Humble Software Bundle: Best of Stardock

3 Tiers

28 November 2018 - 12 December 2018


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Tier 1 - $1

Tier 2 - BTA

(lowest I've seen was $10.80, but I tuned in late)

Game Ratings Cards Achievements Details Bundled Retail Price
Start10 53% of 30 reviews - -    Giveaways    0 $4.99

Tier 3 - $15

Game Ratings Cards Achievements Details Bundled Retail Price
Fences 79% of 122 reviews - -    Giveaways    0 $9.99
Multiplicity 50% of 6 reviews - -    Giveaways    0 $19.99

Retail (Steam):

  • Tier 1 = $0
  • Tier 1 + 2 = $4.99
  • Tier 1 + 2 + 3 = $34.97

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2 weeks ago*

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How much to you like Software bundles?

View Results
[T1] I'll package myself a T1.
[T2] Tier 2 will get me started.
[T3] Purchase beyond Fences
[Skip] I loooove Software bundles! They keep my money unspent.

i'm using Start10+Fences (bought both in steam store)

Start10 is useless app, Fences is ducking awesome (specially with Wallpaper engine). But 15$ for fences is toooooo much.

Also there was a bundle on steam Start10+Fences, but looks like dev removed it..

2 weeks ago
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Fences was also in the $1 tier of the Humble Lifehacker Bundle in 2016, though it wasn't a Steam key.

2 weeks ago
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I nearly bought Start10 and glad I didn't. Start8 seems even less appealing. The icons thing looks cool though, especially with 5 licenses to share. Tier 1 it is.

And yep, Fences is fantastic, but not for the price here.

2 weeks ago
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Start10

ClassicShell is a free alternative

2 weeks ago
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'OpenShell'

Original dev stopped working on ClassicShell ,made it opensource .
It was moved to github and given a new name.

OpenShellSetup_4_4_131.exe

edit:
Though i'm not sure if the old ClassicShell is better for win7 users.
I use OpenShell on Win10.

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Awesome, thanks for the tip. This will work

2 weeks ago
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If you decide to buy this, remember to hit that "choose where your money goes" option and slide Stardock all the way to zero. They're currently trying to abuse the legal system to steal the exclusive rights to make games in the Star Control universe from its original creators, Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III, who own the copyrights for the setting. Don't give those bullies at Stardock a single cent.

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The case seemed more nuanced than that to me.

2 weeks ago
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More complex, yes. More nuanced, no. I've read a lot of coverage of the case and stand by my summary.

2 weeks ago
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This isn't a bundle that interests me so an easy pass. Cheers shakti for the quick thread :-)

2 weeks ago
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Horrible bundle for humble!
PASS!

2 weeks ago
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Why bother, OpenShell seems much better than StartX.

2 weeks ago
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had to google openshell, I didnt realize classicshell did a name change.

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Not opposed to a Stardock bundle but it seems like they just picked the worst ones and sprinkled a useful one in each tier. Not really interested.

Also, I like to keep my computer's resources used in getting the best of my games, instead of giving them away to apps that will make it prettier or whatever.

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That's me right there. I stopped caring about how my Windows looks a long time ago. I was completely in it back then, changing almost anything on my Windows 7, themes, icons, using custom Rocket Dock, Start menu etc., lots of gimmicks. Today i basically have everything standard, a bare minimum (just 1 Rainmeter bar across the top of the Desktop) and i don't care about "customizing" anymore, which was very time consuming. Time flies.

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Exactly. There is enough crap packaged in Windows that needs to be "optimized" with all the extra services, automated useless BS and eye candy niceties that nobody cares about so once I'm done with that, I have spent enough time on stuff I didn't care about in the first place. Anybody who uses aaaall these Stardock apps can just save some money and buy a Mac :P (they'll end up with the same: unusable for gaming and super pretty)

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No games = no buy :D

2 weeks ago
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same, it's really not my field and I don't know what I could do with those softwares..

2 weeks ago
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I do like software bundles but this is just trashware.

2 weeks ago
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Getting $1 tier for Icon Packager. Don't really think BTA / $15 tier is worth it. I bought a license for Fences a while back, and while it's decent software I don't keep many icons on the desktop anymore so I don't use it now. Windowblinds is (IMO) redundant with UltraUXThemePatcher, Classic Shell and StartisBack which I'm using now are both better than Start10, haven't tried Spacemonger but WinDirStat still works fine for me. Can't comment on the others as I haven't used them.

2 weeks ago
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SpaceMonger looked like it might be useful for me.
I'll check out WinDirStat first though. Thanks. :D

2 weeks ago
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I prefer the old free version of spacemonger over the new one but I do use windirstat cause when I do a new install and head over to ninite.com its right there.

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I stopped caring about my desktop a long time ago since I could just pin useful stuff on Start Menu. I guess I won't be needing that Fences again

2 weeks ago
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mostly useless, bought one time software bundle eaus,.. and never buy second time :D

2 weeks ago
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I've really liked Fences since buying it, and in general, Stardock seems to do a good job of creating programs that makes their lives easier, which makes me at least a bit interested in a few of these other programs.

2 weeks ago
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The Skip option on the poll speaks to me on a spiritual level.

2 weeks ago
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i like software bundles, not this one

2 weeks ago
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I used Multiplicity a few years ago and it was quite good, except for a few bugs here and there but, apparently, the version on Steam appears to have some issues, so I recommend reading some reviews before getting it.

2 weeks ago
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Fences is sweet to have, but for 15$ I would consider thinking about how much you need it. But it's nice for cluttered desktops

2 weeks ago
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I have completely disabled my Desktop icons because it looks cluttered and ugly, now it looks completely clean and i can properly see the Wallpaper, instead i use Launchy to find what i want to run. Give it a go.

2 weeks ago
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Is there any difference between Steam version of Fences and the one sold on Stardock?

2 weeks ago
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Nope, not that I have seen. Tried both.

2 weeks ago
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Start8 _ A2A1C-A2005-1E5CF-DC4FB-49E7C-60ECF

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