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I found out about this game while searching Steam. I downloaded the free game here. I like this game a lot and intend on buying the Eternity Port expansion here. Before I do that I have a question. What is the difference between the free download here and the Steam $8.99 game? Thank you for any help.

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Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:16 pm

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 The version sold on Steam includes Corporate Command and Eternity Port. Buying them separately through Kronosaur Productions costs nine dollars — $3 for Corporate Command, $6 for Eternity Port. The main difference between buying one way versus the other is that buying directly from Kronosaur Productions means Steam doesn’t get a cut of the sales. Also, George has stated before that he’ll generate Steam codes for anyone who buys both Corporate Command and Eternity Port from Kronosaur Productions.
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Thank you AssumedPseudonym but I still do not understand what this free download version is???? I downloaded a version here from kronosaur and it does not appear to be a trial.

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No1won wrote:
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Thank you AssumedPseudonym but I still do not understand what this free download version is???? I downloaded a version here from kronosaur and it does not appear to be a trial.
What you downloaded is a full game, "Domina & Oracus part I: Stars of the Pilgrim". This holds the majority of the content.

The DLC "Corporate Command" extends part 1. "Eternity Port" takes place in the same area as part 1 but is a different adventure, where you play as a different character with a different goal. These are both included in the Steam version, but are also available to purchase here on the Multiverse.

Soon, Part 2 is going to come out, which is will be a paid-for adventure and has about as much content as Part 1.
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Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:03 pm

To build on what Xephyr said:

Corporate Command adds new enemies, factions, stations, weapons, missions, player ships, star systems, game systems (like an auton bay that lets you service and modify autons), etc. to the base game (Stars of the Pilgrim). When you play Stars of the Pilgrim with Corporate Command activated, there will be a lot more content. CC adds branching star systems to the game, so instead of there being a single straight path to the galactic core you can get there by slightly different routes. In my opinion CC adds a lot to the base game and increases its replayability.

Eternity Port adds additional new content to a new adventure set in the same universe. In the base game (with or without Corporate Command,) you are a religious pilgrim trying to travel to the galactic core. In EP you are a mercenary trying to defeat a rogue AI, and instead of supernatural powers you get hacking abilities through your alliance with the Concatenated Digital Metropolis. You travel through a different area of space (there is some overlap) and there are more political/role-playing decisions. None of the EP content appears in the base game, so if you buy Eternity Port only and then start a Stars of the Pilgrim game it won't be any different.

Both expansions work out of the main Transcendence application, they aren't separate games. When you start a new Transcendence game you are prompted to pick which extensions will be active for your game. The Transcendence application updates itself and its expansions automatically when the game is updated, so you don't need to worry about managing or re-downloading anything. If you buy through Steam the extensions are bundled with the game; if you buy the extensions through the Kronosaur Multiverse your extensions are tied to your free Multiverse account, which makes the game portable if you change computers.

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Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:56 pm

Thanks Xephyr and Watch TV. I understand now. I'll buy the extra DLC here.

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Watch TV, Do Nothing wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:03 pm
To build on what Xephyr said:

Corporate Command adds new enemies, factions, stations, weapons, missions, player ships, star systems, game systems (like an auton bay that lets you service and modify autons), etc. to the base game (Stars of the Pilgrim). When you play Stars of the Pilgrim with Corporate Command activated, there will be a lot more content. CC adds start playing internet casinos for free and get the ultimate gaming experience branching star systems to the game, so instead of there being a single straight path to the galactic core you can get there by slightly different routes. In my opinion CC adds a lot to the base game and increases its replayability.

Eternity Port adds additional new content to a new adventure set in the same universe. In the base game (with or without Corporate Command,) you are a religious pilgrim trying to travel to the galactic core. In EP you are a mercenary trying to defeat a rogue AI, and instead of supernatural powers you get hacking abilities through your alliance with the Concatenated Digital Metropolis. You travel through a different area of space (there is some overlap) and there are more political/role-playing decisions. None of the EP content appears in the base game, so if you buy Eternity Port only and then start a Stars of the Pilgrim game it won't be any different.

Both expansions work out of the main Transcendence application, they aren't separate games. When you start a new Transcendence game you are prompted to pick which extensions will be active for your game. The Transcendence application updates itself and its expansions automatically when the game is updated, so you don't need to worry about managing or re-downloading anything. If you buy through Steam the extensions are bundled with the game; if you buy the extensions through the Kronosaur Multiverse your extensions are tied to your free Multiverse account, which makes the game portable if you change computers.

Thanks for explanation :) Overall good points :)
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