Critical Fixes: + Fixed the crash that could occur in turn updates during AI fleet management. + Station sensor ranges are now enabled again. + Provinces are once again only visible once discovered. + Fixed known issues regarding rejoining games in the correct player slot. + Fixed the crash caused by fleets losing their supporting systems while in transit. + Enemy fleets no longer appear in the fleet manager. + Fixed an issue where ships could become stuck in a permanently spinning state. + Fixed issues relating to excessive force imparted by weapons. + Fixed the issue where clicking the menu button in the star map after entering the planet manager would lock out UI control. + Fixed the crash that could occur due to combat occurring at a star system with pending station construction.
Other Fixes: + Fixed a number of Tarka ship and module art issues. + Fixed a neutral combat issue for systems involving more than 2 players and one player is neither at war nor allied with any other. + Fixed issues where weapons were not auto-targeting planets. + Fixed known issues where combat sensor data was shared incorrectly between players. There were some diplomatic edge cases here. + Fixed an issue where too much damage was being applied in simulated combat.
Other Changes: + Drones now automatically launch from platforms. + Fleets now display sensor range bubbles once again. + Level four and five station structure values have been increased. + Added default names to AI fleets. + Added three new star maps: Duel, The Heavens and The SotsVerse.
New maps - Two Historical Siege maps - Dunnottar Castle, Castillo de Coca. - Two Deathmatch Multiplayer maps - Deadwood (4 Player), The Dead Shore (2 Player).
Miscellaneous - If selected together, mixed troop types move at the same speed when commands are issued. - Worker peasants now fight back against enemy soldiers and animals. - Can now double-click to load games.
Bug fixes - Knights correctly appear on horses when invasions attack in freebuild. - Spanish speech matches the text. - German text fixes. - Lady Catherine team colour fixed. - Military Mission 10 estate capture has been fixed.
Balancing - Wolf attack strength and hit points have been lowered.
Multiplayer - Fixes for various out-of-sync issues. - Various stability/speed improvements.
Multiplayer lobby - New Lords to choose - Lady Catherine, The Jackal, Bishop Redham, Earl Swinefoot, The Rat, The Wolf - Difficulty levels (Affects the ration levels) - Extra levels of starting gold. - All players can view advanced settings.
Audio Changes - Fire sounds added for flaming buildings as well as other burning entities. - Sounds added/tuned to harpoon launcher. - Sounds added/tuned for burning logs, including when troops are struck. - Body fall and thud sounds added for when troops fall to ground or bounce off towers (distinct effects depending on if troop type i.e. armored vs. unarmored). - Troops on fire now scream properly (and horrifically). - Many additional group troop responses added for when larger groups are ordered about (similar to when large groups are selected currently). These also include negative responses when an impossible command is issued. - Army attack screams added/tuned for when medium or very large groups are ordered to attack a target (distinct variations based on selected group size).
Critical Fixes: + Fixed issues where stations and special encounter enemies were not being removed from the game when eliminated. + Fixed the issue where existing profile names with apostrophes would cause a crash. + Fixed a crash that could occur with a neutral engagement. + Fixed a crash that could occur when upgrading stations. + Fixed known issues where colony information would not disappear for a player, preventing re-colonization and causing a crash in some cases. + Fixed the issue where moons were not listed as candidates for viable colonies. + Fixed the issue where moon climate hazard was being reported incorrectly in some cases. + Fixed excessively large station sensor ranges. + Fixed the issue where strike missions would not end automatically. + Fixed missing trade info on systems.
Other Fixes: + Fixed an issue where weapon forces were not being applied. + Fixed a rare issue ship-not-responding navigation issue. + Fixed an issue where boarding pods were causing ships to disappear. + Fixed known issues where boarding actions were not taking over ships. + Fixed some known issues regarding ship starting positions in combat. + Fixed an issue where critical hits were being incorrectly applied to drones.
Other Changes: + Accelerated combat enemy range distance has been reduced. + Reduced combat scale a bit more. + Improved station construction mission UI. + Survey missions now abort when encountering enemies at a colony.
- Network priority for projectiles is now boosted dynamically for each player's connection so that he gets those projectiles that are more important to him first (those fired by him, or at him). - Optimized render target switching to improve performance on multi-GPU setups. - Optimized screen clearing for SLI setups. Can be tuned by new cvar 'gfx_iClearBeforeRendering'. - Fixed problem with too much shadow buffer clears when using muti-threaded rendering on multi-GPU setups. - Fixed problems and crashes with several renderables in multithreaded rendering. (Note that this still an experimental feature!) - Optimized memory usage for several multiplayer characters in team modes, by reusing same texture for red and blue, with dynamic colorizing in shader. - View bobbing option now also affects weapon bobbing and weapon swaying. - Fixed auto aiming (used by gamepads) on Warship enemy, so it aims for the right spot, not the center of the ship. - Added yet another controller preset. - Added some new swim and dive animations for the player (so user-made maps can use deep water). - Controller crouch command no longer displays player list. - Fixed controller being unable to skip intro cutscene. - Errors related to microphone settings are now classified as "log", as they are not actually a problem. - Optimized lightning particle effect implementation. On average, memory consumption is reduced by 50%, and performance is increased by 30%. - Limited maximum subdivisions on lightning particles to ensure the do not exceed reasonable time and memory boundaries. - Fixed potential crash after canceling a server list query. - Added Russian localization for Santa Sammy. - Fixed game freezing on entering menus via right arrow keyboard key. - Updated in-game and in-editor console line editor to support unicode strings. - Updated slider to fade out its value when widget is not on the active menu. - Fixed graphics options defaults not resetting FOV value to default. - Aiming hint for Devastator will not be shown if the user doesn't own the Devastator scope DLC. - Fixed a possible crash occurring in a rare situation of player picking up a scaffolding pole while some client is connecting. - Fixed an issue with wrong weapon shooting placement on hands weapons if they are used after "getting up from the floor" player animation. - Fixed an issue causing Mutilator to sometimes fail to work on client if it's not rendered on server. - Console font is now an OpenType font (DejaVu Mono), instead of a fixed bitmap, thus it supports a wide range of non-ascii characters and different scaling. - Added console font scale cvar. - Disabled cheat menu access during level loading. - Fixed Khnum sliding after melee. - Fixed endless loop at game start under OpenGL; waiting for all shaders to be pretouched (which never happens in OpenGL).
Added weapon upgrades (look in Armory, upgrades are available only for permanent weapons) Changed accuracy in ui to spread, added recoil Added 4 heroes (you cannot use any other gear with Hero character) Added language selection to Options. After update it will try to automatically select your native language New weapons added: handgun Colt1911, shotgun Mossberg, SMG P90S, sniper rifle Blaser Changed Primary and Secondary weapons categories for SMG and SUPPORT Airstrikes have been added. You need Laser Designator to use airstrikes. Some scopes were improved Added voice overs to capturing flag events, communication rose, artillery strikes Weapon feedback improved Particles can now cast shadows Password protection is working for unranked games only
Bug fixes: fix for WP balance when buying supply crates fix water problems with fog particles optimized for older video cards first pass on optimizing a lag when another player joins a match added ultra to shadows quality in options crash fixes
ARMA 2 : Private Military Company version 1.02 changelog
VERSION 1.02 HIGHLIGHTS -----------------------
* Several stability and game saves fixes as well as mission tweaks * Various data fixes
Patch related informations: ---------------------------
the changelog is always approximate, we suggest You to read also CIT (Community Issue Tracker) roadmap of resolved/closed bug/feature tickets: * ARMA 2: PMC version 1.02 - http://dev-heaven.net/versions/1176
The complete list of all previous and upcoming versions and theirs progress is available on URL below (the size of page is huge so it may take while to load) http://dev-heaven.net/projects/cis/roadmap?tracker_ids%5B%5D=1&tracker_ids%5B%5D=2&tracker_ids%5B%5D=4&completed=1&with_subprojects=0&with_subprojects=1
We would like to thanks all BIF & CIT staff/mods/volunteers, whole ARMA community, our partners and everyone who helped us to release this mega-patch!
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