Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Relic

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'Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts' - v2.201 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 12:34 p.m. PST

In Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts players take command of the German Panzer Elite as they struggle against the might of Operation Market Garden, or lead the British 2nd Army in the vicious battle for Caen, France.

Get the Company of Heroes / Opposing Forces v2.201 Patches off WP (40/100mb)

v2.201

General

- Performance improvements, especially on single-core systems.
- Fixed a bug with account secret question collisions.
- Removed the ability to add chat messages with no content.
- Streamlined the in game downloader and added checksum verification.
- Increased the default volume mix output, should now be equivalent to original CoH.
- Fixed a bug where speech and music would stop mid-game.
- Replays now restore the custom atmosphere, and also do not reset the atmosphere for save games.
- Fixed a bug that resulted in the UI losing functionality after watching an NIS.
- The screen no longer remains black if you save the game during a black screen transition.
- Fixed a number of incorrect speech triggers.

Campaign

- Fixed the ending of OMG M07 so that the final mission speech does not play twice.
- Fixed a potential crash that would occur in Caen M08.
- Fixed Normandy M10 to ensure that the medal objective occurs when the Rangers arrive.
- Ensured that the player would start with enough fuel to build a Howitzer at the start of Caen M01.
- Removed extra lines in OMG M02 that were inaudible to the player with regards to the found plans.
- Fixed a minor pathing issue in M05 of Best when squads garrison a particular house.
- Fixed a keyless text reference when the player selects the neutral Goliaths in Normandy M08.
- Fixed the special single player manpower point to increase in MP rate when an outpost is built on the point.
- Ensured that the forward Motorpool Normandy M06 does not disappear when destroyed.
- Map changes to Normandy M09.

Gameplay

- Airborne Satchel Charges reduced in cost from 75munitions to 50munitions.
- American 105mm artillery barrage recharge increased by 25s.
- American 76mm gun upgrade cost reduced from 200mp/100fuel to 200mp/85fuel.
- American Airborne Recoilless Rifles have their setup times reduced to enable them to fire more effectively at moving vehicles.
- American BAR weapon damage modifier increased from .5 to .75 against Marder III armour type. BAR will do more damage when it penetrates the armour of the Marder III.
- American Offmap artillery arrival delay reduced by 1s.
- American Rangers have some changes to their veterancy. Vet 1 received accuracy bonus is moved to Vet 2. Vet 2 received damage modifier is moved to Vet 1.
- American Rangers have their reinforce costs increased by approximately 10mp per soldier.
- American Riflemen receive longer range sticky bombs ability at Vet level 2.
- American Sherman .50cal turret mount cost reduced from 100munitions to 75munitions.
- British 17 pounder AT gun has its range increased marginally to account for the size of its emplacement.
- British 25 Pounder scatter tuned to reduce overshooting.
- British Armour Command Truck and Field Support Truck have their sight radii tuned.
- British Deploy Marksman ability range reduced from 35 to 30.
- British officers and Recon squads have their camouflage detection increased marginally.
- British Sappers have their health individually increased by 5.
- British trucks have a small camo detection radius.
- Commando Artillery cost increased from 80munitions to 100munitions.
- Defensive Operations (researched at the HQ) is required to enable healing at Panzer Elite Medical stations.
- Goliath has reduced chance of taking an engine critical from small arms fire.
- Jagdpanther costs set to be the same as King Tiger. Will cost 100mp upkeep per minute for 5 minutes.
- M8 Greyhound 37mm gun cool down reduced from 9s to 7s.
- MG42 Suppression increased vs tp_infantry_soldier (British Infantry/Panzer Elite Infantry)).
- On map American 105mm howitzers and all Flak 88 variants have their build times reduced from 90s to 60s.
- Pak 38 Vet 3 damage modifier reduced from 1.25 to 1.15
- Panzer Elite AT grenades set to do matching damage vs tp_infantry_soldier (British Infantry/Panzer Elite Infantry) target types
- Panzer Elite AT Halftrack Focused Firing ability increased in cost from
30munitions to 40munitions.
- Panzer Elite AT Halftrack Focused Firing ability will set a .55 speed modifier on the AT Halftrack for the duration of the ability.
- Panzer Elite AT Halftrack Treadbreaker ability cost increased from 25munitions to 40munitions.
- Panzer Elite AT Halftrack Treadbreaker ability range decreased from 45 to 32.
- Panzer Elite Booby Trap ability recharge time increased.
- Panzer Elite Defensive Operations cost increased from 100mp/20fuel to 150mp/30fuel
- Panzer Elite Fallschirmjager FG42 weapon has its rate of fire reduced from 8 to 7.
- Panzer Elite Fallschirmjager FG65 weapon is less effective against units in light and open cover.
- Panzer Elite Flakvierling 38 cost changed from 340mp/20fuel to 300mp/35fuel.
- Panzer Elite Funkwagen steals 100% of resources from enemy sectors now instead of 50%.
- Panzer Elite grenadiers receive veterancy at a slower rate. Required 8 points for vet 1, 22 for vet 2, 36 for vet 3, now requires 12 points for vet 1, 26 for vet 2, 40 for vet 3.
- Panzer Elite Infantry Halftrack cost increased from 240mp/15fuel to 240mp/20fuel.
- Panzer Elite Infantry Halftrack had main MG42 Suppression reduced vs units in heavy and light cover.
- Panzer Elite Infantry Halftrack health reduced from 300 to 285.
- Panzer Elite Infantry lose their received_accuracy modifiers for Defensive Vet 1 and Defensive Vet 2
- Panzer Elite Jager Kommand and Support Kommand costs increased from 220mp/20fuel to 220mp/30fuel.
- Panzer Elite Luftwaffe Commander tree has its command point costs modified.
Fallschirmjager increased from 2 to 3, Luftwaffe Ground Forces reduced from 2 to 1, Wirblewind increased by 1, Butterfly bombs reduced by 1.
- Panzer Elite Mortar Halftrack barrage tuned by adding 1s to each cool down.
- Panzer Elite Munition Halftrack cost reduced from 220mp/25fuel to 200mp/15fuel
- Panzer Elite Panzer IV Infantry Support tank had its main weapon accuracy increased vs tp_infantry (US and Wehrmacht infantry) and tp_infantry_elite (US Rangers) from .4 to .5.
- Panzer Elite Scout Car Logistik Upgrade decreased in cost from 40munitions to 25munitions.
- Panzer Elite Sector Artillery costs 3 command points instead of 4.
- Panzer Elite Tank Busters reduced in cost from 390mp to 360mp.
- Panzer Elite Wirblewind AA vehicle increased in effectiveness vs light vehicles.
Rounds Will have a greater chance of penetrating Armour of vehicles like M24 Greyhound and M19 Halftracks.
- Panzer Elite Wirblewind has improved accuracy modifiers against massed infantry.
- Panzer Grenadiers max builders set from 12 to 6. This will reduce the construction speed of Panzer Elite infantry.
- Probability of blowing up a flamethrower armed soldier is reduced.
- Turret mounted machine gunners have their chance of death criticals reduced in most weapon categories.
- Wehrmacht Flak 88 health increased from 200 to 325.
- Wehrmacht Registered Artillery cost reduced from 150munitions to 125munitions.
- Wehrmacht StuH 42 weapon does marginally increased area damage to infantry.
- Wehrmacht Volksgrenadiers get a new K98 rifle tuned vs tp_infantry_soldier (British Infantry/Panzer Elite Infantry). Damage modifier increased from .6 to .65.

Data Bug Fixes

- Set UI stats correctly for Jagdpanther. Was 3/5/5/4, should be 9/3/7/5.
- Axis 88 crews will no longer lose their medical kit during the Battle Phase.
- PE Assault Grenadiers cannot pick up dropped bazookas that they cannot use.
- Axis Wehrmacht and Stormtroopers no longer use the same group selection.
Double-clicking on either unit type will no longer select both unit types.
- British Command Trucks will crush tank traps or other blocking objects for a short duration when they first appear on the map.
- Kettenkrad will no longer have the rudimentary repair ability before the Tank Destroyer command tree is selected.
- The American Tank Depot will count properly in Annihilate Games. Players will not lose Annihilate Games if all they have left is a Tank Depot.
- Panzer Elite Sprint Ability is visible with requirements
- Activate Panther Battlegroup upgrade on HQ now has a shortcut key.
- Units can no longer repair slit trenches.
- Several UI bugs were fixed when British emplacements were taken over by non-British allied or enemy forces.
- Fixed a bug where the British Lt was applying his speed modifier bonus to some enemy and allied troops.
- Fixed a bug where Heroic Charge 'fatigue' modifiers were not being applied after Heroic Charge had been used.
- Fixed a bug where Panzer Grenadiers would detect mines while garrisoned in a halftrack.
- V1 Fixes - fixed a bug where the V1 would fail if it was targeted on a unit that died before the V1 arrived. V1s should only target position, not entity.

Map Changes

- Linden & Bedum added to the playlist.
- Bernieres Sur Mer - top fuel point on right side of island had a gap placed in the wall.
- Wolfheze - Some shotblocking hedgerows were placed by a house to the north of the bottom-left base.
- Bedum - Some shot blocking set around a house in the bottom center of the map.
- Linden - some points and victory points moved slightly to create better balance between the north and south teams.
- Best - some points moved to create better balance between the two players.
- Langres - Map base areas increased in size.

v2.103

General

  • Corrected a validation problem that exists on North American released copies of CoH: Game of the Year.
  • Fixed an occasional crash that would happen on quad-core CPU's.

Gameplay

  • Fixed a bug in the Infantry Combat System that was causing inconsistent application of priority system.
  • Fixed a modifier in the church steeple that was enabling snipers to fire at drastically increased rates.
  • Fixed British infantry invincibility when capturing and reinforcing heavy weapons (Machine guns, mortars etc.)
  • Axis Knight's Cross Holders have abilities arranged so that both Assault and Fire Panzerfaust are usable from the command panel.

v2.102

Online

  • Players now get distributed to teams evenly as they join.
  • Fixed some P2P Sync issues.
  • Fixed an error in the way stats were counting.
  • Stats are now displaying correctly.

General

  • Fixed CD-key validation errors.
  • Environmental Reverb is now disabled by default for hyper threaded machines.

Gameplay

  • Fixed Overwatch.
  • Combat system updates: System reverted to COH infantry combat.
  • Vet 3 Ostwind receives a 40% boost to accuracy.
  • Wehrmacht Panzer Command Building reduced 15 fuel.
  • Wehrmacht Panzer Command build time increased by 15s
  • Knights' Cross Holders receive Panzerfaust ability at Vet 3
  • Panther cost reduced from 140 fuel to 125 fuel
  • Panzerfausts cost reduced to 35
  • Stugs and StuHs receive a 15% health modifier at vet 2
  • Wehrmacht Halftracks receive damage modifier at Vet 1 decreased from .85 to .75
  • Wehrmacht Halftracks deliver 20% more damage Vet 2
  • Vet 2 StuH has a received penetration modifier of .85
  • Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower range increased from 20 to 35
  • Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower damage output increased vs pinned (1.5 damage, 2x accuracy) and suppressed targets (1.25 damage).
  • Sniper rifles accuracy vs trench cover increased from .25 to .45
  • Reduced cost of Allied MG nest by 5 fuel.
  • Ranger Veterancy experience requirements increased to 14/28/50
  • British Howitzer Popcap reduced to 10 from 12.
  • BAR damage increased to .4 versus Panzer Elite soldiers.
  • Puma234 Armoured Car Vet 2 range bonus reduced to 1.125 from 1.2
  • Nebelwerfer Vet 3 damage reduced to 1.15 from 1.25.

v2.101 09/24/2007

Online

- Connectivity improvements.
- Lobby improvements.
- Fixed several simulation crashes.
- Automatch fixes.

Gameplay

- Vet 3 Ostwind receives a 40% boost to accuracy.
- Wehrmacht Panzer Command Building reduced 15 fuel.
- Wehrmacht Panzer Command build time increased by 15s
- Knights' Cross Holders receive Panzerfaust ability at Vet 3
- Panther cost reduced from 140 fuel to 125 fuel
- Panzerfausts cost reduced to 35
- Panzerfausts improved vs light vehicles.
- Stugs and StuHs receive a 15% health modifier at vet 2
- Wehrmacht Halftracks receive damage modifier at Vet 1 decreased from .85 to .75
- Wehrmacht Halftracks deliver 20% more damage Vet 2
- Vet 2 StuH has a received penetration modifier of .85
- Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower range increased from 20 to 35
- Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower damage output increased vs pinned (1.5 damage, 2x accuracy) and suppressed targets (1.25 damage).
- Sniper rifles accuracy vs trench cover increased from .25 to .45
- Reduced cost of Allied MG nest by 5 fuel.
- Ranger Veterancy experience requirements increased to 14/28/50
- British Howitzer Popcap reduced to 10 from 12.
- BAR damage increased to .4 versus Panzer Elite soldiers.
- Puma234 Armoured Car Vet 2 range bonus reduced to 1.125 from 1.2
- Nebelwerfer Vet 3 damage reduced to 1.15 from 1.25.
- More StuH projectile Tuning. Projectile set to artillery type to deal with very errant misses.
- FG42 tuned. Burst length reset, moving accuracy and moving burst modifiers adjusted to match non-assault rifle weapons.
- Tuned some Stug and StuH target damage modifiers.
- Vet exp values tuned for British and Panzer Elite Vehicles, British Captains, LTs, and Luftwaffe Ground forces.
- Pak35 weapon on 250 AT halftrack had its priority tuned vs team weapons. Will kill weapon teams more effectively instead of shell intersecting team weapon.
- Bug fix for V1 that prevented it from landing if the FOW closed in too early during the ability (if a spotter was killed for example).
- Received accuracy modifier removed from British Captain.
- Bren carriers build time increased to 35 seconds.
- Bren carriers Armour Piercing ability cost increased to 40 munitions.
- UI changes to creeping barrage.
- Fixed Bofors vs tp_armour_axis_panther_skirts
- Vet cost Updates for Werhmacht Support units and Vehicles (from manpower/fuel - 100/30, 300/50, 300/70 to 100/20, 200/40, 250/50)
- Wehrmacht Puma/234 Heavy Armoured car receives a 20% weapon range increase at Vet 2 and a 30% weapon damage increase at Vet 3
- Wehrmacht Mortar teams receive a 50% damage increase to their barrage at Vet 3
- Wehrmacht Nebelwerfers receive a 35% speed boost at vet 1
- Wehrmacht Nebelwerfers receive a 25% damage increase to their barrage at vet 3
- Wehrmacht MG42s receive a +15 sight range increase at Vet 3
- Wehrmacht Pak38s receive a 25% damage boost at Vet 3.
- Kettenkrad sniper detection range increased to 20.
- King Tiger generates 100mp reduction for 5 minutes upon arrival.
- Wehrmacht Battle Phase fuel cost reduced to 50 from 65
- Armour Piercing shells on Allied 57mm AT and British 17pounder increased to 50mun
- Wehrmacht Panthers, Stugs, and Panzer IVS, and PE Panzer IVs Infantry Support Tanks are more resistant to infantry AT (Panzerschrecks, Bazookas, Sticky Bombs, Recoilless rifles, PIATs etc.) when they receive armour skirts from Veterancy or upgrades.
- Wehrmacht pioneers receive a repair ability at Vet 3 that enables them to repair more effectively in combat. The damage modifier while repairing was reduced.
- British LTs are affected by suppression, but can take a considerable amount of fire before becoming suppressed.
- British Infantry sections and LTs have their capture modifier set to 1.0 instead of 1.5.
- Bren carriers lose a received damage bonus (.85) when they upgrade with the Vickers MMG.
- Mortar damage modifier increased vs tp_trench cover types.
- British mortars have additional accuracy bonus vs slit trenches.
- British Rifle grenades improved vs tp_trench cover type and trench objects.
- Panzer Grenadiers and Fallschirmjagers have their passive mine detection re-enabled. Mines within 10m will be detected when the PGs are immobile for 3 seconds.
- 250 Funkwagen halftrack will detect and reveal camouflaged snipers in an area around itself when setup.
- British Infanty damage modifier while constructing emplacements increased from 1.5 to 2.0 to match Sappers.
- Panzer Elite start with 50 munitions.
- Stormtrooper's bundled grenade does 3x damage vs slit trenches.
- Button vehicle will disable coaxial MGs before the main gun. Main gun will remain active for 5 seconds after ability is applied.
- Tank guns set to .9 damage vs tp_infantry_soldier (Panzer Grenadiers and British Infantry). Increased from .7
- Removed rear damage enabled flag from Kettenkrad.
- Panzer Grenadier AT grenades set to do the same damage vs British Infantry as regular infantry.
- Wehrmacht forces receive a new medkit.
- The basic medkit is available at tier 2 (after researching Escalate to Skirmish) but only functions in friendly territory.
- At tier 4 (Escalate to Battle Phase) they receive a new medkit that can be used anywhere.
- Stukas, V1s, and Nebelwerfers all have improved damage vs British emplacements.
- Nebelwerfers and Stukas set to 1.0 damage vs tp_infantry_soldier.
- Pak 38s and Flak 88s have been moved into the Vehicle Veterancy research at the KampfKraft Center.
- Mortars set to do 1.0 damage vs tp_infantry_soldier target types (Panzer Grenadiers and British Infantry).
- Building critical tuning.
- V1 FOW scatter modifiers reduced.
- PIAT scatter modified to reduce anti-infantry effectiveness
- British Priest damage modifier vs buildings set from .35 to .25
- Panzer Elite Scout car health increased from 220 to 260.
- British Artillery cooldowns (basic and supercharge barrages) set from 60 to 90.
- StuH weapon scatter reduced, angle of gun depression increased marginally.
- StuH tilt set to 0m.
- Panzer Elite AT grenade damage bug fixed on target types associated with British Infantry.
- Pioneer veterancy moved to support veteran choice.
- Help text not yet updated.
- Pioneers have a received damage modifier when massed.
- Butterfly mines set to damage all infantry types equally.
- All Flamethrowers set to do damage to gliders after they land.
- Removed incorrect squad AI plan from several tank squads.
- Fixed a bug where abilities, such as BAR suppression, were able to be used in hold of M3 Halftrack. These abilities wouldn't work in the halftrack.
- A data bug fix was made to Panzer Elite Suppressive Volley Fire
- The modifiers would reset incorrectly when the squad moved.
- Panzer Grenadier G43 Rifle upgrade cost increased to 50 from 35
- Lieutenant Auras were tuned.
- Removed received suppression modifiers
- Set stacking cooldown weapon modifier on LT vet 2 from .75 to .9
- Fixed a bug where the non-stacking modifier was stacking.
- Added reload weapon modifier to LT vet 2 and set to .9
- Removed reload weapon modifiers on LTs
- Removed stacking accuracy modifier on LT vet 2
- Reduced popcap bonus on LT vet 3 from 8 to 4.
- Increased the amount of action required to gain veterancy levels on British Lieutenants from:
- Second level requires 30 instead of 24
- Third level requires 54 instead of 36
- Panzer Elite Halftrack costs were adjusted
- 250 Infantry Halftrack drops to 15 fuel from 20
- 250 'Funkwagen' Halftrack drops to 0 from 20 fuel.
- Munitions Halftrack was decreased from 280 to 220 manpower
- All Panzer Elite 250 halftracks were increased in health from 260 to 300
- Panzer Elite Scout cars cost decreased from 240 to 220 manpower
- Panzer Elite Scout Car popcap decreased from 4 to 2.
- Tank Buster infantry increased in cost to 390 manpower
- Assault Infantry increased in price to 360 manpower
- Received damage modifiers reduced to .99 on Group Zeal ability for Panzer Elite.
- Panzer Elite 88mm health increased from 250 to 375.
- British 25pounder fuel cost increased from 55 to 75.
- British 25pounder popcap increased to 12 from 8
- British 25pounder scatter increased 'forward' to help prevent shots landing within its minimum range.
- Building criticals fixed for artillery. A bug was killing all occupants of a building when there was a near miss by artillery shell.
- Axis Personnel population upkeep threshold increased from 12 to 14
- Pioneer upkeep doubled from approximately 3 to approximately 6.
- Upkeep removed from repair pioneer at Repair Bunker.
- tp_slit_trench had its disable_target_search removed and artillery was added to its projectile pass through for flamethrowers.
- V1 set to a new projectile type that will allow it to pass through buildings in order for it to hit its targeted location.
- V1 scatter tuned.
- PIAT Weapon tuned
- Damage reduced from 100 to 90
- Target accuracy reduced vs moving light vehicles (generally from .8 to .4).
- PIAT armour penetration values set for a few missing Commonwealth vehicles (in case PIAT is picked up)
- Allied Bazookas are slightly less accurate vs light vehicles.
- British Starting pop cap dropped from 46 to 40
- Panzer Elite Base Building Health increased from 500 to 1000.
- Heavy Tank guns have reduced accuracy vs PE light vehicles. Modifier is set from 1 to .6
- Stuarts, M8 Greyhounds have .8 moving accuracy modifier vs PE Light vehicles.
- Sticky bombs given a .8 damage modifier vs Panzer Elite Light vehicles.
- Snipers retreat modifiers tuned. Sniper retreat received accuracy modifier set to .75
- Axis Mortar scatter reduced marginally to account for its extra range. Angle drops from 10 to 9, distance_scatter drops from 12 to 10.
- Fallschirmjager FG42 rifle tuned.
- Increased suppression
- Increased accuracy at long range
- Increased burst length
- Increased reload frequency. Weapon will reload less often.
- Removed 'building' type off Wehrmacht and Panzer Elite defenses to prevent Registered Artillery from being used on these structures.
- Registered artillery has a slight modification to its target requirements.
- Panzer Elite Aid Station health regeneration modifier set from .15 to .095

v2.100 09/24/2007

Online
- Refactored network library.

General Features
- Added Commonwealth Army.
- Added Panzer Elite Army.

Gameplay
- A large number of bug fixes and tuning changes have been addressed.

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