New EE2 YouTube videos:
How To Use Priests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoHg-5W1EjU
King of the Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwzYOQ2IrNM
More to come everyday at 18:00: https://www.youtube.com/user/LeaderEE2/videos
Unofficial Patch 1.5 has reached 200 000 unique downloads, since 03.08.2014. A single IP address is counted 1 time per day. The real number is probably higher (different sources). Minor Update installations are not counted. https://ee2.eu/patch
Strategic Bombing Doctrine - Empire Earth II Multiplayer Gameplay - YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMRgifZ8BUs
Minor Update 157036 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#157036
Empire Earth 2 Gold Edition is on -66% sale on: https://www.gog.com/game/empire_earth_2_gold
The Official Download Page of Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been updated! Check it out: https://www.ee2.eu/patch/ :)
The #🏀multiplayer-lobby channel on Discord did not show the correct number of players online in topic. It's because 29.05.2020 @Discord changed rate limits to: "2 updates per 10 minutes".
Our Bot has been updated, but the list of players will be updated with 5-8 mins delay :(
Windows 10 ver. 2004 (build 19041) has just been released.
Unofficial Patch 1.5 is compatible with this version of Windows since update 157035 (released in April 2020). Please read the following article to learn how to enable a fix for "max. ~64 FPS" bug: https://www.ee2.eu/help/#64fpsbug
Unfortunately, there will be no Minor Update in May 2020. It's because (for now) there are only 2 changes, and I have to test few other things. So 157036 is delayed to June 2020. Upcoming fixes are described here:
Read about EE2 & UP1.5 on Hardcore Gaming 101: http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/empire-earth-2/
Weird Game - Empire Earth II Multiplayer Gameplay YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4-qW3E6NrQ
It seems like I accidentally forced the installation of 157035 even for users with 157034 (instead of 157023 and older, as planned). Fixed now. For my surprise, it didn't cause any problems with stability: https://www.ee2.eu/statistics/?period=7d#launchstats (30 April, the number of launches isn't lower).
Due to increasing fragmentation of UP1.5 versions and users who are not aware about new updates (notifications weren't that good back then), we decided to force installation of the newest version for users with 157023 and older ( https://www.ee2.eu/patch/changes/#157023 ). Also improves security.
Server OS re-install completed! EE2.eu is now running on Ubuntu Server 20.04. The Server might be restarted several more times today (in case something requires fixing). For now it seems like the Multiplayer Lobby integration with Discord doesn't work.
Today (27.04.2020) between 04:30 CET to 09:00 CET all EE2.eu services will be unavailable, due to a scheduled OS upgrade to Ubuntu Server 20.04.
Minor Update 157035 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#157035
A new option is available in UP1.5 Settings after this update: "Remove 100 FPS limit (BETA)".
How to fix max ~64 FPS bug in Empire Earth II on Windows 10 ver. 2004 (build 19041) with NVIDIA GPU?
Help page: https://ee2.eu/help/#64fpsbug
Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-1FNJTeXfs
Fun With Dad - Empire Earth II Multiplayer Gameplay YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNNZqdf00lg
Minor Update 157034 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#157034
World Map - Empire Earth II Multiplayer Gameplay YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEa_ff11oDU
EE2 closes on launch, but the expansion pack works fine?
FATAL PROBLEM: -> Can't open main game directory. Make sure your "My Documents" folder is available.
According to the UP1.5 Usage Statistics, yesterday (04.04.2020) the game was started 2176 times, from 1158 unique users. It has crashed with "Unhandled Exception" error 20 times, which is only 0.91%. It shows how important are "under the hood", not noticeable changes in UP1.5.
Zootopia - Empire Earth II Multiplayer Gameplay YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5fhpKfmR74
Evil Plan - Empire Earth II Multiplayer Gameplay YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Ad2zhrJvI
Today (21.03.2020) there were over 112 players online on the Multiplayer Lobby. Due to heavy Server load, I was forced to prepare a Lobby update to reduce the number of database queries (cache instead of individual). For that, lobby will be restarted at night or in the morning.
Minor Update 157033 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#157033
#Coronavirus made EE2.eu Multiplayer Lobby as active as never before. On 15th of March 2020 at 21:00 we had max. 75 players online at the same time. The previous best activity (before pandemic) was on 27th December 2017 with only 38 players online.
For all shit-talkers, who after so many years with Unofficial Patches for EE2 still don't trust it, and even dare to insult on the Support Chat - here is a response from Microsoft regarding the latest false-positive detections of EE2.exe and EE2X.exe in Windows Defender:
The Support Chat from UP1.5 Launcher has been integrated with a #❓-support-chat channel on Discord! This will speed up helping process, and prevent fragmentation. You can join our Discord at: https://www.ee2.eu/discord/
Changes in the Ministry of Game Affairs since 07.03.2020: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=25507#p25507
- Department of History. New Minister: Laetitian.
Multiplayer Lobby - Audio Taunts for certain messages - additional information & a list of taunts: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=5314
Minor Update 157031 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#157031
An old RTS game from 2005: Empire Earth 2 & Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy with Unofficial Patch 1.5 supports the Tobii Eye Tracker devices for panning the screen when looking at the edge/corner of the screen. Learn more at: https://www.ee2.eu/blog/018-tobii-eye-tracker-in-empire-earth-2.php
On 27th of January 2020 - Minor Update 157030 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#157030
MULTIPLAYER: Jokes (or rather insults) against Chinese players with messages about the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV will be awarded with 3 months ban. No discussion, no approval of Department of Justice needed.
Minor Update 157028 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#157028
Wilparra Gets Super ICBMed in a Game with "No Nukes" Rule (YouTube video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzInXYDxI6Y