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Offline Petek

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2012, 10:25:26 AM »
Do we miss anything important if we don't have 2.0? I've forgotten if there was any major bug fixes in this...

From the readme file:

Quote
-----------------------------------------------
CHANGES IN ALIEN CROSSFIRE VERSION 2.0
-----------------------------------------------

FIXES:

· You can now airdrop units into your own bases.
· The correct voiceovers for Alien Crossfire base facilities now play the
first time you build them.
· Pirates can no longer capture units that are defending a base.
· Alien probe teams now use the correct art.
· The Cyborg faction now correctly has the Technology Steal ability.
· It is now possible to rescue a captured faction leader.
· Base facilities no longer cost less than they should at Thinker and
Transcend difficulty levels.
· In some instances a Golden Age would not produce a population boom. It now
does.
· AXStart.exe will now switch to a resolution it supports.
· The Sid and Brian factions can now be loaded in the Faction Editor.
· Occasionally refugees from a captured base would appear at coordinates
0,0. This is fixed.
· The Maritime Control Center now grants a defensive bonus against naval
units for player controlled factions.
· Psi Artillery combat strength is now calculated correctly.
· Some special abilities were not reflected correctly in automatically
designed units.
· The Right-click menu's version of airdrop now correctly uses movement
points.
· You can no longer have a pact brother support one of your factions units.
· The 'Aliens capture your base' interlude now correctly displays, even if
the base captured was obliterated.
· All satellites can now be added to the build queue, even if currently in
production.
· Miscellaneous text fixes.
· Base population no longer 'rolls over' when it reaches 127.
· Native artillery units no longer get a 'hasty' penalty when attacking.
· Drone revolts no longer can select aliens as new masters.
· The Faction Editor now correctly updates bonuses on the Faction page.
· The Faction Editor now correctly loads free units and free abilities.
· The Faction Editor now correctly saves bonus technologies.
· The Drone faction now correctly includes the Base Revolt ability of 75%
· During a random game, if an Alien faction is selected, and there is
another random slot, there will be two Alien factions in the game.

Offline Kirov

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2012, 05:21:43 PM »
Petek, thanks for your reply. I'm not sure if I follow you correctly, but you imply that the 2.0 changes have been implemented in the GOG version, but it's not shown on the version screen, right? Because I checked the page with fixes (http://alphacentauri.us/SMACX_Patch_2.html and it turns out at least most things are unchanged. To name a few:

- spore launchers still get a 'haste' penalty
- cyborg file doesn't have the 'techsteal' line
- drones file don't have the 'revolt 75' line
- in the data links entry for Battle Ogre MK1,"Resonance Laser" is still misspelled "Resonace Laser".

However, there is another misspelling:

In the datalinks entry for Energy Grid, part of one sentence reads, "Every two generate five energy..."

And this is corrected in my GOG!  ??? So what is going on? Do you think I'll get the answer if I contact GOG directly?

So as far I understand, I can't/shouldn't apply the scient patch before upgrading to 2.0, am I right?

SMAC reads 5.0 as per the XP patch, so I guess it's fine.

Offline Kirov

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2012, 05:23:12 PM »
I didn't notice your last post, sorry. But the bottom line still is that GOG SMAX is not really patched.

Offline Lord Avalon

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2012, 05:49:27 PM »
Since some of the discussion is getting away from news, I made this thread in Modding asking about differences between scient, kyrub and GOG versions.
Your agonizer, please.

Offline Zoid

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2012, 11:02:04 PM »
Do we miss anything important if we don't have 2.0? I've forgotten if there was any major bug fixes in this...

From the readme file:

Quote
-----------------------------------------------
CHANGES IN ALIEN CROSSFIRE VERSION 2.0
-----------------------------------------------

FIXES:

· You can now airdrop units into your own bases.
· The correct voiceovers for Alien Crossfire base facilities now play the
first time you build them.
· Pirates can no longer capture units that are defending a base.
· Alien probe teams now use the correct art.
· The Cyborg faction now correctly has the Technology Steal ability.
· It is now possible to rescue a captured faction leader.
· Base facilities no longer cost less than they should at Thinker and
Transcend difficulty levels.
· In some instances a Golden Age would not produce a population boom. It now
does.
· AXStart.exe will now switch to a resolution it supports.
· The Sid and Brian factions can now be loaded in the Faction Editor.
· Occasionally refugees from a captured base would appear at coordinates
0,0. This is fixed.
· The Maritime Control Center now grants a defensive bonus against naval
units for player controlled factions.
· Psi Artillery combat strength is now calculated correctly.
· Some special abilities were not reflected correctly in automatically
designed units.
· The Right-click menu's version of airdrop now correctly uses movement
points.
· You can no longer have a pact brother support one of your factions units.
· The 'Aliens capture your base' interlude now correctly displays, even if
the base captured was obliterated.
· All satellites can now be added to the build queue, even if currently in
production.
· Miscellaneous text fixes.
· Base population no longer 'rolls over' when it reaches 127.
· Native artillery units no longer get a 'hasty' penalty when attacking.
· Drone revolts no longer can select aliens as new masters.
· The Faction Editor now correctly updates bonuses on the Faction page.
· The Faction Editor now correctly loads free units and free abilities.
· The Faction Editor now correctly saves bonus technologies.
· The Drone faction now correctly includes the Base Revolt ability of 75%
· During a random game, if an Alien faction is selected, and there is
another random slot, there will be two Alien factions in the game.

Ok, that's quite a few things...

Offline Petek

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2013, 05:15:07 PM »
For those of you purchased the GOG release of SMAC + SMAX, a patch is available to fix some problems with the original release. Go to this page and click on the Alpha Centauri icon. Select the Universal Update link and save the file to some convenient location. Run the update. The patch fixes some problems related to the SMAX version number.

Offline Kirov

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2013, 06:28:19 PM »
Thanks for taking care of that, Petek! I see that the main installer file is updated as well, right? You see, I downloaded the big file (just to have a clean copy as I already applied some patches) and it says it's updated, 2.0 and all, but the problem is - cyborg.txt and drone.txt are not updated, i.e. they don't have the TECHSTEAL and BASE REVOLT lines respectively. Also, typographic errors in datalinks persist, but the spore launcher haste penalty is fixed. I'm quite sure the problem is that only terranx.exe is modified and not the other files.

Yes, I downloaded the universal update and it says my copy is already updated.

Offline Yitzi

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2013, 07:20:50 PM »
Thanks for taking care of that, Petek! I see that the main installer file is updated as well, right? You see, I downloaded the big file (just to have a clean copy as I already applied some patches) and it says it's updated, 2.0 and all, but the problem is - cyborg.txt and drone.txt are not updated, i.e. they don't have the TECHSTEAL and BASE REVOLT lines respectively. Also, typographic errors in datalinks persist, but the spore launcher haste penalty is fixed. I'm quite sure the problem is that only terranx.exe is modified and not the other files.

Well, at least the other files can be modified manually.

Offline Kirov

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2013, 08:33:23 PM »
The official 2.0 patch unzips to your folder the new terranx.exe along with 30 other files, so better to apply it en masse.

Offline Petek

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2013, 12:37:12 AM »
I'll post in the Modding forum about the problems with GOG's most recent patch.

Offline Petek

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2013, 07:51:29 PM »
GOG has now modified their release of SMACX to fix the problems noted above (along with other problems). See my post in the modding forum for more information.

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Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2014, 03:52:47 AM »
I notice that GOG is once again selling AC for $2.99...

Offline ete

Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2014, 04:32:43 AM »
That's probably worth another news item and facebook post.

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Re: GOG.com Now with Alien Crossfire! $2.99 for SMAC & SMAX
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2014, 04:34:00 AM »
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