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Below is a short list of things to try if you are having technical issues with installing or running Galactic Civilizations I or II. If your issues is related to gameplay, items in the game, or any other non-technical issue, please use the GalCiv forums a...
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This can be caused by one of two things: 1. You do not have enough resources dedicated to Social Building. Raise the % allocated to socail building. 2. If you're finances are in the negative (red), the game will halt all social building and ship ...
No. Winning a mission doesn't always mean killing every last potential enemy. Focus on the mission objectives.
The manual has a listing of other hotkeys and tips, but a couple are worth mentioning here. Press Ctrl-S to QuickSave a game. When a Constructor is selected, press the B key to build a starbase. When a fleet or fleets are selected in the ship ...
This can be for a number of reasons. Most common are video drivers and a problem with the redistributables that the game needs installed to run. The instructions below reference the Steam version of Galactic Civilizations II - Ultimate Edition. DRIVERS:...
When you launch the game from the 'Play' button in Steam, you should see the following. On the Stardock Account registration window that comes up, it should say 'GC2 Ultimate Edition', just like is highlighted with the red box. If it says anything oth...
Navigate to the Prefs.ini file which should be located here: C:UsersYOUR_USER_NAMEDocumentsMy GamesGC2TwilightArnor (or Galciv 2 or Dark Avatar, depending on what version you are running) Then open up the Prefs.ini file and change the HardwareMouseCurso...
If the resolution or some other display setting has been changed to a value your computer does not support, you can reset the settings to the default by doing the following: Navigate to DocumentsMy GamesGC2TwilightArnor (depending on the version of the ...
If you do run into an issue, check the debug.err (text) file in the DocumentsMy GamesGC2TwilightArnor (or GalCiv2 or GC2DarkAvatar) folder. It will likely provide useful information for diagnosing the problem. This information and more can be gathered w...
If you experience stuttering with the movies (especially with older or integrated video chipsets), go under the Options menu and turn down the Anti-Aliasing setting to 2x or 0 (the default is 4x). If this does not help, please download and run the follo...
Save games and preferences are stored under DocumentsMy GamesGC2TwilightArnor (or GalCiv2 or GC2DarkAvatar). You can edit the prefs.ini file in that directory to adjust the game resolution to custom values if the in-game detection doesn't pickup special m...
Please navigate to this folder: C:UsersYOUR_USER_NAMEDocumentsMy GamesGC2TwilightArnor (depending on the version of the game, you may want the GalCiv2 or GC2DarkAvatar folder) Open the 'Prefs.ini' file, and find lines that look like this (they should ...