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Men of War: Assault Squad

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Lace Mamba Global (EU), 1C Company (US)
Developer: Digitalmindsoft
Release Date: Feb. 25, 2011

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'Men of War: Assault Squad' v1.85.3 Patch, Premium Multiplayer DLC Available NOW

by Rainier on April 26, 2011 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT

Men of War: Assault Squad is a stand-alone expansion that features a completely new cooperative skirmish game mode with access to five different nations (Russia, Germany, USA, Commonwealth and – for the first time ever in the Men of War series – Japan) as well as increased realism and accessibility.

Get the Men of War: Assault Squad v1.85.3 Patch off WP (210mb)

MP Supply Pack Alpha is the first official DLC for Men of War: Assault Squad and features 5 new competitive multiplayer maps for various numbers of players. Men of War's newest DLC can be purchased immediately from 1C's online shop and Steam.

Patch v1.85.3 release notes:

General

• Added M4A4 Sherman
• Added M4A4 Firefly
• Added StuG III G
• Added StuH 42
• Added new explosion effect for 105mm shells
• Changed Stosstrupp special ability to Sturmtrupp
• Changed Vsync to be enabled by standard (reduces camera stuttering)
• Changed shadow settings to normal by standard (reduces issues some GPUs have)
• Changed Ho-Ri I and II to have maximum gun range
• Changed Sten V silencer to have have less uncover effect when firing
• Changed Nagan PB to have less uncover effect when firing
• Changed knives to have no uncover effect when being thrown
• Changed sound system of vehicles to not loop exhaust sound (credits to Phazon)
• Changed Goliath to be more stealthy when moving
• Changed all tanks to have full fuel load on start
• Changed sound to be played in fog of war
• Changed accuracy curve of Sturmtiger to be linear
• Changed all weapons to have more accurately simulated accuracy according to aim circle
• Changed inventory of Scouts
• Changed visuals of mguns in interface
• Changed fuel can of tanks to carry additional fuel
• Changed tank mguns to be displayed in inventory only when they are AA-mgun
• Increased AI priority to target tanks
• Increased minimap icon sizes
• Increased animation speed for switching some small arms by infantry
• Increased animation speed of jumping over fences
• Increased animation speed of tossing grenades
• Increased animation speed of healing/finish healing so running away works better
• Increased animation speed of getting to cover when a grenade lands nearby
• Increased animation speed of hand to hand combat
• Increased accuracy of Churchill AVRE
• Increased accuracy of Ho-Ri I and II
• Increased accuracy of Super Pershing
• Increased shell damage of shells sizes 37mm to 85mm
• Increased penetration power of Ho-Ri I and Ho-Ri II gun
• Increased knife throw speed
• Increased at-rifles accuracy
• Increased barrel fuel load from 200 to 500 liters
• Increased repair time of medium tanks
• Increased small arms weapon switch speed
• Increased reload time of Churchill AVRE from 75 sec to 60 sec
• Increased damage modifier of StG44 slightly
• Increased the range of flame tanks from 30m to 35m
• Reduced recharge time of IS-2 and IS-3 from 15 sec to 12 sec
• Reduced high explosive resistance of sandbags
• Reduced mgun rotation speed of Hetzer slightly
• Reduced specular of Panther slightly
• Reduced accuracy of mguns
• Reduced accuracy of carbines
• Reduced damage modifier of mguns
• Removed mediumbig shell size (85mm)
• Reworked the accuracy during movement mechanics for all vehicles
• Reworked the accuracy mechanics for tanks
• Reworked the accuracy mechanics for small arms
• Reworked the vision system
• Reworked the unit path finding (credits to Ty2903)
• Reworked explosion effect system
• Fixed squad interface to display all squad members
• Fixed SdKfz 251 accuracy setting for movement
• Fixed Japanese tank mguns to have accuracy decrease when moving
• Fixed vision settings of Churchill Mk. VII, AVRE and Croc
• Fixed vision settings of Jagdpanzer IV
• Fixed some vehicle vision bugs (credits to Ty2903)
• Fixed some vehicle bugs (credits to Ty2903)
• Fixed a bug with PPSH accuracy
• Fixed vehicles getting stuck on tramways
• Fixed vehicles getting stuck on coaster tanks
• Fixed that AI was leaving Japanese ammo trucks when under fire
• Fixed some erroneous reports in the gamelog
• Fixed volume of Type99 LMG
• Fixed a specular map issue of the QF 6
• Fixed some building props
• Fixed some mipmap levels for textures
• Fixed mguns of black prince to be BESA
• Fixed volumes of Mk2 Matilda

Multiplayer

• Added ranked games
• Added steam leaderboards
• Changed netcode to improve performance
• Changed M4A4 FireFly class from heavy to medium
• Changed mgun display in unit info menu
• Increased chat message size
• Increased MG42 timer from 30 sec to 60 sec
• Increased price of ISU-152 from 1200 MP to 1400 MP
• Increased price of T-34-76 late from 400 MP to 420 MP
• Increased price of MK2 Daimler from 220 MP to 240 MP
• Increased price of M24 from 360 MP to 380 MP
• Reduced price of KV-85 from 760 MP to 750 MP
• Reduced price of ZiS 30 from 360 MP to 350 MP
• Reduced price of Su-76 from 360 MP to 350 MP
• Reduced price of Su-85 from 560 MP to 550 MP
• Reduced price of KV-1 from 560 MP to 550 MP
• Reduced CP of M4A4 FireFly from 30 CP to 15 CP
• Fixed small map issues
• Fixed combat mode on 2v2 Canyon multi map
• Fixed camera settings on 1v1 Winter Church, 1v1 Road, 2v2 Canyon
• Fixed scores of Churchill Mk VII
• Fixed scores of Comet
• Fixed camera clipping on Canyon

Skirmish

• Changed fog of war to visually uncover by allies as well
• Reduced AI accuracy on easy, normal,
• Fixed small map issues
• Fixed tank crew members flying out of tanks

Men of War: Assault Squad features a completely new cooperative skirmish game mode with access to five different nations (Russia, Germany, USA, Commonwealth and, for the first time ever in the Men of War series, Japan) as well as increased realism and accessibility.

Players can get behind the controls of a tank to smash through obstacles, crush soldiers under their tracks and fire high-explosive shells at enemy emplacements, they can even take control of individual soldiers as they fight.  As in previous games in the series, Men of War: Assault Squad includes the unique "direct control" feature which enables players to be in command of any unit using the WASD controls, rather than pointing and clicking.

Men of War: Assault Squad Open Beta allows players to get the newest game in the Men of War series early and try the amazing gameplay. It features two factions from the full game, USA and Germany, a selection of classic maps to play on, redesigned game modes, and a variety of improvements.

New features:
  • Different historical settings and battlegrounds for every nation presented in the game allowing players to face distinct varieties of enemies and tactics
  • Unique hero units with powerful abilities such as increasing units' firepower, boosting morale or providing other advantages to defeat the enemy against all odds
  • Bonuses featuring remote controlled bombs that can flatten entire residential blocks, airstrikes to destroy incoming tank columns, special "For the Motherland!" charge attacks and many more
  • Improved and dynamic AI ensures that no two missions in the game will play out the same way, making each battle a new experience against an AI that really fights back
  • A great choice of various locations including Western Europe to Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Pacific area
  • The ability to play together with up to four friends in LAN or cooperative online play
  • New multiplayer maps and game settings
  • Improved multiplayer providing authentic use of equipment and vehicles
  • Overhauled infantry squads and the ability to purchase specific soldiers
  • More realistic weapon behavior and penetration values
  • A reworked artillery system providing innovative assault and defense strategies
  • New types of ammunition which increase the tanks' strength

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