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Heinlein minor DLC[edit]

Should there be any mention of the upcoming scripted content DLC that's coming with the 1.3 Heinlein patch, or are we waiting for the title to be officially announced and/or more info than just the War In heaven scripted content to be revealed about it? - Inawordyes (talk) 21:06, 7 September 2016 (CEST)

Generally, the DLC page should contain info deriving mostly from the DLC's store page - or if not available then from the press-release - to avoid confusion as to what it contains. If possible, make sure to include links to the store page at PDX or Steam. ~ SolSys (talk) 21:31, 7 September 2016 (CEST)

Integrated DLCs[edit]

Horizon Signal and Sign-up Campaign are no longer independent DLCs, but integrated directly into the base game. Do they still have place on the list? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Korodikrisz (talk) 13:58, 7 December 2018 (CET) (Sorry, I didn't know I have to add it maually) Korodikrisz (talk) 14:50, 7 December 2018 (CET)

GOG links[edit]

Tried to added links to GOG, got flagged as abuse. Maybe some admin or other helpful person could update the page. Links were:

Page source, copy/paste

[[File:UI launcher.png|right|thumb|400px|Stellaris' DLC tab in the launcher.]]
'''Downloadable content (DLC)''' is content built by [[Paradox Development Studio]] (PDS) as an extension or add-on to [[Stellaris]]. They are modular in nature,<ref>Forum, [https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?blogs/26th-sep-2011-a-new-patching-and-expansion-policy-for-paradox-development-studio.19 "A new patching and expansion policy for Paradox Development Studio"], 2011-09-26</ref> which means that a player can choose to play with or without a given DLC by checking them out at the launch menu. An expansion DLC is normally accompanied by a free [[Patches|patch]] that gives players most of the new content as not to hinder the playability of the game. As such, most DLCs are seen as optional content for players who wish to have a better gaming experience in exchange for some monetary support.

Multiplayer games also benefit from this compatibility, that is to say if the host has a gameplay DLC (expansions and flavor packs) the player does not, the game acts as if the player has it.

== Base game ==
The base game is required for any and all DLC relating to the game. While cosmetic/music DLCs can be used with any game version, content DLCs can't be used prior to the version they were released with.

The base game is available in 2 enhanced editions which consist of e-books, game soundtrack and some forum bonuses (along with one species portrait). To see a more detailed description of the individual DLCs scroll down to their appropriate section (music, cosmetic, e-book).

{| class="mildtable sortable" width=100%
! width="20%" | Title
! width="10%" | Release Date
! class="unsortable" width=60% | Quick Description
! class="unsortable" width=10% | Links
| {{icon|ste}} '''Stellaris'''
| 09 May 2016
* Deep & varied exploration.
* Enormous procedural galaxies, containing thousands of planets.
* Explore anomalies with your heroic scientist leaders.
* Infinitely varied races through customization and procedural generation.
* Advanced diplomacy system worthy of a grand strategy game.
* Ship designer based on a vast array of technologies.
* Stunning space visuals.
| <small>[https://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/281990/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris/ GOG]</small>
| '''Stellaris (Nova Edition)'''
| 09 May 2016
* Stellaris (base game)
* Complete Soundtrack
* Arachnoid Portrait Pack
| <small>[https://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/616190/ Steam]</small> / <small>[ GOG]</small>
| '''Stellaris (Galaxy Edition)'''
| 09 May 2016
* Stellaris (Nova Edition)
* Digital Collector's Book (e-book)
* Stellaris: Infinite Frontiers (e-book)
| <small>[https://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/616191/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris_galaxy_edition/ GOG]</small>

== Expansions ==
{{anchor|Story Packs}}
Expansions is Stellaris can be divided into '''Major Expansions''' and '''Story Packs'''.

'''Major Expansions''' change the game considerably and typically introduce multiple new gameplay features as well as a range of smaller improvements.

'''Story Packs''' are smaller expansions that typically have fewer major features and more focus on adding flavour and depth to a particular area of the game.

Both types of expansion are always accompanied by a free patch that introduces further gameplay features, reworks, and balance improvements.

For more detailed information on a particular expansion, click on its icon.
{| class="mildtable sortable" width=100%
! width="20%" | Title
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|- id="Leviathans"
| {{icon|lev}} '''Leviathans''' (Story Pack)
| 20 Oct 2016
| Announced on 15 Sep 2016.
* Guardians: Fight or investigate mysterious powerful space entities to unlock technologies and gain access to great treasures.
* Enclaves: Independent outposts of traders or mercenaries who are willing to make a deal. Exchange resources or hire a small fleet to supplement your own.
* War in Heaven: Ancient Fallen Empires decide to renew old grievances in a War in Heaven. Pick a side to support or strike at both whilst they are occupied with their own titanic struggle.
* Adds new events, encounters and 20+ minutes of new music.
* Cuties Portraits Pack: Adds 5 additional species portraits: Gecko, Butterfly, Starfish, Snailien, and Prettyshroom.
| <small>[https://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris-leviathans-story-pack/STST01DSK0000006.html PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/518910/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris_leviathans_story_pack/ GOG]</small>
|- id="Utopia"
| {{icon|utp}} '''Utopia''' (Major Expansion)
| 06 Apr 2017
| Announced on 02 Feb 2017.
* Megastructures: Build wondrous structures in your systems including Dyson Spheres and ringworlds, bringing both prestige and major advantages.
* Habitat Stations: Build "tall" and establish space stations that will house more population, serving the role of planets in a small and confined empire.
* Ascension Perks: Complete tradition trees to unlock Ascension Perks for your empire. Follow one of the three Ascension Paths and achieve Biological Mastery, give up your biological forms in a Synthetic Evolution, or become a fully psionic species through Transcendence.
* Indoctrination: Influence primitive civilizations to adopt your ethics through the use of observation stations, preparing them for enlightenment or annexation.
* Advanced Slavery: Maximize the benefits of slavery by choosing specific roles for enthralled species -- as Domestic Servants, Battle Thralls, or Livestock.
* Advanced Governments: Adopt unique civics and authorities for your government. Play as a Fanatic Purifier and shun all diplomacy, become a Hive Mind to avoid political strife or create a multi-species empire born of Syncretic Evolution.
| <small>[https://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris-utopia PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/553280/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris_utopia/ GOG]</small>
|- id="Synthetic Dawn"
| {{icon|snd}} '''Synthetic Dawn''' (Story Pack)
| 21 Sep 2017
| Announced on 03 Aug 2017.
* You, Robot: Play Stellaris as a customized robotic civilization, complete with a series of robotic portraits for science robots, worker robots, and more.
* AI, eh?: Follow new event chains and story features to lead your robot race to greatness as an intergalactic AI empire.
* Rise of the Machines: Oppressed synths may rebel against their masters and form new empires -- or you may even discover a fallen synthetic civilization deep in space.
* Digital enhancements: New synthetic race portraits and expanded voice packs for VIR.
* New music: Featuring three new tracks from composer ''Andreas Waldetoft'' expressing the high-tech theme of the story pack.
| <small>[http://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris-synthetic-dawn/STST01DSK0000008.html PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/642750/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris_synthetic_dawn_story_pack/ GOG]</small>
|- id="Apocalypse"
| {{icon|apc}} '''Apocalypse''' (Major Expansion)
| 22 Feb 2018
| Announced on 11 Jan 2018.
* Planet Destroyers: Keep the local systems in line with fear of the new "Colossus" planet-killer weapon – a technological terror that eliminates entire worlds from the universe.
* "Titan" class ships: New enormous capital ships can lead fleets to conquest, offering tremendous bonuses to the vessels under their command. Meanwhile, fortify key systems with massive orbital installations and secure your homeworld as an impenetrable bastion among the stars.
* Pirates of the Constellation: Watch out for Marauders – space nomads who raid settled empires on the fringe of civilization. Hire them as mercenaries, but take care that they don't unify and trigger a new mid-game crisis!
* Some non-violent Features: New Ascension Perks and Civics are added in the expansion providing new ways to further customize your inter-stellar empire.
* Sounds of Destruction: Three new musical pieces from composer ''Andreas Waldetoft'' for a pleasurable planet-shattering expedition.
| <small>[http://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris-apocalypse/STST01ESK0000013.html PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/716670/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris_apocalypse/ GOG]</small>
|- id="Distant Stars"
| {{icon|dst}} '''Distant Stars''' (Story Pack)
| 22 May 2018
| Announced on 23 Apr 2018.
* Behind Closed Doors: Discover hidden traces of an ancient gateway network unlocking a sealed path to a constellation outside our own galaxy.
* Sensors are Picking up...: Encounter dozens of new anomalies and events for your intrepid scientists to observe and analyze.
* Brave New Worlds: Plot unexplored unique solar systems, each with their own story to tell. Gain technology, resources, and valuable worlds to colonize.
* There's Always a Bigger Fish: Meet a number of unique gargantuan creatures in the vacuum of space. But approach with caution, because whether gentle or something more sinister, that is yet to be discovered.
| <small>[http://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris-distant-stars/STST01DSK0000020-MASTER.html PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/844810/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris_distant_stars_story_pack/ GOG]</small>
|- id="MegaCorp"
| {{icon|mgc}} '''MegaCorp''' (Major Expansion)
| 06 Dec 2018
| Announced on 24 Oct 2018.
* Corporate Culture: CEOs of a MegaCorp can conduct business on a galaxy-wide scale with a host of new civics. By building Branch Offices on planets within empires they have trade agreements with, the MegaCorp can add a portion of the planet's Trade Value to their own network. Using the new Corporate Authority, construct an economic powerhouse and dominate galactic trade.
* City World: With Ecumenopolis, players can increase the population density of core worlds to truly epic proportions, eventually creating a planet-spanning megacity. 
* Caravaneer Fleets: Keep an eye out for the Caravaneers, nomadic interstellar wheelers-and-dealers who stay aloof from galactic politics, and always have a bargain up their sleeve. Expect surprises when these master traders wander through your space or when you visit their home systems.
* More Megastructures: Build a glorious Matter Decompressor, Mega-Art Installation or Strategic Coordination Center to acquire new scaling capabilities for your megalopolis.
* Galactic Slave Market: Buy and sell pops on an industrial scale, set them free or keep them as livestock.
* New Ascension perks: Keep a economy competitive in a cutthroat galaxy with additional Ascension perks!
| <small>[http://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris-megacorp/STST01ESK0000047.html PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/944290/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://productcard.gog.com/game/stellaris_megacorp/ GOG]</small>

== Flavor packs ==
'''Flavor packs''' add new events, event pictures and unit models often specific to particular part of the game.

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| {{plainlist|*'''Horizon Signal'''
*(A ''free'' DLC<ref name="Free DLC">Forum, [[forum:986624|Stellaris: Horizon Signal]], 2016-12-05 | DLC is added automatically to the base game</ref>) }}
| 05 Dec 2016
| Written by ''Alexis Kennedy'':  A new and rich storyline appearing in a rare event chain that can potentially be triggered at any time in the game.
* A signal in distant space is calling out to your empire. What does this entity want, and how does it know who you are?
|<small>[https://productcard.gog.com/game/stellaris_horizon_signal/ GOG]</small>

== Music packs ==
'''Music packs''' add new [[music]] created after the game's release to the game's soundtrack.

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| '''Complete Soundtrack'''
| 09 May 2016
| Composed by ''Andreas Waldetoft'', performed by ''Brandenburg State Orchestra'' and ''Budapest Film Orchestra'' with vocals by ''Mia Stegmar'':
* A living set of music – more tracks to be added as Stellaris continues to expand in the future.
* Contains 52 tracks (to date), with over five hours of music.
* Includes bonus tracks and alternate versions of in-game tracks <small>(available in MP3 and lossless FLAC).</small>
| <small>[https://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris-original-game-soundtrack PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/492740/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris_complete_soundtrack/ GOG]</small>

== Cosmetic packs ==
'''Cosmetic packs''' add graphical enhancements to the game.

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| {{plainlist|* '''Arachnoid Portrait Pack'''
* (part of ''Nova Edition'') }}
| 09 May 2016
* Adds an Arachnoid species portrait.
| <small>[https://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/616190/ Steam]</small> / <small>[ GOG]</small>
| {{plainlist|* '''Sign-up Campaign'''
*(A ''free'' DLC<ref>Forum, [[forum:940049|Update 1.1 (Clarke) to include ''Sign-up Campaign'' content for free]], 2016-06-01</ref>) }}
| 09 May 2016
* '''Project Augustus''': Adds a Platypus species portrait and Paradox empire symbol.
* '''Symbols of Domination''': Adds empire symbols.
| '''Plantoids Species Pack'''
| 04 Aug 2016
* Adds a new species ''phenotype'', including:
** 15 Plantoids portraits
** Ship-set models for civilian and military Plantoid ships
** A Plantoid cityscape art.
| <small>[http://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris-plantoids-species-pack/STST01DSK0000003.html PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/498870/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris_plantoids_species_pack/ GOG]</small>
| {{plainlist|* '''Anniversary Pack'''
*(A ''free'' DLC<ref>Forum, [[forum:1020271|Paradox Announces Digital Anniversary Edition]], 2017-05-09 | ''Creatures of the Void'' was originally available as part of the pre-order bonus (also including Stellaris themed ringtones).</ref>) }}
| 09 May 2017
* '''Anniversary Portraits''': Adds 3 additional species portraits - Fairy Dragon, Larvae, Peacock Avian.
* '''Creatures of the Void''': Adds 5 additional species portraits: {{MultiColumn|
** Dinosaur Bird
** Evil Porcupine
** Fungoid Infected Mammalian
** Hydra/Xenomorph
** Shadowy Anthropoid |3}}
| <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/633310/ Steam]</small> / <small>[ GOG]</small>
| '''Humanoids Species Pack'''
| 07 Dec 2017
* 10 Humanoid portraits
* Humanoid ship-set models inspired by classic western sci-fi
* A pre-scripted empire, the Fanatic Authoritarian/Materialist ''Voor Technocracy''.
* A Humanoid cityscape art.
* 3 alternative VIR voiceover sets: Dignified xenophile, Disciplined militarist, and Ruthless materialist.
* 3 remixed tracks of classic Stellaris songs
| <small>[http://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris-humanoid-species-pack/STST01DSK0000009.html PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/756010/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris_humanoids_species_pack/ GOG]</small>

== E-books ==
'''E-books''' are books written based on the Stellaris universe. These, however, do not impact the actual game in any way whatsoever.

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| {{plainlist|* '''Digital Collector's Book'''
* (part of ''Galaxy Edition'') }}
| 09 May 2016
* This 130-page book on Stellaris's aesthetic design includes a collection of game art unavailable anywhere else. Learn of the thoughts and research that drove these designs, the problems encountered along the way, and the ways they were finally brought to life.
| <small>[https://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/281990/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris_galaxy_edition_upgrade_pack/ GOG]</small>
| '''Stellaris: Infinite Frontiers'''
| 09 May 2016
| Written by ''Steven Savile'': An original novel based on the science-fiction setting of Paradox's Stellaris.
* When the Commonwealth of Man receives proof that they are not alone in the universe, humanity is divided: should our species seek salvation in potential friends among the stars, or prepare for an inevitable war? What discoveries await the colony ship as they journey into the unknown to find the source of a mysterious alien signal?
| <small>[https://www.paradoxplaza.com/stellaris-infinite-frontiers-e-book/STST01BDI0000001.html PDX]</small> / <small>[http://store.steampowered.com/app/497660/ Steam]</small> / <small>[https://www.gog.com/game/stellaris_galaxy_edition_upgrade_pack/ GOG]</small>

== File names ==
List of DLC files in the {{path|dlc}} folder (bold names are expansions): {{Collapse|
* dlc001 – Symbols of Domination
* dlc002 – Arachnoid Portrait Pack
* dlc003 – Paradox Account Sign-up Bonus
* dlc004 – Plantoid
* dlc010 – Creatures of the Void Portrait Pack
* dlc012 – '''[[Leviathans|Leviathans Story Pack]]'''
* dlc013 – Horizon Signal
* dlc014 – '''[[Utopia]]'''
* dlc015 – Anniversary Portraits
* dlc016 - '''[[Synthetic Dawn|Synthetic Dawn Story Pack]]'''
* dlc017 - '''[[Apocalypse]]'''
* dlc018 - Humanoids Species Pack
* dlc019 - '''[[Distant Stars|Distant Stars Story Pack]]'''
}} <!-- end collapse -->

== References ==


— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:29, 28 March 2019‎ (UTC)

Added them Kami-sama (talk) 11:53, 28 March 2019 (CET)
Anonymous users are not allowed to add links to the wikis. Its an anti-spam feature. Hope this explains why it failed for you. Dauth (talk) 12:08, 28 March 2019 (CET)

Ancient Ruins[edit]

I've added the section for the DLC, however, I didn't have enough permissions to add links to stores + small icon for the DLC is needed.


The DLCs have 90% description, and 1% D, whatever that is. Suppose that 1% D is meant to be 10% Downloads, and the links on the bottom should be in that cell? Korodikrisz (talk) 12:21, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing it out. With all the fuss with of changing to the new format I forgot to add an explaination for that. "D" is for chronological sorting with the main column used for default alphabetical sorting. I'll add a note when possible (currently on the move). ~ SolSys (talk) 07:11, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Categories are flat-out wrong[edit]

By official definition, there has been only been 4 "Expansions" , which are Utopia, Apocalypse, Megacorp and Federations. Other ones are either "Story packs", which include Synthetic Dawn and Ancient Relics for example. Can someone please sort out the categories better?— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:14ba:27d4:4800:f4be:7b73:a5e9:12d3 (talk) 23:19, 14 May 2020‎ (UTC)

While I agree that some DLCs are defined as expansions and other as story packs in this context they simply meant as gameplay altering DLCs. If users feel it to e confusing then it could be changed later on. In the future, please sign your comments with ~~~~. ~ SolSys (talk) 20:52, 14 May 2020 (UTC)