Island Dog's Articles
June 27, 2017 by Island Dog
The Steam Summer Sale has been up for several days, so lets ask the community what games they have picked up so far?

 
June 22, 2017 by Island Dog
 Customize your PC just the way you like it for less than $10*
with Fences and Start10!Place files anywhere on your desktop and access them easily with Fences. Set up a Start menu experience
that matches your style with a Windows 7 or new sleek modern design with Start10.
Combine the two and conquer your desktop clutter in a style that's unique to your needs.  Reg. $9.99   Now $7.49
Automatically organize your desktop shortcuts and icons with Fences.

Create sh...
June 8, 2017 by Island Dog
Juggernauts and a Brand New Campaign Arrive in v2.3
Dominate the battlefield with two brand new tier 4 warships and experience the fully voiced "Genesis" campaign Let's take a Quick Look at these Terrifying Tier 4 units: PHC - The Leonidas
A heavy Dreadnought destroyer, this ship boasts the most powerful weapon ever mounted on a construct. It can tear Dreadnoughts apart and stand up to assaults by using its rail cannons and auto cannons for defense. The high cost is worth all o...
June 6, 2017 by Island Dog
The June edition of the Stardock Magazine will be hitting your inboxes shortly. 

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June 1, 2017 by Island Dog
Greetings!

We are working on version 2.3 for Crusade and the base game simultaneously. We don't have a final date but I expect you will start seeing opt-ins very soon.

I want to make you guys aware of some important changes happening on Steam that will affect you.
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Review Scores

Some of you may have noticed I've been harping about the Steam user review scores.

If you're noticing an ever increasing disconnect between your opinion of a game and the user review score of a ga...
May 9, 2017 by Island Dog
Customize the task bar, window frames and control buttons!
WindowBlinds enables users to customize desktop interface themes called skins to personalize the look and feel of their desktop.New in v10.62:Fix for interaction bug with Avast Antivirus (and possible other applications)Fix for [Alt-Tab] not being visibleTweak for Chrome titlebar when switching from fullscreen YouTube back to maximized windowFix for menubar text blank in FirefoxExcluded Telegram DesktopTweak to Chrome and IE max window ...
April 13, 2017 by Island Dog
Inception DLC features a new type of split scenario, new maps, and more!
Choose your story in the first split-faction scenario in Ashes of the Singularity: EscalationGet it on Steam | Get it at Stardock  A mysterious entity known as Nihilon has returned to wreak havoc on the planet Oneiros and has seized control of some of the Substrate consciousnesses residing there. As the Substrate, you must rescue your corrupted brethren and find out what Nihilon has done - as the PHC, your only c...
April 6, 2017 by Island Dog
Game Replays, Huge Balance Updates, New Maps, Modding Support, and More
in v2.2 of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
New features, updates, and adjustments have been made. For a full list, see the change log below!
Game Replay 
You've been asking, and here it is! The game replays remove the fog of war so that you can see absolutely everything that went on during your game. Scope out what your opponents were building and how they were laying out their str...
April 4, 2017 by Island Dog
v1.9 Modernization Update Improves
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion for Current PCsGet Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion on Steam for only $10!*Sins: Rebellion celebrates its 5-year anniversary with an update that brings significant changes to the game's engine, AI, graphics systems, and more! Modern gamers will enjoy an incredible remastered 4K experience, optimizations to late-game play, and improved memory capabilities.Major FeaturesGraphics Optimizations
Sins: Rebellion gets a face l...
March 20, 2017 by Island Dog
Fences and Start10 are two popular apps from Stardock. Fences is an app that lets you organize your desktop icons into customizable fences. Start10 is an alternative Start menu for Windows 10 that brings additional options over the default Start menu. Both of these are also included with an Object Desktop membership.

One of the great things about having both these apps is they work wonderfully together and Start10 has an integrated feature with Fences which allows you to show your f...
March 14, 2017 by Island Dog
Today is Pi Day, and if we need another reason to eat actual pie well then this is as good as any. To celebrate, we had a “pie-off”.

Congrats to the winners and all the others who got to taste these wonderful creations.

1st: Frozen Key Lime Mousse pie (Kristy)

2nd: Candy-bar (Amy) 

3rd: (Not)Beef & broccoli pie (Aaron)

 
March 6, 2017 by Island Dog
Since we don't have a wiki any longer, I wanted to at least have a place where tutorials and guides can be listed for easy reference.

More will be added.

 

Object Desktop

Object Desktop: The Benefits of Subscribing

Reminder: Backup Your Object Desktop Apps!

 

Object Desktop Manager

Using Object Desktop Manager

 

WindowBlinds

WindowBlinds 10 Walkthrough: Changing your Desktop Theme

WindowBlinds 8 Walkthrough: Changing and Applying Skins

Wi...
March 6, 2017 by Island Dog
This is a question that gets asked quite frequently, so with the help of Zubaz I wanted to put together this quick how-to on backup and restore your Fences layouts.

You can restore your snapshots if you are having issues with your current layout, or want to move them to another PC.

Layout snapshots

In the Fences configuration you can see your snapshot settings and a display of your current snapshots. You can also set Fences to take daily snapshots or manually take one.



Snapshots ...
March 3, 2017 by Island Dog
We’ve had a bunch of new and updated WindowBlinds skins submitted over the past few weeks. Since we have started a new month, lets take a look back and feature some of these fantastic skins.

You can see all the latest WindowBlinds skins here: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds



Pinpoint by DaveBax



 

True Classic by codewar65



 

Blue Sapphire by don5318



 

Black Sails by LightStar
March 2, 2017 by Island Dog
Coming December 15, 2017.

“THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.”

http://www.starwars.com/news/the-official-title-for-star-wars-episode-viii-revealed