Product Update - Valve
2013-03-25: v1.092
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- Added a Trade Post limit for patricians, based on palace upgrades and number of adult males in court
- Family dues are now given only to adult males of your family in your court, and they all receive the same share
- Patricians can no longer increase their Demesne limit with higher tier titles. However, the Doge gets +1
- Patricians who imprison or banish someone now get a tyranny opinion penalty from everyone in the whole Republic
- Patricians no longer confiscate gold from dynasty members that they banish
- Doges can no longer use the Seize Trade Post plot
- Patricians can now only use the Seize Trade Post plot on Patricians owning more Trade Posts than themselves
- The Seize Trade Post plot now always costs a small amount of money to implement
- The Holy War CB no longer works against too distant targets
- Sieging will siege back your own holdings first
- Tanistry electors are no longer de jure
- The Windows version is now large address aware
- Fix for crash on multiplayer game start on Windows 8
- Fixed a bug where a vassal of a vassal who won a war against an outside state would become a vassal of that state
- Several events, including those dealing with the creation of the Hansa, no longer require "The Republic" to trigger
- Rewrote large parts of the tutorial to be up-to-date with current features
- Fixed a problem in basic military tutorial that made it impossible to proceed past a certain stage
- Fixed a problem in basic war tutorial that made it impossible to proceed past a certain stage
- Fixed a crash in court view during observer mode
- When determining what tier a character is for the purposes of marriage, the highest ranked non-republican ruler among their close relatives is now used (so the nephew of a King would count as King tier)
- Will no longer get prestige hits for marrying below your tier unless you marry more than one level below it (so a King would get a prestige hit for marrying a Countess but not a Duchess)
- AI now takes into account both tier prestige and dynastic prestige when responding to marriage offers
- AI now takes into account prestige effects when selecting spouses for themselves and their relatives
- Exported MARRIAGE_AI_PRESTIGE_VALUE to defines.lua, this variable is a multiplier on the importance AI places on prestige when arranging marriages
- The Prestige cost for breaking a truce is now much harsher; 50% of current Prestige + 200.
- You now get a -5 Diplo penalty for five years if you break a truce
- Diplomacy View: The Piety and Prestige costs for declaring war no longer prevent you from selecting the action to see why
- The 'any_neighbor_province' trigger now works for sea zones as well
- Trade Posts dont give warscore unless the war is using an Embargo or Sieze Trade Post CB
- You now need twice as much value in a trade zone before reaching its bonus cap
- Fixed a bug where Patrician stewards would add modifiers to tax multiple times when performing the tax action
- Fixed a bug with the trigger 'is_land'
- The republican CB to seize a whole coastal county is now range dependent
- The republican CB to seize a coastal city now requires the Patrician to have a trade post there already
- Can no longer grant independence to an antipope
- Fixed a bug where de jure status of kingdoms would reset upon loading a save game
- de_jure_liege="---" now works properly in history files
- Tied bride price to total prestige gain at a ratio defined by DOWRY_MULTIPLIER in defines.lua
- Can now only ask to embargo republics with trade posts in target ruler's realm
- AI: Less willing to launch embargo wars in general, especially against rulers they like
- AI: Less willing to accept requests to embargo on opinion alone
- AI: Will now factor in strength of target when deciding on whether to accept a request to embargo
- Inherited retinues are now added to the heirs use of retinue cap
- CB types now takes ai_will_do with modifiers to modify the priority they place on a particular CB
- Fixed the birthdate of Domenico Dandolo
- Minor fixes to Alan dynasties
- Fixes to Sergiids/Spartenos names
- Corrections to various Italian characters
- Several Mamluk dynasties should now use the proper Muslim dynastic shields
- The correct event is now triggered when an old Patrician family member marries a young woman
- The Voice of Satan is now properly removed when a character is no longer possessed
- Characters will no longer hear more than one voice when possessed
- Patrician family members that are betrothed will no longer experience random marriage events
- Two additional childhood learning events are now correctly triggered for Muslims
- Added additional Komi dynasties
- Minor fixes to some Irish and Welsh characters
- Added many new Ethiopian characters
- Added Ethiopian Patriarchs
- Added Nestorian Patriarchs
- Exported chance of getting a birth trait to traits.txt files
- AI doges will no longer gift powers they want to start embargo wars if those powers would say no even when gifted
- Exported MAX_KING_TITLES_TO_CREATE, MAX_EMPIRE_TITLES_TO_CREATE, AI_EMPEROR_CREATES_KINGDOMS, NATURAL_DEATH_CHANCE_AGE_0-100, DEJURE_COUNTY_LIMIT_TO_CREATE, DEJURE_COUNTY_LIMIT_TO_USURP, EMPIRE_DEJURE_COUNTY_LIMIT_TO_CREATE, EMPIRE_DEJURE_COUNTY_LIMIT_TO_USURP, PRESTIGE_OPINION_DIV, PRESTIGE_OPINION_MAX, PIETY_OPINION_DIV, PIETY_OPINION_MAX, NAVAL_ATTRITION, ARMY_MOVEMENT_SPEED, FLEET_MOVEMENT_SPEED, AI_ASSAULT_RATIO, EMPIRE_DE_JURE_ASSIMILATION_YEARS and ALLOW_DE_JURE_ASSIMILATION_ANYWHERE to defines.lua
- Added new scripting trigger realm_size = x for checking total holdings in realm
- Added new scripting trigger realm_manpower = x for checking max manpower in realm
- dynasty = x can now be used to check for whether a character belongs to a specific dynasty
- You no longer get a claim on the Papacy if he was in a successful independence faction
- Fixed a slight bug in the claimant faction ultimatum decision
- landed_titles now takes assimilate = no, which will turn off all de jure drift (both ways) for a Kingdom or Empire level title
- Fixed a bug with Patricians revoking castles from baron vassals

Product Update - Valve
We have just made public a new version of the PC version of Tomb Raider, build 1.0.730.0. This patch will be applied by Steam automatically when you next start the game. If your game does not update, please restart the Steam client.

New fixes in 730.0:

• Upgraded the save slots from three to 99
• Introduced “Last Campsite Save”, which automatically saves your progress up to the last campsite you have visited
• Added stereoscopic 3D reticle
• Fixed issues with the discovery of the Unworthy campsite.
• Fixed a problem that occurred when traveling back to the Sacred Hall Basecamp after that story has been completed
• Fixed a playthrough stopper in Chasm Bridge
• Fixed a playthrough stopper that could occur when loading a saved game created in the Coastal Forest after upgrading the axe but before opening the gate
• The active selection in the main menu no longer changes due to the rotation of the menu itself
• Fixed Mouse and Aim Sensitivity slider settings getting rounded to coarser values on save
• Fixed a crash in multiplayer that could occur while migrating hosts
• Added functionality to activate and deactivate DLC multiplayer maps during matchmaking. Maps can also be manually activated and deactivated in the new ‘Match Making’ menu in the ‘Options’ menu.
• (DX11) Fixed a few self-shadowing artifacts in the beach
• (DX11) Various performance optimizations
• (DX11) Improved sunlight shadow quality
• (DX11) Lens flares now render correctly in stereoscopic 3D
• (DX11) Improved exclusive fullscreen <-> windowed transitions
• (DX11) Fixed occasional crash on startup related to stereoscopic detection
While we expect this patch to be an improvement for everyone, if you do have trouble with this patch and prefer to stay on the old version we made a Beta available on Steam, Build722.3, that can be used to switch back to the previous version. Please note however that you can only play multiplayer with people that share your version.

We are planning further patches beyond this one to address various issues that have come out of consumer feedback since the release of the game.
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Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret.

Product Update - Valve
DATA
  • Showcase SCUBA:
    • More forgiving alarm threshold
    • Added more hints
    • Improved scenario endings
    • More rockets for the launcher added
  • Showcase Helicopters:
    • Performance optimizations
    • Few minor tweaks
  • Showcase Vehicles:
    • More forgiving alarm threshold
    • Few minor tweaks
  • MP: Escape from Stratis
    • Fixed: Mission success after resuming game
    • 'Combat Get In' module added
    • Respawn time is now 30 seconds (was 120)
    • Improved mission endings
    • New task appears when both choppers on the airfield are destroyed
    • New mission ending "all boats and helicopters destroyed"
    • Warning hint pops up when the group leader is AI controlled
    • Patrolling Ka-60 Black now unloads troops when under fire
    • More enemies at the airfield
    • Some new map locations populated
  • MP: Headhunters
    • "Exfiltrate" task is now set as current after all targets are eliminated
    • The mission will now end when either all players are near the exfil marker or in a boat
    • 'Combat Get In' module added
    • Possible respawn desync in multiplayer fixed
  • New scenario ending screen added
  • Task notification visuals improved
  • Seagull in "BIRD", "GROUP" and "SIDE" respawn replaced by a basic spectator camera
  • Scenarios-button now always available, even when there's no content
  • Added more entries into Field Manual
  • Compass and watch re-sized
  • Ka-60 minigun now rotates
  • Ka-60 doors and glass made correctly penetrable
  • MH-9 passengers can now see the tail
  • Helicopter weapons tweaked
  • Class names for Ifrits changed to be the correct ones
  • Alamut and MX SW now have correct icons in command menu
  • Countermeasures now stored in one magazine per vehicle
  • Correct Alpha Lite logo in splash screens added
  • Most windows in houses are now destructable
  • Static weapons should be more durable, shouldn't be targetable by guided missiles and shouldn't be flippable by user action when destroyed
  • Added more camoflage selections for vests and helmets
  • Red faction uniforms have proper class names
  • Changed priorities in action menu
  • TRG iron-sights remodeled after feedback
  • Collimator sights are now default primary on combined optics (Ctrl + RMB is the default switch)
  • Camera shake on 6.5mm ammunition removed
  • Server browser UI overlapping fixed in some places
  • Squad URL is no longer automatically upper-cased (and thus broken)
  • Editor loading took long when using MX rifles - fixed
  • Added freelook in vehicles via default option
  • Correct tracer colors have been distributed among factions
  • Fish should be less inclined to travel on land
ENGINE
  • Shadow improvements implemented
  • Improved network performance (vehicles are no longer lagging as much)
  • Fixed several game crashes
  • Fixed synchronization of cargo poses in MP
  • Fixed various inventory-related bugs and crashes
  • Improved vehicle collisions
  • Grenades can no longer be thrown under water
  • Fixed airplane / helicopter camera shaking
  • Default and Development versions have different numbering to prevent incompatibilities in multiplayer

Product Update - Valve
2.0.24917.6
Critical Fixes
- Fixed end of turn game freeze

Other Fixes
- Fixed case where "Random System" used as system name
- Fixed case where AI would prefer initial ship designs
- Fixed protectorate treaties adding to player support costs
- Fixed economy value in empire manager not showing correct value

Other changes and additions:
- AI will now retreat fleets that are badly damaged in combat


The SotS2 Super-list changelog can be found here;
http://www.kerberos-productions.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=25704


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