Order of Battle - 6.1.9

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Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by Shards » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:56 pm

Hi,

Just a minor, non-compulsory patch, that fixes some issues with loading up old PBEM games.

Available from the Updater on the game launcher or from the members area

Thanks,

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by uran21 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:48 pm

Works for me :D

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by Juansana » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:38 pm

I never find the downloads. Where do I have to look?

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by bru888 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:31 pm

Juansana wrote:I never find the downloads. Where do I have to look?
Yes, it's puzzling as to why they don't do this better. I have to wonder how much they lose in sales for the simple reason that they don't make it easy to find these files. (The alternative, of course, is to get the game on Steam or someplace else like that, but I prefer the hands-on approach, you know? :))

Anyway, here is what I figured out. First, there is a difference between Slitherine's Members Club and Matrix's Members Club. So, were you to click "Members" at the top of this screen, you are directed here for login:
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And once you do, you arrive here:
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The problem is, this members area contains only your game serial numbers and old downloads, like for Winter War; if you click [Core] for that, you get a link to download an installer for version 2.5.0. Not what you want to do, I'd say.

It's Matrix's Member Club that you need, and that link is https://www.matrixgames.com/members/games.asp?Filter=0

Same log in procedure but this members area has a different set of links. The link that you want is highlighted:
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That link takes you to this long list and if you scroll down and click this . . .
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. . . you arrive finally at the Promised Land!
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I will stand for correction, as always, but when Slitherine says "You can download it from the Members Area," they mean Matrix, not Slitherine. This is evidenced by the link that AlbertoC provided in his "Order of Battle - Update v.6.1.8" announcement thread. Why the two Member Clubs/Areas are not the same is unknown by me.
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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by Erik2 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:49 pm

In the Slitherine members area the ww2 update is on the bottom of the OOB list.

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by bru888 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:24 pm

Erik2 wrote:In the Slitherine members area the ww2 update is on the bottom of the OOB list.
I'll be darned if I can find it there, Erik. Screen print? (Don't forget to blur/block your serial numbers.) Here's what I see:
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The [Updates] link under Panzerkrieg goes to version 5.1.6. Clicking Sandstorm [Core] does bring you to 6.1.7 but that's not what we are looking for when it's time for a patch.
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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by Juansana » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:39 pm

@bru888

Hello, as always you are a very big help. Very well explained, everything found quickly. Just thanks for that.
From now on I will find and download updates faster
However, the question remains why the updates cannot be found on slitherine. Here, too, I fully share your opinion.

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by Shards » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:29 pm

They're here:

https://www.slitherine.com/members/publicdl.asp?gid=516

Which is behind the Order of Battle: World War II entry in members (it's free to get from the store..)

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by bru888 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:59 pm

Shards, maybe it's me, but you know that I am only trying to be helpful, as always.

If you are talking about this link in Slitherine's member area:
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It takes you (that is, me) here:
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Clicking "Downloads" at the top of that screen takes you (me) here:
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Which is not what we want. Oh, what if I need to register that link? So I try to do so by entering my latest serial number (Sandstorm), which is unsuccessful:
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Now, if I am having these difficulties, is it because I am looking in the wrong spot on the Slitherine member area, or maybe my game registration/configuration is flawed? What does that section of the Slitherine member area look like to you guys and/or can you point to where you would obtain patch 6.1.9 therein?
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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by Shards » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:07 pm

Well, you've spotted one key issue, that Downloads page should have 6.1.9 on it :)

I can't experiment with this, but what happens if you "buy" the base game for free? Does it change the members page for you at all?

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by bru888 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:09 pm

Okay, I just discovered the answer. One must be already logged in to the member area to follow your link, Shards.

So this is what I did, and when I did it, it came back to me because I noticed this before. Right now, I am logged onto the forum, obviously, but I had purposely logged out and closed my browser, then signed on again here.

When I click your link the first time, I get this screen:
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As I described above, when I log onto that screen, I go here:
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Which fails for the reasons shown above.

HOWEVER, if I NOW leave that page and I click your link AGAIN, I go directly here:
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Which is where we want to be. But, how many people are confused by this in this manner? Heck, I've been through this several times myself and I keep forgetting and getting confused.

For one thing, do you see the difference from Matrix's member area and Slitherine's? Matrix has that "Members Only Download" link; why not Slitherine?

So when you provide that link to the Slitherine members area in a post, it's not ideal in that just using that link does not get one there unless one is already logged into your member area, and you don't provide links to patches there. One must know the specific URL to get to the patches and must be already logged in to the members area.

And yes, for a patch, why not just provide it right on the game page? I can see using member areas for the game installation files, but patches should not require much security, I don't think.

Again, you are in charge, of course. These are just helpful comments but you can see, every time you release new DLC, upgrades, or patches, you have users like Juansana (and me) scratching our heads.

(This time, I'm taking notes, though. :wink: )
- Bru

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by bru888 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:31 pm

Follow up to what I just said: All that has to happen to invalidate that link is to just close the browser. When I open it up again, I am still logged on here as bru888 but I am not logged onto the member area. When I click your link, I must log in separately to the member area and then remember to then leave that page, go to your link, and click it for the second time. That's when it takes me to the page which you intend.

EDIT: Heh, your friend seems to be aware of this and takes the easy way out. :wink:
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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by Shards » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:44 am

Thanks, as always, for the amazing pictorial guide Bru :)

I am genuinely not the master of all the in's and out's of our two websites. I'll ask internally to find out if we could be communicating the locations of these downloads better

Ta!

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by steevodeevo » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:39 pm

Shards, are you able to say how the Devs fixed the video hitching on the new animated intro a short while back with the latest patch iterations?

I know all folks didn't have this problem, it was with a minority, but my intro video was terrible, the stutter made it unwatchable, however the most recent major patch (couple of months back?) simply and miraculously fixed it.

When I originally reported it I recall someone suggesting it may have been a problem with my sound device or drivers. I have the latest drivers I can apply but my card is a little old.

The reason I ask is I'm also playing another game, an RPG, which is also written in Unity and im getting the same sort of hitching, which I'm convinced is linked to sound.

It would be terrific if I could pass on some helpful advice or even hook up the sound guys from OOB and my other game. It's also a small company, in their case a crowd funded product, and have finite resources, so they tend to gratefully accept any help they can get, they're a really cool and humble team.

I haven't sought their permission to link you up, but it just seems worth exploring as again a small minority of players of this game are tortured by stutter that the Devs are struggling with and feels very similar to what I was getting.

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by Shards » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:43 am

Hi,

Previously, the video was playing using an old Unity UI element. We updated it to use the new VideoPlayer component

Thanks!

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by steevodeevo » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:08 pm

thanks Shards

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by Fedem » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:01 am

Hi Guys, Is the Patch also for 64 bits. Currently when I open the game I have the 6.1.7 64 bits version.

Tks!!

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by bru888 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:06 pm

Fedem wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:01 am
Hi Guys, Is the Patch also for 64 bits. Currently when I open the game I have the 6.1.7 64 bits version.

Tks!!
I can confirm from personal experience that this patch updates the 6.1.7 64-bit version but you ask a good question. What about the PC 32-bit version which is still around?
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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by VPaulus » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:20 am

bru888 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:06 pm
What about the PC 32-bit version which is still around?
It's a separate download:

http://ftp.us.matrixgames.com/pub/Order ... v6.1.9.zip

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Re: Order of Battle - 6.1.9

Post by Fedem » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:41 pm

So. Just to be sure. The 64 bits version is the one of 12 June of 638.23MB right?

Tks for the help!

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