Okay, so I've decided to make a foray into the world of the turn-based space strategy game. I've D/L PiArmada, which is based on the Vega Strike free-from FP space sim engine (I think), but what are some others?
EDIT: I've come up with some basic criteria. Additionally, I will accept fully turn-based, fully real-time, or a combination of the two.
IT MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING FEATURES-
At least some measure of 4X elements, combative ability, and have a fairly sizeable research tree with a fairly wide range of subjects
Be semi-playable AND compatible with Vista 64-bit
I'D LIKE IT TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING-
A HUGE research tree, that takes ~6 hrs+ to completely finish (and that's w/ nonstop play) & a HUGE amount 4X elements, an easy-to-use UI, and an in-game unit designer
Play smoothly on Vista-64 bit
If it has 3D graphics, at least halfway decent, though I'll settle for poor graphics if the gameplay is AWESOME.
WHAT I'VE ALREADY TRIED-
PiArmada- D/Led, unzipped, and attempted to run; for some reason it doesn't like me.
The Ur-Quan Masters- D/Led, attempted install, installer freezes at some point and doesn't respond AT ALL, forcing me to abort it
FreeOrion- I like this one, very nice, it just takes a long time to really do anything. Still neat though. I think that I'll definitely try and get the newest release of this one.