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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
February 28, 2017 by Island Dog
AMD is having a livestream at GDC today.

"On February 28, kick off your GDC with an exclusive glimpse into the Summer of Radeon and beyond! Our feature-packed show will be highlighted by the hottest new graphics and VR technologies propelling the game industry forward – with previews of the summer’s hottest PC games and VR experiences from the biggest names in the business."

Check it out here...

http://radeon.com/en-us/gdc-2017/

 
February 24, 2017 by Island Dog
If you are a Windows 10 user, we have a great set of apps that can help you customize and enhance your user experience. The best part is, this can be done for under $10 each!

Below is a quick overview of each app and what it can do to improve your Windows 10 experience.


Fences
Fences lets you organize your icons and shortcuts by placing them into fences, which are customizable shaded areas located on your desktop. You can even create folder portals, which gives you easy access to freque...
February 23, 2017 by Island Dog
Tons of Map Rebalancing, Single Player Observer Mode,
and More in Escalation v2.1! Map Rebalances are a huge part of v2.1! One of our partners, Callum McCole over at General's Gentlemen overhauled some of our maps and streamlined them for better gameplay. Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell details the adjustments in a recent dev diary over on our community site. Check it out and let us know what you think of the changes! 
v2.1 also adds Single Player Observer Mode! In thi...
February 21, 2017 by Island Dog
We'll be having an Ashes of the Singularity Twitch stream every Tuesday at 9pm ET.

Be sure to follow our Twitch channel for notifications.

https://www.twitch.tv/stardock
February 17, 2017 by Island Dog
Fences, Stardock’s desktop organization app, has become quite a fan favorite since it was first released. The app lets you automatically organize your desktop icons and shortcuts into fences to keep your desktop area clean and organized. The latest version, Fences 3, added several new features, including compatibility with Windows 10.

Get Fences here.

Fences has lots of cool features to help you organize your desktop just the way you want it. I’m going to share my top 3 ti...
February 7, 2017 by Island Dog
The Ashes: Escalation stream is now at 9pm ET on Tuesdays!

https://www.twitch.tv/stardock