New release: r3392 4th Multiplayer Demo

Thank you all for your patience! After three weeks of tireless work by our beta testers we are finally ready to bring you the 4th Multiplayer Demo. You can find it on the downloads page.

We now have a total of 18 languages supported, with 5 new translations added in this update (Estonian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian). Thank you to all our translators who put so much effort into ensuring the game can be enjoyed by everyone.

A huge thank you to our beta testers, they helped find over 30 bugs! Thanks also to community map makers, because of them this release has 92 multiplayer maps (our first release had just 21).

Major changes:

  • AI can build a small village to make food (we haven’t done the military side yet)
  • Minimap preview in the lobby showing which player has selected each location
  • Player names are colored (plus general support for color coding chat messages)
  • Road/field plans appear instantly in multiplayer regardless of network delay (houses coming soon too)
  • Smarter deliveries and build queues, now the closest labourer/serf will always take the job
  • High quality shadows for units and trees (houses not working yet)
  • Support for smaller resolutions (1024×576, 1024×600, 1280×720, etc.)
  • Faster loading (should mean less players are dropped due to loading taking too long)
  • You can only run one copy of the application at once to prevent multiplayer cheating
  • Road/house plans only appear for allies to prevent multiplayer cheating by blocking your enemy
  • Smoother speed up
  • Archers are a bit less powerful
  • 5 new translations: Estonian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian
  • 44 new multiplayer maps (92 total)
  • Existing maps improved and fixed
  • Error reporting now uses madExcept which lets you send the crash report to us easily and gives us better information about the crash
  • Our master server records which multiplayer maps are played, so we can add features to this site like “top 10 maps list” (coming soon!)

We hope you enjoy the new version! Please report any issues to us 🙂
Lewin and Krom.

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