thing I'd like to see, if that folks who have GC2+ both expansions should get the ability to DL Ultimate edition.  The legacy apps may migrate to SDC but might not.  You can always get your apps  at https://store.stardock.com/myaccount/products (and through Impulse if it was a Stardock thing when you purchased).

GCII Gold & Twilight show up in the list, but they direct me to GameStop's Impulse; I can't download them, nor TPM08, from that page.

Edit: Wow, post got messed up.

on Apr 04, 2012

I believe the list of games available directly from Stardock is:

Demigod
Elemental: War of Magic
Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Beta
GalCiv I: Ultimate*
GalCiv II: Ultimate
Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity

Anything else would have to go through Impulse/Gamestop.

 

 

*Not available through SDC

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