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Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar 1.6 Released

New graphics engine and new features highlight award-winning strategy game update

Plymouth, MI- (June 07, 2007) - Stardock has released its first major update to Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar. The award winning strategy game has garnered universally positive reviews since its release but Stardock's update not only addresses minor bugs and play balancing but includes a brand new graphics engine!

"Many of our game developers have been working on our next game, a fantasy strategy game and in the process have made real advances in 3D engine development," said Brad Wardell, Designer of Galactic Civilizations. "We wanted to bring some of those performance advancements into Galactic Civilizations."

As a result, players have reported seeing a 10X graphics performance improvement.

"Now players can play on gigantic maps and be zoomed out quite a ways to display hundreds or thousands of ships and still get fantastic performance," said Wardell.

While significant features are common in Stardock's free updates for its games, a full-blown engine upgrade sets a new bar. The new version also includes dozens of new features as well based on player feedback.

Registered users can download the update via Stardock Central, the company's unique download manager that not only allows users to update their games but to install the entire game from scratch - without requiring the CD - onto multiple home computers.

A full listing of what's changed can be found here: http://forums.galciv2.com/?aid=154562

The home page for Galactic Civilizations II is http://www.galciv2.com.

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar v1.6

Requires: Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar or Galactic Civilizations II: Gold Edition

Price: Free Update to existing customer, new users can purchase at www.galciv2.com.

See it at: http://www.galciv2.com


Stardock Corp. ( www.stardock.com).

15090 Beck Rd.

Plymouth MI 48170

About Stardock

Stardock is the world's leading developer of Windows enhancement utilities. Its software is used by over 10 million people worldwide and has been licensed by trendsetting companies like NVIDIA, ATI, Alienware and Microsoft, plus in movies and TV. Stardock operates WinCustomize.com, the premier portal for Windows enhancement drawing more than 3 million unique visitors each month.. Stardock is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner. The company's website is www.stardock.com.


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