Faces of War: Retail v1.2 Patch (Beta)


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Faces of War: Patch #1

- profiles & screenshots will be placed into folder /my games/faces of war/
- now profile can be deleted from game
- some localization issues fixes
- several game crashes fixed
- many missions bugs fixed
- game will use 5 autosaves in cycle, not just one
- xfire support

Interface (single & multiplayer)
- minimap zoom-in and zoom-out
- big map (key M)
- fixed single unit selection when pause is turned on
- unmanned vehicles are shown in squad panel
- guns will have diffrent icon in squad panel
- ability to assign keys 1..9 to single units
- alternative unit selection system (available via game options)
- marked tabs in interface
- fixed: camera not following unit in direct control after save/load
- can move camera with keyboard in pause
- components that can't be repaired are marked with black color
- fixed soldiers talks on grenade throwing
- more informative unit icons in single player
- displays right amount of bazooka ammo, if soldier have panzershreck in its inventory

Interface (multiplayer)
- host name and player name are separated
- ping now shown on all clients in game and in session
- ping on all open games in lobby
- ability to change game type and map in session
- option to turn flora respawn off
- displays client disconnection reason
- message "player xxx is gone" is turned off
- statistics sorting
- statistics in cooperative for all players
- displays client's PC performance in session and in game
- ability to change password in session
- chat enchancement
. colored messages depending on sender
. private messages
. copy/paste to clipboard
- improved reinforcements panel (more useful info)
- ability to quick lock/unlock password protected session
- ability to set comment for session (select session in lobby to view it)
- ability to set up max players count in session
- displays missing mods/resources upon connection
- fixed: game crush, if all missions in lower line passed and not all missions passed in upper line

- reworked fog of war
- unlocked camera
- fixed "unable to run game" issue on some Radeons
- realistic reflections on water
- game allowed to run (after user request) if not enough video memory available

Game (single & multiplayer)
- grenade movement trail
- no ricochet for bazooka and howitzer shells
- lowered howitzer's accuracy
- lowered restitution for grenades
- sapper clear mines upon detection
- fixed fast destruction of buildings by AP shells and bazooka
- don't stand up on order "attack", if soldier can shoot from current position
- now squad follows closer to commander
- fixed installation of AT hedgehogs and dynamite
- other soldiers don't prevent coming to items or boxes
- fixed path planning for cars and cannons
- tank slowing down while crushing buildings
- soldier will not throw grenades, if he can shoot enemy or enemy is too close
- don't shoot enemy soldiers with bazooka
- fixed aiming of stationary artillery and self-propelled artillery
- no more standing corpses in water after save/load
- more realistic damage/penetration system
- improved attack point location for commands: attack, throw grenade, shoot bazooka...
- improved path planning for soldiers in covers
- improved soldiers distribution for move-to-cover command
- fixed: unable to see enemy after load, if you unit saw enemy before save (tactics difficulty)
- fixed: enemy seen in fog, however you should not see it
- fixed: planted bushes don't obscure visibility
- covers are now displayed inside buildings
- lowered ammo wasting for player units
- fixed: crushing constructions/buildings with vehicles
- fixed: soldiers in APC are killed, when APC moves through other moving objects
- changed unit appear/disappear time in fog
- fixed: unavailable places in cannons in rare cases
- constant visibility for units in buildings is turned off
- only prone covers in bushes for prone unit
- higher target priority on tanks for cannons and other tanks
- fixed: stationary mguns are very hard to disable with frag grenade or HE shell

Game (multiplayer)
- improved scoring system
- ability to set up limit on resources in game (like in Soldiers)
- new color for "call in" buttons - if unit is charged, but can't be called in due to limits, then button is red, otherwise button is gray
- more fragile tracks on tanks
- turret and engine repair is allowed
- new marking for flag zone
- in "Frontline" mode mines are deleted only in flag zone
- improved balance for "squads only" for all multiplayer modes
- new command "abandon vehicle" (Key L)
- better component-wise tank destruction in multiplayer
- new gameplay options for multiplayer:
. reinforcement - time-based, money-based with refund, money-based without refund
. intensity - low (mostly diversions), normal (battle), high (meat-grinder)
- ability to mask your field gun with bushes (new command for gun)
- ability to place soldiers in buildings' windows (multiplayer only)
- raised damage from blast wave in multiplayer

Multiplayer (technology)
- improved internet connection stability
- improved lag for fast PCs in game
- connection by IP is working now
- more options open for modding in multiplayer modes
- fixed: not a master of session on dedicated server
- fixed: client crash on connection to dedicated server
- interface lag 2x improvement in multiplayer (time between button press & action)

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