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December 16, 2022 by Frogboy
Show off your AI generated art! Not surprisingly, I will start with these:       Frog of the year..      
December 16, 2022 by Frogboy
I believe 2022 will be the year that we will look back on as the year General AI started to show up.  We have seen a lot of attention paid to tech like Midjourney, Stable Diffusion and other art generation AIs but we they really don't hold a candle to the other areas AI are starting to become powerful. I recently used an AI character called AskMeAnything to help get up to speed quickly with Neolithic and Bronze Age techniques for making clothing and what devices could be used.  I us...
December 16, 2022 by Frogboy
I believe 2022 will be the year that we will look back on as the year General AI started to show up.  We have seen a lot of attention paid to tech like Midjourney, Stable Diffusion and other art generation AIs but we they really don't hold a candle to the other areas AI are starting to become powerful. I recently used an AI character called AskMeAnything to help get up to speed quickly with Neolithic and Bronze Age techniques for making clothing and what devices could be used.  I us...
November 4, 2022 by Frogboy
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Control II.  Join Stardock, Paul Reiche, Fred Ford, and others later this month for the celebration here on StarControl.Com.  We will be releasing some new content for Star Control II fans at the celebration. In meantime, please visit the forum and share your memories of Star Control II.  We will be sharing some of these as part of the celebration.
October 13, 2022 by Frogboy
Greetings, best friends! As always seems to be the case, we are way behind schedule.  Between the recently announced SINS OF A SOLAR EMPIRE II and the release of Galactic Civilizations IV and a big, unannounced game in development, we have had our hands full. Star Control: Origins news! First, the good news.  Star Control: Origins - Ultimate Edition, has been ported to XBOX Series X.  We just need to go through the final steps of pre-certification, then certifica...
October 1, 2022 by Frogboy
Recently there was a story about a Google engineer that believed the AI he was working with had become sentient.  AI has certainly come pretty far in the past few years in areas such as imaging, deep fakes, etc. When it comes to AI being able to hold a conversation, provide really interesting information in a conversational way, the rapid advancement on neural language models is becoming pretty convincing...right until it becomes absurd. When it's useful, it can be pretty impressi...
October 1, 2022 by Frogboy
Recently there was a story about a Google engineer that believed the AI he was working with had become sentient.  AI has certainly come pretty far in the past few years in areas such as imaging, deep fakes, etc. When it comes to AI being able to hold a conversation, provide really interesting information in a conversational way, the rapid advancement on neural language models is becoming pretty convincing...right until it becomes absurd. When it's useful, it can be pretty impressi...
May 5, 2022 by Frogboy
With Galactic Civilizations IV now generally available it’s time to talk about…THE FUTURE. First, we’re really glad you guys seem to like the game.  Releasing a game, especially one where people have been working on for years, is, as you can imagine, very stressful.  This is doubly true when the game tries out so many new things. Below is a very tentative roadmap of what we expect to release and in what order.  This is all subject to change based on feedba...
April 25, 2022 by Frogboy
By the year 2232, the malevolent Drengin Empire reigned supreme over this area of space.  The once mighty Arcean Empire, that had long kept the Drengin Empire in check, was utterly defeated and their world left in ruin. The home world of the Torian Confederation was occupied with great cruelty.  Even the rising Altarian Republic was brought low and forced to sign an armistice and took on a role known as the Altarian Resistance. Earth was left untouched thanks to a Precursor technolo...
April 15, 2022 by Frogboy
It’s hard to narrow down what screenshots help show off Galactic Civilizations IV the best.  Below I’m going to post some of my favorites, but we’d love to read your opinions and what screenshots you might think better represent the game to strategy gamers. This will come as no surprise to those of you who have been playing the series, but it has always mattered a lot to me that Earth is in the game. Because of that, it makes it really easy to compare how far the se...
March 22, 2022 by Frogboy
If I were to make a graph of the amount of time I spent on Twitter, it would have started at the founding of that service, peeked in 2015, gradually declined until 2019 and then plumuted. As NASDAQ noted, Twitter isn't really profitable.  And how can it be? How can you base your business on something that might suspend your account based on the opinions of its far, far left employees?  Satire site, Babylon Bee, was recently banned for making a satirical post about public figure, ...
March 3, 2022 by Frogboy
You wanted it. We’re giving it to you.  The Battle viewer. Beta 2 of Galactic Civilizations IV brings back the Battle Viewer and a new After Action Report.  It’s pretty basic for Beta 2 and we plant to add a lot more to it. Today, I’m going to talk about what is already in it and what we plan to add. The viewer and the after action report There are really two elements here that players tend to want to see: Their ships in action to see how different desi...
January 28, 2022 by Frogboy
Greetings! It's been awhile since we've done an update so I figured it would be a good time to tell you where things are. Star Control: Origins News Before Covid, we had started porting Star Control: Origins over to XBOX One.  However, all that went out the window when the pandemic hit since you can't take the kits home and everyone was working from home.   However, this past Fall we were able to get restarted on it and we now have the game in pre-certification for XBO...
January 25, 2022 by Frogboy
**NEWEST WALKTHROUGH HERE**IntroductionIf you’re coming from Galactic Civilizations III, you’re in for a treat. And if you have never played a Galactic Civilizations game before, then know this: this game is specifically designed to answer to the question, “I want to play a space 4X game, what game should I start with?” Read on to learn what this game is all about, who made it, and why we made it. A little about the teamThe highest rated space strategy game of ...
January 10, 2022 by Frogboy
A million years ago in the 1990s when I was designing the OS/2 versions of Galactic Civilizations I gave the player sliders to adjust what they were spending their resources on.  This system lasted right on through Galactic Civilizations II for Windows. GalCiv I for Windows GalCiv II for WindowsGalCiv III v1.0 for WindowsWhile highly useful for min-maxing a relatively simple economic system, it suffered from being pretty opaque in how it worked and was pretty terrible for immersion....