Last evening, in another thread, Brad said that 2.0 on SDC was no longer going to happen. It is apparently a problem with all the different possible SKU combinations for GalCiv2.
I'm on the outskirts of the Impulse resistor crowd--it is not a technical problem for me, just "attitude," I guess. I was very cranky about it yesterday, but I woke up this morning remembering that 2.0 is a *free* update and the Nth example of how Stardock goes above and beyond when it comes to their game customers, at least as far as the game code and customer service go.
So I'm going to wait on 2.0 for a while, keeping an eye on Impulse threads for signs that setup problems are diminishing, and hopefully that the app has been tightened up considerably in terms of its thousand-fingered approach to net connectivity. I'm on track to drool shamelessly about Elemental until the first beta, but that pathetic pleasure plan will fall apart if I can't drag myself onto the Impulse bandwagon.