Evochron Mercenary version 1.588 is now available for download and includes the improvements and fixes listed below. This update is required for multiplayer compatibility.
The installer also works as an updating program for older versions of the game. It can be downloaded at: http://www.starwraith.com/evochronmercenary/downloads.htm
Version 1.588 offers the following improvements, fixes, and changes:
- New background nebula texture layer added (includes support for customizing).
- Significant multiplayer performance improvements, particularly for slower systems.
- Training mode now keeps text details for each section on screen and includes dividers for improved legibility.
- Ships sending a distress call for rescue now ping their location once players enter the sector.
- Weapon impact physics system updated for more variety and accurate reaction effects.
- Hidden cargo container limits for missiles increased to provide a full rack of 8 per visit.
- Delayed clan control status indicators on quadrant map fixed (server program).
- Station detonator system updated to prevent device failure (server program).
- Voice chat identification system updated to prevent duplicate icon listings.
- Custom quest system updated to support the default encrypted format.
- Additional integrity checks added to map log system.
- Voice chat indicator capacity doubled.
- Several minor bug fixes.
The customizing kit has been updated to include the new background texture options along with several filename changes.
The game's official website is at: http://www.starwraith.com/evochronmercenary/index.htm