Minor Update 157003 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=24273#p24273
The update improves performance in game. It's recommended to install it.
Empire Earth II - Druids Exploring - Youtube 4K video: http://youtu.be/ziWcbLSgU-w?a
Empire Earth 2 - My First Multiplayer Gameplay in 4K/UHD (3840x2160) screen resolution: http://youtu.be/L8zoOCSDMW8?a
Minor Update 157002 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=24253#p24253
EE2.eu Server address has changed. It might be needed to clear DNS cache (in case you can't access EE2eu). CMD -> "ipconfig /flushdns". It's caused by the migration at the same provider (I ordered the same service from the Black Friday promo).
A new "EE2eu SERVER Status & Loads" web page has been created. It's available at: https://www.ee2.eu/status
I also fixed website/launcher scripts downtimes everyday at ~00:08, 12:08, 03:08 CET. They were caused by database backups which locked Mysql tables for writing. Since we use InnoDB the lock has been removed and "single-transaction" added. No more lags should be noticeable :)
In last days I have detected some performance problems on the Server, possibly caused by BOTs scanning the forum. It could result in error 500x messages. From now on: forum, website, launcher and local scripts use separated PHP pools to prevent issues in important modules.
MULTIPLAYER: 29-31 October 2018: NATNeg module has been updated. The game should no longer hang for long seconds when joining rooms. Fixed an issue where NAT & MonaNAT® didn't work when joining games from invites. We have temporary enabled a BOT to detect MonaNAT® effectivity
MULTIPLAYER NEWS: We fixed an issue where NAT and MonaNAT® never worked from a game invite acceptation. Huge thanks for help in testing to Tojo and Loewenherz.
MULTIPLAYER NEWS: NATNeg module has been updated. The game should no longer hang for long seconds when joining rooms.
Der kleine Hitler (Empire Earth 2 video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSpPVypV4og
Awesome EE2 1.5 video by Alejandro Barja: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4qbbnj17JE
Read details about Unofficial Patch 1.5.7 at the EE2.eu BLOG: https://www.ee2.eu/blog/014-unofficial-patch-157.php
Minor Update 157001 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=24177#p24177
Hopefully everyone will be satisfied now. Cam Fix ver 5.1 + more middle mouse button actions, configurable by the Maximization Helper ;)
The new 1.5.7 camera is not so perfect. Seems like calculating new angles based on the original camera settings wasn't the best idea. But no worries, there will be an update fixing angles at zoom-in, and maybe zoom-out.
Tweet me what's your favorite UP1.5.7 feature! I personally love Middle Mouse Button for camera rotation and the new Cam Fix with fixed sounds when zoomed-out.
Unofficial Patch 1.5.7 has been released! Changes list: https://ee2.eu/patch/#1.5.7
The Next Big Thing Is Coming Soon.
New feature at https://t.co/yYrBOSS7kp! You can test your Internet connection and speed to the EE2.eu Server. It's only available for Multiplayer users who logged-in to the Multiplayer Lobby during last 3 days. https://www.ee2.eu/speedtest/
We have detected an issue where the number of "Units Destroyed" can be incorrectly calculated and incorrectly shown after game (on "Stats" -> "Military 1" screen -> "Units Destroyed"). The fix was already prepared and will be available in the next monthly Minor Update (156035).
Minor Update 156034 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=24151#p24151
Microsoft took crown off from my nickname "~eW`~>♔Dr.MonaLisa" on EE2 Lobby in Windows 10 1809. I'm so pissed off. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance/missing-unicode-star-after-update-to-2018-october/aa912568-6893-4788-9ce0-7f85c28df51e
Today (06.10.2018) at 10:25 - http://forum.ee2.eu has been updated to phpBB version 3.2.3.
Laptop not repaired (impossible to get GPU replacement, even from China). Getting it back on Wednesday. In 1-2 weeks Minor Update with new improvements regarding unit icons & maybe a glitch fix (for MP security reasons no public information about this glitch will be shared).
Player "Johannes" provided a new EE2 + UP1.5 installation script for Linux distributions, thanks to Lutris. Check details at: https://www.ee2.eu/linux/#lutris
Tomorrow I should know if my laptop's GPU can be repaired or not :) Meanwhile watching "Breaking Bad" TV series on Netflix for the first time.
Regarding my laptop problems... My current laptop has 32GB of RAM - increased intentionally so I could run over 5 virtual machines at the same time. It was needed for MP Lobby fixes (it had problems listing more than 4... https://www.facebook.com/eearth2/posts/2341300999245847
Of course my laptop problems don't affect EE2eu / Multiplayer Server. It will be still maintenanced and running. I just think it's fair to inform everyone what we're standing on.
The graphics card in my laptop stopped working (hardware issue) and it's not longer under warranty. I won't be able to afford a new laptop for long months (or maybe years). It happened right after I started work on the Language Changer :( I'm unable to continue work on UP1.5.
Optional Minor Update 156033 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=24115#p24115
Minor Update 156032 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=24096#p24096
The server restart scheduled on 03.09.2018 was completed today at 10:20 CEST. It was issued by the provider to apply patches for Intel's "Foreshadow" CPU vulnerability. We're sorry for the inconvenience. The Multiplayer Lobby uptime was ~2 months with no crashes :)
Did anyone experience problems with installing the latest Minor Update? Some functions and behavior has changed, so please tell me about all the problems (if any).
Minor Update 156031 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=24095#p24095
Scheduled EE2eu Server restart is planned on 03.09.2018 10:00 - 12:00 CEST. It's issued by the provider to apply patches for Intel's "Foreshadow" CPU vulnerability.