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January 28, 2015, 04:31:49 PM by |AGW|TC-Ed | Views: 1 | Comments: 0

SCS has released the latest update for ETS2, details below...

Euro Truck Simulator 2 goes 64-bit: 1.16 update now live!

After a short open beta, the latest update for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is now ready for public release. As per usual Steam users will receive the update automatically, while the patch for retail version of the game will be available within a few days.  We would like to thank all of our testers and contributors again - your constant help and support allows us to quickly pinpoint any outstanding issues and bring updates to all players on a such short turnaround! We've talked extensively about the 64-bit change we're making available to the players in our previous blog post, so please check out the post linked above for more information.

 Open beta 1.16 patchnotes

  • New large truck dealer / showroom
  • Truck fixes: shadows in Scania R, Scania Streamline, Volvo FH16 2012, Renault Magnum 2009 + sideskirts; mirror in MAN TGX, Renault Premium holes and collision
  • Paintjob fixes: Raven for DAF, MAN, Heavy Duty
  • Cargo: removed Christmas Gifts, fixed car transporter, fixed helicopter texture and straps
  • Reduced stalling: bigger memory pool in 64-bit builds, better memory handling, delayed shadow loading, random look selection, sound accessories
  • Improved memory management on 32-bit OS
  • Fixed free roam check in the Careerist achievement
  • Map fixes

official release notes...
December 17, 2014, 03:57:18 PM by |AGW|TC-Ed | Views: 4 | Comments: 0

Update notes - 17 Dec 2014. Let There Be Monsters! ~2.8Gbs


The  Landmark cave system is being expanded and true layers are being  introduced! Rather than altering the current surface caves, which would  require popping off any affected claims in the area, surface caves will  be removed from existing continents in the 12/15 patch. They will return  in the new continents that will be generated for open beta. Beneath the  surface of each island explorers will be able to explore through 5  layers filled with underground caves. Along with the cave and layer  expansion, mining veins of metal and gems will be redistributed so that  the higher tiers of resources are found in the deeper, more dangerous  depths.

  • Below the surface caves, large caverns can be found  as part of the cave networks. These are very large, and within them,  explorers may find ruins and buried monuments to explore for treasure;  but also within the caverns lurk monsters who may challenge the unwary!  Many of the buried ruins were created by Landmark players as part of our  collaborative open development process, and will credit the creator.
  • Be  warned! Falling damage has been re-enabled. Be careful as you explore  the massive cavern systems underground – there are some really long  drops!


Five  new types of monsters, some of which have never been seen before, will  appear in the world. Each type has a unique mode of attack and  strategies to learn. While there will be a few monsters found above  ground, more will lurk in the underground caverns and around buried  ruins, so explorers and adventurers seeking treasure in the deeper  depths should be sure to take some sturdy armor and weapons.

Starting out

The  starter equipment that all new characters begin with is now known as  Adventurer’s Gear. Zero cost recipes have also been added to the Stone  and Tech Forge that will let you replace these items if you ever need  to. The full list of Adventurer’s Gear now includes:

  • Adventurer’s Pick (this also now swings faster and hits a larger area)
  • Adventurer’s Axe
  • Adventurer’s Blade
  • Adventurer’s Doublet
  • Adventurer’s Boots
New equipment

In  Landmark, your choice of equipment is what determines what abilities  you can use during combat. This allows you to try a wide variety of  combat styles, and mix and match equipment to customize your fighting  abilities to suit exactly what you want! Armor, weapons, and equipment  use a synergistic key word system which allows items with matching key  words to enhance each other’s effectiveness.

Four new weapons that are lootable and craftable. They are:

  • Crescent-Bladed Broadsword  (Two Handed Sword) – The wielder of this lightning blade can charge up  large amounts of energy and release it into devastating attacks. Allies  can gather around to benefit from the excess energy given off. This  weapon is slow, but powerful and heals the energy of nearby allies. The  play style is a lumbering damage dealer, similar to a barbarian.
  • Obsidian Daggers  (Double Daggers) - The wielder of this pair of affliction daggers can  perform quick attacks while darting around the battlefield and leaving  poison in your wake. This weapon focuses on movement and damage over  time effects. The play style is a quick assassin, similar to a rogue.
  • Darksteel Sword and Shield  (Sword and Shield) – The wielder of this shadow sword and shield can  channel and bend the shadows to become a defensive powerhouse. This  weapon focuses on being defensive and protecting allies. The play style  is a dark tank, similar to a shadow knight.
  • Lucent Wand  (Wand) – The wielder of this radiance wand focuses light into powerful  beams to uplift and inspire allies. This weapon focuses on enhancing  allies and protecting them from range. This play style is similar to a  priest.
  • The selection of craftable and lootable armor  is expanding greatly! Over 20 new choices of armor have been added,  including four specifically aligned with with key words for additional  bonus effects when combined with matching key word weapons or  accessories. Choose the armor that fits your playstyle and your look!

  • A  selection of new accessories are also craftable and lootable. They  include accessories themed to enhance abilities with the lightning,  radiance, affliction, and shadow themes.

  • Note that  there have been some changes to harvesting equipment also, including the  replacement of Relics, all new picks, and a new sickle progression –  see the harvesting section below (redistribution of voxel materials) for  more details.
Key words system

Key  words on equipment are represented as icons and colored text. Combining  equipment that has the same key word can provide a bonus to abilities  based on that key word. For example:

In  the case of abilities, the background of the tooltip will be the color  of the key word(s) of that ability. The list of key word types is as  follows:

Collectible Recipes

  • Only  a few of the recipes for the new items will be known to crafters when  the servers come up. Most of the recipes must be found from chests or  looted from monsters. If you want craft all the new items, head into the  caves and explore!

The  portal spire on each island is expanding into a full leyline network,  which will include additional teleport points both above and below  ground for ease of transport. The transport UI is also being upgraded to  include more useful information such as which type of environments are  found on which island. Each subterranean layer will have a hub that  explorers will be able to travel to, but additional leyline points will  need to be discovered before they can be traveled to.

  • The  Portal Shard item has been changed. It will now allow the user to  teleport to the surface portal spire on a 10 minute cooldown. It is  still consumable and can be crafted.
  • The Stone of Recall has  been added to the game. The stone is a permanent, non-consumable item  that will allow you to teleport to the surface portal spire of your  current island as well as to any claims you own. There is a 30 minute  cool-down between uses. The stone will be included in the starting  inventory of every newly created player. Those with older characters can  acquire a stone by visiting the resupply chest at any portal spire.
  • In  addition, when digging between caves you will now find that pulverizers  now dig through terrain faster and have a larger destruction radius.
  • Powered Pulverizers and the Calibrated Rockgrinder now have a faster dig speed when compared to the basic Mechanized Pulverizer.

With  the addition of NPC monsters to the world, the chances that adventurers  will experience death has increased! If you die on the surface you will  return to the hub. If you die below the first layer you will revive in  one of the graveyards which are scattered around the underground layers.

When  a player dies in the wilds of Landmark they now have the option to  revive themselves at the spot that they died. However, to do this the  player needs to spend a Spirit Anchor. Spirit Anchors can be crafted at  any workshop.

check out lots of more changes here...
December 16, 2014, 04:13:48 PM by |AGW|TC-Ed | Views: 3 | Comments: 0

A 30 year legacy, and more than 2 years of development, and we're thrilled to announce that Elite: Dangerous 1.00 is out now, available for download and play.

Thanks to everyone who played this far - see you in space Commanders.

Ed (and the whole of the Elite: Dangerous development team)

Change log for those updating from Gamma:

- Prevent missions softlocks when switching servers from A->B->A without disconnecting from A
- Check if we should use the neutron star's version of the bolometric luminosity first to prevent soft lock
- Avoid crash in creating a location object when it hits a rare window
- Sky box view distance altered to reduce memory usage in highly populated regions

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December 04, 2014, 04:35:52 PM by |AGW|TC-Ed | Views: 7 | Comments: 0

Update Notes - 12/4/14 ~1.2Gbs

The next update is out, details below...

First off, as we approach our first holiday season in Landmark we'd like to say: Thank you!

  • As a token of appreciation, check your in-game mail for one of three special holiday outfits.

Starter Templates

  • All players have been granted sets of Starter templates, to get you building quickly
    • A set of Arcs, from 1 to 100 voxels in size
    • A set of Ovals, from 10 to 50 voxels in size (and one of a 100 voxel size)
    • A set of Triangles, from 1 to 100 voxels in size
    • Four sets of fonts (including one in the Landmark Style)
    • The Landmark Logo
    • A set of Angled lines
    • A set of Cylindrical Pillars
    • We've also included two Holiday templates: a Snow Globe and a set of Reindeer!

Competition Changes

  • We're making some sweeping changes to the way that Competition entries are submitted.
    • Competition entries are no longer submitted via a Template - they now use the entire claim.
    • Once you tag your claim, a Competition button should appear in the Claim Management UI (assuming there is a competition active)
    • Once a claim has been entered, it cannot be edited / deleted / foreclosed. It also no longer costs upkeep.
    • Once entered, the entry should be viewable in the Competition section of the Showcase.
    • Once the submission phase ends, other players can now vote on your entry.

New Material

  • Added a new material to your tray: Green Cloth.

New Props

  • Ogre Workshop Props
    • Intricate Chandelier
    • Intricate Lowback Chair
    • Intricate Round Table
    • Intricate Small Table
    • Oxidized Brass Mug
    • Oxidized Brass Carved Horn
    • Coiled Chain (Iron and Brass variants)
    • Curved Hanging Chain (Iron and Brass variants)
    • Straight Hanging Chain (Iron and Brass variants)
    • Large Iron Barrel
    • Brass Trimmed Basin
    • Plush Pillow (Turquoise, Deep Red, Hammered Gold, and Ivory variants)
    • Round Pillow (Turquoise, Deep Red, Hammered Gold, and Ivory variants)

  • Kitchen Props
  • The following props come in Copper, Stainless Steel, or Carbon Steel variants.
  • Large Stockpot
  • Medium Stockpot
  • Large Braiser Pan
  • Small Braiser Pan
  • Saucier Pan
  • Medium Stockpot Lids
  • The following props come in Apple, Blueberry, Blackberry, and Cherry Variants
  • Full Pie
  • Partial Pie
  • Slice of Pie
  • Toaster
  • Toaster with Toast
  • Microwave

  • Misc
  • Iron and Gold Lamp Post
  • Lastly, we've also created a Winter Holiday Tree.
    • This one should fit your rooms much better than a shrunk down tree prop from one of the biomes!

Crafting Window Improvements

  • As part of an on-going process to update and improve our UI, the Crafting Window has received a bit of a revamp.
    • In addition to new art and a cleaner, more streamlined look - the window now has a search function!

Bug Fixes

  • When attempting to place a claim on an invalid area (such as a cave) the message is much more specific now.
  • Barbed Armor will no longer react to fall damage.
  • You should no longer see incorrect / garbage text when viewing claims from the map.
  • Waypoints should no longer appear under the map when changing islands.
  • Chopping down trees should no longer take more than one click.
  • The Selection Tool should no longer unequip when using CTRL to enter Tweak Mode.
  • You can now properly grapple while gliding.

link to release notes...
November 18, 2014, 04:14:37 PM by |AGW|TC-Ed | Views: 4 | Comments: 0

Battlefield 4 releases it's latest update today for the new DLC "Final Stand" details below...

Battlefield 4 Final Stand Available Today for Battlefield 4 Premium Members

The mountainous Hammerhead map. Will you find the XD-1 Accipiter testing facility?
All-New Maps Served Ice-Cold

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The battle reaches its epic conclusion on 4 all-new maps set on the wintry Russian landscapes. On Giants of Karelia, Hammerhead, Hangar 21, and Operation Whiteout you’ll fight both the opposing team and the sub-zero temperatures and harsh blizzards. Taking cover inside, you’ll find secret installations with military prototypes reminiscent of those in Battlefield 2142.
Futuristic Gadgets and Vehicles

In Battlefield 4 Final Stand you’ll get your mitts on high-tech prototype weapons like the devastating railgun Rorsch MK-1 that fires a single powerful ignited by kinetic energy. Battle Pickups like the machine gun-equipped drone XD-1 Accipiter and the sneaky DS-3 Decoy Signal gadget will also give you the upper hand on the Battlefield.

The slightly thawed Giants of Karelia has rivers, rural villages, and a secret military base. Who are the giants? Go find out!

And last but not least; to traverse the icy maps, jump into the new Hovertank or Snowmobile – we bet you’ll have a ball with both of these rides.

Battlefield 4 Final Stand will be available for all non-Battlefield 4 Premium members starting December 2.

Become a Battlefield 4 Premium member – jump into Final Stand today

Be sure to check out the Nov 18th Game & Server Update Notes to learn about all of the latest improvements.