I just purchased the original game retail. I am very old school and like physical CDs/DVDs. I thought the patch process would be simple, but I started encountering problems. I am downloading a file from the Stardock site named Sins_1.195.exe of size 755 MB. Is this a patch file or a complete digital version? My original game DVD is 1.59 GB. If I am downloading a complete digital version, then what is the difference between that version and the DVD, other than the upgrade? For right now, I am just looking to patch the original game until I can both upgrade it to Trinity and get the Rebellion version from Steam. I have to learn this game. I look forward to playing online.
The update button on the original game does not automatically update. Also, does Stardock support read these posts or should I post to Stardock forums for that?
I am a very old school gamer (UNIX, DOS, original Flight Simulator, etc.), and I have migrated here from Homeworld 2 (thus my username) and Homeworld 2 Complex (just recently). In recent years I have been getting games far after their release date. I mostly play against the AI, and I hope to find a challenging AI (or AI mods) for this Sins of a Solar Empire series. However, as I stated before, I hope this series has plentiful and fair online playing opportunities.
This is my first post.