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.
[1/9] Regarding UP1.5 updates, I was recently trying many things, but most of them failed stability tests. TBMs missiles were supposed to cost resources, but it can't be done due to a bug which was fixed in: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#157034 but can only be applied to buildings.
IPv6 is currently not working on our main server, because provider has changed something and it doesn't work even when I correctly configured it. IPv6 is used for some internal connections (lobby auto-translator, etc.) All things fallbacked correctly to IPv4 so it's all good.
Bombarding of COLM - Empire Earth II Multiplayer Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VknFopjsygs
Good evening everyone. Please do not worry about the lack of updates from me. The activity is going to be back to normal after the Summer. I'm currently in the mode of "tracking" issues and analyzing crash reports. I also do a lot of undocumented improvements with the server, etc
Dresden 1945 - Empire Earth II Multiplayer Gameplay: https://youtu.be/N4wRa9BvKlM
Minor Update 158023 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! This update has a new feature available: "Advanced Cache Preloading". It also fixes compatibility with the newest Gog files update. Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158023
UP1.5 Advanced Cache Preloading feature is ready. I'm now considering if it should be enabled by default for people with >= 8GB RAM, or disabled by default for all users. After all, like all new features, this one might also bring some problems that I wasn't able to detect :(
WARNING: Players who installed Empire Earth 2 using GOG GALAXY might lose Unofficial Patch 1.5 executables after the newest update from Gog. It will also result in screen res problems and crash on skirmish start. To fix it, please install UP1.5 again from: https://ee2.eu/patch
Short update on the current UP1.5 work: I want to reduce the "mini freezes" (caused by the new audio being played for the first time) by using some advanced pre-loading functions in UP1.5_GameHelper.dll to load them to cache on game start. It requires some "thinking", and tests.
The last tweet about the UP1.5 and EE2.eu servers being discontinued was a 1st April joke. It was still nice to read messages from shocked players. I didn't know it matters so much for certain users :)