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ESOC Patch/Version history/4.x

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4.0[edit | edit source]

Balance changes[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Town Center cost decreased to 500w (down from 600w)
  • Culverin multiplier against warships increased to 12.5 (up from 10)
  • Fishing Boat cost decreased to 70w (down from 100w)
  • "Schooners" shipment effect changed from "-60% Fishing Boat cost" to "-20w Fishing Boat cost and -20% train time" (decreases train points from 25 to 20)
  • Canoe range & line-of-sight decreased from 20 and 24 to 18 and 22 respectively
  • War Canoe range & line-of-sight decreased from 30 and 34 to 25 and 29 respectively
  • "European Cannons" shipment effect changed from "+20% warship attack and +5 warship range & line-of-sight" to "+30% warship attack"
  • "Offshore Support" shipment effect changed from "+20% warship attack and +5 warship range & line-of-sight" to "+20% warship attack and +2 warship range & line-of-sight"
  • "Admiralty" shipment effect changed from increased warship build limit to "Dock warship improvements cost & train points halved"

Chinese[edit | edit source]

  • "Old Han Reforms" shipment cost removed

Germans[edit | edit source]

  • Uhlan hit points decreased to 180 (down from 185)
  • Doppelsoldner hit points increased to 240 (up from 230)

Indians[edit | edit source]

  • Sepoy hit points decreased to 180 (down from 190).
  • House: Cost decreased to 50w (down from 80w). Hit points decreased to 800 (down from 1200)

Ottomans[edit | edit source]

  • Mosque cost reverted to 100w (down from 150w)
  • Janissary hit points decreased to 210 (down from 235)
  • Janissary cost decreased to 90f-25c (down from 100f-25c)

Sioux[edit | edit source]

  • Teepee aura range (attack, hit points and gather rate) increased to 24 (up from 18)
  • Wakina Rifle speed increased to 5 (up from 4)

Spanish[edit | edit source]

  • "Spanish Gold" shipment effect replaced with: "Grants 400 coin with every shipment starting with this one." Availability changed from Industrial to Fortress Age.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Implemented network hook for both EP/TR.
  • Introduced new maps ESOC Parallel Rivers, ESOC Great Basin, ESOC Alaska, ESOC Wadmalaw (along with 12 new treasure types).
  • Updated map sets with the newly released maps.
  • Implemented King of the Hill mode on all ESOC maps.
  • Launcher: added direct link to Spectator UI Maps download into Tools.
  • Launcher: added a button for optionally launching XPMOD from EP Launcher Tools. The bundled XPMOD runs separately from both RE/EP and does not need to be manually toggled off after usage.
  • Launcher: user can now reopen the update notification window by clicking on "Updates are available".
  • Launcher: added info about current version and release channel onto the update notification window.
  • Launcher: added button for switching to EP Beta channel from within Tools. Launching on the Beta channel means that the EP Launcher will prompt you with available Beta updates and allow you to install them over the current stable production version.

Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue where games played on the ESOC Patch or Treaty Patch were not properly recognized as such on the ESOC Ladders.
  • Fixed an issue where the EP Rec Tool described outdated recs as if they were current (only a text issue).
  • If EP launcher fails to launch Treaty patch, a message will now indicate the failure.
  • Second Ibex hunt is now closer to player on ESOC Fertile Crescent.
  • Changed lightning set on ESOC Herald Island.
  • Fixed an issue where ESOC Malaysia would spawn very small in 5+ player games.
  • Various map fixes & changes for ESOC Adirondacks, ESOC Arizona, ESOC Cascade Range, ESOC Florida, ESOC Herald Island, ESOC Malaysia, ESOC Manchuria, ESOC Pampas Sierras.
  • Removed dopple effect from cow, water buffalo, yak, sacred cow (their corpses no longer show up as alive and stationary in fog of war).
  • Fixed a bug that allowed monitors to target empty TP sockets.
  • Corrected Mansabdar Howdah cost ratio.
  • Corrected Gribeauval System HC card description.
  • King's Hill fort is no longer deletable.
  • Consulate blockhouse banner armies now spawn properly.
  • Launcher: removed button linking to old update notes.
  • Fixed Surgeon is now visible under fog while acting as a treasure.
  • Fixed description of Veteran Abus Guns tech.

Map changes[edit | edit source]

  • Introduced new maps ESOC Parallel Rivers, ESOC Great Basin, ESOC Alaska, ESOC Wadmalaw.

4.0.0.1[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue with the Elo tracker code that caused all TR maps to fail loading.
  • TR recorded games will now output TR patch version.
  • EP: Schooners train point decrease effect reduced to -20% for non-Asian boats.
  • Launcher: improved support of beta version strings. Fixed an issue where the Beta channel would always recommend downloading an update. Fixed an issue where users on a Beta version wouldn't be notified of a new Production update.
  • EP: Added missing multipliers for Howdah in Guardian mode vs Villagers, Artillery, CoyoteMan.
  • EP: Fixed pop cost and added missing multipliers for Mansabdar Howdah in Guardian mode vs Villagers, Artillery.
  • EP/TR: patched security vulnerability - validate CRCs for included XS map scrips.
  • TR: various bugfixes done by NiceKING.
  • XPMOD: now based on age3f, added hook support and Discord bot support. XPMOD rooms are displayed in dark gold color. Fixed an issue where XPMOD was not installed properly for some players.
  • EP/TR: fixed Elo tracker unit being selectable with certain hotkeys.
  • Fixed a client crash when internet connection is not available.

4.1.0.0[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed Aztec Fortress Age Shaman politician description (gives 2 Travois).
  • Sowar cost to 75f/75c (down from 80f/80c), bounties adjusted, mansabdar adjusted.
  • Wakina speed to 4.5 (down from 5).
  • Asian schooner cards effect changed to -20w cost and a dock wagon.
  • European Cannons card effect changed to mimic Offshore Support card, descriptions updated.
  • Flaming Arrow now has an x7 multiplier vs ships (up from x5).
  • Spanish Gold card no longer affects Church Corselet tech.
  • Fixed Elo tracker - revert Military tag, auto-kill unit with trigger.
  • Launcher: added an option to disable lobby sharing with ESOC services (what's this?).

Map changes[edit | edit source]

  • Wadmalaw: changed starting Catamaran to a Canoe.
  • Wadmalaw: lowered sizes of hunts across the board.
  • Wadmalaw: lowered ammount of fish on the map.
  • Wadmalaw: added island hunts.
  • Wadmalaw: reduced ammount of resources gained from several treasures.
  • Wadmalaw: Villager HP treasure replaced with a wood crate treasure.
  • Wadmalaw: Adjusted player positions in 3+ player games.

4.2.0.0[edit | edit source]

Balance changes[edit | edit source]

  • Added required placement distance of 15 between individual teepees. This distance is visually indicated when placing a new teepee.
  • Teepee initial build limit reverted to 10 (up from 6).
  • Nomadic Expansion card reverted to increase teepee build limit by 10 (up from 6).
  • Mustangs card now decreases cavalry cost by 15% (up from 10%).
  • Wakina speed reverted to 4 (down from 4.5).

Map changes[edit | edit source]

  • ESOC Malaysia: fixed an issue where the homecity water flag would not spawn for a player. Adjusted resource balance.
  • ESOC Wadmalaw: fixed an issue where livestock would not spawn for a player.
  • ESOC Paralel Rivers: adjusted resource balance, removed gold mines from the map.
  • ESOC Great Basin: slightly increased number of treasures on the map.

Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Adjusted Cherry Orchard and Mango Grove placement obstruction radius to make them replaceable on the same spot. Added visual indication of obstruction radius.
  • Improved obstruction error message for buildings with crops/gatherers around them.
  • Docks now respect the restricted build radius during the treaty period.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Iroquois War Hut Big Button tech Lacrosse to not increase the range of Tomahawks.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mountain Warrior card to not double the amount of resources gained from treasures.
  • Caravel, Galleon, Galley default attack range reverted to the correct value 20 (from 18).
  • Fixed Tomahawk's ability to build after sending Battlefield Construction.
  • Fixed Veteran Abus Gun tech to increase range properly for Stagger/Defend mode.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Added custom images for ESOC maps to easily distinguish them while in a game room. Custom ESOC map images are also installed for use outside of EP.

EP launcher[edit | edit source]

  • Upon opening the EP Launcher, compatibility flags of all custom game executables are now automatically configured. For some users, this should solve all of performance issues, bugs in game settings, and the occasional "Application Not Responding" alerts. The default configuration will be set to WINXPSP3 DISABLETHEMES DISABLEDWM HIGHDPIAWARE RUNASADMIN, however, a different OS compatibility flag will be respected and not reconfigured to Win XP automatically. Additional flags will also be respected and not removed.
  • The launcher will automatically remove voobly's injected d3d9.dll file upon launch. Voobly uses this file to inject its own code into the game, but this code doesn't run properly in compatibility mode and causes all versions of the game to instantly crash.
  • The auto-update process will now automatically copy all ESOC and Blitz maps for use on the official RE patch as custom maps (this will only work when updating from EP 4.2.x onwards).
  • Improved detection of when the game is already running and cannot be currently launched, also improved some error messaging.

Anti-cheat[edit | edit source]

Installer[edit | edit source]

  • The exe installer setup now automatically attempts to activate DirectPlay, which is a legacy component required for any version of AoE3 to run, but disabled by default on most systems with OS Windows 8 or newer.
  • The installer will automatically remove voobly's injected d3d9.dll file upon install. Voobly uses this file to inject its own code into the game, but this code doesn't run properly in compatibility mode and causes all versions of the game to instantly crash.
  • The installation process will now automatically copy all ESOC and Blitz maps for use on the official RE patch as custom maps. Custom ESOC map images are also installed for use outside of EP.

4.2.1.0[edit | edit source]

  • Removed https://eso.com status check from ESO login process, thus allowing players to log onto ESO while https://eso.com is down.
  • Added support for decompressing updates in LZMA/7zip format, allowing for a substantially reduced download size of future updates (-64%).
  • Default Release Channel switched from "Production 2" to newly created "Stable".
  • Remove HIGHDPIAWARE compatibility flag from all custom executables, as it seems to cause lag for some players.
  • Release Channel should now persist upon downloading an update from a different channel than the default. This prevents the confusing message offering a "downgrade" immediately when switching to Beta channel.