1.02.12 Beta Hotfix Update

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Matrix&Steam hotfix was at the same time, thanks. Playing Leningrad scenario pbem it is very different game from WITE 1 it seems. Railroad construction is a bit different with yellow dots, and readiness of units. Well done.
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Thanks Eric and Joel. I appreciate the difficulties in finding bugs, and how this could occur. And it is a reminder how the game we love is dependent on such a small group of dedicated people without the infrastructure of big software publishers. I hope my experience has been rare, and other players starting games recently won't have the same issues.

FYI I was playing since the game released, and had patched carefully, right up to 1.08.02_Beta. I started a new GC and played to T9.

Then I generated a Steam key and installed from Steam. I think that was 1.02.11? I copied the save files to the Steam folder and continued playing for a few days reaching T18, then noticed that I didn't control Vienna. The dates/times of the save files suggest that the Soviet units arrived near Vienna the first time the Soviet AI ran under Steam 1.02.11.

I have now manually patched the Steam version, 1.02.12_Beta. Then gone back to the T9 save file. I've advanced to T10 and the teleport to Vienna bug hasn't happened. While I don't like save scumming, I had made a couple of errors T10-T18 and am reasonably happy to replay those turns, having learned some lessons that I prefer to apply now, rather than in a new game in a few months. If I had spent 10-12 hours playing those turns and had performed perfectly I might be annoyed, but I'm still learning.

I can provide save files if you need them, but it looks like you already fixed the bug.
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I have the Vienna bug in my solo game. I have not patched up yet, it happened about 14 days ago or so. I got Covid 11 days ago and still am not well.
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I had the Vienna bug about 4 turns in with a new game with the v1.02.11 patch, I was shocked when I discovered a Russian unit sitting there around turn 4. I sent a Hungarian unit to take care of it. Then I saw the hotfix I restarted a new game and now I'm on turn 12 and no Vienna bug.
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Don, really sorry to hear about your Covid. Hope you are on the mend and will make a swift and full recovery.

It seems like something definitely changed a few weeks ago that unleashed the Vienna bug. The potential for that must have been there for a long time, but maybe held in check until some other change made it happen. In any case, glad to hear that it's fixed in the existing games that have reported back.
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Thank you very much Joel, it’s quite a process and the worst thing I have ever been through. Just waiting for all the meds to kick in.

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Don, I hope you have a speedy and full recovery as well. If anything gets worse, make sure you don't just try to tough it out, this is no typical bug. Hang in there!
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Get well soon Zovs!
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Thank you Erik and xhoel and yes this is not something to take lightly, getting all the help we can. Wished I jumped on this sooner, but it’s a nasty creeping wicked illness and attacks all your weaknesses.
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I have the Matrix edition and install. I don't want to put it in Steam - why should I?

So I download the hot fix into my Matrix install. Run the game - and I get an alert saying steam_api.dll was not found. So that's WITE2 broken.

Same issue Steevo38 reported above and got no feedback.
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Hi John,

The process works here for us with both the Matrix and Steam installs. I'm not sure what else to tell you other than to try again. If it helps, the Ops team is back in the office tomorrow and I've asked them to make their top priority getting this out to all customers in installer form and on the Steam beta branch, so that should be available within a day or two.

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the .zip file needs to be unpacked inside your game folder, if it does not ask for permission to overwrite existing files then you made something wrong.
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RE: 1.02.12 Beta Hotfix Update

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Yeah, i have had the same thing. I activated it on Steam but have not installed it via Steam.

The .exe file generates the message.
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