This is the fifth official update patch for the English version of the game since its release. Update patch version 1.07 includes all fixes and upgrades offered by versions 1.02, 1.03, 1.04 and 1.06 and can be installed either directly on the original version of the game or on top of update patches versions 1.02, 1.03, 1.04 and 1.06.
To install the patch, please launch EL107_ENG.exe file and follow on-screen instructions.
By default the patch is installed into C:/Program Files/Fishtank Interactive/Etherlords folder.
After installation you can launch the game in the usual way, either by using your computer's Start menu or by double-clicking on Etherlords.exe file in the game's folder.
2. PROBLEMS FIXED BY UPDATE PATCH VERSION 1.07
Update patch version 1.07 offers the new ability to play a multiplayer game on strategic mission map, plus play a multiplayer game in duel mode on a single computer (duel hot seat).
Multiplayer game on strategic map allows playing via a LAN or the Internet using either a direct IP address, or GameSpy server.
Update patch version 1.07 includes 7 new multiplayer maps (these maps have already been added if you installed v.1.06)
Duel hot seat mode allows two players play at the single computer simultaneously, taking turns to make their moves. Players will be prompted to make a move. The player who is making a move will be automatically shown the sequence of events which took place during his opponent's previous move.
Update patch 1.07 fixes a number of issues that were found in 1.06 dealing with the strategic multiplayer mode, including multiple problems with connections and the loading of previously saved games.
Update patch version 1.07 also fixes the following problems discovered after the release of update patch version 1.04:
Patch 1.07 also includes all features that were introduced in patches 1.02-1.04. The patch significantly improves Etherlord’s spell balance and reduces the "monopoly" of the artifacts. This balance change enables a great number of novel tactical options implemented in the initial game design and makes many spell combinations more effective and practical. Battles will also now feature a log file, that is, an easily accessible record of every action performed during a duel. Also, the right of the first move will go from one opponent to another in turn, and not randomly. The patch also removes program and gameplay bugs detected.
The patch enhances the anti-cheating mechanism in multiplayer duel and also fixes the bug with random game crash after losing a battle. Minor bugs with the following game elements are fixed: "Alpha-strike" and "Change of Command" spells, disenchantment ability of Pteros creatures, Chaot specialization "Stones'Wrath", Kinet "Winds' Wrath", transformation of a 3rd level mine into a 1st level one. The patch also solves a number of problems that occurred while running the game under Windows XP and Windows 2000. The patch also corrects a C++ Runtime error at the game start, which was the result of the absence of one of the necessary MS Internet Explorer program components.
You can install patch 1.07 regardless of whether you have previously installed patches 1.02, 1.03 and/or 1.04.
To install the patch run file etherlords_patch_eng_107.exe and follow the on-screen instructions.
The default installation path of the patch is C:/Program Files/Fishtank Interactive/Etherlords. After you have successfully installed the patch you can start the game in the usual way - either from the Start menu or from the game folder.