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10/2/2015 8:58:00 AM

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The next Galactic Civilizations III dev livestream will be today at 3pm EDT. Lead Designer Paul Boyer talks the future of GalCiv while fielding user questions on Twitch.

Come on over to our Stardock Twitch channel and join us for our live broadcast at 3pm EDT!

After the live broadcast today, we’ll post the replay on our YouTube channel so you can catch up on the latest episodes.

Update: Replay is on YouTube.

Multiplayer Improvements in the Latest Galactic Civilizations III Update

10/1/2015 1:00:00 PM

This update for Galactic Civilizations III includes several improvements for multiplayer including increasing the maximum multiplayer map size to Gigantic and various fixes for multiplayer games.

Included in this v1.32 update:

  • Increased maximum multiplayer map size to Gigantic

  • Fixed a problem where peers were not updating their heartbeat while loading the map and thus causing a disconnect.

  • Fixed a problem where all of the players would choose "ready" but the host could not start the game.

  • Separated the networking and loading processing to different threads to prevent timeouts while starting the game.

  • Prevented a multiplayer disconnect issue caused by the player spending the Thalan's bonus tech points in the first turn.

  • Fixed a few stuck turn problems

  • Players with different languages installed can play multiplayer with each other

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WCCF Tech Talks with Stardock’s Brad Wardell about the Future of Galactic Civilizations III

9/22/2015 12:34:00 PM


The folks at WCCF Tech chatted with Stardock CEO Brad Wardell about Galactic Civilizations III and what the future might hold for it.

With the inclusion of the somewhat forgettable yet adorable Snathi, are there plans to make any of the other minor factions playable? The Exis Empire might make for a hilarious storyline by themselves.

Ha. Yea, one of the investments we made with the GalCiv III engine is the campaign system. It was expensive to do for us but it allows us to introduce players to lots of new alien civilizations with their own engaging stories.

Read the full interview here.

Multi-Language support and bug fixes in the latest Galactic Civilizations III's update!

9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM

Hallo! Bonjour! Здравствуйте! Stardock is excited to announce that our latest update to Galactic Civilizations III includes language support for German, French, and Russian!

Here's a little note from our CEO, Brad Wardell, about the new language support: "With over a hundred thousand words, translating Galactic Civilizations III is like translating a book. It was important to us that every civilization in the game have their own technology tree and its own diplomatic dialog. But doing so made it a real challenge to translate it."

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In addition to our new multi-language support, the 1.31 update contains updates to some of our key features, see the full changelog here:

  • Stability for Custom Factions: There are now checks to prevent crashes when a human player or AI uses a custom faction that has bad or missing data.

  • Multiplayer: Stronger, better, faster - multi-player matches will now take less time to load!

  • Enhancements: AI Improvements, balance changes, and a few bug fixes.

  • Battle Viewer: Corrected so that the battle properly reflects the results that are posted.

We appreciate our community feedback and hope that you enjoy the new features that 1.31 has to offer! Auf Wiedersehen! Au revoir! До свидания!

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Stardock adds German, French and Russian language support and more into this week's update to Galactic Civilizations III

9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM

Plymouth, MI, September 17, 2015 - Stardock's award-winning, best selling space strategy game, Galactic Civilizations III continues to get strong post-release updates including this week's inclusion of multi-language support, stronger AI, more music, bug fixes and much more.

Released today, Galactic Civilizations III 1.31 adds on to the recently released 1.3 update which added a host of new user interface features requested by fans of the series with support for German, French and Russian languages.

"With over a hundred thousand words, translating Galactic Civilizations III is like translating a book," said Brad Wardell, President & CEO of Stardock.  "It was important to us that every civilization in the game have their own technology tree and its own diplomatic dialog. But doing so made it a real challenge to translate it."

The new version also continues to add new features requested from the community including user interface improvements, better AI and balance changes.

"Building this game via a custom made 64-bt strategy engine has allowed us to give players the ability to create vast, interstellar empires," said Wardell. "But it also keeps us on our toes for making sure that the computer players play intelligently while at the same time making sure multiplayer games don't get bogged down in micromanagement. The GalCiv fan community has been tremendously helpful in giving actionable feedback."

Galactic Civilizations v1.31 is now available for download from or via its Steam page.

Galactic Civilizations III is available for download at or on Steam. For more information about Galactic Civilizations III and the 1.31 update, please visit

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