03.01.2018 19:00 - "Automatic Font Size" & 4K improvements!
Minor Update 156022 for Unofficial Patch 1.5
(released on 6th of January 2018) has a new BETA feature available: "Automatic Font Size for Screen Resolutions". For stability reasons, this option is disabled by default. Interested users should open "UP1.5 Settings" in the Launcher and check option: "Enable Automatic Font Size...".
What exactly "Automatic Font Size for Screen Resolutions" is?
The official version 1.2 of Empire Earth 2 supports only six 4:3 screen resolutions: 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1600x1200. With Unofficial Patch 1.5
you can use all possible screen resolutions (including 4K) and you can even generate Custom Screen Resolutions by the Launcher. It gives an underestimated playing experience comparing to the official version. Unfortunately, using new screen resolutions caused font size problems. On 4K displays all text in game was way too small. With new, smaller resolutions sometimes font size was too big. That's why now, after almost 4 years since Unofficial Patch 1.5 release - I designed special algorithms which generate font sizes suitable to the currently used screen resolution. It wasn't an easy task. This feature had to be integrated with the Launcher, allow compatibility between Multiplayer users. I spent hours testing different screen resolutions (on a Virtual Machine, I don't have a 4K display), limiting maximum font sizes, fixing crashes, etc. But finally, there it is!
Better 4K, FullHD and other widescreen resolutions support:
4K resolutions are finally playable. The "Automatic Font Size" takes care of displaying text with much bigger font than before. Of course all fonts have been set to keep the original scale, so the visual experience is just awesome! Nothing explains better than pictures, so compare yourself!
BEFORE - screen resolution 3840x2160 with DISABLED "Automatic Font Size":
AFTER - screen resolution 3840x2160 with ENABLED "Automatic Font Size":
Additional information about the "Automatic Font Size" option:
* This is a BETA feature which might crash on your system / selected screen resolution. If this happens, please disable this option and report the problem on the Support Chat in the Launcher.
* After you enable "Automatic Font Size" - the first game launch might take a very long time (depending on your CPU speed, new fonts are being generated). Please be patient and do not kill the game process.
* This option doesn't cause performance loss. Game lags are not related to this feature. For help, click here
With Unofficial Patch 1.5 Minor Update 156022 you can enable a new option that makes font sizes in game look good for every possible screen resolution. It's noticable especially on 4K screen resolutions.