Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
Ricochet Jan 1, 2013 @ 1:31pm
Dread Lords
I really love this game and im playing the Ultimate edition from Steam , but is there anyway to start a game that excludes the Dread Lords.. Seems every game when things are really interesting on all fronts the Dread Lords show up and destroy everything i have .. I have no chance against them .. am i missing something?
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Claes Jan 1, 2013 @ 2:54pm 
If you're talking about the campaign, they're part of the story but not necessarily part of the game. And the campaign is really a small, small part of the game. Play your own games on various settings against various opponents on varying difficulties against different races playing around with different tactics until your game improves. And then go back and try the DL's again when you are more confident would be my advice. But like I said, I find the campaign almost needless. The game is already infinitely replayable without it.
Ricochet Jan 1, 2013 @ 3:00pm 
No , i am taliking about the single player maps .. it shows the oppenents and is defaulting the chosen map to 5 , none of those 5 are DL , they just appear???
Altarn Jan 2, 2013 @ 4:13am 
Disable events.
AL Feb 21, 2013 @ 1:51pm 
I also found the dreadlords impossible to beat. The campaign went fine until they showed up.
Altarn Feb 22, 2013 @ 4:02am 
The If you're playing the dreadlods campaign in the Ultimate Edition you might want to consider playing it with Galactic Civilizations 2: Dread Lords which is part of the Ultimate Edition. This is the game in which the campaign was designed to run.
AL Feb 22, 2013 @ 6:28am 
After trying to beat the "Apocalypse" mission over and over, only to be overrun by a ridiculous amount of unbeatable ships with ultimate weapons that come out of their home planets stomping everything on their path each time I dare to build a starbase on the other corner of the galaxy, I am hesitant to waste more time in a campaign that seems to be broken.
Altarn Feb 22, 2013 @ 12:39pm 
Like I said, it doesn't work properly in Ultimate Edition. Play each campaign in the game it was designed for.
AL Feb 24, 2013 @ 4:33am 
Alright, so I followed your advice, got to the Apocalypse mission again, and boy, do things change this time around, the mission was a breeze while playing on the same difficulty level as before. What did go wrong with the Ultimate edition for things to get screwed like this. While playing with the new .exe, the Dread Lords ships would be beaten easly even when attacked by similar strength level fleets.
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Aegix Drakan Apr 9, 2013 @ 8:34am 
I've never had them show up in a custom (non-story) game (about 76 hours of gameplay). I kinda wish they DID show up...Most of my games eventually either become a gigantic alliance stalemate (at which point I tend to get bored and go the Tech Victory route or Ascension Victory route), or I become the dominant superpower and steamroll anything that comes my way.

Having the dread lords show up would spice things up a bit. :P
la_nague Apr 13, 2013 @ 2:04pm 
Dont play the 1st campaign until you you know some tricks.

The 1st campaign was made when the game had a different battle system, it is now VERY hard to beat it and requires a lot of patience. The other campaigns start easy and fresh as well, try those.
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cleanTechnologist Apr 13, 2013 @ 8:16pm 
You could remove the dreadlords from the game, but that would make the game crash...pehaps edit their empire file and give them a rediculous negative buff towards something that makes them harmless? they already start with negative economics and pop growth.
Oh, thats also something funny, you can play as them if you do the right steps.
Even enable their ship types for player use.(boring hulls though)
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