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Yann
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M44 Online Beta 17 Thu, 10 February 2011 15:20
Dear Memoir '44 Online Officer:

We are happy to report that we released the Beta 17 version of the software.

Mediterranean Scenarios in Standard and Solo Modes!

We were successful in implementing enough rules from the Mediterranean Theater to move four scenarios to the Standard and Solo modes: "Sidi Rezegh Airfield", "Dug in at Sidi Omar", "Escape via the Coastal Road" and "Panzers versus Grants". The last one features the "Capture HQ" special rule: if the Axis player succeeds in taking the Allies HQ, the Allies player will have to play with one less Command Card!

As you will see, playing these scenarios will require you to adjust your Command style to this new Memoir '44 gaming experience. The North African Desert Rules, the British Commonwealth Forces command rules, etc. all conspire to subtly change the game. Welcome to the British contingent and their famous "Stiff Upper Lip"!

Russian Commissar in Expert Mode

In Expert Mode, you can now use the Russian Command Rules. When you create an Expert game, check the "Use Russian Commander Rules" check box in the Options panel.

To play a Command Card, simply drag-and-drop it under the Russian Commissar token. The card that was under the token prior will be played automatically.

French Version

French players (there are many of you there) will be happy to see their favorite game in their language.
Le passage au français est normalement automatique. Cependant, vous pouvez choisir votre langue en allant dans l'écran "Settings" ("Paramètres") et en redémarrant le jeu. N'hésitez pas à nous signaler tout problème de traduction qui aurait échappé à notre vigilance.
Le site Web du jeu en ligne est maintenant en français lui aussi. Bienvenue !

What's Coming Next?

First of all a BIG DISCLAIMER: This is development Software, and what is worse, Beta Software. So while we believe what follows to be the most accurate description of our development plans and status as of this date, some things might still go wrong: as a result there could still be a difference between what we plan to do and hope to accomplish at any point in time, and what we will actually be able to deliver over the next few months, in terms of timing and features…

We will keep implementing the special rules that are needed for the other Fronts. If everything goes fine, with each new version you will see more scenarios coming in the Expert mode first, then moving to the Standard and Solo modes. This is a long process, since each scenario usually features some special rules of its own, which all have to be specifically implemented.

In the meantime, enjoy the current release and keep those reports coming!

How to upgrade?

It is very simple, just launch the game. After you log in, it will detect the new version and offer to download it. Make sure you do so. Then follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

If you have problems, you can always go to http://www.memoir44-online.com and download the software again. Nothing will be lost, since all your profile is stored in your DoW Online account.

Details of improvements and bug fixes:

- New scenarios from Mediterranean Theater in Standard and Solo modes
- [Expert Mode] Russian Commissar UI
- French version
- [Expert] Create unit crashes on Windows
- [Briefing] both player can end up on the same side
- [Expert] Moving units should work like moving obstacles
- Paratroopers could drop the wrong type of troops
- [Lobby] All players showed the Expert icon in their info area
- [Expert] Chat backspace erased 2 chars
- [Expert] Dice roll but phase is still Move
- [Expert] Red barricades factory had snipers figure count
- [Expert Mode] Scenario labels were not displayed
- [UI] British army officer insignias were wrong
- [UI] Mistake in Russian lieutenant and captain insignias
- Other various fixes

And as always:

A big THANK YOU to everyone who play and/or send us bug reports.

Make sure you stay tuned on the Memoir '44 Online forum:
http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/thread/?frm_id=71

And above all, have fun!

The Memoir '44 High Command at Days of Wonder Headquarters

[Updated on: Thu, 10 February 2011 15:22]

      
gheintze
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Thu, 10 February 2011 15:57
I remember something about the allies having too many command cards in the Liberation of Paris scenario.

Has this been fixed yet? I haven't played that scenario for awhile now.

I look forward to playing the new scenarios this evening when I can get home to update the software.

I'm also looking forward to the new acheivements and promotions being released. Very Happy

Keep up the great work!

Geoff
      
EricB
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Thu, 10 February 2011 16:20
It has been fixed : Allies now start with 5 cards in hand.

Eric B.
      
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Thu, 10 February 2011 17:11
new to the game and love it (online and board) but have had a little trouble with it locking up on new maps.. thanks guys keep up the good work Very Happy
      
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Thu, 10 February 2011 17:30
Yann states:
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To play a Command Card, simply drag-and-drop it under the Russian Commissar token. The card that was under the token prior will be played automatically.


What if you want to play a COUNTER ATTACK card or a RECON-1 card?

P. 4 Eastern Expansion Rules Book
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On the Russian player's turn, in lieu of playing the Command card already committed under the Commissar Chip, the Russian player may choose to play from his hand a 'Recon 1' Command card or a 'Counter-Attack' Command card.
The Command card under the Commissar Chip is not used and remains under the token until the next turn. The Russian player may also play the Ambush card from his hand per the standard rules.


Is the software adjusted to allow this play?
      
Yann
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Thu, 10 February 2011 17:35
stevens wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 17:30

Yann states:
Quote:

To play a Command Card, simply drag-and-drop it under the Russian Commissar token. The card that was under the token prior will be played automatically.


What if you want to play a COUNTER ATTACK card or a RECON-1 card?

P. 4 Eastern Expansion Rules Book
Quote:

On the Russian player's turn, in lieu of playing the Command card already committed under the Commissar Chip, the Russian player may choose to play from his hand a 'Recon 1' Command card or a 'Counter-Attack' Command card.
The Command card under the Commissar Chip is not used and remains under the token until the next turn. The Russian player may also play the Ambush card from his hand per the standard rules.


Is the software adjusted to allow this play?

Yes it is. You just play the recon card or the counter attack as you normally do.

Yann
      
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Thu, 10 February 2011 20:37
Holy guacamole, this just keeps getting better and better.

I never got a chance to play anything other than vanilla M44 on the board ... and, now, with two children and some totally different work hours, I really don't see it ever happening.

Thanks to M44 Online, though, I can at least experience some of what I've missed. It might not be "the same," but short play times, an AI that knows the rules, and no pick-up or put-away time is the difference between playing and not playing for me.

Thanks, DoW. This is why I support your efforts.
      
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Fri, 11 February 2011 01:19
In my one experience with Beta 16 (Hellfire Pass), the game hung up twice for no apparent reason.

Has the cause of hangups like those been fixed in Beta 17?
      
eric
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Fri, 11 February 2011 01:21
I guess it depends on the hang up Embarassed (see the post on Sidi Rezegh Airfield)

[Updated on: Fri, 11 February 2011 01:21]

      
john
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Fri, 11 February 2011 03:53
sam1812 wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 16:19

In my one experience with Beta 16 (Hellfire Pass), the game hung up twice for no apparent reason.

Has the cause of hangups like those been fixed in Beta 17?


HellFire Pass? beta16?

HellFire Pass is not available in beta16 NOR beta17.
Can you still see/play HellFire Pass? If yes, something is wrong.
      
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Fri, 11 February 2011 04:54
john wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 20:53

sam1812 wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 16:19

In my one experience with Beta 16 (Hellfire Pass), the game hung up twice for no apparent reason.

Has the cause of hangups like those been fixed in Beta 17?


HellFire Pass? beta16?

HellFire Pass is not available in beta16 NOR beta17.
Can you still see/play HellFire Pass? If yes, something is wrong.



Hellfire pass is listed under the Expert scenario list...
      
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Fri, 11 February 2011 05:29
eric wrote on Thu, 10 February 2011 19:21

I guess it depends on the hang up Embarassed (see the post on Sidi Rezegh Airfield)

Well, I just played 5 games in Standard mode (including 3 plays at Coastal Road -- one of my favorites). So far, so good, for me.

Next time, I think I'll put on my crash helmet Smile and try Expert Mode.

By the way, I like the way you did the Desert Overruns. I wondered how they would work.
      
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Re:M44 Online Beta 17 Fri, 11 February 2011 17:29
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- [UI] British army officer insignias were wrong


<----------this appears to have been fixed in the game, but not in the forums Embarassed

The crown's base should point to the left.







[Updated on: Fri, 11 February 2011 17:30]

      
    
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