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War2Combat 4.01 released!
« on: February 01, 2015, 12:42:07 PM »
Here's the new branch #4 of Combat, with several new ideas.
I have plans to continue developing this branch and stop 3.0 and 3.1 development.

Here's time of fast internet connections and multi-TB drives, so there's no more reason to save each Kb.
I added the campaign, all the classic and several custom maps, restored all the unit sounds and all the art.
I also decreased the wave compression ratio to get better sound.
And everything increased total size from 13 to 22 Mb.

I just didn't add sound of campaign briefings because it should request more 20+ Mb.
Also including music should request more 50+ Mb.
And including videos should reguest more 200+ Mb.

But let's go to the direction of beauty and functionality instead of smallest size.

New combat also includes War2PLoader which is autoupdated tool and that's why i can update it as fast as i wish without combat reinstalling.

2 main things are still not perfect in currently exising war2 is palette problems in windows 7 and problems in windows 8-10.
I hope to resolve these problems some day...

What's new:

    update by iL (Version 4.01)
    - Changed the concept of Combat. Some more beauty and functionality instead of smallest size.
    - Moved/changed some custom maps
    - Added built-in maps
    - Added the textures
    - Added units annoy voices and heroes voices
    - Restored AI Extended for AIE maps
    - Campaign added. Choice between violent comp AI and campaign
    - Color/icons fixes by DirectDraw for new Windows
    - "Random port" option to allow several connections from the same subnet using common external ip
    - GOW EF High by default for new installations
    - WPpatch replaced by War2PLoader: new autoupdating utility with UPNP support and more
    - Fixes and updates in installer

http://server.war2.ru/downloads/
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 12:51:04 PM »
NICEEEEEE!!!!!


Thanks  8) ;D :D
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2015, 12:53:19 PM »
this should help many with hosting, right?
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2015, 12:57:39 PM »
At least that should help those who can't config their routers if these routers support uPNP.
It will not help with other hosting problems...
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2015, 01:17:17 PM »
Nice, i have helped 10 people host again. Send me a PM of peeps who can't and i can work with them!

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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2015, 01:24:17 PM »
Just updated 401 on ftp.
Unchecked ddraw on win 8+ by default.
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2015, 02:28:54 PM »
black2pink did not work... gonna re-install and see if i did something wrong.
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2015, 02:31:45 PM »
ok.. have to manually click black2pink box during installation
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2015, 03:14:31 PM »
Congratz

Thanks iL
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2015, 08:12:54 PM »
Good work. I know a lot of our posters enjoy the online experience but there has been very many people in the past who asked me about the campaign so I am glad that is added and hopefully those who play it decide to game with us as well!
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2015, 12:39:23 AM »
Played the campaign! Good Stuff!
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2015, 01:11:57 AM »
For those who asks about something not working:

Here's the list of options with choice.
Make sure you made choice you need selecting checkboxes.
Default choice for XP is:

Should be the same for win 8

And ddraw should be switched on for win 7 by default.

You can change this default selection if you want, it will remember your choice for the time reinstall.

Also note that it will not delete directdraw (and also war2ppatcher and war2ploader) if you reinstall it unchecked with previously installed it checked to the same folder. You should uninstall and then install it again. You see a warning message about that if you try.
Maybe i'll change that in future versions.

Other options (black2pink, gateways), should be added/removed properly.
I also worry a little: i use new feature: self-made mpq packer for this version. I checked it carefully, but maybe something goes wrong with it?
Let me know if something goes wrong for you.
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2015, 10:30:08 AM »
Great job iL.
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2015, 10:53:03 AM »
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Re: War2Combat 4.01 released!
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2015, 11:26:00 AM »
maybe stop hack whit bc aka vs BHC-BUTCHER your the best admin for me  8)