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January 31, 2008 by Draginol

Shipping weight is 1.5 pounds. So we can reduce the shipping costs! yay!
January 31, 2008 by Draginol
Plymouth MI - Stardock announced today that it will be developing The Political Machine 2008, a PC strategy game that lets gamers take a shot at running for President.

The game allows players to design a candidate or choose a pre-existing one and campaign across the country against either a human opponent or a computer controlled opponent.  Candidates have many resources available at their disposal to both build themselves up and tear their opponent down including speeches, advertising,...
January 28, 2008 by Draginol

Elegance selecting files in explorer. Subtle and clean.


Visual Studio (you can see where VS hard codes its own scrollbars. Tsk tsk).
January 27, 2008 by Draginol
January 26, 2008 by Draginol
This week I traveled to LA to appear on TV (you can see my demo here).

Naturally, it rained on us the whole time. But we had a good time visiting gaming websites.

It's a bit of a bummer that I can't hang out more with other gamers my age. Getting together with the gaming press is often the closest I get to "being with my own kind" (i.e. into PC games, and 35+ years old).

Here's some pictures I took:

The pigeons are really tame in LA.


The writer's strike
January 22, 2008 by Draginol

Sins of a Solar Empire lets you set your game speed in detail.
January 22, 2008 by Draginol



January 22, 2008 by Draginol



January 22, 2008 by Draginol
Stardock has released MyColors 2008. MyColors is a program that allows users to change their entire Windows experience by applying MyColors themes. 

Unlike other customization options, MyColors focuses on allowing users to purchase individual themes rather than purchasing individual programs to customize an aspect of Windows.

There are hundreds of MyColors themes to choose from thanks to Stardock teaming up with the NHL, NCAA, GM, Ford, NBA, and others to create branded desktops. M...
January 22, 2008 by Draginol
For years, power users have been customizing their Windows desktop by applying skins, themes, icon packages, wallpapers, widgets, etc. 

To the new user, the number of steps in order to achieve a completely new desktop has often discouraged them from getting into it.  How do they get their normal desktop back if they want? What programs are free and what programs aren't? Do I have the latest versions of the various programs?

The answer for most users to those questions has been...
January 19, 2008 by Draginol
January 19, 2008 by Draginol
Very annoying Vista behavior is copying files from servers and getting an obnoxious confirmation dialog every time. What is it with Microsoft and confirmation dialogs?

Here's how to get rid of it:

1) Open Control Panel -> Internet Options.
2) Open Security-tab; mark the zone "Local intranet", press the "Sites" button,
3) Un-check "Automatically detect intranet network",THEN
4)  Check "Include all local (intranet) sites not listed in other zones" and
5) Check "Include a...
January 18, 2008 by Draginol
This post is designed as a quick and dirty way for us to provide you guys with any assets you might need to create a Sins on-line community (for clans, help pages, you name it).

Let us know what sorts of things might make things easier for you.


January 18, 2008 by Draginol
I can't draw but with Corel, Photoshop and access to some art resources, even a monkey can put together a banner.

January 17, 2008 by Draginol
If you use the program Fraps to capture full screen video and are having trouble getting those AVI files to run under Vista, the answer is to go and install the latest Fraps from Don't waste time trying to install various codecs. They won't help. You need to install Fraps first.