I didn't say that we were going to put 2.0 on Stardock Central; we don't have anyone to spare for the extra code it would require. I haven't looked into making any alternate arrangements yet.
Ah, I misunderstood you. Sorry.
Anyway. Today I needed a break from a game I was playing (basically an AI profoundly whopped my behind), and I decided to give Impulse a try. I do have a skeleton XP installation on my PC (it's a multiboot system), I just never use it and I had to install some basic tolls to get it going. Unfortunately, as I feared, the process took more than five hours - partly due to my own inexperience with XP, XP insisting on continuously wanting to restart my machine, and some not very obvious functions in Impulse.
Suggestions for Impulse developers: The orb looks like a graphical embellishment, *not* like something clickable. It would help new users immensely if there was an alternative way to reach the preferences dialogue.
I also had to download GalCiv2 twice since Impulse insists on using the C: drive instead of Windows' temp directory. Since I have a multiboot system, my C: drives are relatively small, everything that isn't specific to one OS takes place elsewhere. Therefore my TEMP and TMP directories point to different drives, and most software (archivers, installers) automatically use those. Impulse doesn't, it simply defaults to the C: drive. I suggest letting it default to the respective system directories instead.
Also, Impulse doesn't seem to check whether there's enough space to download and extract a program before it starts a process. On my C drive, I had about 1.2 GB free space. This was enough to download GalCiv2 (slightly above 1 GB), but obviously not enough to extract and install it on the some drive, which Impulse tried to do. I suggest to check for sufficient drive space (for download, extraction and installation) before starting the download.
Finally, the second download could have been prevented if Impulse copied the downloaded file over when changing folder locations.
Anyway, after fiddling aroundwith it for some hours I now have GalCiv2 plus the two expansions installed, and can access it with Win2k. One problem persists though: When I start TA, two error messages pop up, infoming me that GC2 and DA can't be found and may need to be reinstalled. It's not a showstopper since I can play the game, despite the warning, all content from GC2 and DA is present and accessible. It's just a bit annoying. What can i do to prevent these error popups?