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    Default New hot fix, March 30

    New hot fix on March 30, Steam just updated:

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    [-]March 30, 2009 - Empire: Total War Update Released

    Updates to Empire: Total War have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:

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    Fixed applied to sound caching which could caused crashes in land and sea battles on some systems

    Okay, hope it will be better now.
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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    got it!
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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    Just got it this second. Went to post and you already beat me. :o
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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    That was quick! Thanks for the notification!

    ETW is only 26 days old but already has 4 patches/fixes under its belt.

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    I can't wait to get home and see if it fixes my Austria campaign. I wasn't sure if it was the patch that broke it or the issue with getting into the late game (70+ turns). I guess I'll find out tonight.
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    Interesting, i've been playing my game with the sound off and it hasnt crashed since, so i guess i'll see whether this patch will do the trick. Playing withotu sound really bites...

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    Well, it didn't crash for me, but after the 26th March patch battle sound had some weird lags.

    I tried a battle now and it seems better. Also on the campaign map, clicking on large fleets still brings in some lag, but it also seems better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susanna View Post
    That was quick! Thanks for the notification!

    ETW is only 26 days old but already has 4 patches/fixes under its belt.

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    Quote Originally Posted by Karash View Post
    Should tell you something no?
    Yes, that the game got released two weeks too soon.
    At least they are doing SOMETHING. Imagine the atmosphere here if we had no patches or "We are working on it" acknowledgements from CA yet. I suppose lots of posts containg:
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    Why do you sign your posts off with a pikachu? It has got my curiosity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiberiusBeskar View Post
    Why do you sign your posts off with a pikachu? It has got my curiosity.
    Oh...because it's soo cute. http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Gulf/...s/pikachu2.wav Piika-chuuuu!

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    I'm afraid to let Steam install it. It was after the last hotfix that I started getting CTDs, even if it did fix a lot of my lagging issues.

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    Great, now can we fix the savegame bug?

    I just got set back ten turns in my Prussian campaign because it decided to lose both the autosave AND my latest save
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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    Fixed applied to sound caching which could caused crashes in land and sea battles on some systems
    I sure hope their code isn't as prone to typos as their release notes...

    I hope this will fix my sound... I don't think its been causing CTDs but often my sound has been cutting out or playing with substantial delay.
    Like I'd see my guys shoot a volley but only hear a few muskets, then 20secs or so later I'd hear a volley but there is no smoke or bullets so it must have been the earlier volley
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    Let's hope it sorts things. I looked forward sooooooooooo much to this game and have been pretty ****ing frustrated so far.
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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    Me too. I haven't had any battle crashes but i have noticed my men shooting and then only hearing the volleys 10 or sometimes even 20 or 30 seconds later.

    Still, another patch so soon, nice.

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    I used to hate that laggy sound, especialy when i used to tell my canons to stop when the last unit routed so I could send my general after them to get exp and just as he was about to barrel down on them i would here the ominous sound of canon fire and cringed at the possible friendly fire killing my General only to race back to the canons to find them sitting there with a limberd canon acting all "What we didnt do nuff'n guvnor" look on their faces.
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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    Well.. i started having ctds after last patch (the one on March 25th) and that seems to be gone. good.

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    How stable are the current fixes? I have held off downloading the previous ones after reading negative feedback, given the original has been relatively trouble free for me.

    (Wasn't Steam supposed to improve patching? Please CA take your time and release when ready)

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    Quote Originally Posted by MadKow View Post
    Well.. i started having ctds after last patch (the one on March 25th) and that seems to be gone. good.

    Same here. My sound is still fubar in the videos but otherwise the game is stable again.
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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    From the official forum:
    A number of sound problems seem to be due to the advisor cutting off the in-game FX. Please could I suggest switching the advice level to 'NONE' until we get this next patch out to you.
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    When are they going to fix the reinforcements bug? every time I fight a battle where both sides have the reinforcements come on to the map directly next to or right on top of the enemies reinforcements and when just they have reinforcements they always enter the map in crazy places, like last night I put an army on the bridge over the river North of Paris I controlled the north side of the river and had manned forts with red zones going to the ocean. They attacked me with 2 Units and 2 armies of reinforcements When the battle started the 2 units were on the opposite side of the river and the 2 armies entered the map on my side of the river.

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    The sound bug has nothing to do with the advisor, just wanted to say. I've had the adviser turned off since i bought the game because it annoyed the hell out of me, so it isn't that.

    What it might be is a bug with the advisor, where it's still giving us advice even though it's turned off, so we can't hear or see it but the game is still cutting the sound where the adviser would speak.

    Just a theory/suggestion.

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    I'm new to Steam - do I need to "do" anything or will it update with all the patches automatically?

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    As long as Steam is running in the background, it updates your game automatically.

    I think it even downloads the update whilst you play the game, but obviously doesn't install it until you stop playing.

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    Default Re: New hot fix, March 30

    Quote Originally Posted by jsberry View Post
    I'm new to Steam - do I need to "do" anything or will it update with all the patches automatically?
    Nope, it automatically breaks your machine if you have it running in the background.
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