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Total War: Rome II Patch 1.5 enters "public beta testing"
Posted: 11.09.2013 16:04 by Simon Priest Comments: 18
Creative Assembly has 'delayed slightly' Patch 2 for Total War: Rome II as they broaden the scope of its fixes, but they have announced Patch 1.5 has entered "public BETA testing" and will be out soon.

This means it will "not automatically update" to Patch 1.5 as users need opt in via their Steam Library. This patch focuses solely on Campaign Map frame rates.

"We have taken the decision to move back Patch 2 slightly to increase the amount of fixes included in it. We will have more news on it later this week," said the team.

The studio describe how to access Patch 1.5 ahead of its official release: "In your steam game library, right click Total War: Rome II. Then choose Properties and select the BETAS tab. Finally select “patch1.5” from the drop down list."

"Please do be aware that this may not work or solve your specific issue and you take part in any beta tests at your own risk. If you do not wish to assume that risk please wait for the official live update."

Creative Assembly has apologised to fans for the launch issues plaguing Total War: Rome II, and pledge to release patches to addresses serious issues in the coming weeks.

Comments

By NoseBagUK (I just got here) on Sep 11, 2013
NoseBagUK
What a 'strange' story
By nikola1010 (SI Core Member) on Sep 11, 2013
nikola1010
Campaign map frame rate? That is a small issue compared to end turn that take forever. Come on people, this reminds me of Gothic 3 when it came out, they needed a ton of patches to make it fully playable...
By Seanyboy91 (I just got here) on Sep 11, 2013
Seanyboy91
Campaign map frame rates would help with the overly long wait between turns
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Sep 11, 2013
danfreeman
I subscribe to the end turn problem,i`m not playing the game at the moment because of that,i spend way more time waiting for my turn then actually doing something.
By Chosen_One (SI Elite) on Sep 11, 2013
Chosen_One
Gothic 3 were playable after fans made their fixes.
By nikola1010 (SI Core Member) on Sep 12, 2013
nikola1010
Gothic 3 was playable after 1.12 patch, it fixed most of major bugs, community patchs arrived later and made the game fully playable :)
As far as R2, game looks like early beta test than a full game. Compared to Shogun 2, it's a complete disaster...
By Chosen_One (SI Elite) on Sep 13, 2013
Chosen_One
They are dishonorable men! I demand that they must do seppuku to themselves!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 13, 2013
Kres
AI, that is really lacking in this game wont be fixed soon I assume. Why the hell did I buy it! To support their constant ignorance over AI... I wouldn't mind the longer end turn if the game wasn't trashy in a lot of ways. My main concern is having a challenge and RTW2 AI challenge is total rubish. That's in regard to CAI. BAI is decent but just buggy. But again, too easy as well. AI needs x4 troops to beat you. Rubish... 55 EUR! BAH. On top of trashy state of the game, they are charging now for Greek DLC. What a disapointment...

Fixing frame rate on campaign map? What good is that for when the game itself isn't playable? Damn em and their "retail" version of the game. Waiting for so long only to get the hopes crushed on an expensive rubish retail version of the game. AGAIN... now it'll take months to perhaps fix the game up, and my best starting moments with the game were totally bitter.
By Chosen_One (SI Elite) on Sep 14, 2013
Chosen_One
The worst thing is Kres, is that Darth quit from modding and we will not see his Darth mod for Rome II. I was smart enough to not to buy it from release, cuz I knew that they will mess things up. But I didn't suppose that they will mess it so badly!
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 13, 2013
Kres
Rome 2 doesn't deserve Darth at the moment. You are really brilliant then for sure. I wasn't able to reach such depths of wisdom and I bought the bloody thing.
By Chosen_One (SI Elite) on Sep 14, 2013
Chosen_One
It was really tempting though. :) But after they said that they basically cut-off the Sparta (SRSLY!? Sparta!? O_o You should make a Rome nation as DLC too, FFS!) and selling it as pre-order bonus or 8$ DLC, thats when I lost most of my interest. GOTY on sale is best decision about this game that I will have.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Sep 14, 2013
nocutius
Yea, I absolutely hate all that DLC whoring in the later Total War games as well. All the factions are already on the map from day one, if I can fight them I should also be able to play as them even if only with generic units :/.
By nikola1010 (SI Core Member) on Sep 14, 2013
nikola1010
Well, pay attention on the faction part of the game as well: you have the tab where you can do political "intrigues" (talking about other factions), and you can do rumors, promotions, murders, bribes, etc. Playing with non-Rome or Carthage faction doesn't let you see who is from yours, and who from rival family, so you can easily kill or discredit memeber of your family. There's no family tree, and charachters are all generic. To marry off one of them it costs 7-9.000 coins, and to what purpouse? No specific use will come from that. Turns are again 1 year, compared to perfect Shogun 2's four seasons per year.
Also 1 very stupid thing is that building create squalor. Level IV library creates -12 public order?!?! Hippodromes, temples and inns spends more food per turn that entire cities.
In RTW you could go from campaign map to city and see it on the battlemap in times of peace, you could fortify cities, build roads...
Also, you have no influence over natural recourse industry, like improved mines, glassmakers, etc. Farms should be outside cities like in Shogun 2...
Battles: ships gouing sideways are 1st glitch, but biggest of them all is, in 1 battle against Pergamon I sank all 3 enemy flagships (big ones with large rams in front), and after the battle was won (I won a phyrric victory since most my ships were raiding hermiollas), all 3 enemy admirals were alive on campaign map?!?! I mean WTF?!?!
I mean, we could go on forever with what's bad in this game. There are improvements over shogun 2, but game's horrible AI simply makes the game bad, and campaign part is too shallow.
And then I remeber those dev diaries on how the game will be this and that... Pure rubbish.
And Kres, why I can't rate the game? Every time I try to rate it, the page returns to Rome 2 HQ page... I'm feeling generous and wanna give this game a nice 6,5 ;)
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Sep 14, 2013
danfreeman
I agree with the buildings creating squalor thing,i mean what the hell is the point of that? I cannot move an army from a region because if i do they`ll rebel,thus making expanding almost impossible and considering the time it takes from ending your turn to start another you want to take out as many countries as possible but i can`t do that.Fk this game,it`s downright unplayable as it is.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 14, 2013
Kres
I don't think that bit is going to get "fixed" dan :) later in the game it becomes really tough to upgrade all needed buildings without having your empire crumble down due to squalor or food shortage. Though you just need some planning ahead, and to expand your empire so you can bring food over.
By nikola1010 (SI Core Member) on Sep 14, 2013
nikola1010
Bring food over? Has anyone noticed the need for storing food? I had 26 food supply per turn, and no way to store it. Public order was low, so I built those Nymphaion temples (groves with all upgrades) to counter that. Now I'm out of food (temples use 12 food per year, more than the entire city?!?!?!?), and people are rebelling for that?! I mean how can army barracks create squalor? I have air defence army barracks in my neighbourhood, and I'm not feeling any squalor because of it. My city (Belgrade) has commertial port and people aren't rebbeling for that. And we certanly don't rebel for having all those restaurants in the city. But guess what: you build a port-people rebel, build barracks-people rebel. Want an inn in city? Fine, but you'll get a rebellion for that. Wanna appease the masses? Sure, build a temple, but it will consume more food than entire population. And guess what? People rebel-for food shortages?!?!?!
Seriously, WTF?!
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Sep 14, 2013
danfreeman
This ^^^^^^
Face it people,the game is broken.
By nikola1010 (SI Core Member) on Sep 14, 2013
nikola1010
Definetley broken. And just to say it again (especially because of SirRoderick) - I consider all press reviews of this game higher than 8 to be crooked. Who can give this game a rating of 9,6 when it's not playable? Answer: they were paid to give that high score to non-deserving game.