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Patch #1 for RO2

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  • Patch #1 for RO2

    A required update for Red Orchestra 2 has just been released. Servers must update to maintain compatibility with clients. To recap what is included in this update:

    Update includes:

    - fixing the day 1 unlocks not working (Note: there still appears to be some cases where unlocks do not appear, but the major reason for them not working has been fixed. We'll continue working on the other issues with the unlocks and get that out asap).
    - Improved framerate to reduce hitching/dropping when artillery explodes
    - spawn menu looping bug fixed
    - various crash fixes
    - decreased AI MG accuracy for vehicle AI
    - Added a system so outdated servers should no longer show in the server browser (so make sure and update so people can find your servers)

    Additionally, we've received word that PBBans streaming is now available for Red Orchestra 2. Head on over to the PBBans website for more information:

  • #2
    I thought you guys were on vacation
    Good job at releasing patches so fast! My somewhat below-par internet connection can barely keep up...


    • #3
      Does anything involved have to do with server browser fixes at all? That's the main reason I can't play at the moment


      • #4
        I know you're busy and all but could we please get a post or two in the General/Ideas forums, its mental, and at the moment it looks as if people feel they aren't being listened to...

        Otherwise, keep up the good work.

        /down votes incoming.


        • #5
          Sounds good thankyou Tripwire!


          • #6
            I'm assuming the patch hasn't been released to users on Steam yet, but TWI released it to Steam?

            I'm making that assumption based on no prompts to update the game via Steam, and that I'm still on the release version of the game.

            Last edited by Mak; 09-15-2011, 09:30 PM.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Mak View Post
              I'm assuming the patch hasn't been released to users on Steam yet, but TWI released it to Steam?

              I'm making that assumption based on no prompts to update the game via Steam, and that I'm still on the release version of the game.

              It's up. If Steam hasn't automatically download it for you (check your download list), it will prompt you when you try to start the game.


              • #8
                Originally posted by BurritoGuy View Post
                It's up. If Steam hasn't automatically download it for you (check your download list), it will prompt you when you try to start the game.
                If I was away from my PC for half an hour... What would tell me that it downloaded a patch/update? I've checked everything under properties and nothing tells me I'm on a new version.

                Restarted Steam and am able to log into servers, but that doesn't mean the servers are updated... ?


                • #9
                  cool that a patch came out. still bummed that my rented server isn't recording stats properly even though it says ranked.


                  • #10
                    Why is 'Product Updates' in Steam news not updated with the changelog?

                    Also you can't view stats from your community profile like in RO1.
                    AKA angelangelv2


                    • #11
                      Hmm I can choose the mkb now even though I only pre-ordered regular addition. Unfortunately the patch seems to have killed my mates RO2, it just crashes every time he tries to start a game now. He's decided to just stop playing for a few weeks.


                      • #12
                        Seams to have fixed me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mak View Post
                          If I was away from my PC for half an hour... What would tell me that it downloaded a patch/update? I've checked everything under properties and nothing tells me I'm on a new version.
                          If you haven't restarted Steam yet, you can check its download manager to see if any RO2 updates have been downloaded recently. If it hasn't been downloaded yet, restarting Steam will force it to check for and download game updates.
                          Last edited by BurritoGuy; 09-15-2011, 11:45 PM. Reason: Corrected nonsensicle response brought about by a momentary lack of reading comprehension


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gyarados View Post
                            Does anything involved have to do with server browser fixes at all? That's the main reason I can't play at the moment
                            If not, just use the steam server browser. Steam, View, Servers. Change to RO2 servers and away you go.


                            • #15
                              I am glad you guys posted a patch so quick, shows you guys are handling it, and trying your best to be speedy, therefore satisfying your gamer base.

                              But, I must regret to inform you that the patch actually made my performance worse:

                              IN game with Single 6850 I get 28-42 fps, playable but I was getting 56-75 gps before the patch.

                              IN game with CROSSFIRE (dual 6850's [ One XFX Black Edition, the other Asus DirectCU Edition] ) I now get 18-29 FPS, where i was getting 25-45 FPS.

                              Full System Specs:
                              AMD Phenom II x6 1090T @ 3.4Ghz
                              4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz CL 9 DDR3
                              Gigabyte 790XTA-UD4 Bios F4
                              XFX 6850 Black Edition (Primary)
                              Asus DirectCU 6850 (Secondary)
                              Windows 7 Professional x64