After admiring "DW" from a distance for a good while now, I'm pleased to say that the release of "Universe" has finally enabled me to jump on board. I'm very much enjoying it so far and am working my way through the tutorials at the moment and have just finished the eighth, so it's very nearly time to get my feet wet.
I hoped to pick your brains before then though with a couple of hopefully easy questions.
Firstly about research. Although not exclusively, most of the 4X games I've played in the past have been turn based rather than real time and the techs researched are done one at a time. Watching LP's of "DW" I see players launching multiple projects at once and I wondered how many you can have and if a left click selects the first then how are subsequent projects queued.
Secondly (and as per my title) I've just watched an excellent video from Das24680, in which he demonstrates how to apply (and combine) a mod and have now applied the "DW Extended Universe" mod and Das's own "UI Chrome" mod.
My game is now showing as using the Extended Universe "theme" and I notice that the in game encyclopedia advices my first game be pre warp using a standard empire in the time of the shadows "style". (This sounds great to me.) If I go down that route I wondered if the "style" will cancel out the "theme" and effectively stop using the really nice looking mod.
Thanks in advance for any advice
All the best
Regarding your first question, just left click on the first one, then the second, then the third and so on. A number in brackets will tell you where each one is in the queue. You can have a separate queue in each of the three tech areas.
Regarding your second question, I'm not sure, but you could easily test it. Just click on the button to start the game and it should take you to a screen in which you can select some settings for the game, including your race. If the extended races are there, then I guess it's incorporating the mod. As an alternative, just set up a custom game. This enables you to select all the events from the age of shadows and much more.
< Message edited by Osito -- 5/24/2014 5:46:01 PM >