The Galactopedia is a utility program for Stardock’s space strategy game Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, providing you with exhaustive information on all objects and technologies defined by the game. The information is taken directly from the game’s data files, and therefore always up-to-date.

The Galactopedia is © 2006 by Christoph Nahr but available for free download under the MIT license. Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords is © 2006 by Stardock Corporation.

Important Note: As of January 2007, I no longer maintain the Galactopedia. The last released version is known to be incompatible with the current version of Dark Avatar and the new Twilight of the Arnor. Thankfully, Netriak has updated the Galactopedia for compatibility with Twilight of the Arnor. The new version can be downloaded at Stardock’s Galactic Library.

System Requirements

The Galactopedia requires a Microsoft Windows system capable of running the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. This includes most Windows systems with Internet Explorer 5.01 or later, except for the unsupported Windows 95 and NT 3.x/4.0.

Windows Vista comes with .NET 2.0 preinstalled. Users of older Windows versions should use the Windows Update service or visit the .NET Framework home page to acquire the .NET Framework as a free 22.4 MB download, and to learn more about .NET system requirements.

Further Information

  • The ReadMe file contains the copyright notice, setup instructions, and technical details on the project.
  • The WhatsNew file contains the annotated version history of the project.

Copies are included with both download packages. As a sample of the Galactopedia in action, here’s a screenshot of the Galactic Resort entry:


Download Files

  • Binary & Source Package, Class Reference: version 1.6.1, released on 10 December 2006

Binary Package — Since the current Galactopedia version is obsolete, I no longer offer a binary package for download. Please use Netriak’s version or update the source package yourself.

Source (137 KB, ZIP archive)

You need Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 to load the included solution and project files, although you can also use the free Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SDK (354 MB) to rebuild the Galactopedia. Both Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 SDK require Windows 2000/XP/2003.

Class ReferenceGalactopediaClasses.chm (976 KB)

Created from XML source code comments using the free NDoc help compiler. To view the class reference, you need Microsoft’s HTML Help Viewer (which should be present on most systems).

Important: The class reference was generated with an alpha version of NDoc 2.0, so there may be errors. Specifically, if you find that the links to the MSDN Library are not working you should select the pseudo-topic “SDK Link Manager” from the Index and enter the actual root of your MSDN Library topics.