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#1 Island Dog

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 00:10

Since we are very close to the release of the highly anticipated 4x space strategy game, Sins of a Solar Empire, I thought it was time to open a thread for discussion.

If you are not too familiar with Sins, then here are some recent previews:
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#2 Yusuf M.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:47

Sweet. It's about time there's a good 4X space strategy game. I can't wait to play this!

#3 CoolerUK

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:48

I'll check it out too, need something new from EVE Online

#4 Raa

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:50

That reminds me of Earth & Beyond

Great game that was going to be, until EA axed it.
I might just get meself a copy of this :)

#5 OP Island Dog

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 22:55

There's going to be a players chat at 8pm EST tonight. It will be on IRC channel #sins on irc.stardock.com. Feel free to stop by! :)

#6 Obi Wong

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 00:44

can't wait to give this game a try!
it looks great and i've heard nothing but good things about it so far

#7 TheExperiment

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:31

I'm sure I'll try it eventually, too many games right now. Maybe I could finish them all if I wasn't trying to get a new job, but there you go :D

#8 OP Island Dog

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 17:29

Tips for launch day.

On February 4, 2008 Sins of a Solar Empire will be released. So how exactly is this going to proceed?

1) For those of you who pre-ordered:

If you pre-ordered the game but were NOT in the beta tomorrow afternoonish, Eastern Standard Time, the orders will begin to be processed. There are thousands of pre-orders to be processed so it will take some time. Here's the insta-answer to this question "I haven't received my email yet!" answer: It hasn't been sent to you yet. The pre-orders should complete being processed by 8pm EST. If you haven't received an email, then check your various spam filters. Otherwise, go HERE, type in your email and it should email you all info we have on you.

2) Get Stardock Central

To download the game, you will need Stardock Central. Your email will include instructions on creating a Stardock.net account (that's the account you use to logon to this website and post and such). If you want to get a head start, you can go here.

3) If you had a beta version

If you were one of the beta testers, first, thank you for your help! Sometime tomorrow afternoon v1.01 will appear on Stardock Central. That is the latest version. You will need to uninstall your existing beta first.

4) If you are buying it at a store

Once you install it and have it running, you will need to update to v1.01 to play on-line. Click on the "update game" button on the main menu and you'll be taken to where you can download the v1.01 patch. The patch is only 11 megs so don't worry.

5) If you are downloading the full game

We have leased some mega-super-duper high speed lines for the launch week. It should (better) download really REALLY fast regardless of how many people are buying.


Read the full list...

http://forums.sinsof...=174664#1440373

#9 Keito

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 17:32

My problem is - I'd really like to try this game before I buy it, as I'm very picky with strategy games and have encountered it a couple of times that I bought it and didn't like it... so I kinda don't want that to happen again - even though this game looks really great from the vids and reviews of it

Is there any word of a demo or anything?

#10 MS Pandya

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 17:36

Does the downloadable version require Stardock Central running once it's downloaded and installed (Like Steam does for example), or does it function independently? Also, I assume physical media version doesn't use Stardock Central at all?

#11 OP Island Dog

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 21:17

Is there any word of a demo or anything?


A demo will be available in the near future.


Does the downloadable version require Stardock Central running once it's downloaded and installed (Like Steam does for example), or does it function independently? Also, I assume physical media version doesn't use Stardock Central at all?


If you buy electronically, then you just need Stardock Central to install, not play.

#12 Yusuf M.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 21:15

I hate it when this happens. No stores in my areas have the game and I don't want to pay $5 more for the digital download. I'd rather have the boxed game. Hopefully I'll be able to purchase it by next week.

#13 spacey

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:05

a space RTS game could be fun right about now... however i need some reviews or a demo to see if its really good enough to buy.

#14 psybapunk

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:10

when do I get to see some reviews?

#15 Novaoblivion

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:14

I really wanted to pick this game up today but I am little short on cash right now :(. Hopefully I can sometime this weekend!



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