I'm currently testing 156031. It includes a new anti-Scout Glitch solution which removes the "punishment" and replaces Scouts with "Temp Anti-Glitch Scouts" which can fly over buildings when needed. The only problem was game saves compatibility, so I had to keep old effect names.
Empire Earth II - Working on a new Scout Glitch fix - YouTube video: http://youtu.be/bxSZkV03Id8?a
I have good news. 6 months left until Christmas.
Server upgrade completed. There were some problems with SSL certificates around 01:30 CET, but everything is fixed now and works as intended. Since the Server address changed, it might be needed to clear DNS cache (in case you can't access EE2eu). CMD -> "ipconfig /flushdns".
We're updating Ubuntu Server version (from 16.04 to 18.04). The EE2eu IP address will change. It should be painless and unnoticeable for users.
Oops!... I did It again... Minor Update 156030 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23951#p23951
I found my old information website about UP1.5 updates: https://patch.ee2.eu/patch15-other/next-update/index.html
Unfortunately, I stopped updating it due to no visits and pointless time wasting on text-writing. Anyway, it's good to see this part of UP1.5 History :)
No Minor Update is scheduled on July. I will be improving the Server-related things instead. I won't post "what", because I'm scared of those "I know everything better" (usually Linux) players who come, give "tips", and criticize my decisions :(
Watch "Empire Earth 2- me vs computer" by Phoxtrot Gaming at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC1ThgLQRiE
Multiplayer Lobby restarts Today and Yesterday were caused by modules update.
I fixed an issue where percentage character (%) couldn't be sent in messages. Also, new accounts registration should be less problematic (prompt to change a nickname when contains illegal characters).
Optional Minor Update 156029 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23927#p23927
It should be installed only by players who use a 4k screen resolution.
The launcher won't display notifications about this update, except "Optional Update" button on top
EE2eu was sending incorrect mails after users changed their email/password for their Multiplayer Account. It contained an information that "Your updated password has been cached and is securely stored in our database". It meant to be "hashed", not "cached".
RT @EE2News: @EverythingRant You can check what time / what days the Multiplayer Lobby is the most active, by visiting: https://t.co/P4Pw2b…
RT @EverythingRant: @EE2News always having a hard time finding a match online, need more bodies in the lobby. Who wants to play!
Minor Update 156028 has been installed 361 times (by unique players) within 1 day. Not bad.
For comparing (total installations): ver. 156027 - 3728, ver. 156026 - 3438, ver. 156025 - 3848, ver. 156024 - 3855.
The Multiplayer Lobby logging-in issues Today (01.06.2018) between 06:16 to 06:40 CET were caused by MariaDB 10.3 upgrade problems. Seems like I had to run "mysql_upgrade" command after update, but noticed it too late :(
Minor Update 156028 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23907#p23907
If somebody has any ideas what I could post on the EE2eu BLOG - please feel free to send me ideas by Twitter, Facebook or Support Chat. I started playing EE2 when I was 7 and I have a lot of knowledge regarding this game, especially from the technical point of view.
Testing my new Internet upload speed (34Mb/s). Empire Earth 2 - 2v2, Epochs 6-6 | YouTube Multiplayer... http://youtu.be/hzjzbahPWeQ?a
AVAST "Antivirus" causes "Black Screen" problems on Windows 10 1803: https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/8l5vim/the_latest_update_debacle_windows_10_1803_upgrade/
UP1.5 Launcher shows warnings about problems with Avast since... 2015.
The Server was restarted today (12.05.2018 at 09:26 CET) for system updates. The Multiplayer Lobby uptime was: 1 month 24 days 2h 35min. It seems to be pretty stable now :) In October 2015 when the Server was created it used to crash every few hours.
Survival Egypt (survival game mode) for Empire Earth 2 The Art of Supremacy created by calsch03: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=5052
Optional Minor Update 156027 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23847#p23847
Minor Update 156027, scheduled for May 2018 will be Optional and will only contain Launcher/DX9 fixes.
Empire Earth 2 - 3v3, Epochs 5-5 | Multiplayer Gameplay YouTube video: http://youtu.be/yLqUiJV31dk?a
What's more enjoyable than sending as many nuclear bombers as possible, to a human enemy who's in the lower... http://youtu.be/fVXdTF1zuEI?a
Minor Update 156026 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23833#p23833
Happy Good Friday 2018!
Good news: The Windows 10 17133 fixes for Empire Earth 2 have been fully integrated with the new version of UP1.5 Launcher. The Minor Update 156026 should be released early in March (before the official Win10 17133 release).
I found a solution for Windows 10 17133 maximization problems on EE2. At the moment I'm working to integrate new fixes with the UP1.5 Launcher. The next Minor Update should be released before Windows 10 17133, so you don't need to worry about this problem anymore.
Early Warning System: Please do not update to Windows 10 1803 (build 17133) if you use an @nvidia graphics card. There is a serious problem with running EE2 in the full screen mode (unable to maximize). It doesn't affect the integrated GPU. Please wait for further information.
We have detected that the MSI Nahimic Audio software might cause EE2 to crash on start. An appropriate warning has been added to the News window in UP1.5 Launcher and will be displayed to users when process NahimicMSIAudioFX.exe is running on their system.
Empire Earth 2 Gold Edition (English version) SALE ($3,29) today on gog: https://www.gog.com/game/empire_earth_2_gold
Version 156025 has been forced for the Multiplayer Lobby. I forgot that my KeepAlive API was modified, so the update is required to prevent issues with the missing crown status information.
Optional Minor Update 156025 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23812#p23812
Happy Valentine's Day 2018!
vetinte's citizens movement (Empire Earth 2 video): http://youtu.be/i5aqX4qPj3s?a
Minor Update 156024 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23797#p23797
I was sick for a few days, so... made a nice update. Might release it today.
"Twelve prized camels have been disqualified from a beauty contest in Saudi Arabia after their owners tried to tweak their good looks with Botox.": http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42802901
So on 20th February - YouTube will disable monetization on my LeaderEE2 channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/LeaderEE2 because... I don't have 1000 subscribers... Not a big deal since it was generating only ~2-3$ per month, but still, it's so unfair...
Minor Update 156023 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23792#p23792
TUTORIAL: How to load 16 new Empire Earth 2 Single Player scenarios? https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=5035&p=23776#p23776 (available in Minor Update 1.5.6.022).