The Start10 1.01 beta is now available and current customers can download from their Stardock account. Start10 brings a more familiar look and feel to the Windows 10 start menu.
Included in this update:
Bug FixesNew feature to control the start menu transparencyFor more information about Start10, please visit www.start10.com.
Object Desktop owners get Start10 for free!
Get Start10 along with other popular Stardock apps like Fences and DeskScapes by becoming an Object Desk...
Are you a serious RTS player?
Have a high end PC?
Want to shape a next-generation RTS?
Then join us on Ashes of the Singularity’s founder’s program where you’ll not only get access to private builds, private forums but also additional keys to give to friends in the future.
The Founder’s program is going to be ending fairly soon. We have a finite number of keys available and we’re starting to run out.
To join us, go here: http://www.ashesofthesingularity...
Stardock is excited to announce that Tiles and ShadowFX are now supported on Windows 10!Tiles works by creating a side-bar on a user’s display. At the top of the side-bar are labels for each page such as ‘My Tiles’ or ‘Documents’ or ‘Apps’. Users can then drag and drop programs, documents, or website URLs onto Tiles. When the program is inactive, it appears as an icon. When it is active, it appears as a live preview tile. Learn more about Tiles ...
Make your Windows 10 Experience Better with Start10Stardock is excited to announce the release of Start10 which brings a more familiar look and feel to the Windows 10 start menu. The new start menu in Windows 10 has a very app-focused layout, and Start10 helps users with a familiar Windows 7 style layout, and also offers additional customization with just a few mouse clicks.Get Start10 for just $4.99!New in Start10 1.0:New options to change your taskbar including color, alpha, blur and texture.O...
Like RTSs? Want to be part of the creation of the world’s first 64-bit RTS? The first DirectX 12 game? The biggest scale RTS ever? You can join the Ashes of the Singularity Founder’s Program right now.
On August 20 the first pre-beta build of the game will be coming which will have:
Skirmish vs. AIMultiplayerSupport for large and huge mapsMap editorThe first DirectX 12 benchmark programFounder’s badgeAccess to the Founder’s forumAdditional perksHow do you get it? Go...
We’re rapidly coming up on the new Founder’s build. Lots and lots of changes coming in.
Here are topics that have been brought up on the forum.
Q: What are you calling the core resource everyone is fighting over?
A: Turinium. We were calling it computronium internally (it’s a real thing) but we didn’t like the sound of it. Turinium sounds better and it’s a good nod to Alan Turing.
Q: Will seeds be upgradeable?
A: Yes. But n...
Of the games made in the past decade, Supreme Commander is probably the most similar to what we’re doing with Ashes of the Singularity. Its creator, Chris Taylor and I have been friends for years (I picked up his backyard chicken hobby and he picked up my beekeeping hobby). Chris also made my favorite game of all time, Total Annihilation.
A few years ago, Stardock worked with Gas Powered Games to make Demigod. Demigod started out as Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance and e...
Paul Thurrott shows Windows 10 users how to get the Windows 7 start menu with Starock's Start10.
“When I think about the experience of upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, there is only one major area of concern from a user experience standpoint: the new Start menu. Yes, Microsoft should be applauded for listening to customers and bringing it back. And yes, I do feel that the new menu is both usable and better than the version in Windows 7. But for many users, and businesses nervous a...
Start10 .99 beta is now available for download. Start10 adds the familiar Windows 7 start menu experience to Windows 10. To learn more visit http://www.stardock.com/products/start10
Added OS blur for the default and modern themes when transparent.Now picks up the Windows 10 color scheme.Updated UI that brings the modern theme onto the main page and adds a more visual way to choose start buttons.New advanced style options.Current customers can download the update ...
The founders have given us a ton of great feedback which we’ve been using to balance and add new maps. So far, we’ve only had relatively small maps in. The next update (which we expect to be next week) will start to add large and huge maps to see how well those work on your machines.
Below are the maps we’ve got. Click on the thumbnail to see them better.
(too big to zoom out on)
So these are some of the maps we’re going with.&...
RecapAshes of the Singularity is a real-time strategy game we’re developing with an expected release date of 2016. It goes into early access later this Summer. It can best be described as Sins of a Solar Empire on a planet (or Total Annihilation meets Company of Heroes). Your empire has thousands of individual units spread across a world in which you’re battling other players (single player or multiplayer) for control of its resources. No game, RTS or otherwis...
Sorcerer King has been released and it is good. So now what?
We have an extensive road-map in place for it for the next couple of years. Let’s take a look at 3 basic areas:
#1 Sorcerer King free updates
#2 Sorcerer King DLC
#3 Sorcerer King expansion pack
The free updates
There’s a lot of things we can do for the updates. We would like to hear from you. In the comments below, please feel free to list a few bullet items you’d l...
PLYMOUTH, MI — July 16, 2015 — Stardock today announced that Sorcerer King is available now and ready to challenge strategy gamers across the globe. In the game players must build a kingdom and raise a force powerful enough to challenge the Sorcerer King who’s all but destroyed their world. Gamers are able to purchase Sorcerer King now for $39.99 at www.sorcererking.com.You are the leader of the city state of Athica. Dark times have fallen on your realm as the powerful mage cal...
The Fury is lethal (and that’s the actual unit with a high-resolution texture, not a mockup). It’s a big month for Ashes of the Singularity.
Windows is coming
First, DirectX 12 will finally see the official light of day with the release of Windows 10. We plan to release an update to Ashes this month that includes a benchmark mode so you can see how well your machine works on DirectX 12 (and then you can try the game out on DirectX 11 and compare the difference).
Sorcerer King about to go gold
In the next few days, Sorcerer King will go gold. That term means a lot less in the digital era since it’s just the moment that it’s 1.0 and we’re ready to say “this game is worthy of being purchased for the posted price.”
I’m both excited and nervous about reviews. In the past, our games were designed with “drive by” reviews in mind. That is, they were fairly straight forward in what they’re about. Sorcerer King, however, is not.&...