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September 21, 2016 by Island Dog
Fences v3.03 beta is available today for current customers and Object Desktop members.

Update includes:

Updates /startup robustness & reliabilityR-clicking anywhere on Titlebar opens the menuResolves issue where icons covered by other fences on general-desktop (not in fence) could still be clickedDisables "escape" button from triggering autohideFixes bug where rollup/rolldown timer can get stuck, breaking rollup for a specific fence until rebootResolves issue where if Fence has too man...
September 19, 2016 by Island Dog
Check out Stardock's CEO, Brad Wardell, on the latest eXplorminate podcast!

"Join Nate and Troy as they speak with Brad Wardell, the man behind Stardock, about all things Galactic Civilizations 3, Sorcerer King, Ashes of the Singularity, Offworld Trading Company, Star Control and much much more!"

Listen to the podcast here....

https://explorminate.net/2016/09/19/strategic-expanse-27-the-3rd-brad-wardell-interview/
September 16, 2016 by Island Dog
The Autumn season officially begins soon, so it’s also a good time to get your desktops ready for the seasonal changes. We have lots of great skins for the season, but today we’ll start with some favorite wallpapers to get you started.

You can see more Autumn wallpapers here: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/wallpapers/search/autumn

 

Autumn Wood



 

The Autumn Tree



 

Autumn walk



 

Doc’s Autumn Pond



  ...
September 15, 2016 by Island Dog
The WindowBlinds v10.4.6 beta is now available for current Object Desktop members and current WindowBlinds customers.

Update includes:

Supports blurred window frames, menus, and the start menu (with Start10 installed). (Anniversary edition and higher)Modern skin has a blurred pre-set sub-styleThe beta can be downloaded from your Stardock account at http://download.stardock.com
September 14, 2016 by Island Dog
We have released the v1.52 beta for Start10 today with various fixes.

Changelog:

Fixes issue with Win10 Anniversary Update, slow response and pausingFixes locked files when uninstalling FencesFixes Start menu placement on monitors with different DPI settingsKnown issue - WindowFX Start menu animations disabled with Start10 themes other than Modern and Default (WFX update will address).

The beta can be downloaded from your Stardock account here.
September 2, 2016 by Island Dog
Stardock will be doing Let's Plays on its latest games starting at 2pm with Brad Wardell (designer of Galactic Civilizations and Ashes of the Singularity) playing Sorcerer King: Rivals and Ashes of the Singularity in the afternoon.

Subscribe to: https://www.twitch.tv/stardock

2pm: Sorcerer King: Rivals

4pm: Ashes of the Singularity Multiplayer

Feel free to hop in and ask any questions. Brad is the CEO of Stardock.
September 1, 2016 by Island Dog
The Goal: Create the biggest, best real-time strategy game ever!

## Performance tuning ##

We haven't set up a specific version number for the next set of updates. Internally we're calling it the 1.5 series. But there's development and then there's marketing.

Right now, we're putting a lot of effort on performance tuning. Ashes is a big game and it's a new engine.

We would really like to get the base game of Ashes of the Singularity down to working on 1GB video...
September 1, 2016 by Island Dog
The Goal: Create the biggest, best real-time strategy game ever!

## Performance tuning ##

We haven't set up a specific version number for the next set of updates. Internally we're calling it the 1.5 series. But there's development and then there's marketing.

Right now, we're putting a lot of effort on performance tuning. Ashes is a big game and it's a new engine.

We would really like to get the base game of Ashes of the Singularity down to working on 1GB video...
August 24, 2016 by Island Dog
More Players, More Worlds, More Units, More Everything...
in the new Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
Standalone Expansion
Stardock has revealed the first expansion pack for its massive-scale RTS, Ashes of the Singularity. Escalation lets you take your war to the next strategic level on huge maps, destroy your enemy with devastating orbital abilities, bolster your armies with unique new units, and much more! 
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation introduces some new and exc...
August 22, 2016 by Island Dog
Originally posted by Soren Johnson on the Mohawk Games blog.


 

Today, we released the Ceres Initiative DLC, which is a entirely new location to play Offworld, with new terrain and even a new resource tree.



The rule changes are the following:

Resources diminish over time (a High resource tile becomes Medium and then Low)Uranium is a new resource (it’s a metal, like Iron and Aluminum, so it is produced by with the Metal Mine)New building: Nuclear Pl...
August 19, 2016 by Island Dog
AMD is at Gamescom 2016 and they've been showing off Ashes and their hardware on Twitter and Facebook this week.

Today they showed off a pair of Radeon RX 480's with Ashes.

https://twitter.com/AMDRadeon/status/766666079611543552

Check it out and give them a follow.

Our low-level API powerhouse, the Radeon RX 480, CrossFire'd at #Gamescom2016 with @ashesgame pic.twitter.com/fShdccDy1A— AMD Radeon Graphics (@AMDRadeon) August 19, 2016
August 17, 2016 by Island Dog
Conquer a Power Hungry Substrate Foe in Oblivion
The Post-Human Coalition and the Substrate continue to fight for control of worlds across the galaxy as the PHC looks to expand their reach even further. Crush your enemies and conquer a variety of new maps, or face down an unexpected and powerful enemy in a new scenario with the Oblivion DLC. NEW SCENARIO: OblivionA powerful Substrate entity driven mad with power emerges and has turned against even its own kind.
With the assistance o...
August 16, 2016 by Island Dog
The Start10 v1.19 beta is now available for current Object Desktop members and current Start10 customers.

Update includes:

Fences 3 integrationSearch filteringTweaks for WindowBlinds supportBug fixesThe beta can be downloaded from your Stardock account at http://download.stardock.com
August 4, 2016 by Island Dog
v1.3 Adds New Maps and More Responsive UnitsHave greater control over your army's movements and groupings in v1.3! Wage war against 
your opponent on new maps and coordinate more easily with teammates using the Map Ping feature. 
For a list of all the changes, check out the changelog below!  New Features

Unit Responsiveness - Units now respond faster to move orders and reach their destination more efficiently. Adjusted acceleration and banking speed makes un...
July 21, 2016 by Island Dog
Wage an Epic War on Sprawling New Maps
Grab your friends - and your enemies - for some matches of epic proportions on these new, large-sized maps!
Holding between 4 and 6 players, each map provides exciting opportunities for free-for-all matches,
large team matches, and more. The new scenario will leave you fighting for a planet's control
against the enemy Substrate in order to hold onto your fortified plateau long enough to seize victory. NEW SCENARIO: Against All OddsIntru...