Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.7.5
Processor type(s) & speed: 2.0 Ghz Dual Core
RAM minimum: 2 GB
Video RAM: 1 GB
This is a DRM-free build from GOG. It includes the Precursor Legacy DLC and a pre-Lightspeed, classical version of the game named Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander.
WARNING: THE CLASSICAL VERSION IS A STANDALONE GAME THAT ONE MAY FIND MUCH LESS TO THEIR LIKING THAN THE UPDATED LIGHTSPEED EDITION; NEVERTHELESS, THE CLASSICAL EDITION IS BUNDLED WITH THE LIGHTSPEED EDITION BOTH ON STEAM AND GOG AS A PART OF THE PRODUCT.
Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition brings together the original Halcyon 6 base game along with all of the additional content (Combat & Customization, Diplomatic Diversions, Loot’em Up, and Morale Booster updates) released since launch in Sept 2016 as well as brand new Lightspeed Edition optimizations and features as follows:
– Streamlined Campaign –
Greatly speeds up progression and tightens the campaign to an action and adventure packed 12 hrs depending on your play style and pace.
– Streamlined All Systems –
For faster progression, including economy, starbase, resources, and officer levelling.
– New Officer Progression System –
With 6 subclasses, 3 Prestige classes, new skill tree, and over 20+ new Prestige/Epic powers.
– New Ship Loadout and Config Screen –
Will let you customize loadouts (and save them) for your ships just before entering combat.
– New Difficulty Mode –
Called Vice Admiral and slightly increased difficulty across the board.
– Enhanced Combat –
Includes 25+ new alien faction space combat abilities, more combos for both players and enemies, increased faction weaknesses and resistances, and other balancing tweaks
– New UI Overhaul –
Designed for greater readability and usability. Many many UI quality of life enhancements to all areas of the game, too many to list here.
– Precursor Legacy DLC –
You want the good news or the bad news first? Good news: you closed a Chruul portal, congratulations, no more Chruul spawn ruining your day. Bad news: the damage has already been done. The weakened dimensional elasticity of your galaxy has allowed other strange creatures to somehow leak into this dimension. And some are big enough to swallow entire fleets. Good thing you found an ship schematic unlike anything you’ve seen before, hidden away in the depths of Halcyon 6’s data archives.
– Celestial Behemoths –
Hunt and eradicate 5 different species of Celestial Behemoths to obtain Precursor artifacts. Upgrade your Precursor ship using the collected artifacts. Hunt and eradicate 5 ancient Behemoth Elders for powerful trophies and lore. Boost the power of your fleet by equipping Elder trophies onto your ships.
– Precursor Starship –
Start your battle against the Chruul on the right foot by adding the Precursor ship to your fleet. Upgrade your Precursor ship all the way to TIER 6! Unique New Precursor powers can reduce enemy resistances to make combos easier.
Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a passion project whose design is inspired by our years spent playing classic games like Star Control, Master of Orion, X-COM, Civilization and new classics like FTL.
– Base Building: spend resources to build station facilities (rooms) to enhance your production and technological capabilities, or build ships to help you control more territory
– Exploration: assign your fleets to nearby star clusters, where they can handle emerging enemy threats, do missions for alien factions or secure bonus resources
Crew Management: assign crew to station facilities to greatly improve their output efficiency, or to ships where they can contribute in unique ways to combat, missions and events
– Deep Tactical Combat: fight tactical ship or ground battles to resolve hostile events, create a foothold in the sector and ultimately defeat the enemy mothership!
Story Events: based on game criteria like rooms-built, alien diplomacy scores or officer traits/skills, the game will produce story events (often with multiple choice outcomes) that can lead to combat, time-related applied bonuses/negatives, officer attribute changes or any number of crazy in-game stories.