We have detected that the MSI Nahimic Audio software might cause EE2 to crash on start. An appropriate warning has been added to the News window in UP1.5 Launcher and will be displayed to users when process NahimicMSIAudioFX.exe is running on their system.
Empire Earth 2 Gold Edition (English version) SALE ($3,29) today on gog: https://www.gog.com/game/empire_earth_2_gold
Version 156025 has been forced for the Multiplayer Lobby. I forgot that my KeepAlive API was modified, so the update is required to prevent issues with the missing crown status information.
Optional Minor Update 156025 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23812#p23812
Happy Valentine's Day 2018!
vetinte's citizens movement (Empire Earth 2 video): http://youtu.be/i5aqX4qPj3s?a
Minor Update 156024 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23797#p23797
I was sick for a few days, so... made a nice update. Might release it today.
"Twelve prized camels have been disqualified from a beauty contest in Saudi Arabia after their owners tried to tweak their good looks with Botox.": http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42802901
So on 20th February - YouTube will disable monetization on my LeaderEE2 channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/LeaderEE2 because... I don't have 1000 subscribers... Not a big deal since it was generating only ~2-3$ per month, but still, it's so unfair...
Minor Update 156023 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23792#p23792
TUTORIAL: How to load 16 new Empire Earth 2 Single Player scenarios? https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=5035&p=23776#p23776 (available in Minor Update 1.5.6.022).
The forum has been updated to phpBB version 3.2.2. It also uses PHP version 7.2 now.
Minor Update 156012 for Unofficial Patch 1.5, with the "Automatic Font Size for Screen Resolutions" feature (better 4K, FullHD support) has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23775#p23775
Incoming Minor Update 156022 feature: "Automatic Font Size for Screen Resolutions". Read more at: https://www.ee2.eu/blog/013-automatic-font-size-for-screen-resolutions.php
I need a tester who uses a 4k screen resolution in EE2. Please contact me on the Support Chat in the Launcher. Reward: you can get an incoming improvement faster than everyone else!
Happy New Year 2018! Minor Update 156021 has been released. Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23773#p23773
New Minor Update is coming very early in January 2018. Some of the last changes (increased chat history limits) might cause game freeze. 156021 will also prevent game icon to flash when any user joins/leaves the Multiplayer Lobby.
Minor Update 156020 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23768#p23768
Merry Christmas 2017!
Empire Earth 2 Christmas Theme YouTube videos:
* How to ruin Christmas 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMLhPsCu8Bk
* How to ruin Christmas 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVsGcRzL40g
* How to ruin Christmas 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4TYxwevE7M
* Winterlights Experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDgFyrObQtM
HELP TOPIC: How to disable the Christmas Tree in Unofficial Patch 1.5 https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5032
Dr.MonaLisa vs MJ & xiaoyuer (2v1) Empire Earth 2 Multiplayer Gameplay YouTube video: http://youtu.be/EPwoyoAEbZ4?a
Minor Update 156019 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes list: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23761#p23761
Information for Windows 10 users:
Please make sure that November 30, 2017 - KB4051963 update is installed, because of the change that might improve game performance in DX9:
* Addressed a performance regression when users run full-screen Microsoft DirectX 9 games and applications.
Dr.MonaLisa vs KayOne + Observers Crap Talk YouTube video: http://youtu.be/x0Q15T5S7_g?a
New EE2 YouTube video "Empire Earth II Boring Game Jasoon vs Vlad": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCXHole8jnA
Information for Kaspersky Antivirus users, about the last false positive detection of UP1.5 Launchers: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23753#p23753
Empire Earth 2 - vldmrlvthn vs carface(*UK*) - Multiplayer Observing YouTube video: http://youtu.be/rnvv8yLld4M?a
Empire Earth 2 - Epoch 15 - Full Screen Multiplayer Observing YouTube Video: http://youtu.be/R7RiudEuJbQ?a
LIVE NOW: UnitedGamerzNation @UGN_GFL is streaming Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mr__kokoko
The Unofficial Patch 1.5 Statistics Website now displays the Average and Maximum Number of Players Online, thanks to the "Keep Alive" feature in the Launcher: https://www.ee2.eu/statistics/#online
I decided to share the Unofficial Patch 1.5 Launcher C++ source code for interested people: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=5026 It requires a donation to prevent abuses, software thieves, etc. Hopefully somebody will find it useful and help to cover EE2.eu costs!
I created a new MonaNAT Server in Poland. It should reduce pings between EU -> Middle/Far East by ~25 ms. What is MonaNAT?: https://www.ee2.eu/multiplayer/help/#monanat
The News window in UP1.5 Launcher now displays the newest topics from the "Help, Questions & Problems" subforum.
Due to UP1.5 fixes the "Gov. Act I: LoSG - Legalization of "Scout Glitch" - Scout trick" was cancelled on 13.07.2017 https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23718#p23718
Minor Update 156017 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23717#p23717
Empire Earth 2 - Heavy Myrmidon Tanks and Minotaur HERCs YouTube video: http://youtu.be/8tS7biCQoXE?a
Empire Earth 2 - Minotaur Heavy HERCs - YouTube video: http://youtu.be/d_cukb_OXyU?a
The MonaNAT limits have been reduced (experimentally). It will now auto-redirect to MonaNAT Server at the second joining attempt.
Minor Update 156016 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=23704#p23704
Confirmed incoming Minor Update 156016 feature: Observers on the Multiplayer Lobby will have their status set to "ready" automatically.
The Multiplayer Fair/Random Teams Generator is now available at: https://ee2.eu/multiplayer/teams/