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  1. Nick Thomadis

    Where do I find patches?

    That should not happen, check that your game version matches with latest v1.11 rev.22986.
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    Where do I find patches?

    The game is available in Steam and GOG.com and should be automatically installed/updated by these platforms. Our game has not been updated yet in GOG.com but soon it will be, within this week. So if you experience any problems in installation, please clarify for which platform (Steam, GOG.com) so we can help you out.
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    UI and AI Customizations Mod V1.3

    GoG version must be updated to latest patch. This is going to be done soon. Until then, the player can use a previous version of the mod.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    You are right Destraex. It is mostly the game interface and its corresponding mechanics that if made too complex, hard to manage and loaded with unnecessary options, the player does not have intuitive feedback on what is going on and cannot enjoy the game, cannot see the big picture. In battles, you should feel that you are in control intuitively, without having to work it out via a manual. If this happens, then you have time to zoom-in/out, observe the battlefield and your ships, have a clear understanding of the tactical situation and, most of all, have fun with the overall pace of gameplay. So this is a goal of our game, plus the complexity of the strategy aspect will be on a level that you will feel your actions matter but you will not have to micro-manage every little,tiny aspect to get things going. You will focus on designing your ships, choose carefully your allies and enemies and fight naval battles, with goal to grow stronger and not destroyed by the AI. Since I mentioned AI, I will also mention that we aim to make it a very strong opponent, especially in naval battles, that will fight coherently, making naval formations and understanding when to evade battles.
  5. If your game does not launch, you see a black screen and nothing happens, please try the following: 1. Verify integrity of game cache - because game files may became corrupted Go to your Steam Library=> Right click on "Ultimate General: Civil War => In the dialogue window select "Properties"=> In the new window that appears, go to tab "Local Files"=> Then click on "Verify Integrity of Game Cache". A process starts to examine if game installation is missing some files. If this is true, they will be automatically re-acquired by Steam download service. 2. Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64) or (x86) You can find these files in our game folder, usually found in: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Ultimate General Civil War\_CommonRedist\vcredist\2010 or download them from Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5555 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14632 Launch BOTH FILES x64 and x86. Sometimes Steam doesn't automatically install but these are required files to run our game. 3. Delete Options files Because the game is still in development, some of your custom changes in Options may not work with a next patch and cause corruption to Option files. You can delete the Option files, usually located in: C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\Game Labs\Ultimate General Civil War delete the following: controls.bin ioptions.bin Those files will be auto-generated when you launch the game. 4. Check your Antivirus Depending on your Anti-Virus software and your custom system settings, the game can be blocked and not start at all. If you anticipate problems running the game, then disable your Antivirus to see if that helps. Your Antivirus may have added the game to its threat list and you will have to exclude it manually. 5. Uninstall/Install Video Card Drivers Uninstall your video card drivers, restart your PC and install again the latest drivers. This solution has worked for some users and is typically a problem solver for any game. You can check for latest drivers in the following sites, depending on your card: http://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx http://support.amd.com/en-us/download 6. Delete Options from registry Use „regedit“ application to find game's registry. Find the application using Search of Windows system. - When you open "Regedit" (Registry Editor) go to Edit=>Find from top menu. - Search with the keyword "Ultimate General Civil War" - After some time you should navigate automatically to the game's registry folder, usually found in such structure: COMPUTER\HKEY_USERS\..\Game Labs\Ultimate General Civil War - Delete everything inside this folder - Registry should be now cleaned from corrupted files. You can install the game again to be sure that everything is up to date. 7. Resolution issue If the problem is related to your monitor resolution then we advise to try the following: - Change your Graphics Display Resolution on your system. There are plenty of online instructions depending on your system. You can search for example with keyword: "How to change resolution in windows 10". - The resolution should be in "Recommended" setting, but you can try a different common resolution, that is supported by your monitor and attempt to launch the game again. The following method worked for user "whiteadder86": 1. Switched PC graphics display resolution down from the recommended 1920x1080 to 1680x1050. 2. Opened the game successfully through Steam. 3. Used the game's options menu to switch the resolution back up to 1920x1080. 4. Then switched PC graphics display resolution back up to 1920x1080. 8. Crash report If nothing from the above works, then select "Crash Report" when you launch the game from Steam and describe the problem. Your email will be used to contact you if needed.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    The problem with all those games that you are referencing is that they are too complex to play, even for very hard core players. We cannot share something yet more specific but it is safe to say that our main idea is to offer a unique game that will please all naval warfare fans with deep gameplay on strategic and tactical level and without so much micromanagement.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    It is going to be an RTS game, you will control multiple ships, that you design them and bring them to combat. A naval arms race begins from 1890 and you aim to create the most powerful fleet in the world. It is a game that I will personally enjoy very much to play for ages when it becomes complete Thank you for the wishes and I hope we can deliver the project in early access within this year.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    Yes, the battles focus on realism. The damage model is very much detailed to simulate almost every aspect of naval warfare. For example, in WoW the ships can receive devastating damage and still sail on maximum speed. In our game you will notice a serious impact on ship performance because of damage and many other realism factors. Our internal dev teams from time to time can join forces for helping in parallel projects, but at the moment is not needed.
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    UGCW Feedback v1.0+

    A new hotfix became available! Check it out: HERE!
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    UGCW Feedback v1.0+

    Ultimate General: Civil War has been fully released! Read the official announcement in our blog: http://www.ultimategeneral.com/blog/ultimate-general-civil-war-is-fully-released Thank you for all your support and please keep providing your feedback, because we are going to continue offering updates with new content (Custom Battles) or needed fixes. Enjoy! The Game-Labs Team ================== 25/7/2017 Patch v1.01 http://www.ultimategeneral.com/blog/patch-v101-with-the-definite-retreat-fix-and-new-battles Patch v1.04 http://www.ultimategeneral.com/blog/patch-v104-introducing-oblique-control Patch v1.05 http://www.ultimategeneral.com/blog/patch-v105-offering-two-new-custom-battles-plus-improvements Patch v1.06 http://www.ultimategeneral.com/blog/patch-v106-adds-four-new-custom-battles-plus-japanese-korean-language-support Patch v1.07 http://steamcommunity.com/games/502520/announcements/detail/1466343735973092995 Patch v1.08 http://steamcommunity.com/games/502520/announcements/detail/1460714962907814548 Patch v1.09 http://steamcommunity.com/games/502520/announcements/detail/2668808741598437615 Patch v1.10 https://steamcommunity.com/games/502520/announcements/detail/1667900114453736262 Patch v1.11 https://steamcommunity.com/games/502520/announcements/detail/1670153182112667977
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    v1.10 Shiloh as Confeds

    Was the objective contested when you pressed the "Finish" button (Timer to secure the objective was still active)? If yes, this can be the reason.
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    UGCW Feedback v1.0+

    This worked ok. The strategy perk was not properly enabled. The ammo boost of the Strategy perk was not given to all corps units but only to those inside General's radius.
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    UGCW Feedback v1.0+

    New hotfix patch is out! You can read the content here: http://www.ultimategeneral.com/blog/patch-v110-hotfix Restart Steam to download it fast.
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    Various guides

    Thanks to LAntorcha to for the references found here.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    There is going to be an Early Access Launch but we don't have a safe release date yet scheduled. We want to launch in Early Access at the best possible game state, so that the game is playable, stable and enjoyable, not rushed out.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    It is still a work in progress but it shows the general art direction. Thank you all guys for liking!
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    It is a completely different project entity, not having any similarity to the previous Ultimate General games which were about land combat. It is a bold project that we finally decided to make, after years of interest on this time period and the corresponding naval genre.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    Hello again, It has been quite long before we updated this thread with more information about our upcoming game. We would like to post two pictures showing our work in progress: "An armoured cruiser in shipyard". At this time we want to announce a round description of what this game is about: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts or short version “Dreadnoughts” is going to be a single player game on ship design and combat covering real and fictional wars from 1890 to 1936. Like all the products from Game Labs it will give a fresh and unique look on that era with great attention to detail and realism of ship fighting. More official information is going to be provided in the coming months in this thread. Thanks for reading!
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    Darth Please UPDATE GOG.com with 1.09 Patch

    Happy to know that all is sorted out! We don't recommend trying playing UGCW with Windows XP. Multiple issues can happen, although the game could launch successfully, depending on your system. This was considered but was dropped as an idea because it would over-complex gameplay for the average player and would deteriorate game performance significantly, since we already offer battles vs many units. Too early to announce but we can't deny that this era is considered to be the next game of the series. Formation variety will be richer in next game, surely.
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    Darth Please UPDATE GOG.com with 1.09 Patch

    Check in your game library if the above is available. If yes, all is ok. Just download and install both files to be sure.
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    Darth Please UPDATE GOG.com with 1.09 Patch

    Hello, it is having the latest patch which is a hotfix over 1.8 (the last version). If you don't use the auto-update feature of GOG. com (Galaxy) then you have to download and install manually the latest patch from the site. Can you check back and inform if all ok?
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    No Audio

    As far as we know from reports and any other online source, there is no confirmed issue regarding our game and headsets. Maybe something related to "Window mode" option is conflicting? Do you play in Full screen or Window mode (see in game's option menu).
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    These are WIP models, not a final product, so indeed any details how things are going to work are hard to explain at the moment
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    No Audio

    Hello, the problem is definitely related to your system and probably the drivers of your card. I suggest to update your audio drivers and check also if your headsets are muted for some reason. Go to Control Panel->Hardware->Sound to find helpful settings (assuming you have Windows).
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    Thank you guys for the on going interest to follow this thread. I wish we could share more details at this moment. Before we are able to share more information about the game, we will periodically offer some 3D model images which show the art direction of the game, regarding the war ships. Here are some early torpedo boats of 1890-1900 era.
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