The EE2.eu sanctions system has been modified. Players who removed the sanctions by selecting a statement (test page: https://ee2.eu/sanctions/?testip=true ) now need to do this every 30 days. Currently Russian Federation and Belarus are sanctioned.
Minor Update 159007 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#159007
The EE2.eu Lobby has been updated to address an issue where users were unable to host new games, if their previous game didn't timeout yet after losing Internet connection. The previous game is now auto-removed on relog. Results of this fix might be unexpected!
It's 10th anniversary of the "EE2 Pirates 2013" Multiplayer Scenario release!
Minor Update 159006 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#159006
Retweet @Redaktion GameStar:
Plus - Report: Empire Earth 2 - Niemand hätte von diesem Echtzeitstrategie-Spiel einen zweiten Frühling erwartet http://dlvr.it/ShCj9c
TheKnight (VLADISLAV000001) vs Prof.Noob (Gnooty) - 1v1 match - 5th of January 2023, 20:45 CET.
May the baby born Jesus Christ bless EE2 and all players who are regularly playing the game.
A temporary fix for the missing text problem in Empire Earth II on Intel Iris Xe / Intel Arc GPUs is now available in Unofficial Patch 1.5.9.005. Learn more at: https://ee2.eu/t5672
Empire Earth II Debug Console in now available in Unofficial Patch 1.5! Learn more: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?t=5671
Minor Update 159005 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#159005
Empire Earth II - Free Camera Mode with New Hotkeys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6G12so3KaA
Watch screenshots & read about Minor Update 1.5.9.003 features at our BLOG: https://ee2.eu/blog/021-anisotropic-filtering-in-directx9
Minor Update 159003 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#159003
I have great news! The D3D9on12 bug that causes text not to be displayed in Empire Earth 2, for example on the newest Intel Iris Xe Graphics was just fixed by one of Microsoft developers! https://github.com/microsoft/D3D9On12/issues/57#event-7943572953
It will come to users with one of Windows Updates in the future.
The new EE2.eu server is located in Vienna, Austria. My previous message has a mistake. I used the German provider with a Black Friday offer, and the GeoIP database also shown the server IP as German. Sorry for the misleading information.
EE2.eu server migration completed. If have issues connecting to https://t.co/yYrBOSS7kp: click logo windows + r on your keyboard, type: "cmd", press enter, then type: "ipconfig /flushdns". The new server is located in Germany. Status: https://ee2.eu/status
EE2.eu main server migration will start today around 19:30 CET. Multiplayer users will need to re-log after the domain IP changes. A few server restarts are expected later this evening if I find that something has to be fixed.
I detected a new problem in 1.5.9 where changing the full-screen status (ALT+ENTER) might stop working after disconnecting/connecting a monitor, when the game is already running. The fix is prepared, but I need to test it locally for a few days.
Unofficial Patch 1.5.9 (minor ver. 159001) has been released to all users! Changes log: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#159001
Watch screenshots & read about 1.5.9 features at our BLOG: https://ee2.eu/blog/020-unofficial-patch-159
On November 15, Ukraine's air defense forces shot down 73 out of more than 90 enemy cruise missiles:
It proves how well-balanced the Missile Defense System in Empire Earth II 1.5 is. The interception ratio is nearly the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHFgbGtheMI
Unofficial Patch 1.5.9 will be released to all users as version 159001. It's because we still detected some small issues in the BETA version for donators. Special thanks for help in testing to users Calsh03, BlackBaroness and Hoss.
The pseudo moderator of the "empireearth" subreddit is a hypocritic creature that censored & banned the UP1.5 developer for a joke on our blog: "Contrastry to Greta, Mona has the actual abilities to reduce the CO2 emission...": https://www.reddit.com/r/empireearth2/comments/yz3khm/reasons_why_this_subreddit_was_created/
I have over 2TB of recorded EE2 Gameplay videos, but I was waiting for the fiber Internet connection that was supposed to be available this year. And it's still not -.- This is why the YouTube channel has not much of new content.
More information & screenshots from Unofficial Patch 1.5.9 are now available on: http://EE2.eu/BLOG/020-unofficial-patch-159
The change log of UP 1.5.9 is currently only available in the forum topic: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=27593#p27593
Unofficial Patch 1.5.9 has been released! It's currently available as BETA for players who donated.
It's because we need to change the server provider this month, and extra funds are very needed. Therefore players who support our services can enjoy the big update faster!
The Next Big Thing Is Coming Soon.
The Halloween sounds pack will be enabled on 30th of October, 00:00 CET - for Multiplayer & Singleplayer users! It changes some of in-game sounds to match the event. Players who dislike it can disable it with the same command as explained here: https://ee2.eu/t5032
Intel's 12th Gen processors have an issue where the text is not displaying in Empire Earth II. It's because their drivers use D3D9on12 to support old games. I reported this issue here: https://github.com/microsoft/D3D9On12/issues/57
Please consider not buying new laptops with Intel GPU until it's fixed.
The incoming UP1.5 update (158027) focuses on the borderless windowed mode improvements. It will contain dozens of fixes that bring the best possible multi-display experience! Examples: V-Sync enabled by default, no game/audio pause when the window loses focus, correct positions.
Does anybody still think that the sanctions on Russian Federation which EE2.eu issued on 22th February 2022 was an ill-considered / bad decision? https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?t=5571
People should stop asking me about my gender. Why the hell am I gonna waste my time and give a press release about whether or not I have a pen*s? My fans don't care and neither do I.
A Hotfix Update has been released: https://www.ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158026
Sorry for the inconvenience. There was some miss-click with miss-typo in the long assembly code, in some older function that wasn't even modified this time. It's a miracle that it didn't cause a crash, just a bug...
We detected a bug in version 158025 where on EE2: AOS messages in started game are not displaying. It's currently being investigated and the hotfix update will be released.
Minor Update 158025 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158025
Today (6.09.2022), around 00:45 the Multiplayer Lobby has hanged. I was aware of this issue, but I tried to gather more information before restarting it. I finally restarted it around 3:00 with the advanced debugging enabled. I also fixed some of auto-restarting functions.
Minor Update 158024 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158024
Some of the planned features / changes will be moved to the next (after the upcoming) UP1.5 Monthly Update. It's because my TO DO list is continuously increasing, and if I don't split these changes, then the update will never come.
We still experience issues with the unreliable provider, who broke certain connectivity features after the "maintenance", and refuses to fix them. Our main server will be migrated to a new one at the end of November 2022. Until then, I apologize for the inconvenience.