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Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 9/14/2019 3:51:33 AM   
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Attached is a Hot Patch version 03.00.04.00.

I had trouble getting the server to accept the full zipped file as an attachment. So I have split the file into three pieces:
MWIF 03 00 04 00 A.zip = Just the executable MWIF.exe
MWIF 03 00 04 00 B.zip = The Tutorials Folder (which contains 2 files) plus the Release Notes
MWIF 03 00 04 00 C.zip = The WIF_Custom.bpl



EDIT: Note that the original attachment to this post became damaged. So I have deleted it and uploaded a clean copy of the attachment here.



This Hot Patch is unusual in that it includes several more files than just executable MWIF.exe.

1 - There are two new files in the folder Tutorials. Note well that this is Tutorials with an 's' at the end. You will need to add those two files to the existing Tutorials folder. These files are simple bmp's, and are used to display the 2D10 Land Combat Results Table - when called from the drop-down Help menu.

2 - There is a new WIF_Custom.bpl that needs to be installed as a replacement for the old one - which can be found in the same folder as MWIF.exe.


3 - And of course, included in the zipped file is a replacement MWIF.exe and the Release Notes for this version.

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Release Notes for Version 03.00.04.00
(changes since 03.00.03.00)


All Modes of Play

Scenarios
1. For the Barbarossa scenario, added the 4 non-oil resources in the Ukraine for use in production (by the USSR or Germany).

Air Operations
2. Fixed a problem with air-to-air combat where if the sole attacking air unit were aborted (or cleared through, or destroyed), leaving no attacking air unit in the air-to-air combat, then the second die roll of the air-to-air combat (by the defender) was not made (result = 0) instead of using the air-to-air combat rating of the attacking unit that was aborted/cleared through/destroyed.

Vichy France
3. Fixed a problem where Vichy land units were unable to advance after combat.

4. Fixed a problem with Undoing moves of units controlled by Vichy France that are not Vichy French (e.g., they belong to a minor country controlled by Vichy France).

5. Fixed a problem with saved build points in Vichy France not being available after Vichy France is collapsed. They are now available to whomsoever owns the save build points. Note that only a limited number (usually 1) can be used each turn because they are not in the capital of the owning major power.

Reorganization

6. Fixed a problem where reorganizing a single convoy point with a reorganization unit only capable of reorganizing half of it was generating a new convoy unit with zero convoy points.

7. Fixed a problem with reorganizing units with a unit belonging to a major power that used an Offensive Chit in a Combined Action. Now those units have their reorganization points doubled when reorganizing land, naval, and air units.

8. Fixed a problem with reorganizing units when 1 reorganizing point of the reorganizing HQ/TRS/ATR was more than enough to reorganize the target unit. For example, in some instances an HQ only needed half a reorganization point to reorganize the target unit. In that case, the program was spending one full point (which is correct) but not reorganizing the unit (which was wrong).

9. Added a check to avoid a fatal error at the start of the naval reorganization phase when the game was damaged and has spurious units on the map.

Conquest
10. Fixed a couple of possible errors in the Conquest phase where territories of a conquered country became Neutral even when there were land or air units present. Those territories/countries now become controlled by the major power with the greatest ‘influence’ in the country. However, land and air units in those countries stay where they are, even if they are (1) friendly to the major power that now controls the territory, or (2) at war with that major power.

User Interface
11. Fixed a problem with scrolling down one page on the Detailed Map where it was scrolling down 2 pages instead of 1. This changed required replacing the file MWIF_Custom.Bpl.

12. Added a generic version of the 2 Die 10 Land Combat Results Table to the Help menu.

NetPlay

Air Operations
13. Fixed a problem with air-to-air combat where the program halted if only the Axis had air units to arrange for air-to-air combat.

14. Substantially modified the routines for naval air combat, specifically for the air-to-air combat dice rolls. By splitting some routines into their component parts, I was able to better control when messages (i.e., Game Record Logs - GRLs) about dice rolls and other events are sent from one player to the other. The main problem these changes corrected was that at times the computer wasn’t rolling the dice for the attacking player (the defending player rolls first) - or rolling twice for a player. Other fixes include: (1) correcting the program halting after the first player decides whether to Abort or Stay in an air-to-air combat, (2) eliminating a spurious second prompt for a player to decide whether to Fight or Abort after a round of naval combat, and (3) an occasional extra display of the Anti-Aircraft Fire form (the player owning the attacking bombers should always decide which bombers suffer the damage of the AA fire).

Naval Operations

15. Fixed a problem with naval interceptions where if a moving group of naval units was not intercepted in a first sea area and not intercepted in a second sea area, then the program was halting.

16. Fixed a problem with a naval interception routine generating a fatal error on the intercepting side’s computer when: (1) the Allies intercept, (2) the search is successful, and (3) the moving side (Axis) decides to stop.

Other
17. Added a check to avoid an infrequent fatal error during the Resource Lending phase.


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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 9/14/2019 8:56:54 PM   
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Here is the second zipped file. See the first post for what it contains and to where its contents should be moved.

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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 9/14/2019 8:57:45 PM   
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Here is the third and final file for this Hot Patch.

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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 9/15/2019 7:09:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Shannon V. OKeets

Attached is a Hot Patch version 03.00.04.00.
User Interface
11. Fixed a problem with scrolling down one page on the Detailed Map where it was scrolling down 2 pages instead of 1. This changed required replacing the file MWIF_Custom.Bpl.
Steve, thanks for your hardwork, continued support and latest update. Question. My current install (3.03) didn't have this file. The closest file to it was "WiFCustom.bpl". So, I just copied over, as a new file, "MWIF_Custom.Bpl" into the same folder as the "MWIF.exe". I assume that's correct?


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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 9/15/2019 7:40:58 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Shannon V. OKeets

Attached is a Hot Patch version 03.00.04.00.
User Interface
11. Fixed a problem with scrolling down one page on the Detailed Map where it was scrolling down 2 pages instead of 1. This changed required replacing the file MWIF_Custom.Bpl.
Steve, thanks for your hardwork, continued support and latest update. Question. My current install (3.03) didn't have this file. The closest file to it was "WiFCustom.bpl". So, I just copied over, as a new file, "MWIF_Custom.Bpl" into the same folder as the "MWIF.exe". I assume that's correct?


My mistake.

The last time this file was changed was in early 2013. It had the name WIFCustom.bpl then, and that is what customers have in their primary file folder for MWIF.

I have since moved on to MWIF_Custom.bpl, which is the same file but with a different name.

So, yes deleting WIFCustom.bpl, inserting MWIF_Custom.bpl and then renaming the new file WIFCustom.bpl is correct.

I have fixed the third post in this thread so it has the correct file name. And here it is again, just so no one has to go looking for it.


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You can test that the new file in working correctly by trying to scroll the Detailed Map down 1 page. Previously, it would scroll down 2 pages instead of one when using Ctrl Down Arrow. If it only scrolls down 1, then you have the new version of the bpl and it is working correctly.



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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 9/21/2019 10:33:04 PM   
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I will be flying this patch tomorrow! look forward to it!

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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 9/28/2019 6:53:02 AM   
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Can anyone using 3.0.4 provide feedback on this version please?

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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 9/28/2019 1:56:46 PM   
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Can anyone using 3.0.4 provide feedback on this version please?

Not sure what specifically you're looking for but my impression is that 3.0.4 is better than (all) previous versions, but still not perfect. Production seems a bit better (but again not perfect). Supply calculations in (very) late game slow play down to almost, if not, an unbearable level. But that's true in all versions.

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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 9/29/2019 5:28:03 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Can anyone using 3.0.4 provide feedback on this version please?

Not sure what specifically you're looking for but my impression is that 3.0.4 is better than (all) previous versions, but still not perfect. Production seems a bit better (but again not perfect). Supply calculations in (very) late game slow play down to almost, if not, an unbearable level. But that's true in all versions.
warspite1

Thanks for responding. Just looking for the usual - is this a general improvement? Are there any nasty bugs that have been fixed by this? and has this version introduced any nasty new problem?


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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 9/29/2019 3:57:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: rkr1958


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Can anyone using 3.0.4 provide feedback on this version please?

Not sure what specifically you're looking for but my impression is that 3.0.4 is better than (all) previous versions, but still not perfect. Production seems a bit better (but again not perfect). Supply calculations in (very) late game slow play down to almost, if not, an unbearable level. But that's true in all versions.
warspite1

Thanks for responding. Just looking for the usual - is this a general improvement? Are there any nasty bugs that have been fixed by this? and has this version introduced any nasty new problem?

I do think the latest (3.04) is a general improvement over previous versions and it fixed this game stopping bug https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4660047

Still couple of things I'd like: (1) ability to better control convoy routing and production and (2) ability to toggle supply calculations on/off (especially late game) but honestly I think with respect to bug fixes and (current) functionality we're about as far as MWiF is likely to go. Not sure what the future holds for MWiF. I assume at a minimum we'll see some level of continued bug fixing (if/as they crop up). After that I'm not sure what Matrix's plans are for MWiF? Additional optional rules? Additional scenario?




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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 11/14/2019 7:55:46 PM   
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When production screen jumps an error warning appears that makes impossible carry on ( netplay .04)

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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 11/23/2019 5:59:23 PM   
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I really appreciate the continued work on WiF as it one of my favorite games of ALL TIME. I am computer weak and rely on the installer and don't know how to install the hotpatches. I just installed 3.02 as a fresh install over 3.01 which I installed as a fresh install sinc ei couldn't get 3.01 to install over my versions with Kahki mod with new units and map changes and unit appearances. Now I am not sure how to install the hot patches since 3.02. An installer wont open click on the MWIF flame icon in the download file. (after extraction). Guidance is appreciated.

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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 11/23/2019 7:37:13 PM   
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When production screen jumps an error warning appears that makes impossible carry on ( netplay .04)

I need more information to understand what occurred.

The best way to communicate what went wrong is to attached a saved game (GAM file compressed to a ZIP file) to a post and include a description of: what you did (i.e., mouse and/or keyboard actions), what you expected to happen, and what did happen. That lets me restore your saved game and perform the same actions you did. If I see the same problem you did, then I should be able to figure out how to fix it.

At a minimum, I need to know the scenario, mode of play (e.g., solitaire, head-to-head, NetPlay), the phase of the game, the subphase (if appropriate), and the details of what you did, what you expected, and what happened.

A saved game provides me with even more information, such as the version of the program you are running, the weather, the hexes/sea areas involved, etc.

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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 11/23/2019 7:52:22 PM   
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I really appreciate the continued work on WiF as it one of my favorite games of ALL TIME. I am computer weak and rely on the installer and don't know how to install the hotpatches. I just installed 3.02 as a fresh install over 3.01 which I installed as a fresh install sinc ei couldn't get 3.01 to install over my versions with Kahki mod with new units and map changes and unit appearances. Now I am not sure how to install the hot patches since 3.02. An installer wont open click on the MWIF flame icon in the download file. (after extraction). Guidance is appreciated.

There are three types of patches:

1 - Official Updates to the product. These are accessed by clicking on the Check for Update button on the first screen display when you start World in Flames. They will install automatically - you just have to wait for them to perform all the tasks required for updating the software. They usually should not interfere with changes you have made to data files (e.g., Khaki colors).

2 - Beta Versions. These can be found in the Members section of Slitherine/Matrix Games. The also install automatically, just like official updates. Actually, these are Gamma versions. I run tests (Alpha testing) and the Beta testers then run some more tests (Beta testing). But before we release an official update, we like to give customers an opportunity to run the same beta versions that the beta testers tested.

3 - Hot Patches. I post these in the World in Flames general forum. Typically, these only replace the MWIF.exe file. From time to time, they will also include replacements to a few other files. For example, Kamikaze changes added a new form to the game (selecting which units fly as kamikazes). That meant I need to modify the Optional Rules text file - which contains the text descriptions for the help message for each form. The revised file includes the text that appears when the Help button on the kamikaze for is clicked on.

To install a Hot Patch:
A - download the ZIP file that is attached to the post about the hot patch,
B - unzip the ZIP file,
C - Make a copy of the existing MWIF.exe file (to a different directory or give it a different name),
D - replace the old MWIF.exe file will the new one.
E - take a look at the Release Notes included in the ZIP file to see what has changed.

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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 11/23/2019 9:18:55 PM   
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So the hot fixes are a cut and past of the unzipped file (MWIF Application) into the Matrix files folder Autoplay replacing the existing MWIF application file? For some reason the 3.02 did not create a new WIF folder but only created a series of folders under Matrix Games. Then repeat the paste in process for 3.00.03 and 3.00.04? Each subsequent patch replacing the prior version without making any other changes?

I've got 03.0.2.1 in and started but now do the same for 3 and 4 with out more?

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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 11/23/2019 9:25:23 PM   
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ORIGINAL: TrogusP96

So the hot fixes are a cut and past of the unzipped file (MWIF Application) into the Matrix files folder Autoplay replacing the existing MWIF application file? For some reason the 3.02 did not create a new WIF folder but only created a series of folders under Matrix Games. Then repeat the paste in process for 3.00.03 and 3.00.04? Each subsequent patch replacing the prior version without making any other changes?

I've got 03.0.2.1 in and started but now do the same for 3 and 4 with out more?

03.00.03.00 is easy to install - just the MWIF.exe.

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03.00.04.00 is more difficult. I had to replace the WIFCustom.bpl file in addition to the MWIF.exe.

You should read the instructions about how to do that in the Hot Patch thread. What really increased the complexity was that the Forum didn't like the zipped file containing both exe and bpl type files. So I had to upload multiple ZIP files.

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Oh, and there were two brand new files for the "2D10 Combat Results Table" Help form.

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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 11/23/2019 10:12:34 PM   
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So let me try uploading the first file again: "MWIF 03 00 04 00 A.zip".

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EDIT: I just tested this and it appears to be clean. The first one must have gotten damaged somehow (other players were able to download it earlier). I'll replace that one too.



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RE: Hot Patch 03 00 04 00 - 11/23/2019 11:06:04 PM   
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Thank you. great to have the chart in the help file istead of looking at the manual page.

map scrolling good.

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