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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
Arguably the biggest patch since Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes’ release more than a year ago, version 1.7 improves CPU-controlled factions’ strategic acumen as well as introducing class-specific items for all five unique hero types, like Commander-only banners that boost the entire army’s capabilities.
Download the patch free simply by signing into your Steam client.
Among other things, patch 1.7 includes:
Class-specific items - Commanders lead better than ever with unique banners, mages command the elements with new staves, and more
Significant AI improvements - AI rivals now develop their empires more effectively, for example through upgrading their outposts
Balancing across the board - Unrest modifiers have been tweaked to make sprawling empires less overwhelmingly powerful, and many unit and item stats have changed
Revamped army-strength logic - The method used for calculating army strength has been completely reworked, making evaluating threats easier for human and AI players alike
Arguably the biggest patch to date for Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is now available for opt-in beta testing. Frogboy has made huge improvement to many areas of the AI, Commanders get new class-specific items, rival sovereigns are a lot chattier, and balance has gotten a hard look across the board.
LH 1.7, like all of Stardock's patches, will be free for everyone who has purchased the game.
To download the beta, do the following:
Log into your Steam client.
Right-click Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes and choose Properties.
Select the BETAS tab.
In the drop-down menu, choose "1.7 Beta".
Close the Properties window.
Steam should automatically download the update.
Note that saved games from previous patches will probably work with the 1.7 beta, but will be missing many of the balance changes. Start a new game to check out LH 1.7 the way it's meant to be played.
Please report any bugs or other issues you encounter to the LH Support forum so that we can make the 1.7 release the best it can be.
Thanks as always for your support, and happy conquering!