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.
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