Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

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Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by AlbertoC » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:30 pm

We are releasing a new update for Order of Battle, bringing the game to version 8.5.4.

This one is a bit of a surprise: it introduces the Slitherine Tournament System to Order of Battle. What is it? It is a system for automated tournament management. We fully intend to make use of it in the future, but first we will need to test it. Expect news about this very soon.

If you have the Slitherine version but find that your Check for Updates button is missing, then please download the patch from the website here: viewtopic.php?p=866976#p866976

Changelog:

UPDATES
• Added new Russian Music
• Added support for future PBEM Multiplayer Tournaments
• Added new Trophy icons to games list for PBEM tournament games
• Added PBEM game turn to PBEM game list
• Added support for Steam Cloud
• Removed restriction on Zundapp for Editor
BUG FIXES
• Fix for Turn Start Triggers firing extra times at scenario end
• Fix for Objectives Labels remaining visible after deactivation
PBEM Multiplayer takes you to the game list instead of Main Menu after ending turn
• Fix for Timed out games appear as awaiting opponent in game list
• Elite Air Groups Spec was too generous (Gave 3 x 3 stars rather than 2 x 3 stars as stated)
• Fix for units with zero XP showing half a star of xp
DATA/TEXT
• various unit data fixes
• several text fixes
• fixed entries for WaffenSS to support camo skins
RED STAR
• scn Moscow, added missing pic
RED STEEL
• scn Kholm: spec points on early victory added
• scn Winterstorm: AI supply loss fixed
UI
• added few MP icons

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by GabeKnight » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:52 pm

Nice, updates...
AlbertoC wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:30 pm
• Removed restriction on Zundapp for Editor
Thanks for not forgetting! :D
AlbertoC wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:30 pm
BUG FIXES
• Fix for Turn Start Triggers firing extra times at scenario end
Oh yes, that explains a few things...

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by Shards » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:15 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:52 pm

Oh yes, that explains a few things...
We had to do some interesting tinkering with how OOB handles turn and scenario ends to support the tournament system. Do let us know if anything impacts any custom scenarios!

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by Brenmusik » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:27 pm

An update is announced but the button to check for it has gone and why does the website button (same screen) send me to GOG?

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by Shards » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:09 pm

Brenmusik wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:27 pm
An update is announced but the button to check for it has gone and why does the website button (same screen) send me to GOG?
That would imply that you're playing the GOG version of the game? Do you have the game installed from multiple locations?

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by OrangeA » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:17 pm

Great! doesn't seem to of updated on GOG yet but I'll get to it when it does.

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by Shards » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:29 pm

Shards wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Brenmusik wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:27 pm
An update is announced but the button to check for it has gone and why does the website button (same screen) send me to GOG?
That would imply that you're playing the GOG version of the game? Do you have the game installed from multiple locations?
If you're having any issues updating the Slitherine version from the launcher, then don't forget that you can download the patch from our website https://www.slitherine.com/game/order-o ... rld-war-ii

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by Shards » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:30 pm

OrangeA wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:17 pm
Great! doesn't seem to of updated on GOG yet but I'll get to it when it does.
You can hit the settings button and "Check for Update" on the game page of GOG Galaxy if you want to give it a nudge

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by Brenmusik » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:34 pm

Shards wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Shards wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Brenmusik wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:27 pm
An update is announced but the button to check for it has gone and why does the website button (same screen) send me to GOG?
That would imply that you're playing the GOG version of the game? Do you have the game installed from multiple locations?
If you're having any issues updating the Slitherine version from the launcher, then don't forget that you can download the patch from our website https://www.slitherine.com/game/order-o ... rld-war-ii
That is where I was trying to get to, from the start screen - because the check for update has gone from the same screen but I was being sent to GOG.
Thanks for the help.

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by richfed » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:30 pm

I have all the DLCs and updates ... Installing this new one did not work. I downloaded it from the link above. Could not find 'Order of Battle - WW2_64.exe' - I tried a couple of times; tried renaming the .exe [got a message stating there should be a Data folder next to the .exe]. ??? Didn't know what that was about. I have completely uninstalled the game and will try again from scratch. Just beware if you are trying this new patch - perhaps mine is just an isolated case.

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by richfed » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:14 am

Upon reinstalling, I have the same problem. I switched to a direct short-cut to the ww2_64.exe, rather than the install default, autorun.exe, and it works fine. Another plus, the console command to activate all the scenarios finally worked!
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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by JDLgnd » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:52 am

Thanks for the update.

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by terminator » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:59 am

Good new Russian Music! :D

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by OrangeA » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:31 am

Now I just need some more DLC or a preview of one to look forward to.

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by terminator » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:18 am

AlbertoC wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:30 pm
We are releasing a new update for Order of Battle, bringing the game to version 8.5.4.

Changelog:

BUG FIXES
• Fix for units with zero XP showing half a star of xp
This bug does not seem to be completely solved.
When you want to buy a unit that you have selected and you want to compare it to another unit, the other unit always showing half a star xp :

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by Shards » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:22 am

Thanks, looks like that edge case slipped through!

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by prattaa » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:42 pm

What is going on with the Baukommando Becker spec? It does not seem to be in the Panzerkrieg campaign.

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by robertahyuk » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:24 pm

I downloaded the patch and placed it in the patch file and opened it. Seems like the update went fine and even had my PC tech friend check it but the regular game start menu won't start the game. I had to bring up the "Quick Start" to play. When I use the regular start menu, I get this message. Tech said it might be in the patch itself. Any ideas what caused this?
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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by Shards » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:40 pm

I've seen that before when the game launcher settings have gone wrong. I'll get the team here to investigate!

Do you happen to know what game version you were on previously? 8.4.4?

Thanks

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Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.5.4 Update

Post by terminator » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:51 pm

prattaa wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:42 pm
What is going on with the Baukommando Becker spec? It does not seem to be in the Panzerkrieg campaign.
Baukommando Becker spec is not in the Panzerkrieg campaign. Baukommando Becker spec is in the Endsieg campaign.

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