A new update for Strategic Command WWII: World at War is now available. Check out the full changelog.
The patch can be downloaded from here.
GAME ENGINE CHANGES
- Fixed a controlled unit movement error that led to a CTD when attempting to end the move along several hidden enemy units (EQFL_Sapare).
- Fixed an error that did not properly allow Kamikaze attacks to damage adjacent enemy units. Normally a Kamikaze attack has a 25% chance of also damaging an adjacent naval unit by 1 strength point.
- Fixed an outstanding issue that still did not allow some Free units to upgrade relative to their current controlling major nation (Gilber).
- Fixed an issue where upon surrender, FREE naval units were being bumped out of non surrendering territorial ports (Gilber).
- Fixed an Amphibious Transport error that did not reduce movement action points when the amphibious transport moved adjacent to an enemy capital ship that then attacked it (EQFL_Sapare).
- Fixed a rare CTD that would occur when attempting to place a new unit right at the start of your turn.
- Fixed an issue where Special Forces amphibious transports would auto load into a dead end Land + Sea enemy hex (rocketman71).
- Fixed an error where Subs caught in ice could increase their action points > 1 by switching modes (APrusty).
- Fixed an error where if a Transport unit was selected, the Operational Action buttons would sometimes not be clickable (ruskicanuk).
- Fixed an error that prevented Axis players from being able to shift the Murmansk convoy to Arkhangelsk when cutting off the applicable rail line running from Murmansk to Belomorsk (Aprusty).
- Fixed an error where the game engine would incorrectly move a currently occupied capital to its previous location if liberated. Now the capital will not move back unless the current capital is also liberated (EQFL_Sapare).
- Purchase screen no longer has a unit pre-selected to help avoid accidental purchases when clicking the Purchase or Production button (rocketman71).
- Mods with zero cost units can now have units upgraded and purchased (stalkerbrumikcz).
- Enemy targets and estimated losses for fully visible units/resources can now be highlighted when selecting a friendly unit to attack via the OPTIONS->ADVANCED settings.
- Units can now be put to sleep for one turn via the Sleep Tool mouse hover and pressing the space bar instead of a left mouse button click (EQFL_Sapare).
- Units set to sleep will now also be skipped by the AI when it is controlling friendly countries and units on your turn (EQFL_Sapare):
- Left mouse button click will still perform the regular 'sleep' function.
- Units set to sleep for one turn will have this indicated with a black dot instead of a white dot which indicates regular 'sleep'.
- Naval units can now have a maximum supply that matches the max port strength providing supply, previously naval units were capped at 10 supply even if a port provided 12 supply. All other naval supply rules remain the same, e.g. a 5 strength port can still provide maximum 10 supply to naval units.
- Air units will now gain maximum supply from any source, so long as they are attached to an HQ (Pocus).
- Supply map overlay will now display any mismatched supply values, e.g. if a unit has less than the overlay value, it will show in brackets in red alongside with the overlay value.
- Improved AI HQ amphibious landings where the AI will actively try and land in a pocket of friendly units and not next to enemy unit positions if possible (Mithrilotter).
- AI scripts can now be accessed in the OPTIONS->ADVANCED->SCRIPTS screen via 'Advanced (AI)' for review as well as to disable any disagreeable planning events.
- AI will now consider the belligerence status of a potential Amphibious invasion goal position to avoid potential invasions when not at war with the target position, as applicable to custom mods (wobbleguts).
- HQ supply rules, plus boosting/linking rules recap:
- HQ units, after amphibiously unloading, start at supply equal to 5 + their current level of Amphibious Warfare technology. Supply will drop 2 supply points per turn after that. This allows the HQ to act as a Mulberry for an initial landing until further supply sources are achieved.
- HQ distribution supply:
- HQ supply = 0 will have a distribution supply value of 3 (previously it was 5).
- HQ supply 1 or 2 will have a distribution supply value of 5.
- HQ supply 3 or 4 will have a distribution supply value of 6 (previously it was 8).
- HQ supply 5 will have a distribution supply value of 8.
- HQ supply > 5 will have a distribution supply value of 10.
- HQ boosting can only be achieved if the first HQ has a supply value >= 3 (previously it was > 0).
- The HQ to be boosted must have a supply value < 5 and is now automatically increased to a supply value of 5 which caps its distribution supply at 8.
- This will improve distribution supply for boosted HQs that were at 3 or 4 supply (from 6 to 8), and more importantly, will allow them to 'operate' and 'upgrade' now that they are at 5 supply.
- LOW SUPPLY HQ boosting can only be achieved if the source HQ has a supply value >= 1 and < 3.
- The HQ to be boosted must have a supply value < 3 and is now automatically increased to a supply value of 5 which caps its distribution supply at 6.
- Between two HQs, the higher rated HQ receives the boost, the lower rated HQ is the source of the boost.
- Source HQs of a supply boost to another HQ are now highlighted with a yellow hex outline, indicating they are the source of the supply boost, when clicking on the recipient HQ.
- Air units do not receive supply from an HQ unless they are attached.
- Under supplied Air units, due to not being attached to an HQ, will be indicated by a red hatch beneath the applicable Air unit.
- Under supplied Air units, attached to an HQ but not to the most optimal supply giving HQ, will be indicated by a purple hatch beneath the applicable Air unit.
- The following have been adjusted from 5 point increments to 1 point increments for more precision when customizing campaigns (Elessar2).
- Combat Target Data, Raid Multiplier (MPPs), Enemy NM Losses (Per Raid)
- Upgrade Increments Data (per research level), Raid Multiplier (MPPs), Enemy NM Losses (Per Raid)
- Automatic Increments Data (per research level), Raid Multiplier (MPPs), Enemy NM Losses (Per Raid)
- Strength/Reinforce/Reformation Data, % Cost Per Reinforcement Point, % Cost Per Elite Reinforcement Point
- Reduced Rail Gun range from 3 to 2 (Dorky8).
- Moved Rangoon Port from 175,74 to 174,75 to prevent an exploitative landing at Moulmein.
- At Padang 178,87 the road now connects to the port (Mithrilotter).
- Control of hex 193,61 changed from Chinese to Japanese.
- The Map Text for Vigo in Spain has been adjusted (Pocus).
- The cost of Rocket research has been reduced from 175 to 150 MPPs, and Germany’s starting levels in this increased by 1 in all campaigns (ElvisJJonesRambo).
- The Japanese Light Cruiser Abukuma has been added to all campaigns (Pocus).
- Added alternative deployment locations for Romanian units to deploy if Romania switch sides (Mithrilotter).
- India’s National Morale will now fall by 10,000 points if Delhi is captured by the Axis, and by 5,000 apiece if Calcutta, Madras or Bombay fall (Mithrilotter).
- Increased Germany’s National Morale loss due to the fall of Berlin from 10,000 to 20,000 points (Mithrilotter).
- Increased the trigger % of the Mobilization_2 script for Vichy France to swing towards the Allies from 75% to 100% if France is liberated and there are no Axis units within 4 hexes of Paris (Mithrilotter).
- Added Hamburg to the trigger points for the Volkssturm and Volksgrenadier Decisions (Tanaka).
- The Murmansk convoy now requires Murmansk and all hexes to Belomorsk plus Vologda to be in Allied hands, having removed all hexes from Belomorsk to Volkov from the requirement (The Land).
- Afghan Partisans added (Pocus).
- The P key will now show Spanish Partisan locations after the turn on which they enter the war (Pocus).
- More Japanese AI Fortification scripts added (Mithrilotter).
- In the Supply scripts, #POPUP= <<TAG_78>> now says Japanese Bombers In Midway Hinder Allied Supply In Wake And Hawaii (Tanaka).
- If India is brought into the war via DE 111 in 1939 then there will be an immediate wave of riots in India, impacting on supply and income, and her National Morale will fall by 10% (Dorky8).
- The Spanish Blue Division will now arrive as a full strength Division with 1 experience point (Mithrilotter).
- Added DE 416 and DE 645 from War in Europe to provide the USSR and Germany with dedicated anti-tank units.
- Changed the Unit script for the Flying Tigers so they will arrive at the start of the Allied turn if they are sent to China (Mithrilotter).
- Added Soviet Garrison units at Belomorsk and Kandalaksha and 1 extra Corps at Moscow.
- Soviet Winter will now only fire if there are 3 Axis units within 20 hexes of Kirov, rather than 25 hexes. Its effective range of 25 hexes is unchanged (calcwerc).
- DE 301 for the US to send tanks to Cairo now checks for El Alamein being in Axis hands, rather than for an Axis unit to be in El Alamein (Big John).
- While Italy is neutral, Spain will now mobilize 5-7% towards the Axis if there are 2 Allied Amphibious units within 20 hexes of Syracuse Port, or 7 or more Allied naval units within 12 hexes of Syracuse Port, as Franco is concerned at the impact an attack on his former ally will have on his own position.
- Removed the info only Partisan scripts for Manchuria that only related to keeping Soviet mobilization down.
- Chinese AI PURCHASE and RESEARCH script adjustments/optimizations (Mithrilotter).
- UK AI bonus units that arrive due to Sealion now adjusted by moving 2 Corps to the Veteran level from Intermediate level (Mithrilotter).
- Japanese, US AI fixes and improvements in the Pacific (Mithrilotter).
- Fixed a POPUP script error that did not allow for the display of the informational map position popups in the Mediterranean on Allied turns prior to Italian entry into the war.
1942-45 Race to Victory
- Added the missing #1275= unit name entry to the German, Spanish, and French localized unit.txt file (fafnir).
1939 Strategy Guides
- An explanation including a map on Italian Mobilization added (with special thanks to OldCrowBalthazor).
- Notes for DE 601 amended (Mithrilotter).
- On DE 603 removed the mention of Spain being mobilized by the Axis taking Egypt (APrusty).
- Mention of Naval/Tactical Carrier Mode changed to Bomber Mode (Mithrilotter).
- Added a note to say that once both Indochina and Hong Kong are in Axis hands, there is a 50% chance per turn of Thailand joining the Axis.(APrusty).
- Corrected the explanation of what happens if the Polish government in exile does not evacuate its soldiers from the USSR (Mithrilotter).
- Corrected the text regarding the importance of capturing Ledo (Mithrilotter).
All Strategy Guides
- Removed the reference to Tehran in the section on Turkish Interests in the Middle East as that is an optional rather than default script (Mithrilotter).
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