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Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Tue, 19 April 2011 13:31
Dear Memoir '44 Online Officers:

We are happy to report that we released version Beta 23 of the software.

As you will see, this release was worth the extra delay: it includes ton of new stuff, as well as numerous fixes!

Survive the bitterest Eastern Front battles and...

We released two additional Eastern Front scenarios: "Breakout To Lisyanka" and the long-awaited, "Red Barricades Factory Complex" battle of Stalingrad. Will you be able to take these snipers out, or will you go mad trying?

...enter into the hell of the Pacific Jungles!

The Marines have landed in the Pacific, and they've come in force! No less than four scenarios from the Pacific Theater are introduced in this version: "Wake Island", "Matanikau River", "Slopes of Mount Austen" and "Guam Landings". Make sure you study the rules of the US Marines and the Japanese Imperial Army before land on these bloody beaches!

New Officer Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel

The introduction of the first Pacific Theater scenarios finally allows us to enable the next Officer Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel (LTC). As usual, you will find hints about the promotion conditions on the game Web site at:
http://www.memoir44-online.com/officer

Lots and lots of fixes and improvements!

Not only does this version bring you 6 new scenarios, but as we inch closer to the official release, we've also managed to squeeze in a very large number of improvements (about 60 of them!). Some are bug and crash fixes, others improvements to the user interface. You will probably notice them here and there: small details that make everyone's life easier, from the cadets to the veterans.

A complete list is provided below.

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...

As was started with this version, we are going to keep on working providing the final polish of the graphics and user interface elements we want to have in place for 1.0. Improving the experience for beginning players, especially those that are new to Memoir '44, will be an important part of this work.

All did not go as planned and hoped for, however. Otherwise, it wouldn't be software! Sad Version 1.1 of the Memoir '44 Editor was delayed and could not ship last week as we had initially hoped to, because of an unexpected issue with the Windows installer. But do not worry - we are getting there!

Reminder: Due to a series of internal scheduling constraints, the next update will be released in 3 weeks. Hopefully the current version and new scenarios should keep you busy till then!

How to upgrade?

It is quite easy, simply launch the game. After you log in, it will automatically 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:

- [Feature] Add the Lieutenant-Colonel rank
- [Scenario] Breakout To Lisyanka
- [Scenario] Red Barricades Factory Complex
- [Scenario] Wake Island
- [Scenario] Matanikau River
- [Scenario] Slopes of Mount Austen
- [Scenario] Guam Landings
- [Manual Ambush] crash in beta 22
- [Ambush] crashes if it triggers the end of the game
- [Crash] Ambush can trigger an exception after the game is over
- [Sniper]'s death should not play the medal animation
- [Crash] during retreat
- [Crash] Once in AAR view, game messages keep coming in, and can lead to a crash
- [Ski troops / Firefight] Ski troops should not be allowed to fire 3 hex away during Firefight
- [Russian Commissar / Ambush] Ambush card can be placed under the Russian Commissar token
- [Russian Commissar] should count the card under the chip
- [Frozen river] medal goes to the wrong player's medals victory track
- [Air Power as Artillery Bombard] can throw an Exception server-side
- [Resume] Resuming during a Counter-Attack turn could produce a game error
- [Resume] Russian commander is not resumed
- [Resume] Counter-attack after a resume does not work
- [Resume] Resuming a 2 players game needs a synchronization waiting state
- Retreat flag does not always pop up a dialog to the retreating player
- [Unknown Error] while in the lobby
- [UI] deleting across a newline in textarea produces an exception freezing the UI.
- [Engineers] must have engineers badges
- Allies on top screw-up section cards AND retreats
- [Equipment packs] medals should be displayed with an Axis image on the Axis side
- [BEL / Erg] BEL should allow Take Ground
- [Lobby / French] Sorting scenarios leave Evasion à Klin at the bottom of the list
- [AAR] Achievement logo is not centered in its square background
- [AAR] Robot must not take-over
- [Counter-attack] Right-click on the pile of cards should show the actual action
- [Expert] crash in AbstractUnit.getItems
- [Expert] once Ambush counter-attacked, the attacker cannot play
- [Expert] Add all remaining nation minis (Russians, Japanese and Brits)
- [Robot] Crash while choosing a card to play
- [Robot] plays Firefight, has targets, but does not attack
- [Robot] Crash during an Armor Overrun on a minefield
- [Robot] freezes when Engineers move into wires and battle
- [Robot] should not play an Ambush that rolls 0 dice
- [Usability] stop moving cards around when clicking quickly on them (missed double-click)
- [Usability] In the Login screen, tell player to re-use their DoW Online login name and password
- [Usability] When not connected to the Internet, use an explanatory error message instead of complaining about an invalid password
- [Scenario] [Le Chaudron] French texts of the scenario must be updated
- [Scenario] [Breakout at Klin] needs a new type of medal
- [Scenario] [Breakout at Klin] Village medals should be group medals
- [Scenario] [Suomussalmi] AIR_POWER_AS_ARTILLERY_BOMBARD gets the answer GameErrorRequest
- [Scenario] [Juno beach] map preview is empty
- [Scenario] [Red barricade] Snipers are written on the board
- [Feature] Sniper
- [Feature] WinterRavine
- [Feature] Exit with 2 points for infantry, 1 point for armor
- [Feature] Japanese Infantry
- [Feature] US Marines Gung-Ho
- [Feature] Jungle
- [Feature] Fordable Stream
- [Feature] Rice Paddies

And as always:

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

Also, a special thumbs-up to all the players who participated to the Load Test. It was fun and very useful!

Make sure you stay tuned on this forum.

And above all, have fun!

The Memoir '44 High Command at Days of Wonder Headquarters

[Updated on: Tue, 19 April 2011 15:29]

      
ChizelMonkee
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Tue, 19 April 2011 14:23
You guys rock!

Seriously!

Keep the good stuff coming . . . Cool
      
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Tue, 19 April 2011 15:27
If you have difficulties downloading the new version for one reason or another, you can try our alternate download server:

- Windows: http://downloads.daysofwonder.com/m44/M44Online_1_0-beta23.e xe
- Mac: http://downloads.daysofwonder.com/m44/M44Online_1_0-beta23.d mg
- Linux: http://downloads.daysofwonder.com/m44/M44Online_1_0-beta23.s h

Hope this helps,

Yann

[Updated on: Tue, 19 April 2011 17:53]

      
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Tue, 19 April 2011 16:17
I hate coming up with this again, I know that you are really doing your best, but when could we see the very next version of the Editor? Very Happy

BTW, good to see the Marines on board...

[Updated on: Tue, 19 April 2011 16:17]

      
Yann
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Tue, 19 April 2011 16:51
nemesszili écrit le Tue, 19 April 2011 16:17

I hate coming up with this again, I know that you are really doing your best, but when could we see the very next version of the Editor? Very Happy

As explained, we were delayed last week. You should have it either this week or the next. Stay tuned.

Thanks for your patience,

Yann
      
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Tue, 19 April 2011 22:14
I am not seeing the gain/loss of ranking points shown in the AAR screen at the end of a battle.

Is this a bug (and should be reported) or a new feature. If the latter where does one now find the gain/loss of points for the scenario/battle?
      
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Wed, 20 April 2011 17:51
BREAKOUT AT LISYANKA USES RUSSIAN COMMAND RULES

BUT IT SHOULD NOT! Evil or Very Mad

Which explains the 7% success rate I guess

[Updated on: Thu, 21 April 2011 08:51] by Moderator

      
Erik Uitdebroeck
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Wed, 20 April 2011 19:14
Thanks, DoW.
      
john
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Wed, 20 April 2011 20:51
PFC Jökull wrote on Wed, 20 April 2011 08:51

BREAKOUT AT LISYANKA USES RUSSIAN COMMAND RULES

BUT IT SHOULD NOT! Evil or Very Mad



Not anymore.
Thanks for finding this bug.
      
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Thu, 21 April 2011 01:05
Phread wrote on Tue, 19 April 2011 13:14

I am not seeing the gain/loss of ranking points shown in the AAR screen at the end of a battle.

Is this a bug (and should be reported) or a new feature. If the latter where does one now find the gain/loss of points for the scenario/battle?



The display of Skill Points gained or lost in a game was creating more confusion and frustration than good, so we made the decision to remove it from from the end-of-game Summary screen. You can still check your current Skill value in your Officer Records, however, and see the Skill of other players when you select their name in the Headquarters screen.

Note that we are still not satisfied with the way our Skill system works right now, so this will likely change at a later point; we have been kicking around some alternative ideas internally, to provide for a more interesting game experience for competitive players. But this won't happen until sometime after 1.0 ships.

For now our sole focus needs to remain on preparing 1.0 for release.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.
      
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Thu, 21 April 2011 01:22
When 1.0 is released will all our achievements and/ or ingots reset?

That would be bad
      
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Thu, 21 April 2011 03:29
eric wrote on Thu, 21 April 2011 11:05

Phread wrote on Tue, 19 April 2011 13:14

I am not seeing the gain/loss of ranking points shown in the AAR screen at the end of a battle.

Is this a bug (and should be reported) or a new feature. If the latter where does one now find the gain/loss of points for the scenario/battle?



The display of Skill Points gained or lost in a game was creating more confusion and frustration than good, so we made the decision to remove it from from the end-of-game Summary screen. You can still check your current Skill value in your Officer Records, however, and see the Skill of other players when you select their name in the Headquarters screen.

Note that we are still not satisfied with the way our Skill system works right now, so this will likely change at a later point; we have been kicking around some alternative ideas internally, to provide for a more interesting game experience for competitive players. But this won't happen until sometime after 1.0 ships.

For now our sole focus needs to remain on preparing 1.0 for release.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.


Thank you for the explanation Eric.

I know I where I can find my points tally and current rank - what I miss is the gain/loss shown after each scenario.
I know it is (often) frustrating to see the huge loss after losing to narrow battle to a much lower ranked opponent but it also satisfying to have played the underdog, won and gained points. I miss that.
      
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Thu, 21 April 2011 04:09
GhostBrigades19 wrote on Wed, 20 April 2011 16:22

When 1.0 is released will all our achievements and/ or ingots reset?

That would be bad


No they will not.

And yes, this would be bad. Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Thu, 21 April 2011 04:58
Regular US Army dudes are a little to good at Mt Austen.

They are as good as Marines, but alas they shouldn't be.

Makes the Japs that much better. Evil or Very Mad

Loose the Marine rules for the US at Mt. Austen

[Updated on: Thu, 21 April 2011 08:51] by Moderator

      
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Thu, 21 April 2011 17:01
PFC Jökull wrote on Wed, 20 April 2011 19:58

Regular US Army dudes are a little to good at Mt Austen.

They are as good as Marines, but alas they shouldn't be.

Makes the Japs that much better. Evil or Very Mad

Loose the Marine rules for the US at Mt. Austen

First:
Please stop double posting. This way, there is no need to "double answer".

Second:
There was some confusion between which version of the scenario to implement. (Pacific Theater or Air Pack)
We used the Air Pack version. We have decided to revert back to the Pacific Theater version.
Thanks for spotting the problem.

[Updated on: Thu, 21 April 2011 19:30]

      
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Re:Memoir '44 Online Beta 23 Fri, 22 April 2011 04:15
I like the tweaked layout, but still want the arrows back instead of the big X, it sits right under the window x and is distracting to click on an X and hoping not to close out the program.

      
    
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