Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

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Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by pipfromslitherine » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:33 pm

We are happy to announce the latest update to the BA2 Early Access Programme. Please download and install the update file from below. You do not need to uninstall your current version first.

As always, please give us as much feedback as you can. We read it all and use it to make a great game even better!

http://www.slitherine.com/files/ba2/Bat ... Update.exe

Change Log
* All single player campaigns ready for play
* Editor available
* Launcher window is removed, graphical options are now set on the Advanced Options screen
* Map pins – hit P to place notes on the map during game
* Unit list – hit L to view list of friendly units with status
* LOS/LOF display no longer turns off after changing units or issuing orders
* Clicking on the effectiveness graph will toggle classic unit ratings
* Map can be scrolled while mission success or failure message is displayed
* Hotseat multiplayer is allowed by default
* Units cannot load into a transport in the same turn they have fired
* Unit stat changes
* UI improvements
* Various bug fixes
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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by SirGarnet » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:53 pm

Wow, nice!

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by SirGarnet » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:11 pm

Question: Are my pins visible to the other player in Coop games?

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by rjh1971 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:40 pm

Wow the game is getting real cool!
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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by AndrewGardner » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:48 pm

MikeK wrote:Question: Are my pins visible to the other player in Coop games?
Yes.

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by SirGarnet » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:57 am

Thanks, using the pins and the list is also handy for a lot of units or force details in a MP game.

One thing that has not changed is that I am continually spend a lot of time scrolling the map down so that the enemy unit I want to look at is near the top of the screen and the tooltip with assault/attack stats, for example, won't obscure the enemy unit info at the bottom (morale most of all). A smaller text or the tooltip not covering the enemy unit information would be nice.

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by pipfromslitherine » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:23 am

Good idea. Will look at a smaller font when showing the advanced tooltips.

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by pomakli » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:47 am

Thanks for the new missions!

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by vicco » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:18 am

Am d/loading as I write this. I'm in Mission3 of the Bagration Campaign. Do I have to start the campaign again if I install the update? Does the update allow sappers/engineers to remove tank traps? I've noticed that only artillery/rocket attacks remove the tank traps before this patch.

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by IainMcNeil » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:03 am

If you update the missions you are in might behave oddly if script changes have modified anything significant but your progress so far should be fine. The safest option would be to restart that battle but keep your campaign progress.

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by AndrewGardner » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:22 pm

More missions have been added to the Bagration campaign in this version, the first and fourth missions are new so you may want to back up and play those. Note that the game does not force you to play the missions in order, you can use the left and right arrows on the mission select screen to go back or jump forward. The exception is the Kharkov campaign, where units carry over between missions and you must play in order.

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by blondknight » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:36 pm

Thanks for opening the editor guys. But Im curious why the editor doesn't run in widescreen format when BA's editor does?

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by AndrewGardner » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:42 pm

blondknight wrote:Thanks for opening the editor guys. But Im curious why the editor doesn't run in widescreen format when BA's editor does?
Could you give more details on this? Note that you will need to reset your resolution settings in the latest version using the advanced options page because of a change in the way the game handles these settings.

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by blondknight » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:57 pm

Ah Ok. Got it. It had reverted to 1024x768 and I just had to set it to 1600x900. The setting stuck but theres no OK button which is a little confusing.

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by SirGarnet » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:07 pm

Suggestion: Wait until the message window from the other player clears away and pause half a sec to allow a zoom out if desired before starting the replay from last turn.

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by Tac2i » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:33 pm

Re: Map can be scrolled while mission success or failure message is displayed - This is a good start. If the Objective Complete message must remain on the screen, can you make it so it can be dragged around the screen.
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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by yl93020 » Sun May 04, 2014 6:36 pm

I am having trouble downloading v1.5 from the server, is there a problem today?

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by yl93020 » Mon May 05, 2014 3:06 am

I have tried several times today to download the ba 2 easy access v0.1.5 update. The file seems to download different each time and each time I get a different error message such as: failed to read lua.dll, program is not compatible, memory error, and launcher not running correctly. Any ideas? Thanx

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon May 05, 2014 3:02 pm

yl93020 wrote:I have tried several times today to download the ba 2 easy access v0.1.5 update. The file seems to download different each time and each time I get a different error message such as: failed to read lua.dll, program is not compatible, memory error, and launcher not running correctly. Any ideas? Thanx
It sounds like it is failing to complete the download. You might want to try using a download manager of some kind which will restart your download if it fails. FYI the file size should be 320,859,005

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Re: Latest Version! Early Access Update 0.1.5

Post by yl93020 » Mon May 05, 2014 6:43 pm

Thanks I will try that. Is a big help to know the file size. None of the downloads I tried was that size.

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