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Ghost Recon - New Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT

Just noticed on Bluesnews that there is a new Ghost Recon patch available. Not available on the official website yet this patch updates your Ghost Recon v1.3. This patch addresses various fixes and tweaks (memory leaks, multiplayer exploits etc.) and the entire thing comes at a whopping 47 MB. Read more for a detailed fix list and links where to grab it.

Ghost Recon by Red Storm - English retail v1.3 patch

Grab the Ghost Recon v1.3 patch off worthplaying (47mb)

Download the Ghost Recon v1.3 patch off 3DGamers (47mb)

WHAT'S NEW

If you have any problems with this patch, please contact Ubi Soft Technical
Support at http://support.ubi.com

Thanks for purchasing Ghost Recon. This patch was created to address problems
experienced by and concerns voiced by the Ghost Recon community. We've worked
to improve the Ghost Recon multiplayer and single player experience while still
maintaining the realism and gameplay that is our hallmark.

You must install the same language version of the patch as your copy of Ghost
Recon -- users with the English language version of Ghost Recon must install
the English patch, users with the French language version must install the
French patch, etc. Once this patch is installed, your Ghost Recon will no
longer be compatible with earlier versions.

**** WARNING ****
Replay files from a previous version of Ghost Recon will no longer work once
the patch is installed. However, saved campaigns and other settings WILL work
without problems after patching.

Enjoy Ghost Recon and we'll see you online.

-The Ghost Recon Team


WHAT'S NEW

NOTE: Replay files from a previous version of Ghost Recon will no longer work
once a mission pack or patch is installed. However, saved campaigns and other
settings WILL continue to work normally.

GENERAL

  • New command map quick view modes, N and M by default
  • Replay playback speed controlled with +/-, pause/unpause with P
  • Headshots should kill more reliably
  • Changing to or from underbarrel weapon is instantaneous
  • Added reticule impulse when switching to a firearm
  • Binoculars are now standard equipment, L key by default
  • Added UI for Software Sound option
  • Multiplayer kits now available in quick mission
  • Improvements to the loading screen
  • Can change your actor names in a campaign
  • Campaign kit assignments are now properly remembered
  • No longer leave crawling sounds behind when stand up during crawl
  • Confirmation dialogs added on End Mission and Quit
  • Increasing mod priority in options maintains selection
  • Now get 4 stat points in quickmission game types
  • Improved quickmission screen layout
  • Map selection now preserved across game type change when possible
  • Fixes for prone collision & camera placement
  • Fix for walking backwards through some walls
  • Fix for reducing grenade roll time
  • Now setting initial ROF whenever you switch who you control
  • Fixes to weapon fire messaging for more accurate bullet count and effects
  • Dead guys no longer make enemies appear on the map
  • Fixed issues associated with going prone on stairs
  • Kit index now resets when changing class in setup
  • Added option to toggle off threat indicator in single player
  • Level up/down keys for command map are now remappable
  • Maximum wounds is now properly determined by stamina
  • Shots that do no damage due to armor now cause a visible reaction
  • Reworked footstep sounds
  • Improved load time for some maps
  • Platoon setup screen no longer loses data when returning from Options
  • Leg wound limping motion removed
  • Leaderboard is available in coop game types
  • Fixed stability and performance issues in the after action
  • Show dead bodies option cannot be changed in the action
  • Stationary gun hits are now counted in stats
  • General improvements to sound emitters and shell music playback

GRAPHICS

  • Action UI scales with resolution, options for HUD and command map
  • Motion popping bug fixed
  • Additional motion improvements and fixes
  • Action icons no longer remain after quickload
  • Command map now shows dead with non-blended icon
  • Command map now shows look direction not torso facing
  • Vertical placement of smoke effect on game type zones is now correct
  • Dust/sand effect behind vehicles
  • Particle effects involving alpha blend optimized
  • High LOD shadow implementation optimized
  • Night vision no longer reduces effect of fog
  • Threat indicator waypoint tick will now flash on changes
  • Added grenade throwing and door opening reticules
  • Primary weapons now attach to characters when not in use
  • Main tank gun firing effects fixed
  • Command map displays are now bilinear filtered

AI

  • General AI improvements, including more enemy cooperation
  • AI can now strafe around corners
  • AIs will drop grenades if shot while in the action of throwing
  • Improvements to AI suppression
  • Improved memory management in AI
  • AIs now detect dead friendly bodies more reliably
  • Bug fix for some AI running during a replay
  • Enemies may play taunt sound cues when they have you suppressed
  • Improved sound propagation for interior spaces
  • AIs now acknowledge and react to non-wounding shots

IGOR

  • Campaign file editor added
  • Kit restriction file editor added
  • Actor and vehicle counts displayed in Igor
  • Briefing sound file now specified in Igor
  • Added new scripting triggers, responses, and queries

MULTIPLAYER

  • IP banning added
  • Server option to disallow voting
  • Vote hijacking bug fixed
  • Chat during respawn bug fixed
  • Multiplayer bases are assigned by company color
  • Leaderboard display bugs fixed
  • Server setup screen reworked
  • New after action timeout option
  • Tweaks to the join screen
  • Dropped player loses respawns - prevents "ai cannot respawn"
  • Motions preloaded on startup to avoid slow starts by new clients
  • Replays can be saved on dedicated server
  • Improvements to the multiplayer after action screen
  • Zone marker smoke effects dynamically change color with team ownership
  • Optional chat beep notification
  • Game status now announced as Debrief when in AAR
  • Max and min respawn times added as server options
  • Option for limited invulnerability after respawn (cannot do damage while invulnerable)
  • Waiting screen improvements
  • Ping indicators in multiplayer pregame
  • Warning is sent when setting infinite respawn without time limit
  • Doors and glass reset properly for rematches
  • Fix to make sure temp directory is always created before trying to write to it
  • Ready indicators in multiplayer lobby
  • Disabled name changing while connected to server
  • List of active mods is dumped to chat log on join
  • Company color assignments persist across mode changes
  • Various fixes for receiving bad gunshot messages
  • Fixed a multiplayer crash in observer mode
  • Fixed a client crash when exiting a server from the action phase
  • Kit restriction files are now additive across mods
  • Vehicle turrets generate much less network traffic
  • Dead or observing players can now see all after action chat
  • Improved clock management for better interpolation
  • Fixed grenades bouncing off glass on clients
  • Request eject button is now correctly enabled after a rematch
  • Fixed kit restriction bugs involving different restrictions per platoon
  • Redundant kits removed from No Explosives kit restriction
  • Added No Sensors kit restriction
  • Some additional cheat prevention measures
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