Welcome to our Distant Worlds 2 Scott’s Guide. We hope you enjoy it and find it helpful. Without a doubt there will be some unintentional inaccuracies – especially as versions update after launch. We’ll try to keep it updated and fix any inaccuracies pointed out to me.
Distant Worlds 2 Scott’s Guide
This guide is different from the manual, etc. as it presents data in the order that you encounter it (mostly) when first playing. It does present a particular way I start the game (though other approaches are discussed) – but there are many other charts/tables/etc. that you may find valuable even if you aren’t interested in my particular playstyle that I present here.
This guide is hosted on the Matrix Games forum as a PDF and is available here:
About Distant Worlds 2
Distant Worlds Returns! Distant Worlds, the critically acclaimed 4X space strategy game is back with a brand new 64-bit engine, 3D graphics and a polished interface to begin an epic new Distant Worlds series with Distant Worlds 2.
Huge Galaxies with up to 2,000 star systems and tens of thousands of planets, moons and asteroids are yours to explore and exploit, whether peacefully through mining and diplomacy or by conquest! The complex process of generating a galaxy ensures that every new game will be different and the many galaxy setup options ensure incredible replayability as well as the ability to have your game be just the way you like it.
Galaxies are so deep, fun and immersive that you won’t want to finish the game. Choose from seven playable base game factions which cover a wide variety of playstyles. Build, expand and improve your empire while playing through the storylines, with victory conditions or in an open-ended sandbox mode. Each galaxy is packed with life and activity. Encounter other empires, independent alien colonies, traders, pirates and space monsters. Explore star systems, asteroid fields, galactic storms and black holes. Discover evidence of civilizations long since past, uncovering secrets about the galaxy’s troubled history…