Galactic Civilizations II is a turn-based 4x strategy game where the player has to create a space empire, starting with a single planet through conquest, diplomacy, influence or ascending to a higher plane.

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Do the automatically generated ship designs update themselves as you discover new techs?

I'm new to GalCiv2 and the ship design stuff wasn't well explained in the tutorial. The game provides a number of basic ship designs as you discover new basic techs, but will those designs be ...
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What happens if I colonise a planet with only the first stage of the colonization tech, then research the second?

I've got a class 17 heavy gravity world in the system next to my home system that I would quite like to colonise before the AI does. However, it will take me 20 weeks to research heavy gravity ...
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How does the computer AI decide who to surrender to?

I'm pretty deep into my latest game of Galactic Civilizations 2: Twilight of the Arnor, and major races are starting to drop out of the game. Except, in Gal Civ 2 instead of sticking around until ...
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Can I acquire technologies through diplomacy even if I don't have the prerequisite?

One of the AI opponents has 3 technologies I don't have: "Trade", "Advanced Trade" and "Master Trade". Is it possible to get "Advanced Trade" and "Master Trade" even if I don't have "Trade" or will ...
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Can you reclaim resources from enemy starbases?

I went to war with an enemy race and attacked one of their starbases, which was built on a resource (in this case, an economic resource). The starbase was easily destroyed, but the resource was gone ...
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What does the star/asterisk next to a technology mean?

When I trade with other races, sometimes there is a little star (*) next to a technology. This happened both with my technologies and theirs. Unfortunately as with many things in GalCiv 2, it is ...
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Does it make sense to colonize planets in enemy territory?

I started my first game in a small map and ended up with five enemies completely surrounding my territory from the start. I found habitable planets within their influence area and thought the borders ...
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How can I improve my planet's approval in Galactic Civilizations 2?

I have a lot of planets that have an approval rate of 50 and. A huge number of it always comes from "population". What does it mean? Say for example this: http://imgur.com/a/Ox527 What can I do to ...
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Is it better to trade for influence or money?

In the game Galactic Civilizations 2: Ultimate Edition, you can trade for technology with other races. Often if it is a favourable deal they will pay either x credits of money or x influence points as ...