This v1.30 adds a new multiplayer map, new features, various optimizations, a ton of tweaks, crash and bug fixes.
NEW FEATURES - New multiplayer map: 6P_Seine River Docks - New and improved Game Replay functionality allows players to view the game from a selected playerâ€™s perspective in slow motion or fast forward. In addition the game UI can now be minimized to reveal a larger viewing space of the action going on in the replay. To compliment this, a new Cinematic Mode allows players to sit back and enjoy the show. - Cinematic Mode camera - Replay your battles as the game automatically switches between cinematic camera angles, capturing the sound and fury of war from the combatants' perspective. - IME support for Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista
IMPROVEMENTS - Improved SLI performance on Nvidia systems using the latest drivers.
General Fixes - BugReport has more space on the success dialog to show Cyrillic text. - Far East characters will not clip when listed in a multi-line text box. - 30260 is now listed as the correct port to leave unblocked. - Removal of ghost bug that could leave duplicates upon reload of a saved game. - The playback controls for viewing a recorded game have their graphics fixed.
Campaign - Medal text is now visible (Korean) - Reinforce radius has been fixed on certain buildings. - M02: Fixed several instances of having the wrong named character's picture attached to subtitled text. - M02: Game no longer incorrectly instructs the player to reinforce the squad. - M04: Fixed a Fatal Scar Error that occurred when the church is taken back by the enemy forces, just as the timer ends, and as the cinematic is about to begin. - M05: Convoy will no longer exit the map using an unsecured road after you complete the final objective - M08: Fixed critical error after countdown reaches 0 after holding the city centre point - M10: The ''Select HQ'' Button now properly selects the forward HQ - M10: Fixed the lack of audio for subtitled text. - M10: Game no longer incorrectly instructs the player to convert a building outside controlled territory - M11: Briefing fixed subtitle timing issue
Gameplay - Fixed the problem where mouse-clicking on a unit onscreen under heavy loads often does not result in the unit being selected. - Improved load times by fixing pathfinding regens. - Fixed the bug where capturing an enemy weapon resulted in it having enemy unit occlusion. - Veterancy speech samples are now triggered correctly. - The vehicle repair icon now shows up offscreen. - Fix for Allied Engineers becoming trapped when building barbed wire close to sandbags or other obstacles, which prevents them from completing orders. - All sectors default to neutral on Map Montherme, previously one player would start with ownership of a sector. - Allied and Axis HQs can no longer be deleted by the player. - Players will no longer lose munitions income from creating an Axis Sniper. - Axis Blitzkrieg ability now displays appropriate icon over Axis Anti-Tank Gun. - Axis Halftracks and Allied halftracks will now carry a maximum of 3 squads total opposed to 4. - Weapon capture squads can now reinforce to full squad size. - Tuned projectile launcher location for Axis Pak 38 so it now shoots from the correct gun height. - Sniper "Make Casualty" or "Hit but not killed" criticals no longer kill their target. The result of this is that Snipers will no longer one-shot-kill other Snipers if they have full health. - Allied Engineers had a 1% chance to instantly kill a target, this was fixed and they now operate as intended. - Fix for the computer AI constantly cancelling construction and rebuilding a structure when destroying the building and staying in the area in any game. - Allied Engineer Demolitions ability will now destroy an Axis Security Post in one detonation as intended. - Axis Salvage ability is no longer giving inappropriate returns for the Axis Halftracks and Stug. - Allied Rangers were detecting camouflaged units at a very high radius, this has been reduced to the standard radius for infantry units. - Axis Flammenwerfer Halftrack will now successfully upgrade when pioneers are loaded inside.
Online - Fixed the issue of split or cut-off text when viewing the Play Now screen in the Online Lobby on 1920x1200 (widescreen) - Players should now hear an audio prompt when sending a chat message to an ally or enemy. - The scrollbar for the player list now resets properly to the top position when switching between chat channels in the online lobby - Fixed the bug where Annihilation games would end before players could see the enemy's HQ collapsing. - Users with slower computers will see each other properly in the game lobby. - Most Wins list and top 15 players list display properly in the Leaderboard 1v1 bracket. - Players looking for Ranked Games are no longer displayed as "0" on the News tab. - Fix for cut-off and split text in the Online Lobby when viewing 1920x1200 widescreen in Polish, Spanish, Czech, German and Italian.
Performance - Performance measurements now include loading time. - Fix for no SFX, Music or Speech play if you ALT-TAB from the MP lobby and ALT-TAB back after the game has loaded. - Fixed a crash relating to players logging out of Relic Online during the countdown to game launch. - UI now properly filtering out old replays from previous versions of the game.
BALANCE CHANGES - Axis Ostwind has more frequent reloads, will be less effective vs units in cover or in buildings. - Axis Ostwindâ€™s damage to player-buildings has been reduced (35-40% reduction) - Axis Panther tuning moderate speed and rotation rate increases (bringing mobility a bit closer to the Allied Sherman). - Axis Armoured Car cost increased by 10 fuel. - Axis Stug build time increased by 10 seconds. - Allied Sherman main gun effectiveness vs. units garrisoned within ambient buildings reduced. - Allied Sherman main gun Area of Effect damage slightly lowered. - Fixed the Allied Bazookaâ€™s unnecessary accuracy penalty vs. the Axis Stug and Panzer IV. - Allied Airborne Satchel charges strengthened against buildings and bunkers. - Fortify the Perimeter Commander Tree item in the Defensive Doctrine has had a 1 Commander Point reduction. - Axis Flak 88 Commander Tree item in the Defensive Doctrine has had a 1 Commander Point increase. - For the Fatherland ability cost has been reduced by 40%. - All vehicle main guns effectiveness vs. infantry in cover reduced. - Sherman Calliope Main Turret reload time is 50% slower than the standard Sherman. - Allies Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) is significantly less effective on the move.
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