I followed the download instructions on the home page of this website to the letter, only to have the game unplayable when launched.
I tried both galactic conquest and skirmish, and I could not even see what I was selecting because everything only said "MISSING". When I tried some of these modes by randomly clicking on some "MISSING" I was able to open a game, but with well over 60-75% of basic HUD missing, all ability to view units, land, space, some planets, pause/play/fast forward, ect... It was as though only a hollow frame of what should have been was all that could be interacted with.
Also, before I get a response blaming this on me, not only am I technologically adept, I tried this seven (7) times with the exact same result. Let me repeat, I re-downloaded the ENTIRE thing seven (7) times with the exact same result every time. I know that the release may have been a while ago, but I am requesting a fix for this, as there must be some issue with the files that are being downloaded.
As it stands, after attempting to give v1 a shot, I cant even evaluate a single aspect of it other than the redesigned splash screen. 100% unplayable. Help is requested... preferably with a download link to the full - working - v1 release.
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