USA and SoE version 4.5.0

  • Hello everyone o/ - It's time for a new changelog again, and this one comes with a completely new feature, improvements and lots of bug fixes :)


    New features:
    A new mentoring system, allowing experienced players to become Mentors to help and guide new players take their first steps in the game. The mentoring system will only be activated once all servers have the 4.5.0 update.


    Other improvements:

    • Several code improvements made, resulting in better object handling = better client performance
    • Improved code concerning graphic settings, resulting in increased client performance, especially when animations are switched off
    • Loading schedule sets now takes significantly less time
    • Readability of colours, red, orange and green improved for city details and the tech tree
    • SoE: New minimap icon for harbours and warehouses
    • SoE: President can now also select “no city” for lower city consumption
    • SoE: Reactivation time from museum can now also be skipped when trains already left the museum
    • Added a “Do not show again” option when confirming distribution of research points
    • Increased size of all scrollbars
    • 1st login on server only: automatically enable the animation option “smoke”, if FPS is above 20 ms
  • Bugfixes:

    • RN2018-2534 Pre-register: Internal server error fixed, which made it impossible for players to join association
    • RN2018-2294 USA: Fixed issue, which prevented all cities to take part in the city competition if one faction had exceptionally more cities than the other
    • RN2018-2187 Train list will no longer close after setting a schedule
    • RN2018-2113 Corrected error message for trying to invest too much money into a special track
    • RN2018-1901 Widgets no longer visible when watching other players
    • RN2018-2124 Ranking: Filter icons are displayed in colour again
    • RN2018-1629 Quest: Route construction: quest will now trigger from any track you build
    • RN2018-1946 Production series: Lynx SZD P36 no longer blurry on the map
    • RN2018-1899 Added close button to train list while watching other players
    • RN2018-2224 Worker: pressing enter when worker window is not active will no longer submit a prepared bid
    • RN2018-2290 Using the copy message function will now correctly encode it
    • RN2018-2248 upgrade buttons and schedule assistant cannot be clicked anymore when watching other players
    • RN2018-2466 New avatar names can no longer contain the symbol <
    • RN2018-1739 City: Prestige for passenger deliveries is awarded in the moment the passengers are full (no longer needs to wait until next city consumption)
    • RN2018-1546 Removed the text “Railion” from train textures
    • RN2018-1978 Factory: lowest invest will no longer display as 0 prestige if many players are investing
    • RN2018-1767 Competition: pop up for finished competition no longer pops up several times
    • RN2018-1692 Fixed an issue, that could limit the association search to 113 associations
    • RN2018-1686 Fixed script error, that could cause several factories / cities on the map to become highlighted
    • RN2018-1548 Welcome screen: The setting "only show if bonus is available" option now works again on 1st day of era
    • RN2018-1534 Worker: trying to extend an existing worker without a separate free slot available will no longer produce a false popup
    • RN2018-1192 Sitter: If sitter has plus account, he can always use it during sitter mode. If only the sitted player has plus account, the functions cannot be used during sitter mode.
    • RN2018-2051 Quest: Quests no longer auto-trigger without the requirements being met
    • RN2018-1685 Competition window will now correctly refresh when closing / re-opening or pressing refresh button
    • RN2018-2001 Train: Boar Series 44 now centred correctly on the tracks
    • RN2018-464 City: If your home city is level 5 and the only connected city, passenger transport tab is unlocked correctly, when you connect your landmark
    • RN2018-2288 USA: Max number of buildable tracks for level 30 track construction increased to 10.000
    • RN2018-2103 SoE: Ranking: The recalculation timer has been fixed
    • RN2018-2053 Quest: Service: The quest will now also trigger off the multi service function
    • RN2018-1809, RN2018-1813 Prestige: Overview: The prestige overview of other players has been corrected
    • RN2018-1376 Train: correct service price is now displayed when event and worker for cheaper service are active
    • RN2018-999 Chat: while typing in the chat, the full text is now displayed
    • RN2018-1763 City Comeptitions: all windows now show same amount of connected players
    • RN2018-1491 USA: Megacity: added tooltip for faction percentage
    • RN2018-1452 Production Series: Lindworm E6ACT Dragon: fixed a mirrored text and shadows for the production series
    • RN2018-1084 The highlight of a ship will now correctly move with the ship
    • RN2018-200 Techtree: upgrade costs are now better readable
    • RN2018-2073 Association: exploit removed that allowed associations to own an infinite amount of workers
    • RN2018-1950 Licence: after auction ends, all bids are correctly displayed
    • RN2018-1725 Messages: Fixed an issue, that produced IDS_ERROR_CODE_38 when using the option “Mark all as read”
    • RN2018-626 Quest: accepting quests “Buy your first engine” or “Buy another engine” will no longer close the buy engine window
    • RN2018-218 Fixed an issue, that required an extra distribution for the last research point
    • RN2018-188 Factory: improved readability of waiting time in the investment window
    • RN2018-2117 Association: changes to the crest will now instantly show at the factories on the map
    • RN2018-1947 Production series: fixed several graphic issues with Lynx CR QJ
    • RN2018-2475 Association widget will update correctly now when new station bonus becomes available
    • RN2018-2322 Megacity: goods are no longer sorted randomly
    • RN2018-2405 Added St George Cross flag to country selection for England
    • RN2018-2271 Ranking: Factory: investment amounts now update correctly in investment overview
    • RN2018-2266 Sitter: Advent calendar will no longer be displayed for sitters, as it is considered a bonus for active players
    • RN2018-2184 Chat: Fixed an issue that caused an unwanted word wrap when pressing enter while the curser was in the middle of the text
    • RN2018-2146 Medals: Fixed the “Only unlocked” function
    • RN2018-2441 Plus Account: Fixed an issue, that required a browser refresh to receive the two lottery tickets
    • RN2018-2431, RN2018-1954 Fixed an issue, that after changing the language not all texts were instantly translated
    • RN2018-2299 Welcome screen: no longer show information about bonus engine, if you already own it
    • RN2018-1721 Map: Fixed issue with displaced city names on zoomed out map
    • RN2018-2474 TUTORIAL: If players are already in association via pre-register cannot finish step 8 of closed tutorial because other association members collected their station bonus, the step will now auto-trigger
    • RN2018-2406 SoE: Politics: Added timestamp for supported city, if “none” is chosen
    • RN2018-2382 Widget: Fixed an issue that could turn the train widget empty
    • RN2018-2256 Widget: Improved readability of wagon / load in train widget
    • RN2018-1731 Widget: Fixed an issue that could break the scroll bar in the train widget
    • RN2018-1650 Factory: Tooltip: Improved visibility of association crest and name
    • RN2018-2333 Fixed an issue that made it possible to set schedule with more than ten stops
    • RN2018-2168 Widget: Competition: Scrolling by dragging the mouse will no longer open a competition
    • RN2018-2037 Spanish: Faulty translation in the sound option fixed
    • RN2018-2358 City: Number of active players is updated instantly now, if new players connect to the city
    • RN2018-2311 Competition (Passengers): Schedule assistant now only displays tracks to the city
    • RN2018-2319 Fixed an issue with the online notification popping up for every online association member when you yourself login
    • RN2018-2267 Landmark: Ranking association filter now correctly shows all participating players
    • RN2018-1730 Chat: Added spaces between avatar name and timestamp
    • RN2018-2280 Worker: Improved usability for editing bids with keyboard
    • RN2018-2144 Messages: Scrollbar is again usable when a message is open
    • RN2018-2259 Association: Search list will be scrolled up to the top now
    • RN2018-2005 Prestige overview: 3-digit rankings and higher are now correctly displayed
    • RN2018-2428 Fixed a TypeError which could cause the schedule assistant to crash when started via the train list
    • RN2018-2377 USA: Megacity: Position of threshold line for megacity goods have been corrected
    • RN2018-2204 City: Passenger: Prestige for city deliveries are displayed again
    • RN2018-2090 City: Fixed an issue where the mayor could not set the next city good anymore
    • RN2018-2178 Clicking on a scroll bar will no longer select containers / objects behind it
    • RN2018-2092 Megacity: reworked the megacity shortinfo boxes on the map, so they don’t cause any more problem when more than one is open
    • RN2018-2309 Quest: Track construction: The step will no longer trigger automatically
    • RN2018-2030 Scroll bar for the “Center map” function fixed
    • RN2018-2237 Factory: Upon level up, the quick notification now also shows the good and not just the location of the factory
    • RN2018-2232 Schedule set: Fixed an issue, that could cause Error 110 when loading a schedule set on trains that were previously in the museum
    • RN2018-2463 Chat: Avatar names containing the symbols << >> (like <<anyname>>) no longer prevent other users to write in the chat
    • RN2018-1905 Corrected several landmark names in languages other than German
    • RN2018-1773 With update 4.5.0 we changed the id's of workers, so that those with same effect and from different eras now have the same id. Example: Henry Morse previously had id 95 for era 5 and 115 for era 6. now after the change, the id is 95 for both eras, making it possible to correctly stack them.
    • Also fixed several overlapping or cut graphics and texts, displaced arrows and other minor graphical issues.
    • Added and corrected several tooltips, quest descriptions and other texts in the game.