Firefly Studios has released a patch updating Stronghold 2 to v1.4. It fixes various bugs, crashes, and tweaks the ballistae, while adding real-time shadows, bloom, anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing.
Changes in v1.4:
* Various multiplayer gameplay optimizations
* Real-Time Shadows, Bloom, Anisotropic Filtering and Anti-aliasing implemented.
* Map transfer in multiplayer lobby implemented.