Update 4.14: New Dark Theme, UI improvements

Warzone has just been updated to version 4.14.0! This update brings the new Dark Theme to the game, fixes up the UI throughout many pages of the game, and fixes a few bugs and small improvements. This blog post describes what’s changed.

The website has been updated to this version now. The Android app will receive this version in the coming days, and the iOS app will receive this version in the coming weeks.

New Theme

As previewed previously, Warzone now has a fresh new look!

In addition to the new theme, I’ve also gone through every page in the entire app and tested how it looks on small devices. The most difficult configuration to support is a 2.5-inch wide phone being held in portrait mode, due to the limited amount of horizontal space. I’m proud to announce that, with this update, all pages work well in this configuration. Prior to this update, some pages looked horrendously awful, such as the level up dialog and the community levels details page. I’m hoping this is a very appreciated change in the long run.

Let me know what you think!

11 years old!

Last week marks 11 years from when I first started making this game, way back in 2008. We’ve come a long ways since then, and we still have a long ways to go!

Other Changes

– Unity/UJS: When making a tournament with a very short start time, the game now warns you that not many people will be have a chance to join.
– All: Level “3 Blind Mice” made slightly easier.
– All: Fixed InvalidOperationException error.
– All: If a game with mods times out more than 10 times in a row, it will be automatically ended by vote-to-end.
– Website: Fixed missing style on forum next to “hidden threads” link.
– Unity: Fixed level up dialog from overlapping alerts. Thanks to Hamstirly for reporting this.
– Unity: Fixed flag on full profile page.
– Unity: Fixed a bug with changing accounts with the chat room open. Thanks to Beren for reporting this.
– Android/iOS: Fixed the message that appears when a notification arrives while the app is open. Previously, it would always say the game “just advanced” even when it didn’t.
– Android: Fixed a bug that made the hardware back button potentially break the tutorial.

New Dark Theme Preview

Hello all!

I’m working on a new theme for Warzone. Here’s a sneak peek at what it might look like. In all of these screenshots, the current theme is on the left, and the new dark theme of the same page is on the right.

In addition to just changing colors, I’m also trying to fix how the app looks on small devices. The most difficult configuration to support is the 2.5 inch wide smartphone being held in portrait mode. Some of Warzone’s pages look very bad in this configuration, such as those that list games/tournaments/templates. Here’s an example of how these terrible looking pages are becoming not-so-terrible with this new theme:

I’m also looking at fixing up some areas that are hard to read, such as the Ladders section on profiles:

Let me know what you think!

Update 4.13: Speeding up real-time games

Warzone has just been updated to version 4.13.0! This update takes a first step towards the eventual goal at decreasing the amount of time it takes to complete real-time games. This blog post describes what’s changed.

The website has been updated to this version now. The Android app will receive this version in the coming days, and the iOS app will receive this version in the coming weeks.

Server stores your orders

Starting with this update, the Warzone server now stores orders as you’re entering them in multi-player games. Previously, these orders would stay on the client until you pressed the Commit button, at which point all of your orders were sent to the server.

By sending orders to the server more often, this offers a few advantages:

Auto Commit

Prior to this update, failing to press the Commit button before the timer hit 0 in an auto-boot game would result in you getting booted and losing the entire game. Now, with this update, Warzone will simply use the orders you’ve entered so far as your set of orders for the game and continue it as if you had pressed Commit.

This makes the booter much more forgiving and allows you to continue to try and salvage a game where you would have otherwise been granted an instant-loss. Auto commit is a necessary prerequisite for games with faster boot times. Once this update is fully deployed, we’ll start to reduce boot times on some real-time templates to experiment with making real-time games faster.

Teammates Orders Appear in Real-Time

Prior to this update, you could only view orders entered by your teammate after they commit them. Now, you’ll be able to view your teammate orders as soon as they enter them.

This greatly eases the collaboration in real-time team games. When your teammate deploys or attacks, the armies+arrows will show up immediately on your map so you can see what they’re doing.
If they play a card, it will show as “Played” immediately so you know not to use it, alleviating the need to call out “I’m using the card” in chat.

Resume your turn across devices

If you enter orders for a multi-player game on one device, you’ll be able to view or commit those orders on another device. Prior to this update, this was only possible if you were on the same device or if you committed your orders.

Push Notification Improvements

When a multi-day game ends, players in it who have push notifications enabled will receive a notification letting them know whether they won or lost.

Push notifications are also now sent leading up to the start of real-time tournaments you joined, giving you plenty of reminders so you’re ready for it.

Renamed Blacklist to Block List

Your blacklist is now known as your block list. Its functionality has not changed, just the name. While the term blacklist has never meant to refer to skin color, we want to make sure that new players don’t think that it might.

Other Changes

– Unity/UJS: Fixed the turn number displayed in the top left corner when watching turns. It displays one number lower than it did before. Thanks to the person who reported this on twitch.
– Unity/UJS: Fixed a bug with mods that change territory ownership before deployments happen that would cause an error if someone deployed on a territory that they ended up not owning when the deploy order executed.
– All: Sped up the animation speed slightly when watching turns play out.
– All: Added a pop-up message the first time a new player opens Quickmatch that explains how it works.
– All: Players below level 10 can no longer create private mail threads.
– All: The surrender tutorial no longer requires watching an ad to play. Thanks to dannyB for reporting this.
– All: Fixed an issue with FFA coin tournaments that caused the second place prize to be wasted if it didn’t divide evenly. It now gives the left over coins to first place. Thanks to Wayne for reporting this.
– All: Fixed some issues to improve the reliability of 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 ladder.
– UJS: Fixed a bug that could cause alerts to close right after opening. Thanks to TBest for figuring out how to reproduce this.
– Website: Separated Wiki and FAQ into separate items under the Help menu.
– Website: Fixed a bug with surrender tutorial and Facebook login. Thanks to Syphen for reporting this.

Update 4.12: Addressing booting

Warzone has just been updated to version 4.12.0! This update aims to reduce the number of boots that players experience during games. This blog post describes what’s changed.

The web version of Warzone is updated right now. The Android app will be updated in the coming days, and the iOS app will be updated in the coming weeks.

Booting

Warzone’s boot feature is essential. Back in the old days, before booting was implemented, a single player leaving a game would render that game stuck forever. Booting solves this as it ensures that the players who wish to continue the game can do so.

However, in an ideal world, players would never get booted and would instead surrender. Some people don’t seem to understand the importance of surrendering and will simply walk away from games whenever they are losing. This manifests as players who show 40% or higher boot rates on their profile.

These players are bad for Warzone in a few ways. In real-time games, it’s always annoying when you’re playing a game and your opponent doesn’t surrender, as it requires you to sit there waiting for the boot timer to expire before you can move on.

Additionally, it’s a bad experience for the players who get booted as well, as they often find that their open games fill very slowly, or they have very few options available to them on the open games list due to prerequisites. I often get contacted by people who experience these troubles and have no idea that their boot behavior is what’s causing it.

This update aims to address this problem. Here’s how!

Open Games Shows Number of Hidden Games

Players with boot rates over 5% will now be shown on the Open Games page how many games they’re missing out on due to their boot rate. A small message will appear at the top that says something like “87 games are being hidden due to your 60% boot rate”

This helps educate players on what they stand to gain by improving their boot rate.

Surrender Tutorial

The first time a player is booted (or every time if they have a high boot rate), they’ll be forced to endure a Surrender Tutorial. This is a new tutorial that walks them through how to press the surrender button in a game, and also educates them on why it’s better to surrender than get booted.

This accomplishes four things simultaneously:

  1. It shows them how to surrender. New players sometimes simply don’t know how, as prior to this update there’s nothing at all in the app that even mentions the existence of the surrender button. Players were expected to find it by exploring the user interface, and some people never do that.
  2. It educates players on why they should surrender. Similar to the above Open Games change, it explains why it’s beneficial to have a low boot percentage.
  3. It’s a deterrent against rage-quitting. If players with a high boot rate know that every time they fail to surrender they’ll be forced to go through the tutorial again, they might think twice before walking away from games. At least, it’s taking up some of their time that they took away from their opponent.
  4. It develops muscle-memory of pressing surrender. Muscle-memory is a powerful tool, forcing humans to develop it can drastically affect human behavior.

If you want to see what it’s like, use this link.

Boot percentage

Some people have been booted thousands of times, which is a hole that is impossible to dig themselves out of. Now that they’re being educated on why they should stop getting booted, they need a way to return to single-digit boot percentages that doesn’t take years.

To accomplish that, all player’s boot percentages are now calculated based on their last 100 games instead of all games. This is a more accurate reflection on their likelihood to get booted from their next game.

Conclusion

In time, all of these changes combined should have a drastic reduction on the boot rates of players. I hope to post a graph of the boots per game ratio in a few months, and I expect to see a drop in the numbers in the weeks ahead of this update. Stay tuned!

Other Changes

– UJS: Alerts now use the UJS alert system instead of the browser’s.
– All: Chat raffles are now sometimes a super raffle, awarding many more coins.
– All: Fixed CannotAssignSlotsWithoutCustomScenario error caused by changing the map of a template that had a custom scenario defined. Thanks to TBest for reporting this.
– All: Fixed CannotMixTeamsAndNonTeams error caused by templates that got saved with bad team data. Thanks to Braveheart for reporting this.
– All: Fixed a bug that sometimes made chat room messages appear out of order.
– All: Fixed a bug that sometimes made chat room messages get missed, particularly if they were sent very close together such as when rafflebot responded to a player.

Update 4.11: Chat rooms!

Warzone has just been updated to version 4.11.0! This update adds chat rooms, as well as fixes bugs. This blog post describes what’s changed.

The web version of Warzone is updated right now. The Android app will be updated in the coming days, and the iOS app will be updated in the coming weeks.

Chat Rooms

This update brings a whole new way of chatting to Warzone! Two types of chat rooms are supported: Clan chat, which lets you chat with your clanmates, and global chat, which lets you chat with the entire Warzone community.

You can access the chat by selecting Community -> Chat on the website, or by clicking the chat button in the top right corner of the iOS/Android app (once it launches, see above).

Not only does it allow chatting, it also shows activity going on in the community, such as forum posts, open games/tournaments, seasonal ladder activity, and more.

Global chat provides an easy way to see what’s going on in the community at this very moment. The goal of this is to help bring the community together, especially new players who are just getting started learning Warzone.

Clan chat makes it easy to talk to your clan members. If you’re in a clan and someone chats, you’ll see a small red number next to the chat room icon in the top right corner. Posts to your clan forum also show up here.

I realize that many clans have already adopted a third-party chatting system, such as Discord. I’m totally fine with that, and if it works for you, I suggest you keep using it. Warzone’s chat rooms will never be able to compete on features with Discord. However, Warzone’s chat room will help supplement your Discord channel in a few ways. For one, you can use it to help get new clan members into the discord. Two, it shows all posts to your clan forum (and coming soon, it’ll also show players joining/leaving the clan as well as title changes).

If someone in clan chat gets rowdy, clan managers have the ability to time them out. This deletes all their messages in the chat room and prevents them from chatting for a duration the clan manager specified.

More features will be added to the chat rooms soon. Give it a shot and let me know what you think of it so far!

Other Changes

– UJS: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when clicking on a button just as it was being removed.
– UJS-Canvas: Fixed a bug when loading a map that was previously loaded from Flash that could give a “could not connect” error.
– Unity: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when closing a game with mods at a specific time when it’s loading. Thanks to Gmanicus for reporting this.
– Unity/UJS: Fixed the hover text of the coin icon at the top of a game that’s part of a coin tournament. It now shows the tournament’s prize instead of 0 prize. Thanks to Master Jaesar for reporting this.
– Unity/UJS: Fixed a bug with mods sending a custom message to a game during the picking phase. Thanks to Krzystof for reporting this.
– Unity/UJS: Fixed vote-to-boot text on yourself in games with banking boot times and vote-to-boot disabled. Thanks to number for reporting this.
– Website: Fixed a bug that made some games not be exportable to YouTube. Thanks to Awesomezach04 for reporting this.

– iOS/Android: Chat messages are now sent immediately when closing the software keyboard instead of requiring a second “send” press.
– iOS/Android: Fixed a bug that could cause single player progress to be lost when signing up for a new account.
– iOS/Android: Enabled autocorrect for software keyboards to aid in typing.
– Android: Fixed a bug that caused the app to crash on some devices.
– Unity: Added a link to the website’s profile from the unity profile page.
– Unity: Fixed a bug with adding/removing friends that caused the changes to not be reflected until the app was restarted.

Update 4.10.2: Viewing profiles in-app, UJS-Canvas now default

Warzone has just been updated to version 4.10.2! This update adds the ability to view profiles in the iOS/Android app, as well as fixes and improves a bunch of stuff. This blog post describes what’s changed.

The update is live now on the website. The Android app update is available now — your device should auto-update in the coming days or you can go to the Play Store to update it manually. The iOS app update will go live once Apple approves it, which usually takes 2-7 days.

Viewing Profiles

The Unity client now has the ability to view player’s profiles directly in the app! It used to redirect you to your web browser app when selecting a “View Full Profile” button.

This makes it much more convenient to view profiles. It also makes it much easier to add or remove other players from your friends list or blacklist, since those buttons are located on player’s profiles.

Sending Mail

The Unity client can now create private mail threads with other players! Previously, it was only possible to reply to mail threads that were sent to you.

This is done via the new Send Mail button on a player’s full profile page.

UJS-Canvas Default

The UJS-Canvas mode, that was introduced as experimental in the previous update, is no longer experimental and is now the default mode for all players. The UJS-Canvas mode makes playing games on the website faster and look nicer. You can still switch back to UJS if you don’t like it for some reason, but please send me mail and let me know why you did so!

Tweak to “MME Commanders LD No Cards”

I’m making a small tweak to the popular quickmatch template “MME Commanders LD No Cards”. West China will be worth 1 fewer army per turn, from 6 to 5. This will go live within the next day or two, so be on the lookout for that.

Other Changes

Full list of changes made in 4.10.2:
– Unity: Added the ability to view player’s profiles right in the app.
– Unity: Added the ability to send mail to other players.
– Unity: Added the ability to add/remove players from the friends list or blacklist.
– Unity: Long tournament names no longer get truncated on the tournament page.
– Unity: Fixed a “failed to deserialize vision” error.
– Unity: Updated Unity to 2017.4.17f1
– Unity/UJS: Tweaked the scale of the metal background image a bit.
– Unity/UJS: No-split games now hide the “attack by percentage” check-box since it has no use.
– Unity/UJS: The “Game Summary” button is now green.
– Unity/UJS: The statistics search dialog now displays all items in its list by default instead of requiring a search term. It also paginates its results.
– UJS: Tweaked image rendering mode to make them smoother.
– UJS: Fixed “Kp is null” error.
– UJS: Fixed “Failed to read responseText” error.
– Website: UJS-Canvas is now the default web mode.
– Website: The “Could not connect” dialog will no longer spawn more than one at a time. Thanks to Hades for reporting this.
– Website: Updated About page.
– Website: Changed some text regarding the use of the word “Risk”
– All: Fixed a bug that made points in the last 30 days extend beyond 30 days. Thanks to aoc for reporting this.
– All: Disabled trophy awarding for real-time ladder.

App Changes

In addition to the above changes, users of the iOS/Android app are receiving a ton more fixes:

– The Quickmatch voting page now allows sorting by newest templates.
– Fixed a bug that could make white territories overlap a map. Thanks to ViralGoat for being the most recent to report this.
– Android: The app now clears all notifications from the notification tray when it’s open.
– When inviting your friends to a tournament, it now separates them into pages. This keeps the page from getting too slow if you have lots of friends. Thanks to ViralGoat for reporting this.
– The “View Tournament” button in full settings now directs to the tournament correctly instead of opening your browser. Thanks to alexclusive for reporting this.
– Fixed a bug with the army cap that made your displayed income in the lower right corner show incorrectly after committing your turn.
– Coin tournaments now show in the settings how many extra coins the creator provided towards the tournament prize.
– Fixed a bug that allowed the quickmatch leaderboard category dialog be opened multiple times. Thanks to TBest for reporting this.
– Fixed a bug when a mod called GetTurn() with a floating point number. Thanks to kevin#1 for reporting this.
– Fixed a bug with viewing perspectives.
– Fixed a bug with community levels that could cause an error when adding multiple special units to the same territory.
– Fixed a bug with boss units on community levels that use high fog levels. Thanks to Rucka for reporting this.
– Fixed typo in tournament chat. Thanks to Olja for reporting this.
– Fixed a bug that could cause an error if a territory was clicked just as a game ended. Thanks to Drama for reporting this.
– Fixed a bug that prevented joining coin tournaments if you had exactly the number of coins as the entry fee. Thanks to Pohorex for reporting this.
– Fixed a bug that could cause “bubble doesn’t have a slot” error when loading a template that used custom scenarios then changing the players. Thanks to Johnson Dibbles for reporting this.
– When double-tapping to attack with all armies, it will force attacks into attack/transfer mode. This fixes an issue where the second tap could hit the mode button switching it into Transfer Only on accident. Thanks to Pooh and Muli for reporting this.
– The app has been renamed on the app stores to avoid use of the “Risk” trademark. App descriptions were also updated.

Try out UJS-Canvas, new map rendering engine

Warzone has just been updated to version 4.10.0! This update adds a new map rendering engine called UJS-Canvas, as well as some bug fixes.

This is a server-only update, which means the Unity app (iOS/Android apps) will not receive this version.

UJS-Canvas

UJS-Canvas is a new map rendering engine for players playing Warzone through a web browser on a computer. It is similar to the UJS mode already available, but it renders the map using the html <canvas> element.

The goal of UJS-Canvas is increased performance on large maps. In UJS mode, large maps can cause a significant amount of framerate lag. UJS-Canvas aims to fix this by redrawing the map only when you pan/zoom around instead of every frame. This leads to a smoother experience, which helps on maps of all sizes but is most noticeable on large maps.

It also has some small visual improvements over UJS mode. For example, when territories bounce, the army number on that territory bounces with them which looks more natural. Also, when territories glow, the glow effect is done much more efficiently than UJS mode which also saves a lot of CPU. This is most noticeable when selecting very large bonuses, such as super bonuses on large maps, which highlight much more smoothly in UJS-Canvas over UJS mode.

You can try it right now! Just head to the Change Web Mode page and check the UJS-Canvas option. If you try it out, let me know what you think!

Other Changes

– All: Fixed a bug that made community level descriptions not show up in some cases. Thanks to Slovakia for reporting this.
– All: Fixed a bug with real-time Quickmatch/Ladder/Tournament games with auto boot times under 5 minutes that could delay the automatic force join. Thanks to Krzystof for reporting this.
– All: Fixed a bug with community levels that could cause an error when adding multiple special units to the same territory.
– All: Fixed a bug with boss units on community levels that use high fog levels. Thanks to Rucka for reporting this.
– Website: Fixed a bug that prevented tournament custom scenarios from being viewed while in UJS mode.
– Website: Removed real-time ladder from the multi-player dashboard.
– UJS: Fixed a bug that could cause an error message when trying to modify orders.
– UJS: Fixed a bug that made hotkeys not work in Firefox after closing chat. Thanks to 89thlap for reporting this.
– Unity: Fixed typo in tournament chat. Thanks to Olja for reporting this.
– Unity: Fixed a bug that could cause an error if a territory was clicked just as a game ended. Thanks to Drama for reporting this.
– Unity: Fixed a bug that prevented joining coin tournaments if you had exactly the number of coins as the entry fee. Thanks to Pohorex for reporting this.
– Unity/UJS: Fixed a bug that could cause “bubble doesn’t have a slot” error when loading a template that used custom scenarios then changing the players. Thanks to Johnson Dibbles for reporting this.

Warzone is 1 year old!

One year ago today Warzone was born!

We’ve come a long way in the last year. Most of the year was spent on fixing bugs and issues, most notably the UJS client. Thankfully, we did fit some new features in as well with a graphics overhaul, quickmatch leaderboards, tournament byes, tournaments in the mobile app, and continued improvements to the mod system.

I’m happy to report that this game is in the best place it’s ever been. The game is more stable and reliable than ever before, and we can finally say it doesn’t rely on any outdated technologies! (Except map design…) Plus we finally have one UI that runs across all devices (iOS/Android/Web), which we’ve never had before. This means that, going forward, you should expect to see more features and improvements to the game than ever before.

Warzone is not a one-off game like is so common in the games industry, where a company finishes a game and moves on to a new one. Warzone is my full time job and I intend to relentlessly pursue improvements to it for as long as I can. I’d love to continue improving it for the rest of my life, if I can. Over the last two weeks, I’ve been working on something that will make UJS users happy. Stay tuned to the blog for an announcement.

I want to thank everyone in the Warzone community for everything. I don’t say it often enough, but you all rock. Warzone has the best community of any game I’ve been a part of, and you are all a big part of what makes the game awesome.

Last month also set a record for activity. Here’s a graph of the number of multi-player games played per month:

Warzone’s future is bright, and I’m thrilled to go on this journey together!

Update 4.09.3: Bug fixes

Warzone has just been updated to version 4.09.3! This update fixes several bugs and makes some tweaks to tournaments. This blog post describes what’s changed.

This a server-only update (meaning the Unity client + apps won’t receive this version).

Change Log

– All: Fixed a bug with the army cap that made your displayed income in the lower right corner show incorrectly after committing your turn.
– All: Coin tournaments now show in the settings how many extra coins the creator provided towards the tournament prize.
– All: When providing 500 or more extra coins to a tournament, the creator can now set any entry fee they want. Thanks to B for the suggestion.
– All: Reduced maximum start time of multi-day public tournaments to 1 day to ensure they start quicker.
– UJS: Fixed a bug when a mod crashed that would cause the error message to not be visible in some cases.
– UJS: Fixed the way partial cards render in Edge and Internet Explorer: since they can’t display masked cards it will simply fade them out instead.
– Unity/UJS: Fixed a bug when a mod passed a non-function when a function was expected that caused it to get a generic error dialog instead of a Mod Crashed dialog. Thanks to Meop for reporting this.
– Unity/UJS: Fixed a bug that allowed the quickmatch leaderboard category dialog be opened multiple times. Thanks to TBest for reporting this.
– Unity: Fixed a bug that could make white territories overlap a map. Thanks to ViralGoat for being the most recent to report this.
– Unity: Fixed a bug when a mod called GetTurn() with a floating point number. Thanks to kevin#1 for reporting this.
– Unity: Fixed a bug that could, in rare cases, cause some new maps to fail to be converted into Unity format. Thanks to Goldtank for reporting this.
– Website: Changed the way app redirects work again so that it’s a better experience for devices without the app installed.
– Website: Fixed color of the wiki link when viewing the settings of a tournament that has highlighted settings. Thanks to number for reporting this.

Update 4.09: Tournaments and more!

Warzone has just been updated to version 4.09.0! This update overhauls and adds a lot to tournaments, as well as brings a bunch of new features. This blog post describes what’s changed.

This update is particularly noteworthy, as it’s the first time since the Warzone launch that I’ve been able to focus on adding features to the game again. Expect more features in the future!

This update is live now on the website at https://www.warzone.com. The Android app will receive this version in the next day or two, and the iOS app will receive this version in the next week or so.

Tournaments added to iOS and Android app

The iOS and Android app now support tournaments! Tournaments were previously a website-only feature. The app can do everything the website can, such as joining/declining tournaments, viewing the bracket, chatting, viewing players, etc.

Also noteworthy are that team tournaments in the app are much easier to view, as the teammates are listed directly on the bracket instead of requiring a click to see. Further, in large tournament brackets it’s much easier to find yourself or players with the new “find” button that highlights all of their games and allows cycling through them.

Adding tournaments to the app will increase tournament use a lot, as the majority of Warzone players play through the app and never had access to tournaments before.

Tournament Byes

Tournaments now support byes! This drastically increases the flexibility of tournaments, as it means it’s no longer required for the number of players to exactly match the tournament size. Previously, starting a 128 player tournament required that exactly 128 players join. Now, the tournament can start with any number, as long as at least one game can be created.

Multi-day tournaments will start in one of three ways: When it fills up (as normal), when the tournament creator clicks the new “Start Tournament” button listed on the tournament page, or when it reaches a specified time limit as defined by the tournament creator.

Real-time tournaments will always start when they reach their start time as defined by the tournament creator. The 30-minute delay that existed before was removed. Real-time tournaments will always start exactly on time.

Byes are awarded randomly to participants. If a team tournament attempts to start with unfilled teams, those teams will be merged automatically.

Other Tournament Improvements

The most recently created open tournament is now advertised on the multi-player dashboard again, as well as in the Unity app under your games. This helps increase the visibility of open tournaments.

The UI for creating tournaments has been re-written from scratch! It’s now much easier to use and more intuitive.

The tournament prize system has been simplified and had its flexibility increased. When creating a public tournament, creators can now specify any entry fee from 0 to 2000. Creators can also add extra coins to the prize.

Mods

Members can now create one multi-player free mod game per week that allows non-members to join! Previously, this was only allowed one time, and then cost 3 coins per player. Now, this can be done every week. This resets every Sunday.

As always, single-player modded games are always free for members in unlimited quantity, as are multi-player games with other members.

History Date/Time

When viewing history, the date/time of the turn is now displayed below the turn number in the upper left corner. This makes it easier to see when a turn happened, which was previously only available on hover.

Local Deployment Status

In Local Deployment, when a bonus is fully deployed to, it will disappear from the tooltip in the top left. This makes it much easier to see what’s left to deploy when you’re playing on large maps.

Other Changes

– All: Fixed a bug with the army cap that made your displayed income in the lower right corner show incorrectly. Thanks to Master Farah for reporting this.
– Unity: Updated Unity to 2017.4.12f1.
– Unity/UJS: Fixed a bug that made the AI pick very slow on some very large maps. Thanks to TerribleHerbst for reporting this.
– Unity/UJS: The Autopilot button is now present in the menu for non-members, and explains what it is when clicked.
– Unity/UJS: Non-members will sometimes get a free autopilot trial when playing single-player.
– Unity/UJS: Non-members that click the “Change Mods” button now get more info about what mods are.
– Unity/UJS: Fixed a bug that made your level and member icon not show up next to your name in single-player.
– Unity/UJS: Fixed the double-tap-to-attack feature of the attack/transfer dialog so that if your finger happens to be over the Cancel button as the second tap is clicked, it will now be considered a double-tap instead of a cancel-tap.
– Unity/UJS: Increased size of army box in the attack/transfer dialog slightly.
– Unity/UJS: The deployment slider will now pop to the left of the cursor when opened near the right side of the screen.
– UJS: Fixed bugs with the “C” hotkey toggling commander checkbox. Thanks to Muli for reporting this.
– UJS: The red “close” button is more intelligent about sending you back to the page you came from. Thanks to GentlePurpleRain for reporting this.
– Website: Changed the way redirects to the app work so that, if the app isn’t installed, you get a better error message than “cannot open”.
– Website: The /Points page has been re-formatted to use bootstrap.
– Website: The /Mobile page has been re-formatted to use bootstrap. It also now shows your platform on the top if visited from Android/iOS.
– Website: Fixed the “Play” button on the home page when browsing from iOS / Android so it correctly directs you to install the mobile app.
– Website: Fixed a bug when using unicode characters and double quotes that could cause output to be incorrect. Thanks to TBest for reporting this.