I purchased the cd for gold edition at frys today.
First thing I do after installing and finding the piece of paper to try to login to stardock is attempt to update. thus the problem.
In stardock, It shows me as having a lower version number or dark avatar. when I click update, it redirects me to the purchase page.
When I downloaded impulse, it read my copy of sins of a solar empire as existing, but not galactic civilizations in the update page. it does however view galciv in the games page.
all other aspects (tutorials, multimedia, heightmaps work fine in stardock)