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Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 12:37:39 PM   
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Installing...........

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 12:40:41 PM   
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Sigh, 47min left...

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 12:43:38 PM   
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11 more hours until Steam unlocks... zzzzzz

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 12:44:53 PM   
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FYI the discount worked perfectly. I have all of the previous incarnations and got $40 off. I did NOT get the $10 discount for buying the first week.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 12:46:26 PM   
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The $10 first week thing is in the store price being $10 lower.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 12:46:55 PM   
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I forgot to register the base game, but I still got it for $20(+5$ for VAT), meaning I did get the $10 first week discount. So that's kinda odd.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 12:48:53 PM   
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If I understand correctly, the $49.99 price reflects a $10 discount for buying now. After May 29, the price will increase to $59.99

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 12:52:16 PM   
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Hooray! There is a "Clean Galaxy View"!!! I do not need to use my jury-rigged mod.
The game loads faster.

< Message edited by solops -- 5/23/2014 1:54:56 PM >


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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 12:53:38 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bingeling

The $10 first week thing is in the store price being $10 lower.


Oh...OK. I'm good. That was not clear to me. I was in a hurry.

BTW, see you guys later. I'm gonna mod and play.


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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 1:22:11 PM   
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Yes the launch price is $49.99 so has the discount built it. It will rise to $59.99.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 1:47:24 PM   
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The discount worked perfectly. I have all of the previous incarnations and got $40 off.The game has just been installed,and I have already registered the game in the members area,so TaTaTheNoo I'm away to see what's new in the game,the Distant Worlds Series is superb,thanks to everyone who was involved in creating them.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 1:47:49 PM   
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The AI is so much smarter now, it actually does stuff, and almost smartly, wow :)

I just noticed one little thing: Automated ships won't refuel until the very last instant, like, they run out of fuel a few seconds before reaching the refueling station. They should keep a backup in case of trouble. The refueling station could be destroyed, or they could fall in a fight draining their last hints of energy. :)

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 1:50:42 PM   
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I just went to the bathroom about an hour ago to buy it. WHY MUST I WORK TODAY!

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 1:51:39 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: uberknight72
I just went to the bathroom about an hour ago to buy it. WHY MUST I WORK TODAY!


This is one of my favorite posts.

Hope you get plenty of time to play this weekend.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 3:12:03 PM   
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"Clean Galaxy View" does not mean what I thought it did. I still have to load my little mod to play on a black background without the clutter.

Also had to restructure my Sci-Fi Comp mod. Universe demands the mods use the same directory structure as the core game, rather than the oddball names used in themes in the older versions. This makes a lot of sense, is easy to fix and standardizes everything. Good job. Much easier now for the Xylons, Klingons, Shadows, Centauri, Empire, Rebellion, Federation, et. al. to fight each other.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 3:59:06 PM   
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The discount code works well, thanks. It made my decision to buy this game now much easier

Still 2.5 hours to go ... Should I spend the time reading the Universe Manual again, or a book about Time Management?

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 4:17:40 PM   
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When I take the Matrix registration number and plug it into Steam to associate it with my account, will I have to uninstall the Matrix version before hand? My concern is that the the game gets a good clean install with the new updates that will be pushed through Steam. Or will Steam just overlay the current install? Please elaborate.

Thanks in advance for your answer.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 4:22:35 PM   
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Hi Blastpop,

quote:

ORIGINAL: blastpop
When I take the Matrix registration number and plug it into Steam to associate it with my account, will I have to uninstall the Matrix version before hand? My concern is that the the game gets a good clean install with the new updates that will be pushed through Steam. Or will Steam just overlay the current install? Please elaborate.


The Matrix Serial number will not activate the game on Steam. You need to use your Matrix Serial number after purchase to get a Steam key per the process here:

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3615511

The Steam version and the Matrix version install by default in different folders and while they are compatible, the Steam version uses Steam for updates and such while ours includes our usual auto-updater, game menu, etc. So if you prefer to use Steam for your updates, just use the Steam key to activate it there and then download it through Steam.

If you install both the Matrix and Steam versions on the same system (not sure why you would, but just in case we did test that), they will still work, you'll just have a different shortcut to launch each one.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 5:29:14 PM   
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Thanks for the answer.

Another question, if I download the Steam version, when do you buy the upgrade to DW Universe? Must it be done immediately or can I wait to upgrade in a few days?

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 5:37:53 PM   
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Steam will only sell distant worlds: universe, no?

The upgrade thing is for those that own some distant worlds already. If you do it is probably a better idea to buy at matrix (with the discount code) and get a steam key as described in the sticky.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 5:59:54 PM   
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I have funds in my Steam wallet, so I would like to take advantage of that. I have the base game and the first two expansions.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 6:52:35 PM   
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It is much easier to redownload on Steam than through Plimus. Suggestion.

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 6:54:17 PM   
Erik Rutins

 

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Hi Blastpop,

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ORIGINAL: blastpop
I have funds in my Steam wallet, so I would like to take advantage of that. I have the base game and the first two expansions.


Unfortunately, we have no way to offer the upgrade discount through Steam. We could only work that out through our own store.

Regards,

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 7:00:21 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: blastpop

I have funds in my Steam wallet, so I would like to take advantage of that. I have the base game and the first two expansions.


You can buy the game for $20 on the matrix site and use the $50 you would need to have in your steam wallet on some other goodies!

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RE: Universe Downloaded - 5/23/2014 7:52:25 PM   
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Is there no way to simply point steam at the matrix install location?

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