Tamas -> Version 188.8.131.52 Available! (12/6/2018 9:42:40 AM)
PLEASE NOTE: we have discovered an issue with this build and are presently working on a fix. You should not install this in the meantime. If you have already done so, please see HEREfor a manual fix while we work on the patch.
We have a new update for TOAW4. This one is a remaster, and will require you to uninstall your old copy of the game and reinstall from the new installer.
Normally we never require players to do this, but we have decided to establish identical folder structures for the Matrix and Steam versions. This will make keeping the game and custom scenarios much easier to keep organised in the future, for both the players and us.
This folder structure change will not be noticeable to you when playing. What has happened is that we have moved all default scenarios and their files from the folders under Documents/My Games to the ones under the main game folders within C:\Program Files.
The Documents/My Games folders will still be present, and they should be used for all downloaded custom scenarios - so all instructions on how to download and install those remain the same.
In summary, the changes that require us asking you to reinstall are entirely in the background and will not affect your playing experience, but they will be very beneficial in keeping things simple going forward.
Thanks for your understanding!
HOW TO INSTALL THE UPDATE
As explained above, this is slightly more involved thatn a regular patch install. Here are the step-by-step instructions:
1) Uninstall your current copy of TOAWIV. Easiest is to use the Uninstall shortcut from the game's Start Menu folder on Windows. Alternatively you can go to "Add/Remove Programs" in Windows and select TOAWIV.
Uninstall will not remove the player-made scenarios you have downloaded. They will be still available when you are done with the installation. Same applies to your saved games.
2) Download the 184.108.40.206 from The Members Area. You need to have registered the game there for it to appear.
3) Run the installer, follow the instructions. Enter the serial number you have received when purchasing the game, when prompted
4) Enjoy the game!
You can find the patch notes below:
Fixed an issue with the designer preference for the new Density rules not working as designed.
Fixed most issues with being unable to run when the document directory path contains non-western characters.
Fixed several issues with Steam Workshop. Scenarios should now show up correctly, you should also get prompts about common issues with uploading scenarios. PBEM should now work correctly with Steam scenarios which have alternate graphics set up.
Added more logging to try to troubleshoot Sound issues with non-western languages on a few systems.
Updated several scenarios.