Community Announcements - Yarlen

Ironclad Games and Stardock Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of version 1.86 of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion today. Today's update further optimizes the CPU and AI systems, while including several fixes for the Outlaw Sectors DLC.

Change Log
  • Advent Reanimation and any other form of cloning will no longer clone Militia units.
  • Truce Amongst Rogues is now with just the pirates - not rebels, neutrals or militia.
  • Modders can now make use of the new ResearchModifierTypes "FriendlyWithPirates" and "FriendlyWithRebelNeutrals" in addition to the original "FriendlyWithPiratesRebelNeutrals".
  • Fixed smuggling data showing up when looking at crystal or metal tooltips. Smuggling only affects credits.
  • NPC and Militia carriers now build their strikecraft squadrons.
  • Militia will now spawn carriers.
  • Militia no longer receive research benefits that are tied to weaponclass. This solves the problem of races who don't use the militia ship classes being at a research disadvantage.
  • Mod users no longer need to move their mods to a new mod folder if the executable version changed unless the new game version breaks the previous version's mods. (e.g. 1.85 mods can stay in the Mods-Rebellion v1.85 folder even though this is game version 1.86).
  • CPU optimizations in large battle situations, late game situations and mass militia situations.
  • Reduced memory usage (particularly during large battles).
  • Reduced memory fragmentation (particularly during large battles).
  • AI CPU and memory optimizations.
Community Announcements - Yarlen


Outlaw Sectors DLC is here with a new gameplay option and lots of new maps

Challenge yourself with new strategies and unique setups with the new “Outlaw Sectors” gameplay option and brand new maps for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. The variety of map sizes and designs will let you enjoy any kind of match you want, from intimate 1v1 duels all the way to epic 10-player brawls.

Gameplay Options

The lawless fringe is increasingly hostile, but for those with a criminal mind it's also rich with new opportunities.

Smuggling Specialization: Choose this planetary development to grab a cut of everyone's trade income - but at a cost. The increased corruption from this black market activity will reduce that planet's tax income.

Rampant Militias: Autonomous planetary militias will grow, raid nearby systems, and repopulate over time. Use them to help defend your worlds, or coordinate your attacks with their strikes for maximum impact.

Pirate Turf: Vicious when in their home sector, pirates can now raid multiple players simultaneously, drastically changing the art of the bidding war. And, just to make sure they are fully motivated to do what they do best, all credits spent on bounties will receive an automatic bonus.

Included Maps
Power Struggle - Contest the distant resource fields and nearby planets before striking at the enemy’s homeworld.
Slim Pickings - Claim what remains among the war-torn stars and seize what you can from the other empires.
Crossfire - Take your enemy’s homeworlds and coordinate your assault with your ally in order to win.
High Stakes - Build a powerful fleet and seize the resource rich planets from enemy militia.
Ironheart - Flanked by an enemy on each side, you must prioritize your resources carefully to achieve victory.
Titans of Cimtar - Secure your planet from among the 8 gas giants dominating the map, then make war upon your neighbors.
Death Spiral - The system is falling into a black hole and your enemies aren’t about to let you leave without a fight.
Dogfight - Lead your allies into glorious battle amongst the stars in this huge map.
Buzzsaw - Make one mistake and you may lose more than you bargained for in this spiral galaxy that leaves no room for error.
Rising Empires - Secure your star system amidst the crushed local resistance and set your sights on your rivals’ territories.
Desolation - Claim what little the Vasari have left behind and forge what remains of the worlds in the massive cluster of stars into a force capable of conquest.

Outlaw Sectors DLC is now available on Steam or through Stardock.
www.sinsofasolarempire.com
Community Announcements - Yarlen
Ironclad Games and Stardock Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of version 1.84 for hit strategy game today. This latest update adds more options for modders, bug fixes, better multiplayer stability and more.

For a full change log, please visit the forums.
Community Announcements - IslandDog
The crew here at Stardock cares a lot about our community and the games that we produce for you.

That's why we're pleased to announce that version 2.20 for Galactic Civilizations II is available for you today! 

Even when a title is "finished" and put out to market, there are always little things we find that could use a tweak or a change here and there. We also know what it's like to enjoy an old game so much that you keep going back to it, even when there are newer and "better" versions of it out there. 

With help of some awesome community members, the Dev Team has taken all of the suggestions and implemented them into this update. You can find he entire change log (spoiler alert: it's long!) at the bottom of this post.

A few words from our CEO and President, Brad Wardell:"It was awesome being able to work with the fans to integrate years of their own mods and tweaks into the base game. They also gave me a long list of areas where they thought I could improve the AI, which I used to dig into the now 10 year old AI source code base to implement."

We hope you enjoy the update. We have an awesome community here at Stardock and are so very happy that you're a part of it. Have a great holiday season!

Special Thanks
To Antonio "Mabus" Invernizzi, Gaunathor, SilasOfBorg, Kamil "OShee" Bober, DARCA1213, Sam "MarvinKosh" Edwards. Steffem "Maiden666" Jenter, MarvinKosh, Leiavoia, Frogboy and everyone else who helped out!

See the full list of changes here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/202200/discussions/0/487877107136803698/
Community Announcements - Yarlen
Ironclad Games and Stardock are pleased to present an opt-in for Sins of a Solar Empire version 1.83 today. Since there are many code changes in this build, it will be opt-in only until sometime in January.

For a full change log, please check out the Steam forum.
Community Announcements - IslandDog
You Survived the Cataclysm - Now You Must Survive the War in
Fallen Enchantress: Ultimate Edition Rise from the ashes and journey into a dark fantasy world.This set includes Fallen Enchantress, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, and all DLC for both games.

In these 4X fantasy strategy games, the world of Elemental is at war and it’s up to you to either conquer it or destroy it.Lead your empire as one of 21 sovereigns, such as the traitor Emperor Karavox, the huntress Lady Irane, or the pyromancer Asha Furnaceborn. Powerful design tools also allow for endless possibilities for creating custom factions, leaders, and units. Fallen Enchantress: Ultimate Edition offers hundreds of hours of exciting game play spanning two full games and six DLC packs.

These games span an epic timeline of war, chaos, and destruction. Civilization has already fallen in the wake of the Cataclysm and it's now up to you to decide whether or not you will crush the opposition and take control or help all of humanity rise to greatness again. Manage your kingdom, lead your heroes to victory in numerous tactical battles against a plethora of monsters, and utilize a rich palette of spells to either bring your opposition to its knees or inspire them to ally with you to achieve victory.

Recruit heroes to champion your cause, expand your kingdom to gather valuable resources, and engage in tactical battles against hundreds of opponents from Ravenous Harridan and Burning Wraiths, to Ashwake Dragons and the legendary Delin, the Pyre of Man. The DLC adds additional items like the Possessed Axe and the Shadowbolt Staff, events like the spread of a new cult in your lands or the appearance of a giant skeleton, maps, and more to further enhance your experience."We wanted to provide the best version of the game for new and old players," said Derek Paxton, Vice President of entertainment at Stardock.  "To do that, we have added a new Stamina system for more tactical combat, over 20 new abilities and spells, and each of the races now has access to new racial abilities. If you already own these titles, you don’t have to purchase the Ultimate Edition to enjoy all of these new features - we have added them into the existing versions of the game."


The Fallen Enchantress: Ultimate Edition includes: 
  • Fallen Enchantress
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Battlegrounds DLC
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Leader Pack DLC
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes The Dead World DLC
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Loot Pack DLC
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Quest Pack DLC
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Map Pack DLC
 
Get it Now on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/85177/
For more information, please visit http://www.fallenenchantress.com/ultimate
Community Announcements - Yarlen
We've just posted a hotfix for Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes v1.8 today. This update fixes a typo in one of the XML files which was causing the game to crash.

Special thanks to Primal_Savage and BlackSmokeDMax for making us aware.
Community Announcements - IslandDog
The 'Battlegrounds' DLC includes 15 hand-crafted tactical maps that present new challenges and opportunities in combat. You may start out surrounding or encircled by your enemies, or need to defend or assault tight chokepoints. The visual variety in Legendary Heroes is better than ever with ruined Imperial highways, dark fortresses buried deep in desert sandstorms, and more.

More than 20 stamps for the map generator to use to create unique gameworlds for each playthrough are also included in the 'Battlegrounds' DLC.

Get the Battlegrounds DLC today for just $4.99 today: http://store.steampowered.com/app/333040/

Six new monsters are free with the 1.8 patch today, and the latest Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes DLC adds 15 new tactical maps and more to keep every playthrough as fresh as possible.

Legendary Heroes v1.8 adds adds six all-new monsters with unique abilities to the game, including the flame-wreathed Gilden Lion and the battle-frenzied Obsidian Legion. The patch will be applied to your game automatically next time you connect to Steam.

Read the Legendary Heroes v1.8 patch notes here: http://forums.elementalgame.com/459159

Thanks for your support, and happy conquering!
Community Announcements - Yarlen
Thanksgiving week is a good week for owners of Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes!

The sixth DLC pack for Legendary Heroes drops on November 25th. The 'Battlegrounds' DLC adds 15 tactical maps to fight on, from a ruined Imperial highway to a forgotten fortress deep in the desert sands. Random maps get a shot in the arm as well, with over 20 new stamps that add a ton of variety to the map generator.

The Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes 'Battlegrounds' DLC will be available on Tuesday, November 25 for just $4.99.

Happy conquering, and thanks again for your support!
Community Announcements - Yarlen
A pre-release version of next week’s Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes patch is now available.

Version 1.8 adds five new monsters to the game, as well as changing how monster armies are spawned, which together add a lot of variety to the neutral armies players face during a game.

To opt into the development snapshot, do the following:
  • Right-click Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes in your Steam library
  • Select “Properties”
  • Select the “Betas” tab
  • Choose “1.8 Beta” from the drop-down menu
  • Close the Properties window

Legendary Heroes v1.8 also makes some balance tweaks. Read the full change log here.
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