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Mixed (30 reviews) - 46% of the 30 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 9, 2015

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Create your own universes with the Map Pack's new Editor. The Map Pack also includes 8 challenging new maps for players to conquer that range in size from gigantic 18-player areas to intimate maps perfectly sized for two-player duels.

Features

  • Six Pillars - A large map with six symmetrical clusters surrounding a super black hole; designed for large matches for up to six players.
  • Clash - A medium sized symmetrical map designed for a large scale duel.
  • Snowflake - Medium sized balanced map of near identical star systems, designed for up to 18 players.
  • Core - A medium sized symmetrical map, surrounding a core of nebulae and resources, designed for up to six players.
  • Joust - A tiny two-player map that is perfectly balanced for a duel, but with plenty of resources to keep.
  • Quadrants - Small, four-sided and balanced. Divided by vast asteroid fields and optimized for four players.
  • Round Table - Tiny and symmetrical. Designed for quick and balanced six player games.
  • Milky Way - Explore the canon Galactic Civilizations galaxy, starting from Earth in this immense new scenario.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD K10 Dual-Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 10.1 Video Card (AMD Radeon HD5x00 Series / Nvidia GeForce 500 Series / Intel HD 4000 or later)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS:
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor or Equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB DirectX 10.1 Video Card
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card:
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Mixed (30 reviews)
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Naken og rask
Posted: June 21
Do not download. FREEZE warning
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sir_cabbage_the_green
Posted: February 20
Honestly? I don't like this DLC much. It really feels like something that should be free to all users so as to increase the total amount of maps for all involved.

Basically this map editor just gives you a few premade maps and lets you make your own... but if you- the average player- want a new map chances are that it would make more sense to just download a map from the workshop or random map generator.

While I can see this having more value in future (when more advanced scripting and tools are included) for now I can't see myself reccomending this for anyone other then those who already know they want it.

Likely the best map is the Milky Way one, but the other maps are rather good if you want to (attempt) to play a balanced multiplayer game.
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Jono
Posted: February 20
It is a bit galling that a company that claims to want to fully support mods charges you extra to access a map editor. What's even worse is the map editor is very basic. You might think it would also mean you can make campaigns or scenarios...nope.

The balance maps might be good, I've never given them a go simply because I'd rather the randomness of random maps instead of balanced maps that I'm guessing are geared towards MP (which from the forums is still a hot mess a year after release).

Can't recommend this unless the map editor gets a major overhaul.
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CivHunter
Posted: February 18
Custom battle maps. Love it!
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rocketman120
Posted: January 2
Maps designed have an incredibly high fail rate, and no way of identifying why your maps won't load in the game. It's also fairly bare-bones for a map editor, let alone one that you have to pay money in order to use.
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admiralWillyWilber
Posted: November 24, 2015
This is a great game.
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Darkstar84
Posted: October 28, 2015
I Love the Game, i Spend a lot of Hours in and i Think it will accumulate more, this is not my Problem.

I am incredibly disappointed from the Map Editor, not beacause you have to pay for it. I have not a Problem with a Map Editor who is easy to handle and spend a littel money for it.

My Problem is that i can not Create Planets which I would like to create, because you have no access to the Surface to Change the Combi of the buildable area. You cant also change the advantages areas, Like Military +3 or who is Sitting the Helios Ore.

And in the Editing of the Planets there are no description of the different bonuses they could have, this is so corrosive, confusing and unnecessary.

I am so massive angry, that i advise against the Map Editor DLC. The Description that i can Create my Own Universe is a joke.

The Content of the Planets is still random, and for that i dont need this Map Pack, im so .........
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Stevie
Posted: October 14, 2015
This is a "Map Editor" in only the briefest sense of the term. You have virtually no control over anything that is placed, outside of planets and stars. And whislt you may think thats all you need to begin with, it soon becomes apparent that this is DLC of the sloppiest kind.

Nebulas? You would think you could sweep around and plonk nebula blocks wherever you like? Not true for this - you get "random generated" nebulas multiple blocks big, and you have to keep hitting and hoping until you get the dimensions and size you want.

Worse - you cant physically tell the map where to place certain races as starting planets, unless you use a workaround that was found -outside- of the game devs. And that works only with -major- races. Minor race placement is utterly random and seems to spam them closest your homeworld.

The user interface is all but non existent. Want to see stars only for placement purposes? Nada. Want to easily locate a star system you placed amongst hundreds? Sorry, go look for it again. Want to know what the planetary traits actually do when you assign them to a world? Sorry, you need to google them and keep the browser open in the background for referral...

These are the kinds of issues - a lack of user friendliness and customization - that make this a terrible map editor. Add on to the fact that it is also called a "Map Pack" but has only 6 maps shipping with it, and it is frankly a disgrace.

This is the perfect example of why people are tired of companies releasing DLC. Quick, easy, rushed rubbish that is thrown out there to sucker you out of a few quid, and hope enough fall for it before they read the reviews.
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Annex
Posted: August 17, 2015
Always makes the exact same map. Terrible interface. Very poor product.
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rohan
Posted: August 14, 2015
For what you get from this, it's a bit of a let down, to pay this much for a map editor
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
93 of 106 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: July 12, 2015
When most games release a map editor (ex. Civilization 5 WorldBuilder, which was free if I may add) they also include a scenario editor so you can place civs and units in the editor. In this editor, that feature is nowhere to be found. So you're telling me they couldn't give us the same tool they use to build their own scenarios? That seems kind of ridiculous to me. The maps in this pack are fine, but the editor lacking a feature that is so basic simply makes it not worth the money. I hope they see this oversight and add this function. If they do that I will be able to recommend this DLC.
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43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: October 14, 2015
This is a "Map Editor" in only the briefest sense of the term. You have virtually no control over anything that is placed, outside of planets and stars. And whislt you may think thats all you need to begin with, it soon becomes apparent that this is DLC of the sloppiest kind.

Nebulas? You would think you could sweep around and plonk nebula blocks wherever you like? Not true for this - you get "random generated" nebulas multiple blocks big, and you have to keep hitting and hoping until you get the dimensions and size you want.

Worse - you cant physically tell the map where to place certain races as starting planets, unless you use a workaround that was found -outside- of the game devs. And that works only with -major- races. Minor race placement is utterly random and seems to spam them closest your homeworld.

The user interface is all but non existent. Want to see stars only for placement purposes? Nada. Want to easily locate a star system you placed amongst hundreds? Sorry, go look for it again. Want to know what the planetary traits actually do when you assign them to a world? Sorry, you need to google them and keep the browser open in the background for referral...

These are the kinds of issues - a lack of user friendliness and customization - that make this a terrible map editor. Add on to the fact that it is also called a "Map Pack" but has only 6 maps shipping with it, and it is frankly a disgrace.

This is the perfect example of why people are tired of companies releasing DLC. Quick, easy, rushed rubbish that is thrown out there to sucker you out of a few quid, and hope enough fall for it before they read the reviews.
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49 of 58 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: August 12, 2015
Not at all happy with Stardock, this should have come with the original game and not be charged extra for it. They have since released a map pack and this yes only gave three campaigns for the game. DO NOT BUY. it is soo not worth the cost of the original game plus this. Stardock is fast losing a fanbase due to corporate greed.
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: July 10, 2015
The map editor is really difficult to understand it. The Milky Way scenario is present under the campaign section -> Standalone section. What I dislike is the fact that you have to PAY this dlc in order to create your own maps!
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: August 14, 2015
For what you get from this, it's a bit of a let down, to pay this much for a map editor
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: August 17, 2015
Always makes the exact same map. Terrible interface. Very poor product.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: October 28, 2015
I Love the Game, i Spend a lot of Hours in and i Think it will accumulate more, this is not my Problem.

I am incredibly disappointed from the Map Editor, not beacause you have to pay for it. I have not a Problem with a Map Editor who is easy to handle and spend a littel money for it.

My Problem is that i can not Create Planets which I would like to create, because you have no access to the Surface to Change the Combi of the buildable area. You cant also change the advantages areas, Like Military +3 or who is Sitting the Helios Ore.

And in the Editing of the Planets there are no description of the different bonuses they could have, this is so corrosive, confusing and unnecessary.

I am so massive angry, that i advise against the Map Editor DLC. The Description that i can Create my Own Universe is a joke.

The Content of the Planets is still random, and for that i dont need this Map Pack, im so .........
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: January 2
Maps designed have an incredibly high fail rate, and no way of identifying why your maps won't load in the game. It's also fairly bare-bones for a map editor, let alone one that you have to pay money in order to use.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: February 20
It is a bit galling that a company that claims to want to fully support mods charges you extra to access a map editor. What's even worse is the map editor is very basic. You might think it would also mean you can make campaigns or scenarios...nope.

The balance maps might be good, I've never given them a go simply because I'd rather the randomness of random maps instead of balanced maps that I'm guessing are geared towards MP (which from the forums is still a hot mess a year after release).

Can't recommend this unless the map editor gets a major overhaul.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: February 20
Honestly? I don't like this DLC much. It really feels like something that should be free to all users so as to increase the total amount of maps for all involved.

Basically this map editor just gives you a few premade maps and lets you make your own... but if you- the average player- want a new map chances are that it would make more sense to just download a map from the workshop or random map generator.

While I can see this having more value in future (when more advanced scripting and tools are included) for now I can't see myself reccomending this for anyone other then those who already know they want it.

Likely the best map is the Milky Way one, but the other maps are rather good if you want to (attempt) to play a balanced multiplayer game.
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