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Product Update - Valve
Updates to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client (in on-line mode) is restarted.

Major changes include:
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Hotfix v1.1.06b

Fixed bugs:
Multiplayer:
-Fixed a bug where instant cast spells could be casted multiple times before going on cooldown.
-After entering an online game, active effect icons appears correctly.
-Fixed a bug where the server didn't acknowledge the attack when attacking with a high attack speed.
General:
-Ray of Destruction no longer gets stuck if you fall below the minimum mana.
-The scenario saves the current map properly.
-Fixed an issue with Lady Katarina's passive skills showing up multiple times in the lower left corner.
Product Update - Valve
Updates to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client (in on-line mode) is restarted.

Major changes include:
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing v1.1.06

Known issues:
- The multiplayer game still has some issues. Please play it with a character created for the multiplayer only because data loss may occur sometimes.
Balance changes:
- Cost of inserting Essences into items rebalanced.
Fixed bugs:
Multiplayer:
- Other players' icons are grayed out while they are on different maps.
- Made some improvements to the movement prediction which should make "random teleportation" rarer.
- The network code is much more optimized with less traffic. This lowers the network related lag.
- Fixed a bug with synchronizing the enemy hitpoints.
- Fixed an issue with the quest markers remaining over people's heads even though they have disappeared from the map.
- The "Go Offline" and "Continue playing offline" functions were removed. You can only go offline if you are the server and noone has connected yet. (You can still exit and continue offline from the Main Menu of course.)
- The floating text in the game is now displayed in the client's language, not the host's.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the server to be stuck after cutscenes.
- Unit throwing and knockback works properly in multiplayer.
- Joining a game sets the town portal destination properly.
- Frost mines are no longer treated as obstacle on clients.
- Sound effects of skills are playing properly.
- Quests no longer give XP for every character in the party, only once as it should.
General:
- Sound of the Earthquake skill fixed.
- Fixed a bug with the Gluttoner Idol in the Lost Place. (It gave the Ability Points twice.)
- Fixed another issue with creating equipped items with higher level limits than the wielder.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the Marquis of Soot to fall through the roof.
- Fixed the Scholarly Ghost perk. Now it should be achievable.
- Fixed the tooltip of the Fury skill's icon in the lower left corner.
- Removed an exploit with Lady Katarina's shopping feature.
- You can no longer sell unidentified items with the Sell All button.
- Fixed an issue that could cause you to be teleported to the Lost Place even if you've already escaped once.
- Fixed an issue with saves getting corrupted in case of powering down your computer while playing.
- Quest items are no longer brought into Scenarios. (Don't worry, they will be there if you return to the Story mode!)
- Fixed an issue with the Hidden Treasure quest. If you are already stuck with that quest, you can fix it with the "/FixQuest 1" command in the chat!
- Ray of Destruction can no longer be used if you have less than 100 Mana.
- Fixed an issue with trying to use spells from out of range. Now Van Helsing should always try to get in range and then cast the spell.
New features:
- A new system of rewards for Scenarios is introduced. Killing monsters in a Scenario will now add to your Glory pool, which in turn will give you Glory points. You can spend these points on bonuses in several different areas. The Glory gathered and the bonuses bought are shared among all your characters.
- Two new Scenarios are available: the Croakwood and the Rookery.
- New shortcuts are added to Enchant/Use Laboratory ('E') and Disenchant ('D').
- Damage Per Hit values now include the potential damage from Critical Hits scaled by your Critical Chance.
- You can bind spells to the Left Mouse Button as well. These will only work if you click on a valid target or while holding down the Shift key, otherwise Van Helsing will try to move to the clicked position.
Community Announcements - Elyse_Neocore
Updates to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client (in on-line mode) is restarted.

Major changes include:

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing v1.1.08

Known issues:
- The multiplayer game still has some issues. Please play it with a character created for the multiplayer only because data loss may occur sometimes.

Fixed bugs:

- Multiplayer:
- Fixed a bug where the client could receive the Explosives Expert and the SWAG achievement.
- Activation and aggression range of the monsters decreased in multiplayer games.
- Fixed a crash when picking up loot as client.
- Passive auras couldn’t apply several times, if more than 2 player played a game.

- General:
- Fixed an item duplication issue.
- Fixed an issue that caused Helsing to get stuck in the spell casting animation if you put a spell on the left click.
- Fixed a potential memory leak with the Online characters.
- Monsters couldn’t attack you during cutscenes.
Community Announcements - Elyse_Neocore
Updates to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client (in on-line mode) is restarted.

Major changes include:

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing v1.1.07

- The multiplayer game still has some issues. Please play it with a character created for the multiplayer only because data loss may occur sometimes.


Balance changes:
- Lady Katarina’s level limit increased to 25.
- The Lifesteal mastery of the Strike skill and the Mana Leech mastery of the Shoot skill give HP/Mana per hit instead of per kill.

Fixed bugs:

- Multiplayer:
- Fixed the Ray of Destruction skill.
- Fixed a bug with the Igor traps.
- Fixed a bug where certain monsters were visible for the client before playing their appearing animation.

- General:
- Fixed an item duplication exploit with the Storage.
- Lady Katarina gets Attack Rate bonuses from items to her Melee attacks.
- Mana reducing effects affect Ray of Destruction as they should.
- Fixed some issues with the Glory system. (NOTE: If you had more Glory points than you should have due to an exploit, the upgrades and the points will be reset!)
- Fixed an issue with Auras confusing item comparison.
- Fixed an issue with saves getting corrupted when your computer crashed while the game was running.
- Fixed a bug with the elevators. You are no longer be able to move out of map.
- Made some performance improvements while running the game from Steam.
- Changed the storage method for Online Character. They are no longer disappear.
- Added some new fixes to the FixQuest command.
- The Kill Fulmigati's General quest shows the marker on the map even before you destroyed the bridge controller.
Jun 21, 2013
Community Announcements - Elyse_Neocore
Hotfix v1.1.06b

Fixed bugs:

Multiplayer:
- Fixed a bug where instant cast spells could be casted multiple times before going on cooldown.
- Fixed a bug where the server didn't acknowledge the attack when attacking with a high attack speed.
- After entering an online game, active effect icons appears correctly.

General:
- Ray of Destruction no longer gets stuck if you fall below the minimum mana.
- The scenario saves the current map properly.
- Fixed an issue with Lady Katarina's passive skills showing up multiple times in the lower left corner.
Community Announcements - Elyse_Neocore
Updates to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client (in on-line mode) is restarted.

Major changes include:

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing v1.1.06

Known issues:
-The multiplayer game still has some issues. Please play it with a character created for the multiplayer only because data loss may occur sometimes.


Balance changes:
- The cost of inserting Essences into items have been rebalanced.

Fixed bugs:

Multiplayer:
- Other players' icons are grayed out while they are on different maps.
- Made some improvements to the movement prediction which should make "random teleportation" rarer.
- The network code is much more optimized with less traffic. This lowers the network-related lag.
- Fixed a bug with synchronizing the enemy hitpoints.
- Fixed an issue with the quest markers remaining over people's heads even though they have disappeared from the map.
- The "Go Offline" and "Continue playing offline" functions were removed. You can only go offline if you are the server and noone has connected yet. (You can still exit and continue offline from the Main Menu of course.)
- The floating text in the game is now displayed in the client's language, not the host's.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the server to be stuck after cutscenes.
- Unit throwing and knockback works properly in multiplayer.
- Joining a game sets the town portal destination properly.
- Frost mines are no longer treated as obstacle on clients.
- Sound effects of skills are playing properly.
- Quests no longer give XP for every character in the party, only once as it should.

General:
- Sound of the Earthquake skill fixed.
- Fixed a bug with the Gluttoner Idol in the Lost Place. (It gave the Ability Points twice.)
- Fixed another issue with creating equipped items with higher level limits than the wielder.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the Marquis of Soot to fall through the roof.
- Fixed the Scholarly Ghost perk. Now it should be achievable.
- Fixed the tooltip of the Fury skill's icon in the lower left corner.
- Removed an exploit with Lady Katarina's shopping feature.
- You can no longer sell unidentified items with the Sell All button.
- Fixed an issue that could cause you to be teleported to the Lost Place even if you've already escaped once.
- Fixed an issue with saves getting corrupted in case of powering down your computer while playing.
- Quest items are no longer brought into Scenarios. (Don't worry, they will be there if you return to the Story mode!)
- Fixed an issue with the Hidden Treasure quest. If you are already stuck with that quest, you can fix it with the "/FixQuest 1" command in the chat!
- Ray of Destruction can no longer be used if you have less than 100 Mana.
- Fixed an issue with trying to use spells from out of range. Now Van Helsing should always try to get in range and then cast the spell.

New features:
- A new system of rewards for Scenarios is introduced. Killing monsters in a Scenario will now add to your Glory pool, which in turn will give you Glory points. You can spend these points on bonuses in several different areas. The Glory gathered and the bonuses bought are shared among all your characters.
- Two new Scenarios are available: the Gallowsbog and the Rookery.
- New shortcuts are added to Enchant/Use Laboratory ('E') and Disenchant ('D').
- Damage Per Hit values now include the potential damage from Critical Hits scaled by your Critical Chance.
- You can bind spells to the Left Mouse Button as well. These will only work if you click on a valid target or while holding down the Shift key, otherwise Van Helsing will try to move to the clicked position.
Product Update - Valve
Updates to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client (in on-line mode) is restarted.

Major changes include:

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing v1.1.05

Known issues:
The multiplayer game still has some issues. Please play it with a character created for the multiplayer only because data loss may occur sometimes.


Balance changes:
- Will-o-Wisps and Ornithopters are slightly nerfed.
- Monsters on the roof maps are slightly stronger.
- The Marquis of Soot is stronger and got some new friends.
- Igor’s range of the mine laying ability reduced.
- Some new chests added to the Industrial Port.
- Damage of Traps is scaled to Difficulty, the number of players and also as the story progresses.
- Losing Generator Capacity after a failed Siege may result in traps being destroyed randomly.
- Levels of Quests give appropriate Item rewards.
- "Point of no return" is removed from the game. You can go back to the first chapter after getting to Borgova.
- You can no longer farm for Ability Points through special conversation rewards like the Gluttoner Idol or Saffi's magic potion if you play in the Multiplayer game of someone else. You will receive such rewards only once.
- The inherent Magic Item Find bonus in Hardcore reduced.

Fixed bugs:
Multiplayer:
- Fixed a bug with the bossfight when the master died and respawned in town.
- Fixed some bugs with the game list window.
- Fixed bugs with the effects
- Made some improvements with the scripts.
- Made some optimizations in the network code.
- The amount of the XP received by killing a monster is individually calculated for each player. (I.e. killing a lower level monster with a higher level character can give XP for a lower level character on the same map.)
- The XP range has been removed. You receive the XP from the monster even if you are far away as long as you are on the same map.
- Made some countermeasures against the "file too old" bug. Backup creating checks if the previous save was correct and if it wasn't, it does not overwrite the proper game save with a broken one.
- Fixed a bug with the "Werewolf on the run" quest.
- When synchronizing with the Steam Cloud, if no appropriate save has found on the Cloud, the local version is moved to the Backup\Cloud folder.
- Synchronizing with the Steam Cloud is much safer.
- Fixed a random bug with the Multiplayer game list not showing any games even though there are available games.

General:
- Fixed a bug where the "Find the Engineer" quest got stuck.
- Fixed an issue with the experimental gate in the Abandoned Research Station.
- Spells reapply correctly when changing maps.
- Fixed a bug with the "Kill Fulmigati's General" quest.
- Fixed the spiders in the Worm's cave in the Orichalcum Mines scenario.
- Fixed a display inconsistency with Skill resets.
- Fixed an issue that caused monsters to attack during a cutscene.
- Fixed another issue where items could be dropped inside terrain objects.
- Fixed a recent bug with the one liners of the final boss.
- Fixed an issue with the Merchant in Croakwood.
- Fixed some localization issues with the Scenario mode.
- Fixed the Obsessed Alchemist hidden achievement.
- Fixed an issue with the Forge: you can no longer forge Trophies with more than 5 enchants.
- Fixed some consistency issues with the different Scenarios.
- Improved the AI of the Dreadknechts and the rats with rifles.
- Behemoths can no longer be knocked down.
- The chests give loot based on their own level.
- Fixed the 3% Life Steal for the 50 Mastery bonuses on the Occult Hunter tree.
- Fixed a missing localization string for the poodle of goo in the Rookery.
- Fixed an issue with the calculation of Mana Steal on the Character Sheet.
- Fixed a crash in the Forge window.
- Fixed the missing icon in the Achievement window for the Treasure Hunter DLC bonus.
- Fixed an issue with skill respec.
- Fixed an issue with the Ray of Destruction and switching skill sets.
- Fixed the additional levels of the Elemental Damage Skill.
- Fixed the progress window when you are invited to a bossfight in different resolutions.
- Fixed an item duplication bug with the Laboratory.
- Fixed an issue with the activation of the Mentor Perk.
- The Explosive Rounds powerup of Shoot no longer causes friendly fire.
- Some skill descriptions have been changed for better reflecting their actual effects.
- Rats in the Lair for the Clear the Tunnels quest fixed.
- The lag when changing to the Excalibur fixed.
- Fixed certain minor bonuses you could receive through conversations.
- When you leave the Secret Laboratory with the help of the Inventor the nighttime version of the Industrial Port becomes unavailable. At this point you will automatically fail "The orichalcum shipment" quest, if you haven't finished it yet.
- Fixed some issues with equipment models.

New features:
- Some new resolutions supported: 2048x1152, 2880x1620, 3200x1800 and 3840x2160.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (John Walker)

The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing wasn’t what I was expecting. And managed to continue to not be what I was expecting the further I progressed. Having somehow gained the impression (maybe imagined?) that it would be more of a straight RPG, I was surprised to find myself playing an action-RPG, very much in the mould of Titan Quest. I was further surprised when it started introducing tower defence themes. Here’s wot I think:

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Community Announcements - Elyse_Neocore
The Scenario DLC enables players to fight high-level monsters that are above the level 30 threshold throughout the new levels reachable from the Secret Lair. Additional levels will be added to the Scenario DLC throughout the year along with unique in-game items and spectacular boss fights. After future updates, players will earn ’’Heroic Deeds” to boost their character to an even more legendary status as they slay the mysterious threats to the world of Borgovia.

Good hunt, fellow Hunters!
Community Announcements - Elyse_Neocore
Updates to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client (in on-line mode) is restarted.

Major changes include:

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing v1.1.00

Known issues:
The multiplayer game still has some issues. Please play it with a character created for the multiplayer only because data loss may occur sometimes.

Balance changes:
- Lady Katarina has percentage based HP regeneration on each difficulty level.

Fixed bugs:

Multiplayer:
- Fixed an issue with Snowpelt.
- Fixed a Multiplayer-related issue with the Parry skill.
- Players cannot teleport outside the map anymore.
- Custom colors of other players work correctly.

General:
- Fixed a rare issue where Lady Katarina forgot which combat form she used last time.
- Fixed the second Set bonus of the Ravenscar Belt. (Giving some Weapon Damage bonus to a Belt doesn't really help much ;) )
- Items couldn’t get dropped inside terrain objects.
- Whirlwind Ornithopters fixed.
- Wasp Ornithopter fixed.
- Assault Ornithopter fixed.
- Some pathfinding improvements have been implemented.

New features:
- Scenario Mode is available in the game.
- Achievements got in-game icons.
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