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The Witcher III Patch 1.07 coming soon to all platforms

  • Author: Administrator
  • Date: 07.07.15

As some of you may know, we are finishing up work on our next big patch, Patch 1.07. It’s a very large update introducing some key changes, including:
  • A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt.
  • A player stash for storing items, available in various locations throughout the game. Stash locations are marked on the player’s map.
  • Crafting and alchemy components no longer add to the overall inventory weight.
  • Books are now placed in a dedicated tab in the Inventory and books that have already been read are properly grayed out.
  • Multiple sorting options are now available in the Inventory.
  • Alchemy formulas and crafting diagrams can be “pinned”, meaning all components and ingredients required to make them will be conveniently marked in the Shop panel.
  • Dozens of fixes for quest related issues, both major and minor.
  • A few performance enhancements, including the optimization of FX, scenes and general gameplay.
  • Various improvements to horse behavior.
Since it’s been all hands on deck working to finish and release this patch on time, we won’t be publishing a free DLC this week (don’t worry – free content comes back next week). We hope you understand our decision. We’ve gathered so much feedback from you over the past couple of weeks and we want to implement as much of it as possible. The full change list for the patch 1.07 will be coming later this week. Stay tuned for info about the release of the update itself. 

Territory expansion in upcoming ETS2 Update 1.19

  • Author: Administrator
  • Date: 06.07.15

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.19 is nearing completion. The closed beta is in full swing and hopefully next week we will be able to start the final stage of testing - and offer you access to a public beta.

In this short blog let's just touch one small but nice feature that this update will bring you. We are expanding Going East! content with more of the Hungarian territory, bringing you two new cities: Pécs and Szeged. As you can see on the map, quite a few kilometers of new roads were created to provide good connection to the older section of the map.

PlayStation4 system software update version 2.55

  • Author: Administrator
  • Date: 06.07.15

PS4™ system software version 2.55 was released on July 1, 2015. This version adds or updates the following features:

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

New Server for Patches Scrolls

  • Author: Administrator
  • Date: 18.06.15

"Starting today, we're copying the entire site to a new server. Expect downloads to be slow in the next couple of days while we transfer terabytes of data in the background.
The new server is expected to go live somewhere in early/mid july."

110 Prozent ungeschnittener TrailerTM von Magicka 2 mit Friendly Fire

  • Author: Administrator
  • Date: 06.05.15

Am 26.5.2015 erscheint die PC-Box-Version von Paradox Interactives Magicka 2.

In diesem garantiert zu 110 Prozent ungeschnittenen Trailer™ können sich die Spieler darauf einstellen, ihre Freunde absichtlich oder unabsichtlich in die Luft zu sprengen. Ups.

https://youtu.be/d2pc4NIqsos

Über Magicka 2
In Magicka 2 werden die Zauberer versuchen, das nächste Kapitel der Magicka-Geschichte zu überleben und ein Midgård erforschen, dass von den letzten Wizard Wars verwüstet wurde. Eine neue Version des dynamischen Zaubersystems ist für die Spieler in Entwicklung, ebenso wie eine breite Auswahl an Roben und Zauberstäben, neue Gegnerklassen, und geistliche Führung durch Vlad, der – glücklicherweise – kein Vampir ist.

•    4 Spieler-Friendly-Fire-Koop: Freunde finden und wieder verlieren war nie einfacher mit den Koop unterstützenden Spielmodi: hot-joining, Speicherpunkte und viele weitere Komfortfeatures.

•    Wildes Abenteuer: Die meisten Zauberer Midgård wurden ausgelöscht – bis auf einige Verrückte – und Horden an großen und kleinen Fantasy-Kreaturen.

•    Der Weg des Zauberers: Große Auswahl an Roben, Stäben und Waffen, jede mit besonderen eigenen Fähigkeiten, um als Zauberer seiner eigenen Wahl zu spielen.

•    Die Kunst der Artefakte: Neues Artefakt-System in Magicka 2 mit neuen Gameplay-Herausforderungen und Wendungen in jedem Level.

Digital erscheint der Titel auch für PlayStation 4.

PlayStation4 system software update version 2.51

  • Author: Administrator
  • Date: 30.04.15

PS4™ system software version 2.51 was released on April 21, 2015. This version adds or updates the following features:

New in 2.51

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 update 1.17 ist ready for beta

  • Author: Administrator
  • Date: 24.04.15

Full changelist:

Code

  • Improved rendering engine
  • Improved GPU memory consumption
  • Improved support for multi-monitor systems (configuration is explained on the ETS2 website)
  • Normal map support for railing and buildings segments
  • Traffic AI improvements
  • Suspension damping simulation improved
  • Improved timing and logic of automatic and sequential transmissions
  • Fixed interpolation of brake pedal using button/key control
  • Engine brake does not work if clutch or throttle are pressed. Added toggle input control
  • Shift on sequential transmission does not cancel CC anymore
  • Added config variables for h-shifter transmission tweaks (g_hshifter_layout_shifting, g_hshifter_synchronized)
  • Added config variable for optional behavior of braking lights (g_brake_light_all)
  • Added independent simulation of adblue gauges, adblue tank size truck dependent
  • Successfully docked achievement works

UI

  • Added cancel button in URL confirmation
  • Sort jobs by sender and receiver name
  • Show ferry price in route info
  • Face of player's driver can be changed in edit profile
  • Autosave before profile change
  • Both ESC and ENTER now skip animation and close the delivery screen
  • Independent radio volume bar

Data

  • Improved daylight cycle visuals
  • Improved flares look
  • Added six-wheeled chassis for both Renaults
  • Steering wheel animation of all trucks updated to 900 degree range
  • Driver faces style improved, many new added
  • Added sound for seat and suspension noises
  • Tyre and rim made independent accessories
  • DAF XF Euro 6 new sfx

Telemetry

  • 64-bit values better match with documentation
  • Added dashboard-displayed gear, more wheel channels
  • Added differential and all gear ratios
  • Average consumption made real instead of statistical
  • Adblue channels are working now
  • Added navigation distance and time channels
  • Added current speed limit channel

OSX

  • Better support for Retina displays

Modding

A full list of modding changes can be found here.

PlayStation4 system software update version 2.50

  • Author: Administrator
  • Date: 20.04.15

Main features in system software update 2.50

  • "PSNSM" has been renamed as "PlayStation™Network".
  • The PS4™ system can now keep applications suspended while in rest mode. Set a checkmark in [Keep Application Suspended] under  (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Rest Mode].
  • You can now back up data stored on a PS4™ system to a USB storage device. Select  (Settings) > [System] > [Back Up and Restore].
  • You can now adjust accessibility settings such as zoom and button assignments. Select  (Settings) > [Accessibility].
  • You can now upload video clips to Dailymotion™.

 

Other new or revised features in version 2.50

Share

  • You can now test the connection speed when you start Share Play as a host. You can check whether your Internet connection speed is sufficient for Share Play.
  • You can now adjust the video resolution and frame rate settings for Share Play. Select [Video Quality for Share Play] in the party settings screen.

 

Trophies

  • Screenshots of scenes when you earn trophies are now saved automatically.
  • You can now share trophy details and screenshots of scenes when you earn trophies.
  • The following features have been added to the options menu of  (Trophies).
    • You can now search the Internet for details about your trophies.
    • You can now sort trophies by [Earned Date], [Not Earned], or [Grade].
    • You can now delete trophies with 0% achievement progress.

 

Settings

  • You can now upgrade a sub account to a master account. [Upgrade Your Account] is displayed in  (Settings) > [PlayStation™Network/Account Management] > [Account Information] when the sub account user becomes old enough to create a master account.
  • If your Sony Entertainment Network account and Facebook® account are linked, users who are your Facebook® friends are now displayed as players you may know. Select [Players You May Know] in  (Settings) > [PlayStation™Network/Account Management] > [Privacy Settings] > [Connecting with Friends] or [Protecting Your Information].
  • [Text Drop Shadow] has been added to  (Settings) > [Themes]. When text is hard to read, you can add a shadow style to improve readability.
  • PS4™ system software can now be updated automatically. Set a checkmark in [System Software Update Files] and [Install Automatically] under  (Settings) > [System] > [Automatic Downloads and Uploads]. 

 

Other

  • [Discover] has been added to  (Notifications). You can see tips on using the PS4™ system.

 

Share

  • You can now use the touch pad to operate playback of videos on discs.
    • You can flick left or right on the touch pad to move 15 seconds back or 15 seconds forward.
    • You can play video from a specific point by clicking the touch pad button and then dragging left or right on the touch pad to specify a chapter or time.
  • You can now enter up to 140 characters for your self-introduction in your profile.
  • When you send a Friend request to a player whose real name is displayed, your real name is now also displayed when the player accepts your Friend request.

Dailymotion is a registered trademark of Dailymotion SA.
Facebook is a service that helps you connect and share with the people in your life. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.

 

Notices

  • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online by Sony Computer Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a system that has been altered or modified in any way, the system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
  • Do not install system software soon before or soon after a power outage.
  • Do not turn off your system during the installation. Interrupting the installation can cause your system to be damaged.
  • You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.

In Memoriam Bernd Wolffgramm

  • Author: Administrator
  • Date: 02.02.15

Today we have some rather personal news to post here.
It is with deep regret that we have to post the passing of Bernd Wolffgramm, founder of DLH.net and more recently PR manager for Topware.
I have met Bernd back in university when he asked me whether his small DOS programm called DLH98, a collection of cheats, could be offered for download on our public FTP.
Since we already offered a couple similar programs and being an avid gamer myself in need of such tools, I agreed.

From then on Bernd kept on helping out with news about new game patches. He was the one who arranged the first incarnation of The Patches Scrolls under its own domain and kept it online
through the troublesome years which were later to be called "The New Economy bubble" and helped again with finding an advertising contract which would enable us to finance our own server and hire contractors to do the actual server maintenance, webdesign & coding when I had grown tired of doing everything myself next to my regular job and was about to scrap the entire site for good
The site had at that time already grown large enough to require somebody to work on it full-time but not large enough to live from adsense income alone, so I was very happy to step down from my usual 12-16h workdays which often enough ended way past midnight and more often than not took the better part of my weekends as well.
Since then we have met in person a couple of times and often enough at trade shows to chat about our hobby and Bernd would tell me about the latest games he'd just finished playing. And he did enjoy gaming still when most people his age were more concerned about building a house, raising a family or thinking about that moment when their first grandchild might knock on the door.
So it was an utter shock when I learned of him passing away - on christmas last year, what an irony - while checking up on him about the latest Topware games.

Best wishes, Bernd. To those who want to give their condolences, his former team has posted about his passing here:
http://www.dlh.net/de/news/47181/unser-nachruf-fur-bigb.html

Euro Truck Simulator 2 update 1.16 - Going 64-bit!

  • Author: Administrator
  • Date: 22.01.15

Update highlights:

  • 64-bit version of the game is now available via Steam launcher
  • Large truck dealers have been updated to match the new style of dealerships

The focus of the upcoming official 1.16 game update is to ship engine changes and other behind the scenes elements in preparation for our big future content updates.

64-bit version of the game is currently accessible in beta on Steam, it will be available as a regular game update for all users soon.

Full update notes can be found in Steam discussions.

We have prepared a short set of questions and answers about this change:

How will 64-bit executable affect your game?

64-bit executable is a purely under-the-hood technical change and should have no negative effect on how your game ecosystem works - all your saves, modifications, trucks, and input methods will work just as they used to before.

Why are you releasing the 64-bit executable?

Memory footprint of our game has been increasing over time with our expanding game world, new features and countless modifications for the players to choose from. The 64-bit executable will allow the game to access the entire physical memory of your computer and avoid out-of-memory crashes related to 32-bit memory limitations. Most modern PCs these days ship with considerably more memory, often 6-8 GB or more, and this memory could not be used with a 32-bit binary, where the limit was only 4 GB or even 2GB in case of 32-bit systems. The 32-bit game has been essentially starving for memory while several spare Gigs of memory were idling in the operating system.

What are the benefits of this change?

Using the new executable should alleviate memory related issues you may have experienced in the past - many users have already reported problems with memory limitations after installing large collections of modifications. Even for a game with no mods installed, with more textures and 3D assets cached in memory, the framerate should stay more stable during long play sessions.

Map creators will have a smoother experience in the map editor as you'll have way more memory at your disposal.

I have a 32-bit OS. Can I somehow use the 64-bit executable?

Unfortunately not - 64-bit executable can only be used on 64-bit operating system. If you are serious about playing ETS2 extensively, we highly recommend you to consider upgrading your 32-bit operating system to 64-bit version at this point.

Are you planning to keep supporting 32-bit executable after this update?

Yes. We are are not dropping it suddenly, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the game will be maintained and kept in sync for a considerable period of time. We've actually included several engine changes into 1.16 that are focused on improving memory management also for the 32-bit version so that all of our users can enjoy Euro Truck Simulator 2.

The 1.16 update also features minor map changes as we continue to update truck dealer locations to match the dealership revamp we have shipped in our previous update. Please note that this change may affect game modifications, so if you are experiencing crashes first try disabling any map modifications you have installed.

Everybody loves new stuff and we are aware that our fans are impatiently waiting for the release of the goodies that we have been covering on this blog. Admittedly, from this point of view ETS2 1.16 doesn't bring much to the table. This update mostly serves as a wide-scale stress-test for the new tech to come. Meanwhile though, our ETS2 mapping team is putting finishing touches to DLC Scandinavia, while the vehicle team is doing solid progress on the long-awaited Mercedes-Benz New Actros truck model. Cool stuff is on the way! We cannot yet predict which will come out first, but both teams are racing each other to finish their task as soon as possible. And that's just Euro Truck 2, and you know that's not the only project we are working on.