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Appeal Dec 19, 2014 @ 10:21pm
Release Notes - current version 1.1.6.18976
Please find below an overview of the last versions and main fixes applied:

Hot fix Version 1.1.6.18976.

  • Fix some triggering issues with some quest's achievements
  • Fix add some missing achievements
  • Fix potential crashes when exiting the game.

Note: The game should recover the missing achievements, for those who already achieved them.

Hot fix Version 1.1.6.18970.

  • Fix the Fae fruits vanishing from backpack

  • In a specific context, if was not possible to give the Gorgor tooth to Martigar (this bug was in the original game)

  • In Motazaar, the dialogs related to the "collapsed mines" were not properly raised (was inadvertely removed during a code refactoring)

  • "Hypocondriac!" achievement was triggering at 20 instead of 100

  • The achievements counter related to the weapon merchants have been resized from 10 to 9 (actually there's one weapon merchant per district). The 10th weapon merchant is a just a 1999's myth! ;)

Hot fix Version 1.1.6.18965.

  • fix some dialog concepts were not properly properly raised: zave map, song beggar

Version 1.1.6.18964.

  • fix first platform issue in Motazaar
  • important stability improvement in the backpack/object manager (some objects could have been unexpectively deleted or the app could crash)
  • fix issues with some quest related achievements: not triggering or triggering delayed
  • fix evaluation of some achievements Supremacy, Invisible Pyrotechnician, No bullet wasted...
  • performance improvements
  • add the ability to position the achievement notifications (from the launcher settings->Steam)


Version 1.1.6.18956.

  • fix crash when entering Okasankaar region

Version 1.1.6.18955.

  • stats and achievement support
  • further optimisation on the brain manager
  • improve consistency of the the quest manager
  • fix EVD XRay mode which was broken in version 1.1.5
  • fix potential crash while interacting with the twon-ha
  • fix potential rendering crashes
  • fix issue while reloading a savegame saved with another language selected
  • fix marshes boat light platform issue
  • add an option to swap A and X buttons (as requested)

Version 1.1.5.18875

Further gameplay and stability fixes:

  • fixed: potential crash in the end game sequences
  • fixed: potential crash and performance drop in Talanzaar related to water cart
  • fixed: remove the ability to open the sunkun temple door without egar
  • fixed: some collision issues with Cutter (can now be overcomed by jumping)
  • fixed: some ammo box not reachable in Talanzaar

Version 1.1.5.18872

This quick patch includes the following fixes to version 1.1.5:

- an issue with the brain manager allowing to finish the game without finding all the mons
- a performance drop and a potential crash in Okaar and Shamazaar
- a graphics issue when switching the weapon level in 1st person using the FT 74X (flame thrower)
- a missing audio message when the advisor is locating HAWK MK8 ammo
- some missing quest reward items (mainly the remote detonators such as THNDR-STP33 and CLAPR-T)


Version 1.1.5.18871

Hot fixes of version 18870
  • fixed: an issue with thread dispatching which could decrease performance
  • fixed: a clamping issue on the water reflection


Version 1.1.5.18870


Graphics Enhancements:
  • new: unlock camera constraint in 1st person and 3rd person
  • new: unlock resolution limitations
  • new: support 21:9 resolution
  • new: extend the visibility range, reduce distant view poping artefacts
  • new: properly tweak the fog to comply with the mood of the original game
  • new: extend the skyes according the new camera range
  • new: extend the NPC visibility and activity range (together with the new camera settings and the extended view, this should let you discover some unseen aspect of the AI)
  • new: tweak the 3rd person camera settings to provide a new strategic view point
  • new: add the ability to pause the dialog to read the subtitle (by keeping pressed the main button)


Performance boost:
To compensate the unlocking of the resolution, the camera freedom and the extended visibility range, we had to focus on various optimisations which results in a noticeable performance boost specially on multithreaded machine.
  • new: multithreaded fog and water post-process
  • new: multithreaded polygon rendering
  • new: rewritting rasterizer to take advantage of SSE technology instead of MMX and making it thread independent
  • new: improved thread affinity and dispatch


Gameplay fixes
  • fixed: potential stuck in dialog (ie with zeo or zagrad)
  • fixed: transmission of the 4th mon could fail
  • fixed: minimap scaling was not resolution independent
  • fixed: can't use E character in savegame name


Graphics fixes:
  • fixed: sometimes background disappeared on specific camera angles (mainly in 1920x1080)
  • fixed: highly reduce visibility popping
  • fixed: remove artifacts related to zbuffer precision (ie visible on Cutter helmet in 1920x1080)


Crash fixes:
  • fixed: potential crash while changing world
  • fixed: potential crash while rendering shadows in 1920x1080
  • fixed: potential crash when leaving the Okaar map
  • fixed: steamCloud issue: the name of the savegame was discard by SteamServer since the file was empty

Version 1.1.4.18788

This hot-update fixes a crash occuring when changing world (aka using a Daoka). Sorry for this inconveniences.


Version 1.1.4.18786

This update fixes several crashes and stability issues (most of them needed to be fixed before enabling achievements, which are coming very soon :)

  • Fixed: potential end game crashs
  • Fixed: shadow buffer overrun may cause crash and instability on some resolution settings
  • Fixed: potential crash when exiting dialog prematurely
  • Fixed: potential crash while exiting game
  • Fixed: end combat crash
  • New: SteamCloud enabled for the savegames

Version 1.1.3.18756

This update fixed a major issue related to vsync management . The native fullscreen mode is now working as expected (should be more performant than any windowed modes)

From that version, to achieve the best performance and quality we recommend to select "native" fullscreen mode and enabling the vsync. You should have a noticeable performance gain toward the "windowless fullscreen mode".

Version 1.1.3.18753

  • Fixed: Potential crashes due to antialiasing buffer overrun
  • Fixed: Water rendering artefact due to multithreading contention
  • Fixed: On some configuration (mainly Windows 8.1), the Launcher could not display the buttons at the right position.
  • Fixed: In game music start offset and duration were incorrects
  • Improvement: Optimisation of the post process stage resulting on an overall performance improvement
  • Improvement: Integrate higher video quality (greetings to @PseudoHallogen on this one :)
  • New: Option to disable Desktop Window Manager to improve performance (thanks @VoodooMan for advice :)
  • New: Integration of Steam MiniDump support to provide us comprehensive feedback if the game crash.
  • New: Automatic in game recovering in case of a rendering crash.
  • New: Automatic saving before going through a Daoka or before playing a cinematic

Version 1.1.2.18736

  • New: Full support of Steam Overlay !!
  • New: Add option to enable or not the usage of SteamAPI (default is enabled)
  • New: Borderless fullscreen support (cefault, user can still force native fullscreen)
  • Fixed: Improve launcher compatibility issue under Windows 8.1
  • Fixed: Improve fullscreen toggle, vsync and slowdown issues related to Directdraw buffer access
  • Fixed: Sound settings no more reseted when changing map and persistent between games
  • Fixed: Refactored ingame options menu
  • Fixed: Potential crashes when leaving a map (ie end game cinematic)
  • Fixed: Save game can now be done without keyboard
  • Fixed: Various bug fixes and stability improvements

Version 1.1.0.18715

  • Fixed: Recreator was still targetting odd postions (due to compiler optimization bug)
  • Fixed: Water rendering artefacts in Okasankaar
  • Fixed: Potential crashes in Okasankaar
  • Fixed: Darosham wheel puzzle state was not restored properly
  • Fixed: Lexicon scrolling not effective
  • Fixed: Could not play in offline mode

Version 1.1.0.18714

  • Changed: Video: removing H.264 codec and revert to WMV with higher quality and correct aspect ratio

Version 1.1.0.18713

  • Fixed: Recreator location was incorrect after reload
  • Fixed: Potential crash in Okasankaar
  • Fixed: Lava platform missing in Motazaar
  • Fixed: Punch action is now triggered by the shoot button
  • Fixed: Reenforce compatibility check at startup
  • Fixed: Swim quest validation issue

Version 1.1.0.18712

  • Fix: crashes related to video playback
  • Remove Window Media Player dependencies
  • Enhanced video quality
  • Updated manual

Version 1.1.0.18711

This version provides a more effective mouse/keyboard mapping and few other changes mainly related to the input control.

  • Add: ability to select between modern or legacy Mouse/Keyboard scheme
  • Add: missing button modifier for forcing Cutter to walk
  • Add: option to Invert Camera Axis from the launcher Settings->Input->Invert Camera YAxis
  • Fix: Issue preventing Twon-Ha to jump
  • Fix: Portuguese language


Version 1.1.0.18710
  • Fixed: Can't provide Magwa to Shamaz Mazum

Version 1.1.0.18709
  • Fixed: Can't get Magwa from Logar to provide Shamaz Mazum
  • Fixed: Lexicon empty after reload
  • Update: Added the original manual to the Steam page (the manual will be update soon to match 1.1 this version)

Version 1.1.0.18708
Add verbose messagebox to notify the player if the launcher failed to create the userdata directory or to write config files.

Version 1.1.0.18707
  • Fixed: The savegame located on the slot3 won't load from the Launcher
  • Fixed: Some music transitions are incorrects
  • Improvement: Increasing the priorities of the voxel threads

Version 1.1.0.18706
  • Fixed: Potential crash when entering in the game
  • Fixed: Potential crash when triggering XRay mode
  • Fixed: Potential crash while exiting a cinematic
  • Fixed: Abnormal delay and potential crash of the gaamsav
  • Fixed: Mismatch between key M and key L on the default keyboard mapping

Version 1.1.0.18702
  • Fixed: Missing Spanish subtitles option from the Launcher
  • Fixed: Hiding Windows Media Player and allowing to skip by pressing any button

Version 1.1.0.18701
  • Fixed: Hide the News Panel
Last edited by Appeal; Apr 13, 2015 @ 7:41am
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