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War2Combat 4.2 released
« on: January 16, 2019, 02:54:11 PM »
Here's the new version of Combat, 4.2.
I actually planned to make several more improvements, but became too busy again, so not sure when i have enough time for that. So let it be here as is.

New features:

    - Added 2 versions of DirectDraw by aqrit, with autodetecting comptibility
    - Added some minor fixes for Windows 8/10 comptibility
    - Added gateways appending option to let you keep your gateways with other servers
    - Added Warcraft II map editor
    - Added War2Insight, Warvideo, War2Observe as utilities
    - Installer is not remember previous components configuration anymore, every time offering optimal configuration
    - Small fixes related to interface
    - False-positive virus detection fixed

You can donnload it from our downloads section:
http://en.war2.ru/downloads/
Or directly from ftp:
ftp://ftp.war2.ru/war2/

Waiting for your feedback for new version
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 03:02:31 PM »
 :thumbsup: thanks IL
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 07:14:17 PM »
Nice work iL
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 07:48:00 PM »
i see icons!.. good stuff. thanks
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 08:09:05 PM »
I was LITERALLY just about to buy a new laptop because as soon as i have my viewfinder over an area where there is lots of action (lots of peons mining, battles taking progress etc..) my war2 starts getting REALLY choppy. I lose A LOT of u.c. .. I can't control hardly anything. I can barely control anything.. Takes multiple clicks to complete an action that should take 1 click. I thought it was my laptop.

I was just telling mystical about it.. he's the first person I told because in the past I wasn't really trying to play competitively .. but we 1v1'd and it affected a few parts of our game. It was EXTREMELY frustrating.. but i don't like making excuses for losses so I didnt mention it..

I just played a comp stomp game on fastest .. TONS of action.. dozens of ogres in view finder attacking things.. lusting.. peons mining gold.. towers attacking .. It didn't get choppy one bit.

It might be early to tell.. but i'm thinking there's a good chance this new version fixed it.. which is pretty huge for me not only because I actually have control of what i'm doing in "high action" areas, but i might not have to buy a new laptop now... this issue has been going on for probably close to a year.. but i didnt care too much because like I said i wasnt trying to be "competitive", and I was high most of the time which also added to the "zero fucks given" mentality..

so again, thanks.
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 09:22:05 PM »
Nice! Good job thanks iL. This will be big on retaining new users. So many people probably just logged on and saw their chat box screwed up and quit the game before starting.
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 11:27:26 PM »
so yeah.. it fixed it.. played like 10 games .. streamed.. had pandora going .. no choppy issues any more. super awesome.
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 10:24:40 AM »
Nice to see it's working! And even helped with some problems!

Unfortunately i can't include cpu savior as it's still not stable.
I also didn't find some more desires for the new version we discussed last years.
This one thread only: http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,3671.0.html

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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2019, 10:41:05 AM »
some of the ddraw's is very intensive, i have a diablo one that makes war2 in a window ..its unplayable on this pc with about 30 units.

war2 and the way it used to play, takes about 300mhz + to handle a 8 player match.
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2019, 11:18:11 AM »
sounds great!! thanks for the update! :thumbsup: i updated the download link on the homepage of the site
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2019, 08:33:39 PM »
sounds great!! thanks for the update! :thumbsup: i updated the download link on the homepage of the site

Link on homepage still goes to 4.01
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2019, 03:56:41 PM »
Good news, thank you IL, I'll drink another cup of tea for that!

What about that Cyrillic encoding problem, when you should choose Russian language during the installation (installation language, not a game language) to see Cyrillic symbols properly?

Anyway, Øèðîêàÿ ýëåêòðèôèêàöèÿ þæíûõ ãóáåðíèé äàñò ìîùíûé òîë÷îê ïîäú¸ìó ñåëüñêîãî õîçÿéñòâà, like we say in Russia.
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2019, 06:36:59 PM »
What about that Cyrillic encoding problem, when you should choose Russian language during the installation (installation language, not a game language) to see Cyrillic symbols properly?
That is not a problem - that is a feature! :)
When you install combat (english version) you nay need russian fonts only if you are russian. How to check that? Check your installation language.
That behavior haven't been change since combat 3.0.0 (only versions 3.1.5 built by Lightbringer have been ignore russian font at all if i remember)
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2019, 07:46:13 PM »
я кстати не согласень @iL можно быть не русскии и знать русскии можно также хотеть играть на английском)
я на пример когда играю не могу читать и разговорить со всем потому что у меня нет русскии клиент

А я не хочу поставлят его по русскии потому что я всегда играл по английскии и тоже потому что стримлю на английском)

я поэтому пишу с латинском буквы когда с каган поговорим
no on ne vsegda spomnit i eto ne vsegda udobno chitat))))

я может быть не один но если бы это работал я бы больше с вами по русскии поговорил а не всегда по английскии)
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Re: War2Combat 4.2 released
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2019, 05:13:49 AM »
Интересный вариант! Хотя и довольно специфический, обычно русский шрифт нужен русским игрокам.
Согласен, что мне надо было лучше задокументировать этот момент со шрифтами.
В твоем случае, можно установить английскую версию war2combat, выбрав русский язык в мастере установки. Это значит, у тебя появится русский шрифт в английской версии, ты сможешь читать и писать в игре на русском.