Patch 1.20

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Patch 1.20

Post by huertgenwald » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:28 pm

Unofficial announcement: It's Live !

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/PanzerCor ... e-v120.zip

Only 660 MB ! :shock: :mrgreen:

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by Resolute » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:48 pm

Noticed that the Advanced Option really do nothing when playing the East or West campaign. No matter where I put the sliders or what option I tick. It was the same in the Beta as well, was working fine for the Allied campaign but not for East or West (though have to admit I did not report it at the time *cough*).

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by huertgenwald » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:35 pm

Change History:
v1.20 – June 6th, 2013

Changes

* Option to save and watch game replays
* Option to change difficulty between scenarios in a campaign - The game now shows scenario name, difficulty and victory conditions in Messages window.
* Advanced options tab for new game. Custom difficulty settings (player/AI prestige/experience/strength modifiers, turn count modifier, AI level setting), Reform units option, Normal/limited/none randomness in combat option
* "Show All Nations" option in Purchase screen (to view and compare stats of units belonging to different nations)

Gameplay

* Prestige soft cap
* Class-specific experience effects
* Forcing enemy units to surrender earns you prestige
* Overstrength is progressively more expensive with every point applied
* Initiative heroes are limited to +1 bonus
* Entrenchment gives 2x defense bonus against ranged attacks
* Close terrain now gives +4 defense bonus to ground units vs. fighter and tactical bomber attack
* Overstrength is lost after upgrade
* Replacements come suppressed
* Train transportation takes 2 turns instead of 3
* Old rules (as in 1.14) available via UI option on advanced options tab

New units added

SAS Commando
SE Rangers
SE Airborne
SE Truck
SE M3 Halftrack
SE Lorry
SE Bren Carrier
SE Willys Jeep
SE Westland Lysander
SE Spitfire Mk.I SE Spitfire Mk.II
SE Spitfire Mk.VB
SE Spitfire Mk.IX
SE Spitfire Mk.XIV
SE Tempest Mk.V
SE Meteor Mk.III
SE P-51B Mustang
SE P-51D Mustang
SE P-51H Mustang
SE P-47B
SE P-47D
SE P-47N

Westland Lysander
Avro Anson
Willys Jeep
Lorry - changed icon
Matador
Quad
Kangaroo
Bridgelayer
Crocodile
Scorpion Tortoise
Sherman Crab
T28 Super Heavy
Calliope
Cromwell CS
Churchill AVRE
76mm Land Mattress
114mm T-27 E2
M3 75 GMC -switcher
2pdr portee
6pdr portee
Deacon
QF 25pdr AT - switcher
M3 75 GMC - switcher
Vickers AA
Crusader AA
40 mm SPAA
Battle Mk.II
Boston Mk.III
Beaufighter Mk.IF
Wellington Mk.IC
Wellington Mk.III
Wellington Mk.X
Mosquito Mk.VI S1
Mosquito Mk.VI S2
Swordfish Mk.I
Halifax Mk.II
Halifax Mk.III
Stirling Mk.III
Lancaster Mk.III
B-32 Dominator
Horsa
Hamilcar
New Zealand HW Inf 43
New Zealand Inf 43
New Zealand HW 43
Canadian Inf 43
Canadian HW 43
Free Polish Inf
Free Polish Paras
French Colonial Mnt
43 South African Inf
43 South African HW
43 Indian Inf
43 Indian HW


Captured German equipment in Allied service:

Panzer IIIF
Panzer IIIG
Panzer IIIH
Panzer IIIJ
Panzer IIIJ/1
Panzer IIIL
Panzer IIIM
Panzer IIIN
Panzer IVD
Panzer IVE
Panzer IVF
Panzer IVF/2
Panzer IVG
Panzer IVH
Panzer IVJ
Panther D
Panther A
Panther G
Tiger I
Tiger II
Maus

New city and port tiles added
Library extended with new entries

• New Modding options
* Hex action
* Param action Unit action
* Unique aux units
* exp.pzdat data file
* heroes.pzdat data file
* New options in gamerules.pzdat

• German and Russian localizations of the Library added

• Bug fixes
* Battleship animation fixed
* "camo" trait fixed

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by KeldorKatarn » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:48 pm

huertgenwald wrote:Change History:

Gameplay

* Prestige soft cap
* Class-specific experience effects
* Forcing enemy units to surrender earns you prestige
* Overstrength is progressively more expensive with every point applied
* Initiative heroes are limited to +1 bonus
* Entrenchment gives 2x defense bonus against ranged attacks
* Close terrain now gives +4 defense bonus to ground units vs. fighter and tactical bomber attack
* Overstrength is lost after upgrade
* Replacements come suppressed
* Train transportation takes 2 turns instead of 3
* Old rules (as in 1.14) available via UI option on advanced options tab
Can someone elaborate on these?

Specifically what is prestige soft cap?
How do class specific experience effects work?

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by deducter » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:58 pm

Prestige soft cap works by calculating the total prestige of all your deployed units + their overstrength cost. Units in reserve do not count. The higher this is, the less prestige you earn from everything (capturing flags, after mission).

Thus, a super elite core full of 15-strength heavy tanks and jet fighters is still invincible, but won't earn you very much prestige. I think it's 20% lower cap?

A more "historical" core of some medium/heavy tanks, some older model units, without full overstrength, will probably earn you 100% prestige.

Keep in mind that with the progressive overstrength cost, overstrengthing everything is the number one contributor to this cap. Thus, if you want to earn the maximum prestige, be careful with your overstrength choices.

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by KeldorKatarn » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:01 pm

Interesting. What about the class specific experience?

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by deducter » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:02 pm

Class experience effects is a great addition. Basically, now each 100 exp applies a certain bonus to a unit class. For infantry, for instance, it's 0.5 IN, 1 SA, 0.5 HA, 1 GD, and 1 CD. This solves the problem of infantry not getting nearly enough bonuses from experience.

Certainly classes get extra bonuses now. AT units get 2 HA per 100 exp, fighters 2 AA. Initiative bonuses have been lowered generally, so you can no longer rely on the supreme combo of crushing IN and crushing HA to destroy AI units with overstrength tanks and be almost guaranteed to take 0 losses. You'll still destroy the AI units with those tanks, but you might lose 1-2 strength points on occasion.

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by huertgenwald » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:02 pm

Where a those "Advanced Options" ? Are they only available in Allied Corps ? Can't find them.

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by KeldorKatarn » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:11 pm

Same here... also... why on earth do I suddenly have the allied Corps interface when playing the Grand Campaign? I have an allied star, the unit graphics show the allied unit screens with the little allied medal to indicate medals instead of the iron cross.... uh... I like the interace for Allied Corps, but I don't want to use it when playing the Germans... is that a bug or is this really working as designed. I even hear the Allied Corps music now when playing the GC :(

Edit: forget it, I just found out I can switch that in the main menu when starting a new game. Phew. Never new that :D Everything is ok. Except I still don't know where those advanced options are.

Edit2: Ah found it... available when starting a new game... I see. So I guess I'll play my ongoing GC42 with the old rules since I cannot change that mid-campaign and I can then switch when I start GC43?

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by KeldorKatarn » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:29 pm

One thing I'd also like to suggest: This new custom difficulty tab. Would it be possible in a future patch to integrate that if you select a basic difficulty, the sliders in the advance tab will automatically be set to what the basic difficulty represents? That way I could e.g. select Rommel, then go to advanced, and modify Rommel difficulty slightly. Instead of starting from scratch. Also that would make it a bit more obvious what the basic difficulties actually are.

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by Rudankort » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:39 pm

KeldorKatarn wrote:Edit2: Ah found it... available when starting a new game... I see. So I guess I'll play my ongoing GC42 with the old rules since I cannot change that mid-campaign and I can then switch when I start GC43?
In 1.20 you can also switch mid-scenario, use "DIFFICULTY" button on the victory screen.

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by KeldorKatarn » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:30 am

Ah nice. Just tried the replay feature too. Looks cool. One request I'd have would be... would it be possible via option for the replay system to hide undone moves? So only the final moves are shown? Sometimes it's confusing to see moves which are repeatedly undone until the final move happens. Otherwise really cool feature!

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by naturesheva » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:35 am

Can anyone help me explain more about the New Modding options:
* Hex action
* Param action Unit action
* Unique aux units


Thanks a lot ~!! :D :D

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by Razz1 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:29 am

Hex action you can tell a unit to go to a specific hex

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by Obadiah333 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:35 am

I can't get it to download. Every time I try to update the game from the ingame launcher it downloads to almost the end and then fails. I also tried downloading the zip file and the same thing happened, failed at 99% complete. Is there anywhere else I can download it at?

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by KeldorKatarn » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:55 am

keep trying the launcher. it worked after a few tries for me

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by soldier » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:32 am

Absolutely awesome guys.
Havn't tried out the patch yet but am very excited after reading some of the changes. Really happy to see experience, entrenchments and overstrength improved upon and having more custom options does'nt hurt. With these old issues addressed Panzer Corps could really shine.

Thanks again for the hard work. Looking forward to trying out the new patch and getting into Allied Corps

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by Magic1111 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:33 am

huertgenwald wrote:Change History:
v1.20 – June 6th, 2013

Changes
...

New units added
...
Panzer IIIF
Panzer IIIG
Panzer IIIH
Panzer IIIJ
Panzer IIIJ/1
Panzer IIIL
Panzer IIIM
Panzer IIIN
Panzer IVD
Panzer IVE
Panzer IVF
Panzer IVF/2
Panzer IVG
Panzer IVH
Panzer IVJ
Panther D
Panther A
Panther G
Tiger I
Tiger II
Maus
In regarding to the above listed units...

Why new units added? Because these above units are still in the game, or does it mean with "new", a new .png File? :?:

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by lordzimoa » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:54 am

Those are Axis units, Allied can capture and use in their core, so basically Axis units in Allied service if you can get hold of them and in Allied textures.

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Re: Patch 1.20

Post by huertgenwald » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:35 am

huertgenwald wrote:Where a those "Advanced Options" ? Are they only available in Allied Corps ? Can't find them.
Anyone, please ! :?:

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