The vanilla version is not fully supported up to 1.191 yet, and thats why
as for the Entrenchment and Diplomacy on disks themselves, I understand that to be never but you can buy all three on a disk with Trinity
Nope, the trinity disk comes with vanilla sins and two codes preentered on the impulse install for you to download both entrenchment and diplomacy. However, once you have them downloaded, just like everyone else here, you can dig through your hard drive and save the files to a disk. I believe there is documentation on where to look included with impulse, or maybe on it's online help even... I've looked it up before. It's there, just takes some detective work to find it.
Help! I downloaded the vanilla version, put it into the folder you say, but there isn't any galaxy folder into the zip! And if I enable the mod, the music changes, in my desktop appears a message and then it says that Sins has detected a problem and needs to close. The message is:
and there appears the location (I can't copy-paste here)
Another question: is Ironclad/Stardock going to sell Entrenchment and Diplomacy as disks, instead of digital purchase? Because I'm not going to buy online yet.
Yes but I have the 1.16 version
There was a 1.16 version? Didn't know that, I probably do know and just don't remember, and there's no mod folder for version 1.16... You sure you got the right version? At any rate, whatever your version of the game, if you look in the location of C:\Users\(logon name)\AppData\Local\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire you will find a bunch of folders that say version numbers and mod on them. Unzip Distant Stars to your desktop, then move the files over to the appropriate folder to prevent possible corruption issues. Also turn your game effects settings down from anything but highest. I keep forgetting to remind Carbon to put that in big bold letters at the top of the downloads, so someone remind me to remember. Since you get a music change, you probably got that part right though.
There is a way to get the game to work with version 1.191, there are copies floating around that work, if you ask nicely, I may provide you with one such version so you can fully update your game and get a lot of the fun stuff, however, to really experience DS, you really do need to at least get entrenchment. Diploamcy is a plus and you can join us in the weekly game which starts in about 50 minutes. Sweet!
Galaxy folder what now? You don't need to do anything with a galaxy folder... There are actually 3 folders that you'd be interested in finding if you're looking for the galaxy files. The first is (if you're in the location I listed a couple seconds ago) the one that says GalaxyForge, the second is the one that says MapDesigner, and the third is buried a little further in, in the mod itself, but I don't recommend messing with it, you really don't need to.
As for being able to copy and paste on the forums, learn keyboard short cuts. They're less convenient then mouse clicks, but a hell of a lot more useful since you can't disable them. ctrl+x is cut ctrl+c is copy and ctrl+v is paste.
I already answered about the disks, but I will say that online commerce is far more secure today then it was 10 years ago. I remember having to download an add on pack for Netscape back in the day to bring it's security up to 128 bit and having to sign a waiver that said some BS about not trying to participate in criminal activity or whatever... Someone had a comedian working for them 'cause it was just funny. All browsers now come standard with it, and have so for years. The only time people become victims of online fraud is when they're duped into entering in their information on a site that isn't the one they thought they were at. As long as you see that little lock icon in the address bar and you are where you're supposed to be, no one can steal your info from you unless you've already been hacked or they're hacking the main server that's verifying your info for the purchase. I say buy and download away. Odds are you'll get hit by a car before someone rips you off from because they stole your info from Stardock. Maybe you'll get hit twice, by then hopefully you won't give a damn about your credit cards an have started looking both ways before you cross the street.