I created a new charity software for people with disabilities: "Mouse ClickLock For Games". It's available on GitHub: https://github.com/HerMajestyDrMona/MouseClickLockForGames
It works in a similar way as ClickLock on Windows, but also supports old games where the normal ClickLock fails to work.
Check out Dr.MonaLisa's new program: "Windows 11 Drag & Drop to the Taskbar (Partial Fix)" on GitHub: https://github.com/HerMajestyDrMona/Windows11DragAndDropToTaskbarPartialFix
[2/2] The positive side of this change is that future minor updates will be installing much faster than used to, because it won't check all updated files since ver. 1.5.4 (including over 1000 updated models / textures during all these years). I believe it's for the greater good.
[1/2] Due to the recent problems with texture files getting blocked by Windows Defender in the Minor Update installer - I have decided to make a "fresh start". It means that until ver. 158018 the full UP1.5 installer will be downloaded by the Minor Updater.
The stupid Windows Defender is now detecting some of the updated winter textures as a Trojan in the Minor Updater... I'm fixing it by re-saving texture files and re-releasing minor update files. It's time consuming, but whatever...
Minor Update 158018 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158018
Poll Results: Do you like the new ambient sounds in UP1.5? https://ee2.eu/blog/019-poll-results-do-you-like-the-new-ambient-sounds.php
Unofficial Patch 1.5 development was not paused. Loew is working on Winter textures for UP1.5 buildings, and I'm being annoying requesting edits in them. There will be a lot of files to update. Besides that I have some Launcher / GameHelper fixes ready. So let's be patient :)
A Nice Continents Game - Empire Earth II Multiplayer Gameplay: https://youtu.be/OBxgazjTRNs
How sad. Some ignorant called "QWEEDDYZ" just wrote that Unofficial Patch 1.5 " is adware", "malicious" and other negative things. You can read the discussion here: https://www.gog.com/forum/empire_earth_series/empire_earth_2_windows_881_fix_and_empire_earth_ii_unofficial_patch_14/post48 And what is your opinion about it? A feedback would be very appreciated in that Gog topic.
DirectX 9 redist are installing with every update of UP1.5, because I'm following the official docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/dxtecharts/directx-setup-for-game-developers#installation-of-directx-by-the-games-installer "installation process should install the DirectX redistributable components during every single installation without allowing users to opt-out of it..."
A Hotfix Minor Update 158017 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158017
I'm aware of a bug where in lower epochs it's impossible to target ships that are moving, especially when playing with the slow game speed. It's caused by: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=26690#p26690
I already prepared a fix that limits it to only work for torpedoes, bombs and guided missiles 158017
The UP1.5.8.016 installers have been reuploaded in order to fix a "decompression error" for certain MP3 files. This was caused by the installer background music and music files update in the installer. This problem did not occur on my computers during tests, but seemed to happen.
A new Community Poll: "Do you like the new ambient sounds in UP1.5?" is available in UP1.5 Launcher. Please visit it to share your opinion!
The EIP:00609a50 game crash has been fixed in a hotfix update of UP1.5 (158016): https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158016
We're currently investigating an Unhandled Exception game crash (EIP:00609a50) abnormally occurring after update 158015. If you're affected, please provide a playback file: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5508
New Ambient Sounds in Empire Earth II with Unofficial Patch 1.5.8.015+ YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IayS_Yy5evg
Minor Update 158015 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158015
Among other things, the update has improved the quality of EE2 music to 320kbps and contains updated, high-quality ambient sounds!
The next Minor Update of UP1.5 will be HUGE. In meaning of the installer size and it's features!
Here is a preview of the amazing, upcoming UP1.5 change: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=26690#p26690
A new MonaNAT® Server located in Miami, United States is now available. It should significantly reduce pings for the North / South American players who can't establish a direct / NAT connection. Learn more about MonaNAT®: https://ee2.eu/multiplayer/help/#monanat
The server maintenance is now completed.
Upcoming EE2.eu main server maintenance caused by the provider performing hardware changes. Scheduled on: Wednesday, June 30th, 14.00 - 15.00 CEST. Expected downtime: 30-45 minutes. All EE2.eu services will be unreachable at that time.
Dr.MonaLisa Shows Teeth - 1 vs 4 - Empire Earth II Multiplayer Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYrcDM6PmYc
MonaNAT® is now even smarter than before! Servers selection order for all available servers now depends on the shortest possible distances. Learn more: https://forum.ee2.eu/viewtopic.php?p=26608#p26608
A new MonaNAT® Server located in Sydney, Australia is now available. It should significantly reduce the ping between Oceanian players who can't establish a direct / NAT connection. Learn more about MonaNAT®: https://ee2.eu/multiplayer/help/#monanat
The http://forum.ee2.eu style has been changed to a modified Prosilver (Dark Edition) theme! Some changes will still be done during next days. Please feedback if you detect any problems.
RT @calsch03: My newest Empire Earth 2 mission has been released. Experience a quest based scenario and an original story as you follow the…
Minor Update 158014 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158014
The newest NVIDIA drivers don't longer cause problems with EE2. You can download the newest graphics drivers version (466.79) here: https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5203
WARNING: Please do not update Nvidia drivers to version 466.63. It crashes EE2 on ALT+TAB switching.
Windows XP is unsupported by Unofficial Patch 1.5 since ver. 1.5.8.008 (March 2021). The last version that works with Windows XP can be downloaded here: https://ee2.eu/patch/#information
This was an unplanned drop of support, forced by Visual Studio 2019 Platform Toolset.
The Multiplayer Rating System Log website has been updated: https://ee2.eu/multiplayer/rating/?skirmish=1&tournamnt=1&unrated=1&sorted=1&days=30
It now shows the Random Seed used in game (played on ver. 158013 and newer). It will help detect potential cheaters who put the same random seed to get a better map spot for themselves.
Minor Update 158013 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158013
Optional Minor Update 158012 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158012
Minor Update 158011 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158011
We have received reports from players that EE2.eu Website / Launcher / Multiplayer Lobby does not load for players in Germany. We are investigating this issue now. The Server is running with no issues: https://ee2.eu/status/
The Multiplayer Rating System Log website has been updated: https://ee2.eu/multiplayer/rating/
It now shows the real time spent in game (pace independent), next to the log date. It helps determine game pace or how laggers are affecting the real game time.
Optional Minor Update 158010 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158010
Minor Update 158009 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158009
Minor Update 158008 for Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Changes: https://ee2.eu/patch/changes/#158008
Mona Rages & Nukes Allies *Compilation* - Empire Earth II Multiplayer Gameplay: https://youtu.be/zC3ntXOJ2sI