Sins of a Solar Empire

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Sins of a Solar Empire
Sins of a Solar Empire cover
Developers
Ironclad Games
Publishers
Stardock Corporation
Engines
Iron Engine
Release dates
Windows February 4, 2008
Reception
Metacritic 87
IGDB 91
Taxonomy
Series Sins of a Solar Empire
Sins of a Solar Empire on HowLongToBeat
Sins of a Solar Empire on IGDB
Sins of a Solar Empire guide on StrategyWiki
Sins of a Solar Empire on MobyGames
Sins of a Solar Empire on Wikipedia
Sins of a Solar Empire
Sins of a Solar Empire 2008
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion 2012

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Release version has no DRM but patches require Impulse.[1]
Windows
Official website
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Trinity - Includes both expansions
Windows
Publisher website
DRM details are not known
Trinity - Includes both expansions
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Windows
GamersGate
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Trinity - Includes both expansions
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Trinity - Includes both expansions
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Trinity - Includes both expansions
Windows
Humble Store
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Trinity - Includes both expansions
Windows
Steam
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Trinity - Includes both expansions
Windows
Online play via Ironclad Online is no longer available. LAN and DirectIP support remains functional.[2]
All gameplay content is included in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion.
A free English demo is available here. German demo here.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Entrenchment
Windows
Diplomacy
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/201290/pfx/[Note 1]
Base game, Entrenchment and Diplomacy use independent configuration

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/201290/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Local retail version only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
10
Online play
10 Online play can only be done via DirectIP

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Multiplayer via Ironclad Online no longer available[2]
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/201290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (201290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References