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SeanD -> Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 4:52:49 AM)

New rules, improved graphics, sharper AI and plenty more coming in this massive update

Matrix Games and the TOAD Team are thrilled to announce that a new mega-update for The Operational Art of War III is now available. The comprehensive 3.4.0.202 update comes with pages upon pages of improvements, new features, and fixes. Here is just a small overview of the many improvements found in the update:
  • New turn order rules to equalize the sequence of events and phases for both players. The original turn structure is still available as well.
  • A brand new and improved supply system that is much more detailed and realistic than the old system. The original supply system is still available as well.
  • New rules to address gamey ďant unitĒ tactics such as a new system called the Assault Ratio which makes the Attacker Assault Strength value much more realistic.
  • Over 50 new community-created scenarios.
  • Almost a dozen significant changes to the combat model.
  • 40 user interface improvements and optimizations.
  • Several graphical enhancements including alternate place name fonts and bitmaps that will scale with zoom level.
  • Improved customization and editor functionality Ė now XML files can be used wherever DLL files are used and more graphical mods are now supported.
  • Improved AI.
  • More and improved language support.
  • Better cheat prevention.
  • Many bug fixes.
  • Plenty more!
David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said ďThis update includes so many significant and exciting improvements to The Operational Art of War III, itís practically a new release! The TOAD team has put so much extra detail and shine into this classic wargame with this update that thereís never been a better time to jump on board and try your hand at the premiere simulation of operational warfare! Ē

Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War is a legendary title among wargamers. A masterpiece of flexible design, it allows you to play and create any battle from the entire 20th Century of warfare and up to the modern day. Now, Matrix Games together with Norm Koger and a new design team bring you the definitive release of this unsurpassed operational wargame Ė The Operational Art of War III.

The Operational Art of War III sets a new benchmark in operational wargaming. Step up to the challenge - Master the Art of War!

Get the update here. The update is comprehensive and will bring all previous versions of Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III to version 3.4.0.202. Get more information on Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III from its official product page.

Also be sure to check out the fresh batch of screenshots now up on the product page to show off the new graphical and interface enhancements!




Silvanski -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 5:51:08 AM)

Baghdad Bob says...

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BigDuke66 -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 7:37:40 AM)

Thanks, but what blind nut thinks its 33mb big?




Lipa -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 7:58:14 AM)

Thanks TOAD & Matrix!!

One silly question... being a comprehensive update, this means that it can be applied to a fresh install, without any previous patches, right?




Boonierat -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 8:32:34 AM)

It does Lipa.




BigDuke66 -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 8:59:37 AM)

And also over the 201 Beta Patch?




berto -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 10:38:07 AM)

Whoa, that settles it. No WITP:AE for me this weekend. It's back to the TOAW trenches I go.

Thanks for finally releasing the official patch! [&o]

woot!! [sm=character0272.gif]




Olorin -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 2:01:17 PM)

This is a great day! Thanks to all parties involved. [&o]




blackknight -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 3:22:46 PM)

I really don't like the new graphics, tooltips, etc. I'm sure I'm very happy with new scenarios and under the hood changes, but is there some way I can get this to look and interface the way TOAW did before? I don't even know how to launch an attack now. I can't just right click and drop down to "all units attack" etc. Very jarring experience.




Telumar -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 3:28:48 PM)

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ORIGINAL: blackknight

I really don't like the new graphics, tooltips, etc. I'm sure I'm very happy with new scenarios and under the hood changes, but is there some way I can get this to look and interface the way TOAW did before? I don't even know how to launch an attack now. I can't just right click and drop down to "all units attack" etc. Very jarring experience.


In the start screen: Options -> Default Options or in game: Play -> Default Options. This will reverse TOAW to the old behaviour.




blackknight -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 5:21:50 PM)

Thanks...any way to get the old "3d counter" look back, short of a re-install and not patching to this version?




Rik81 -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 6:22:33 PM)

I've not played this game much, though I've had it forever. Just wanted to thank those who have spent so much time and effort into the update!




Curtis Lemay -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 7:10:57 PM)

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ORIGINAL: blackknight

Thanks...any way to get the old "3d counter" look back, short of a re-install and not patching to this version?


Turn off PNG graphics in the Advanced Rules Dialog.

Note that reading the "What's New" in the main folder may answer a lot of questions before hand.




Curtis Lemay -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 7:32:14 PM)


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ORIGINAL: BigDuke66

And also over the 201 Beta Patch?


Short answer is yes.

But there will be a slight issue: The Win98 and Slow (Avalon) versions from 201 will remain. Their names were changed in 202. So delete those old versions if you were using them - and make new shortcuts to the new versions.

Note that the main (Opart 3.exe) version has no such issue. Its name is the same, so the old version will be overwritten by the new one.




berto -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 9:35:30 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: blackknight

I really don't like the new graphics, tooltips, etc. I'm sure I'm very happy with new scenarios and under the hood changes, but is there some way I can get this to look and interface the way TOAW did before? I don't even know how to launch an attack now. I can't just right click and drop down to "all units attack" etc. Very jarring experience.

I have taken the precaution to retain a special, older, TOAW III 3.2 installation. Especially for older scenarios that never get updated and/or won't work well with the newer version, I anticipate always keeping that pre-3.4 version.




rich12545 -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/11/2011 11:56:24 PM)

This is great.....it's been what?  Three years?  Thanks for all the hard work.




el cid -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/12/2011 12:45:54 PM)

great news. Thanks for all the work.[sm=happy0065.gif]




sprior -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/12/2011 1:23:55 PM)

Now I'm going to have to find the install set and play it again.




dorjun driver -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/12/2011 2:50:12 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: berto

Whoa, that settles it. No WITP:AE for me this weekend. It's back to the TOAW trenches I go.

Thanks for finally releasing the official patch! [&o]

woot!! [sm=character0272.gif]



Blasphemy!




sPzAbt653 -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/13/2011 2:19:26 AM)

Very nice !! Up and running on both the XP and '98 machines took just a couple of minutes. Thanks very much [sm=party-smiley-012.gif] ... ain't the beer cold !!




PRUSSIAN TOM -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/13/2011 2:48:39 AM)

[&o][&o][&o] THANK GUYS.......IT WAS WELL WORTH THE WAIT......I PROBABLY WON'T SEE MY FAMILY OR GO TO WORK FOR A MONTH!!!




leridano -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/13/2011 8:31:18 PM)

Thanks for this great update!




EisenHammer -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/13/2011 9:36:44 PM)

Nice...[:)]




dudalb -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/13/2011 10:09:09 PM)

Downloading now.
I play an awful lot of older scenrios, so I made a backup of the entire game just in case there are issues.
You can have two copies of TOAW III on the same computer;just be sure you have different shortcuts.




Silvanski -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/13/2011 11:50:45 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: dudalb
You can have two copies of TOAW III on the same computer;just be sure you have different shortcuts.

Oh absolutely




smaul1 -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/14/2011 4:43:37 PM)

Hey, big Matrix fan, own a number of games, thanks for the mega update for free!! 






rjcme -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/15/2011 12:46:05 AM)

Does this update allows simultaneous turns?




Silvanski -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/15/2011 3:37:05 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: rjcme

Does this update allows simultaneous turns?

TOAW was and still is IGOUGO




rich12545 -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/15/2011 5:41:21 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: smaul1

Hey, big Matrix fan, own a number of games, thanks for the mega update for free!!†



Absolutely. And thanks for not charging us $35 for future updates like you did with Harpoon.




Graymane -> RE: Norm Kogerís The Operational Art of War III Gets A Massive Landmark Update! (2/16/2011 3:16:41 PM)

Great news! Been playing the beta for awhile now.




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