unofficial patch is good at what it does but it sucks ass because everytime you open it up it opens their website and everytime you exit the game it takes you to a donation site, made me uninstall it. The game works well for me on windows 10 without the fixes anyway just opened up the extra resolutions, but those res are easily modded into it anyway if you ever decide to add them.
I think your post "sucks ass" more with the false arguments you provided.
When you open the UP1.5 Launcher, you have the news window with information & tweets.
You're probably talking about: https://twitter.com/EE2News/status/1350194796359528449
"We have enabled the EE2.eu Discord Auto Invites. The Launcher detects if Discord is running on your computer (Game SDK for Rich Presence), and opens the pre-authorized link where you can instantly join: https://ee2.eu/discord
(this feature is still being tested)"
It opens the Discord invite website where you can EASILY DISABLE THIS NOTIFICATION, as shown in the screenshot below: https://i.imgur.com/qo8IyAg.jpg
Is that so hard to find? Let the other people judge. Your post about it opening up without a possibility to disable is very unfair.
Another false sentence:
"everytime you exit the game it takes you to a donation site"
The donation message appears ONCE PER 24 HOURS, and ONLY IF YOU'VE PLAYED FOR 5 MINUTES OR LONGER. As visible in the screenshot below: https://i.imgur.com/rU8YtmQ.png
It doesn't open any website. You can close the message by pressing the "X" button.
The screenshot showing the configuration of this message on server-side: https://i.imgur.com/JtOhXzp.png
As long as disabling the Discord invite message might be problematic for certain people who avoid reading, making up stories about the donation message appearing "every time" is not considered as a reliable opinion.
We have 4 separate servers running in 4 different locations for Multiplayer routing. Every status information and even hardware details are publicly visible at: https://www.ee2.eu/status
/ How all the costs should be covered? With some magic wand? For your information, this type of message after game was disabled for some months, and the number of donations decreased to ~1, which in longer run would require termination of some existing online features. Since the message was re-enabled in the improved form, the amount of donations persists at the stable level.
Is the donation message for a well-managed service such a big problem for you, that you've decided to post misleading information as your first post on this forum since registration in 2014?
The Unofficial Patch 1.5 is not about screen resolutions. It's updated every month, and has thousands of fixes, perfectly working Multiplayer and new features. The confirmation of it is publicly available in the Change Log: https://www.ee2.eu/patch/changes
It's very sad to read that someone discredits years of my work, because has to skip 1 message after closing the game...
Besides that, the UP1.5 Launcher has a built-in Support Chat where you could quickly contact me and explain the problem. Screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/RROsyM1.png
It would be more valuable, especially when the news "tweet" clearly informs about the feature being tested.
but those res are easily modded into it anyway if you ever decide to add them.
Oh, then please also mod yourself the correct font sizes for your screen resolutions: https://www.ee2.eu/blog/013-automatic-font-size-for-screen-resolutions.php
Do not forget to compile a working, EE2 compatible DirectX 8 to DirectX 9 wrapper, manually add Antialiasing support to it, assembly the game process to unlock more than 100 FPS (in case you ever got the 144Hz monitor).
Adding a simple assembled change to game process takes over 20 hours. You can see the first part of it for example in this video: https://youtu.be/XpgnKHlsVOc?t=20198
So yeah, right. It's better to mod game yourself. Will take much less time than skipping a donation message once per day.