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Changelog for Patch 1 Hotfix v1.00.07 (31 March 2020):

- Outdated cache files are cleared on start-up
- Fixed "assign hero" button getting disabled
- Fixed crash when capturing a flag and "show names on the map" is turned off

Standalone installer updated: 1.00.04 ⇒ 1.00.07.
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Changelog for Patch 2 1.00.09 (08 April 2020):

- Added French, Polish and Portuguese localizations
- Updated Chinese and Russian localizations
- The game will now display localized hex names over the map and in the UI (will not work with old saves)

Bug fixes:
- Fixed a few more random crashes
- Fixed crashes when working with "Lost Units" list
- Fixed crash when repeatedly pressing Esc in briefings
- Fixed crash when starting a new random map
- Fixed autosaves and ironman saves which could be created with wrong state (inactive "End Turn" button etc.)
- Fixed attacks sometimes "unsuppressing" units without dealing damage
- Fixed aircraft getting initiative bonus when attacking from close terrain hex
- Fixed ambushed units attacking the ambusher even if they normally cannot attack such unit
- Fixed bug where attacking unit did not lose attack action if it did not have a chance to shoot in the combat it initiated
- Fixed incorrect calculation of negative suppression between combat phases
- Fixed aircraft spotting in cloudy weather
- Fixed spotting bug when a unit retreated
- Fixed weather forecast icon after loading a save
- Fixed "Anti-tank Veteran" and "Anti-infantry Veteran" awards for aircraft
- Fixed wrong strength when giving overstrength to prototype units
- Fixed the problem with "Retrograde" player trait where available units disappeared earlier than they should
- Fixed the problem with "Slow Modernization" player trait where transport upgrade and overstrength was impossible after 3 unit upgrades
- Fixed replacements of deployed units during Deployment Phase (no longer limited by 50% of unit's max strength)
- Fixed scrolling in Event Log (History section of Unit Details)
- Fixed "gamma correction" setting
- Fixed some maps where embarked transports could not leave the port

- Improved Landscape Tessellation implementation. Now, even with Tessellation off the game (in particular, rivers) should look decent.
- Added new setting to Options->Video: "Landscape Geometry". It can be used to further reduce GPU load on weaker hardware, or (at a higher setting) used as an alternative to tessellation, which might be faster on some machines.

- Stats panel now shows actual move points instead of max
- River hexes now show "Vulnerable Position" and "Blocks Supply" icons in terrain panel
- Combat log viewer (opened with L hotkey) will now include logs for all predictions visible on the screen when it's invoked
- In Options->Video "Save" button is only required to change window mode and resolution. All other options are applied instantly.

- Fixed crashes which occurred when loading existing games (some old games can still have problems, but new games started with 1.0.8 should not have them)
- Fixed several issues causing the players to go out of sync in online MP
- Fixed password protection not working for random maps
- Minsk map now allows simultaneous movement
- Small balance fix in Steel vs. Steamroller scenario

Standalone installer updated (1.00.07 ⇒ 1.00.09): 09 April 2020.
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Changelog for Patch 3 01.01.00 (24 April 2020/ added 27 April 2020):

Bug fixes:
- Fixed the problem with start of turn autosaves not writing for some players
- Fixed bug with units losing medal effects when going to the next mission in the campaign
- Fixed "Low Altitude Attack" trait in Anti-air vs. aircraft combats
- Fixed destroyers not attacking coastal hexes
- Fixed transport options for captured towed guns
- Fixed high ground status getting lost after split
- Fixed "Reduced Slots" and "Zero Slots" heroes incorrectly changing slots of units in Reserve
- Fixed display of captured strength in on-screen notification
- Fixed units in reserve triggering "below maximum strength" warning when ending the Deployment Phase
- Fixed entrenchment sometimes going over maximum
- Fixed autosave filtering in localized versions (will only work with new autosaves)
- Fixed unit trait icons being mirrored in the right UI panel
- Fixed the problem in Persia map where soviet aircraft crashed to the ground even though there are other soviet airfields available
- Fixed "script not found" error when running custom campaigns from Documents/My Games/Panzer Corps 2/Campaigns

- Added a new setting to control number of trees (Options -> Video -> Forest Quality)
- Optimized all landscape materials
- Added FPS display to Options (bottom-right corner) so that it's easier to see what effect various settings have

AI changes:
- Order in which the AI moves its units has been improved
- Improved value calculation when deciding if a combat is favorable or not
- The AI will now put more emphasis on escorting its bombers with fighters
- The AI now understands how to use mount-move-unmount action
- Attacker AI will now try to rebase aircraft closer to the front line
- The AI will now switch units more often
- The AI can now use "Forced March" ability
- Improved AI usage of phased movement
- The AI will now approach victory hexes, supply hexes, flags and river crossings hidden in the fog more carefully
- The AI will now prefer to force retreats into disadvantageous terrain
- The AI will now prefer to force a surrender instead of outright killing a unit
- The AI now better understands the value of reducing entrenchment
- Units with "hold position (active)" order will capture flags if presented with an opportunity

Random maps:
- Random map interface has been improved, and the following new options added: -- Year - select any year from 1939 to 1945 for the upcoming battle, or use "no year" to have access to all equipment (as it worked before) -- Player factions. Each player can be assigned a specific or random faction -- More factions: Poland (in 1939) and France and Hungary (in 1939-1940) can also be selected. Italy is available till 1944. USA is available starting from 1942.
- Starting force on random maps now includes a random number of aircraft
- The AI will purchase units in FFA missions
- Distribution of victory hexes has been made more uniform
- Random map is now assigned random location and season
- Starting prestige and prestige per turn generally increased
- Prestige income from all flags increased in FFA missions
- Number of slots increased on most map sizes
- Victory conditions and unit generation logic reworked for all mission types

- All Multiplayer games now allow to specify a number of advanced options: randomness, weather, supply, fog of war, shroud, custom army.
- Random maps can now be created for up to 8 human players in FFA mode (Survival, Attack and Defense are still limited to two human players)
- Random maps now support team mode where two people can play in coop as a team, or several teams of two players each can compete with each other in FFA
- Fixed several more issues which could prevent old games from loading
- Fixed a random crash which could happen in Multiplayer game list
- Fixed damage and combat event popups sometimes appearing in the fog when two enemies are fighting each other
- Fixed occasional camera jumps into the fog when two enemies are fighting each other there
- Fixed units purchased by the opponent sometimes visible through the fog of war
- Finished games now have "VIEW" button to review game ending
- Added a button ("-") to hide MP games from the list. Can be used to hide abandoned games and reduce the clutter in the list.

- Added new option Display/UI -> Mouse Interface. One-Button mode works as before. Two-button mode allows to select units with left button and give orders with right button. Choose the mode which works best for you.
- Added tooltips to unit class, movement type and target type icons in Unit Details
- Added a UI button and a hotkey (7) to toggle the Minimap
- The game will now remember and restore in every mission open state of Stats Panel, Overview and Minimap
- Added a new hotkey (G) to toggle hex grid
- Added a new hotkey (H) to toggle hex names
- Added a new hotkey (V) for moving a unit from/to Reserve (since these commands are mutually exclusive, they are tied to the same button)
- Understrength units are now shown in Unit List with red strength number, so its easier to see which unit requires replacements
- Improved chat flow in-game, so you can quickly send a message without using the mouse: -- Press Enter to open Chat panel -- When Chat is open, keyboard focus is automatically set to input box, so you can instantly start typing message -- Press Enter to send the message, and you can start typing the next one -- Pressing Enter when input box is empty will close Chat panel

- Added functionality to rearrange the order of players (Edit->Scenario Params..., Players tab, click player header with down arrow to invoke move menu)
- The Editor will now offer to save custom scenarios in the appropriate folder.

- Polish localization has been updated (thanks Grzegorz Kłos!)
- Shop will now display localized unit class names

- Major difficulty has been made easier
- Added two more tactical advisor clips to "Tutorial" section of the game
- Updated "Double Strike" puzzle to eliminate possible shortcuts in the solution
- Added "cheat AllEqp" cheat code which unlocks all equipment for the current player
- Added "cheat AddMedal " cheat code which gives specified medal to the currently selected unit. Possible options for medals are: -- HeroicDefenseMedal -- UnstoppableOffensiveMedal -- AntiInfantryVeteranMedal -- AntiTankVeteranMedal -- AerialAceMedal -- DependableSupportMedal -- UrbanLegendMedal

Standalone installer updated (1.00.09 ⇒ 01.01.00b): 27 April 2020.
Post edited April 27, 2020 by HypersomniacLive
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Changelog for Patch 4 v1.1.1 (26 May 2020):

Bug fixes:
- Fixed the game crashing on launch for a few people
- Fixed the AI getting into infinite loop under rare circumstances
- Fixed dead units sometimes interfering with mouse clicks
- Fixed switchable units being captured into two separate pools of equipment
- Fixed merge command, so that the unit automatically mounts if needed to reach the other part. Also, if split parts are too far to merge this turn, merge marker is shown in red.
- Fixed selection marker in strategic mode not working well for aircraft
- Fixed "Reduced slots" and "Zero slots" heroes refusing to unassign from units in reserve because of insufficient free slots
- Fixed workaround of "Green Army" player trait by using unit upgrade. Now, upgrades will also use green replacements when there are no elite replacements left.
- Fixed spotting issues when a unit is deployed mid-mission on a high ground hex
- Fixed spotting bug when an allied unit is destroyed near your own units
- Fixed chat not scrolling to the end automatically when a long (multi-line) message is added
- Fixed "create screenshots for saved games" option
- Fixed some issues with "Shroud" advanced option (rivers showing through shroud, minimap artefacts)
- Fixed player selection UI when a custom multiplayer scenario is selected in the list

Gameplay changes:
- All units contributing some bonus to combat will now get experience for it: 20 for mass attack and 50 for any other bonus (recon, military engineer, distraction, leadership, aiming assistance). Among other things, this allows recon planes to earn experience.
- Dismissing a hero now gives a bonus of 1000 prestige (value configurable in Rules.json file).
- Discarding organic transport now returns its cost in prestige, so it can be repurchased later.
- When a unit embarks on an air transport which cannot carry its organic transport, organic transport is discarded.
- Split units equipped with organic transport will now unmount after a short drive, as normal (non-split) units do.
- Each star will now give +10% to unit's accuracy (instead of +8%), and reduce enemy accuracy by 4% (instead of 3%).
- Units with "suppressing fire" trait will slightly (+5%) improve their chances to outright kill the target (instead of suppressing it) with each star.
- Green strategic bombers now destroy 20% of ammo (instead of 1 point) with carpet bombing, and additionally destroy 20% of target's movement points. Each star adds +10% destroyed. Overstrength/understrength also increases/decreases damage done proportionally.
- On the other hand, suppression now reduces effectiveness of carpet bombing, so AA units will provide protection from this threat as well.
- Units with "Alpine" trait (mountain infantry) are now immune to the opponent's high ground bonuses, and move faster over hills.
- Aircraft can now be upgraded and disbanded if they are assigned to an airfield which is a supply hex (being straight over it is no longer required).
- River hexes (except settlements) now have zero base entrenchment, because units don't benefit from entrenchment when they are "crossing the river".
- Units adjacent to Engineers will now ignore up to 4 points of enemy entrenchment (instead of 50% previously), which means that engineers can enable other units to fully bypass base entrenchment of any terrain (except fortifications)
- Changed rounding method to "nearest integer" when applying bonus to initiative from entrenchment. One important consequence is that forest's base entrenchment of 3 now provides +2 initiative to the defender, instead of +1.
- Weather during deployment phase is now always Clear. You can see the weather that will be on the first turn in the forecast.
- Motorcycle recon units got "close combat" trait, which makes them more useful in close terrain

- Added a new "Deployment panel" visible during the Deployment Phase. It contains mass commands (replace all, disband all, undeploy all etc.) which allow to speed up typical tasks during the Deployment Phase.

- The AI can now give both green and elite replacements to its units.
- The AI will distribute fighter cover more evenly between bombers

Random maps:
- Random maps now always start with a deployment phase (using "custom army" is not needed)
- Experience growth rate is now 5x normal on random maps, so units can actually gain a few stars and maintain them with elite replacements in the course of the battle.
- Random maps now also use custom medal requirements, so it is possible to get more medals in the course of the battle. Medals can be turned off in advanced option, if needed.
- Human players can now choose their commander traits in the beginning of the game (as in the campaign). The AI will also pick some random trait(s) for itself. If this is not desirable, set number of picks to 0 in advanced options.
- It is now possible to purchase ships in random scenarios with ports (Coast, Big Island, Big Lake).
- Special challenges can now be activated for random maps in advanced options. "David vs. Goliath" only affects (makes stronger) AI units. "Europe of a Shoestring" only affects human players. "Race against time" obviously affects everyone on the map.
- When a year is specified, date is now set to 1st of July that year (mid year) instead of 1st of January.
- The generator will now give more priority to more recent units when generating starting armies, instead of using equal weight for all units available on scenario date.
- More airfields are now generated on larger maps
- In FFA, starting airfields are now defended by an AA unit
- Random scenarios can now have cloudy and rainy days (if not desired, weather can be turned off in advanced options as usual), and will display weather forecast for the next three days.
- Prestige of all opponents can now be seen in tooltips over player icons, so you can now better plan the wars of attrition with them.
- Filled some gaps in equipment in 1939: France now has a tactical bomber option, Great Britain has more choice of artillery, and Hungary has a strategic bomber option. Also, USA now has a recon option in 1942.
- Allied late war tanks (IS-3, Tortoise, T34 and T28) no longer have "no purchase" trait, and can be bought to counter German super tanks (like Tiger II, Maus and E-75) in 1945.
- Reduced number of enemy overstrength units when playing Defense and Survival missions against the AI
- Defense mission no longer has zero slots and thus allows to purchase units if the default force is disbanded
- Various tweaks in turn count, prestige and slots

- Fixed several more issues which could lead to desync in online MP mode
- Fixed replays of the opponent's turn in PBEM (only new games will show replays)
- Fixed "end turn" not working properly in coop MP when it is played in PBEM ("offline") mode
- After making a turn in a PBEM game, the player will now be returned to MP game list, not main menu
- In team games on random maps, allies will now give each other support fire and share airfields
- In random maps, AI teams no longer have "simultaneous movement" to reduce camera jumping around the map
- Fixed prestige sharing in Minsk scenario

- Changed yellow markings on Ju87 B and D, so that they are more different from contemporary fighters.
- Added hero images for US, GB, RU, IT, HU, RO factions. Heroes of other factions will display a generic hero image
- Added generic medal images which will be displayed in case there are no specialized images for a given nation
- Updated Polish localization (thanks Grzegorz Kłos!)
- In tactical puzzles undo is now set to Unlimited, so that it is much easier to experiment with different solutions.

- Removed most "not implemented" data fields to avoid confusion and save screen space. They will return as they get implemented.
- Fixed "share prestige" and "share core slots" options for sides, and added "share auxiliary slots" and "share airfields" parameters.
- Added "prestige visible to enemies", "default experience", "max experience" and "experience growth rate" parameters to each player (advanced options section).
- Added an option to specify custom rules file. For now, custom file must be in the game's Content/Data folder.
- Added options to control what unit classes each player can purchase.
- Added options to specify custom unit skins and insignias, both on player (in Scenario Params) and individual unit (in Configure Units mode) level.
- Added a new checkbox for "Capture victory hexes" objective: "Only check at scenario end"

Standalone installer updated (01.01.00b ⇒ 1.01.01): 27 May 2020.
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Standalone installer updated (1.01.01 ⇒ 1.01.04): 09 July 2020.

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Changelog for Patch 1.01.05 (14 July 2020 / added 21 July 2020):

- Added missing languages for Briefings and Debriefings for Spanish Civil War
- Fixed issue with crash at end of Madrid 1939

Standalone installer, and that of its DLC, updated (1.01.04 ⇒ 1.01.05): 21 July 2020.
The DLC is accompanied by a patch, Patch 1.1.8.

v1.1.8 Changelog:

- Added localizations for 1939
- Added new UI for transferring core force from one campaign to another
- Added "limited deployment" functionality. When the size of player's core exceeds the number of slots in a scenario, some units must be moved to Reserve before deployment can be made.
- "Leadership" and "Aiming Assistance" heroes now affect all adjacent units (both ground and air)
- Minor tweaks and fixes

When will this update be available on GOG version !?
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Standalone installer, and that of its DLC, updated (1.01.05 ⇒ 1.01.08): 20 August 2020 (no changelog).

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Changelog for Patch 1.01.09 (27 August 2020):

We are releasing the new update for Panzer Corps 2 accompanying the release of the Axis Operations - 1939 DLC.

Unfortunately we are late with the localizations in three languages: French, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese. Those three languages will have a few incomplete lines. We really apologize for that, and we'll look into patching them in as soon as possible.

- Fixed issues with launching the Editor and with launching scenarios from the Editor
- German, Spanish, Russian and Chinese translations are now fully complete

Standalone installer, and that of its DLC, updated (1.01.08 ⇒ 1.01.09): 28 August 2020
When can we expect the patch for 1.01.15 to 1.01.20 (required for the new DLC)???
Post edited June 17, 2021 by jonesy1760