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Galactic Civilizations III Released!

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Re: Galactic Civilizations III Released!

Post by Zenn7 » Wed May 15, 2019 12:37 am

Of significant note, the game has gone gold! :)

There is a gold version/bundle now that has ALL DLC, on sale for around $35 (Steam or GOG). You can just buy what you don't own on Steam this way. I didn't have the newest DLC (Retribution), mech parts, and the Star Control heroes. Really only cared about Retribution, but for $8 and some change (a little over $9 after taxes), I got it all. Cheapest I have seen Retribution yet!

Now I just have to actually play the game again some day (haven't since before I got Intrigue).

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Re: Galactic Civilizations III Released!

Post by Island Dog » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:20 pm

The v3.8 update is out! This update brings changes to the Ascension UI and adds special notifications whenever someone begins an Ascension.

https://www.galciv3.com/article/496307

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Re: Galactic Civilizations III Released!

Post by jztemple2 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:43 pm

Island Dog wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:20 pm
The v3.8 update is out! This update brings changes to the Ascension UI and adds special notifications whenever someone begins an Ascension.

https://www.galciv3.com/article/496307

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Appreciate updating the UI, especially the fonts to make them bigger :roll:
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Re: Galactic Civilizations III Released!

Post by jztemple2 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:51 pm

Well this sucks. I had uninstalled GC3 prior to upgrading to Win10 as I was backing up my C: drive just in case and was trying to limit the amount of space used. I've been playing other games since then with no issues. So this afternoon I reinstalled GC3, fired it up and got an error message before the game even ran saying "Failed to initialize display" :evil:

So off to Stardock for all the suggestions. Reinstalled the latest Nvidia drivers with the "clean installation" option. Went through the various troubleshooting suggestions including turning off Steam Cloud Saves(?), changed screen settings and resolutions in the prefs file and deleting the GC3Crusade folder in My Games. Still the same error message :grund:

Now, after uninstalling the game, deleting the content in My Games and that in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\ I'm now reinstalling the game. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Galactic Civilizations III Released!

Post by jztemple2 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:38 pm

Well, all that troubleshooting didn't help, nor did a bunch of other steps. So I opened a trouble ticket with Stardock. Just after I submitted the ticket I tried firing up "Thief Simulator" on Steam and got a black screen. On the troubleshooting message in the forum it suggested a few things. One was to download and reinstall directx_Jun2010_redist.exe and so I did that. While it was updating DirectX I also did another step in the troubleshooting (yes, I know, I shouldn't do two things without testing in between). The troubleshooting was:

"For NVIDIA user, my solution was:
-right click on desktop
-nvidia controll
-adjust the size and position of the desktop
-second option (full screen)"

Between one of the two troubleshooting steps (I'm thinking the second one), the problem was solved, GC3 started normally, as does Thief Simulator. It never fails, right after I report a problem I figured out how to fix it :roll: . Maybe this info can be help to someone else.
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Re: Galactic Civilizations III Released!

Post by Island Dog » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:08 am

jztemple2 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:38 pm
"For NVIDIA user, my solution was:
-right click on desktop
-nvidia controll
-adjust the size and position of the desktop
-second option (full screen)"

Between one of the two troubleshooting steps (I'm thinking the second one), the problem was solved, GC3 started normally, as does Thief Simulator. It never fails, right after I report a problem I figured out how to fix it :roll: . Maybe this info can be help to someone else.
Weird. Glad you finally got it working though. :)

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Re: Galactic Civilizations III Released!

Post by Island Dog » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:24 pm

Just a reminder we have a free Steam weekend and sale on GalCiv III. :)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2268 ... tions_III/

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Re: Galactic Civilizations III Released!

Post by Island Dog » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:45 pm

We announced today that the Villains of Star Control: Origins are invading Galactic Civilizations III on August 27th! The new DLC adds new races to the game, each with their own unique abilities, ship styles, and theme music.

More info: https://www.galciv3.com/article/496412

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Re: Galactic Civilizations III Released!

Post by Jeff V » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:20 pm

More races are good, and just in time for gaming season!

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Re: Galactic Civilizations III Released!

Post by Island Dog » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:39 pm

The Villains of Star Control: Origins has released for Galactic Civilizations III! The DLC adds new races to the game, each with their own unique abilities, ship styles, theme music, and more!

In addition to the new DLC, we've released a new v3.9 update for the game that includes massively shorter late game turn times, updated balance based on feedback, AI improvements, new star base modules and lots more.

More info and full v3.9 changelog:

https://www.galciv3.com/article/496599

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Re: Galactic Civilizations III Released!

Post by jztemple2 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:03 pm

Zone of Control update

No more fog of war in your empire. All territory in your Zone of Control now is always visible. This helps you keep an eye on what other factions are doing in your backyard.
That's rather a major change. I was playing a game started under 3.8 and when I just fired it up, boom, this enormous hexagon of orange (my faction color) rather than tendrils here and there.
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