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  1. Nick Thomadis

    Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts enters testing phase

    Thank you all for your offer to help! The testing will soon start internally, and if we need some extra testers we will contact you by finding your requests in this thread. Closing.
  2. Hello all! The game will soon enter a closed testing phase (in about a month). If we need further testers we will contact you with details on how to participate. In the meantime, you can declare your interest in this thread with a post, so I can PM you directly. Concept Art:
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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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    I am impressed!!!

    Thank you a lot for your very kind and encouraging message! I am very glad that I joined Game-Labs team and together we made, so far, games that strategy fans enjoy to play. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
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    Ultimate General: Gettysburg

    Hello, is it possible to try connecting between Windows PC? Probably it is an issue of cross platform connection not functioning in your case.
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    Unable to Buy on Steam since AU-dollar update

    Yes, the problem should be fixed. Good to know that it works well now for you!
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    A new thread has been created calling for testers for the new game. You can declare your interest here: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts enters testing phase
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    Game has no sound

    Generally it is a common problem of Windows and Realtek sound drivers to switch headphones/speakers, so if you also have speakers plugged, then this can be a reason of mute sound. If you have no sound in any other application, then you must check and repair your sound settings. An easy solution is to plug/unplug the headsets while you are in Windows Desktop so that the drivers are auto-configured with plug-n-play.
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    Ultimate General - No Union Forces Prospect Hill

    Hello, it seems that the AI forces were too few to attack, so they never advanced. Did you move forward to see if there was actually an AI army against you on this section of the map?
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    To battleship specialists

    1. Yes, all of those things and more are going to be simulated. The damage system aims for realism. Critical hits may ruin the strongest battleship, so investing in technology that improves survivability will be absolutely necessary, as it was in real life. 2. Each ship type will have different basic hull variations according to technology with unique statistics, affecting Hull Form, Floatability, Endurance and Stability. Hull becomes dynamically enlarged in displacement according to technologies and shipyard limitations. You will have full freedom to add towers, funnels, turrets, torpedo launchers, rangefinders etc. and design your ship the way you want it, but random placement will just not work, because weight imbalances significantly affect the heel and trim of the hull. 3. We currently make a single player game, with a campaign system and single missions. A multiplayer version may naturally evolve if the game becomes successful.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    @Norfolk nChance When the game enters a phase of development to make it ready for more interaction with the community, we will organize a special forum and we will share more information at a constant base. Thank you for all the positive energy and interest. @HachiRoku Yes, it's me
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    Not yet something important to share. Development continues but is now focused on AI and Ship Designer Techs. The Campaign needs more work to become ready for a full release but it should have all the necessary ingredients to be always different in each play, provide many what-ifs, many different possibilities for every nation. To achieve this, it needs certain mechanics and content that we had not yet found the time to implement, thus be able to answer specifically and with images, what works and what not.
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    Available Mods

    Stickied. Feel free to maintain and add any other mods here.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    Aviation is something that could be considered later, to function abstractly.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    Thank you all for the ongoing feedback and positive comments! Regarding this: We are going to have all ship classes. Torpedo boats, destroyers, light cruisers, armoured and heavy cruisers, battlecruisers and follow their evolution from 1890 till 1930+.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    Yes, it will be possible, depending on the situation. If enemies concentrate their whole fleets in a sea area, then battles of such magnitude may happen.
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    Work in progress: Dreadnoughts

    Hello again all, I would like to mention the progress we have so far with Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts. The game is mostly finalized in its innovative ship design mechanics and more features will make it deeper the coming months. The Ship Designer will allow players to construct and customize their own ships and will influence greatly the outcome of battles. During the campaign you will feel the tension of the Naval Arms race in a continuous struggle to construct the most powerful ships against major nations. The combat model is about 60% ready and needs more technology effects to become even more interesting, and this where we will focus in the next 1-2 months. We shall finalize all possible technologies related with ship designer and polish all the tech mechanics in the interface. After all that, we will concentrate our efforts in the campaign map were players must have many interesting choices, blended with numerous historical events and what ifs. To answer the question of @JagEngland, the player so far does not have the option to move his fleet freely on the map, but we plan to implement a wide battle map interface where tactically he will have large freedom to maneuver during a tactical battle. As we add more and more features to the game, 3D modelling progresses steadily. Here are two more art teasers, showing two Pre-Dreadnought Models that are a work in progress.
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    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 V1.6

    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.
  22. 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.