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Grosses Beta-Update für Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord

Verbessert Performance

News Michael Sosinka

Nach diversen Hotfixes hat Taleworlds Entertainment das erste grosse Beta-Update für das Mittelalter-Rollenspiel "Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord" veröffentlicht, das unter anderem die Performance verbessert. Die Entwickler möchten ausserdem eines strukturierteren Update-Prozesses verwirklichen. So werden neben dem öffentlichen Bereich zwei neue Sparten für das Spiel auf Steam eingeführt, Alpha und Beta.

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Singleplayer

Crashes

  • Fixed a rare formation AI exception.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when a mount without a rider heard an arrow.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred at the end of the "Army of Poachers" quest when the AI tries to continue fighting.
  • Fixed a crash that happens when a campaign is started for the second time without exiting the game.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when selecting the option to attack in the “Rival Gang Leader” quest after loading a game.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when AI characters tried to barter prisoners.
  • Fixed a bug where talking to a companion in settlements during the main storyline would crash the game.
  • Fixed a crash in main storyline conspiracy phase.

Performance

  • Ram and VRAM usage is reduced and many leaks are fixed.
  • Scene loading performance improvements.

Localisation

  • Improvements, additions and corrections for Turkish and Simplified Chinese translations.

Art

  • Added new armour "Northern Lamellar Shoulders".
  • Added new armour "Plated Helmet".
  • Assigned a banner to poachers and other neutral parties.
  • Overhauled all of the NPC faces to reduce asymmetry, tone down exaggerations and create culturally appropriate and appealing phenotypes.
  • Updated some of the lords and ladies faces for a more culturally appropriate look.
  • Updated nav meshes in “seabandita”, ”battleterrainp”, “battleterrain020”, “battleterrain029” and “battleterrain030”. This should resolve unwanted fights in water and improve fleeing behaviour in these scenes.
  • “Aseraitowna” civilian scene related fixes.
  • “Aseraitownb” civilian scene related fixes
  • “Empiretownj” siege scene siege related fixes and seasonal improvements.
  • “Khuzaittown004” siege related fixes and visual improvements.
  • “Aseraicastle002” siege related fixes.
  • “Vlandiacastle005a” siege related fixes.
  • “Sturgiacastle003” siege related fixes.
  • “Khuzaitcastle002” siege related fixes.
  • Night atmosphere illumination amounts adjusted.
  • Visual fixes for battle scenes.
  • Winter season issues with steppe scenes have been fixed.
  • Winter related problems with the outer meshes are solved.
  • Low-poly tree meshes are now used in hideout prefabs.
  • Agent spawn positions in some scenes are fixed.
  • Fixed a season problem with Aserai's arena.
  • An issue with Battania arena spawn points being too close to each other is fixed.
  • Fixed some scene issues of Aserai Village.
  • Fixed merlon physics issues of Vlandian Castle parts.
  • Fixed some lighting issues of Empire Lords Hall.
  • Fixed physics issues of Battania Castle Wall.
  • Fixed UV issues of Sturgia Castle Gatehouse.
  • Fixed an error while opening the Forest Hideout scene.
  • Refined snowy atmospheres.
  • Beard intersecting helmet issues were fixed for: westernplatedhelmet, Empireguardedlord_helmet
  • Nordic sloven armour's bones problem fixed.
  • Fixed clothing clipping issues.
  • Replaced some textures and meshes.
  • Updates on Hero Creation Stages:
    • Some clothes updates.
    • Poses overhaul.
    • Face animation.
    • Scene lighting.
    • Skin shader updates.
    • Specular texture channels updated.
    • Diffuse Texture updated.
    • Beard /tattoo material:
    • Alpha and colour updates.

Campaign Map

  • Parties participating in an event are no longer moving, which fixes some footstep sound issues.

Audio

  • Fixed that Campaign music could play many tracks in quick succession.

UI

  • Implemented trade perks that relate to profit in inventory.
  • Minor UI tweaks and fixes in Crafting, Barter, Save/Load, Recruitment, Board Game, Siege screens.
  • "No Saddle" visuals in Inventory.
  • Removed helmets from hero portraits to see their faces more clearly.
  • Added Weight Carrying Mount and Speed Mount icons in inventory mount tooltip panel.
  • Fixed a spacing issue with 'ğ' character in Turkish localisation.
  • Fixed barter offer item visuals not being visible.
  • Enabled being able to give names with space and numbers in creation.
  • Fixed two hints showing up in inventory equipment slots.
  • Changed character developer traits from texts to icons.
  • Implemented a basic item tooltip, now players can see the basic stats of a tournament prize item.
  • Added a "Busy with an issue" or "Busy with a quest" or "Busy with a common area" notifications in Create a Party instead of just a "Busy" explanation.
  • Fixed attribute and focus point tooltips to reflect correct numbers.
  • Moved NumberOfCorpses and MaxSimultaneousSoundEventCount to performance options.
  • Implemented being able to sort/move modules in the launcher.
  • Renamed "Resume Game" to "Saved Games".
  • Added minor faction filter to clan page list page.
  • Added tooltips to map bar circle notifications.
  • Added new perk icons.
  • Fixed banner visual errors with some icons and banner icons not matching with the UI.

Battles and Sieges

  • Simulated battles no longer give more XP than fought battles.
  • Added missing patrol spawn positions to forest hideout scenes. Forest hideout missions should now open normally.

Combat AI

  • AI quality for NPCs is now determined by skill points in the current weapon's governing skill instead of overall character level.
  • A tactics bug related to the defensive ring that occurred when archers ran out of ammunition has been fixed.
  • An issue in caravan/villager battles that could potentially cause unexpected behaviour at agent processing level was corrected.
  • Cavalry not being able to hit enemies right next to them when they had swingable weapons and circling each other endlessly issue fixed.
  • Bodyguard troops could rarely stop moving when their commander died, this is now fixed.
  • Mounted agents can calculate enemy positions better and thus more accurately aim their thrust attacks.
  • Some agents couldn't move properly due to invisible scene AI barriers. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed some Sea Bandit AI issues.
  • Agents attack less often if the combat AI difficulty is set to normal.
  • Holding ready duration for attacks was added as a driven property and tied to melee combat skill in order to make easier/less able AI agents fight less relentlessly (i.e. they will wait for a while before releasing their attack).

Character Development System

  • Level 1 characters now start with 120 skill points.
  • Reduced XP required to learn higher skill levels.
  • Troops can now upgrade more easily.
  • Reduced wanderers' skills outside their main area of expertise, making them easier to level up.
  • Made wanderer age correlate roughly with their skills.

Kingdoms and Diplomacy

  • Fixed bug where fiefs were regarded to have a negative value in barters if the “Everything Has a Price” perk was enabled.
  • Fixed a rare bug where the AI proposed a kingdom decision on behalf of the player clan.

Economy and Trade

  • Prices for armour were changed and high tier boots and gauntlets now cost more.
  • Range weapon prices have been re-adjusted.

Quests & Issues

  • Reviewed about a third of the quest issues, improving dialogues and persuasion:
  • Major changes in particular to “Family Feud” and “Spy Party”.

Other

  • Icons on banners and shields were not appearing. They are fixed now.
  • Updated "Imperial Legionary" equipment.
  • Minor updates to Sturgian troop tree equipment.
  • Added more variation to caravan master's equipment.
  • Added more variation to helmet drops from troops.
  • Various other fixes to troop trees and stats.
  • Armour values of various equipment have changed to better match their visuals and increase faction armour variety.
  • Armour values of mount bardings and harnesses were changed to match their visuals.
  • Riding a horse without a saddle now incurs 10% penalty to max horse speed and manoeuvring.
  • NPC agents carrying heavy items (apple baskets etc.) will no longer run (with items in hand) when the player asks them to take him/her to a particular agent.
  • Added an "Exposure Compensation" option that allows players to adjust the brightness levels of the visuals to their preference.
  • Fixed missing items for blacksmith characters in towns.
  • Some grammar mistakes and typos were fixed.
  • Fixes a bug that caused the player character to be invisible.
  • Fixed a bug that caused characters to spawn without any equipment.

Multiplayer

Animations

  • Fixed some wrong cavalry idle animations.
  • Fixed a rare condition in which client rider gets stuck in defence animation after a successful hit.

Audio

  • Implemented a Voice Spamming Filter for multiplayer.

Design & Balance

  • Damage interrupt threshold values are set as 5.
  • Headshot damage multiplier is increased from 1.7 to 2 for pierce damage.

Map Related

  • Bug fixes for Harbour of Ovsk.
  • Bug fixes and improvements for Castle of Fen Altai.
  • Some spawn locations are re-adjusted for team balance. Atmosphere has changed.
  • Added particles to be formed when the breakable wall is damaged.

Other - Miscellaneous

  • Slow-motion and pause cheats are disallowed during multiplayer matches.

Performance

  • Decreased bandwidth usage of impact sounds.

Server & Network

  • Server Improvements.

Both - Singleplayer & Multiplayer

Crash

  • If the AI is not holding a ranged weapon, it tries to find a ranged weapon in its equipment and uses this weapon to calculate attacking scores against distant enemies. During this weapon selection, some equipment was causing a crash. This was fixed.

Performance

  • Improved the performance of the sound system.
  • Big improvements for the multi-core performance of the game.
  • We now select Maximum sound count according to your CPU's core count. You can increase this setting if you have a recent CPU. We've also added a new very low(64) option.
  • Some other minor performance improvements.

Audio

  • UI sounds don't get cut by other UI events anymore.
  • Added "is missile" check to crafted weapons' impact sounds (like Throwing Axes).
  • Fixed Ballista reload sound phasing.
  • Minor changes in the hearable distance of loud sounds.
  • Fixed some Vlandian scenes opening up with an echo.

Combat AI

  • Improved the calculation of ranged units for the enemy's future position.
  • Ranged units can target mounts or different enemy bones. Cases that caused errors during this calculation are fixed.
  • After issuing the "Hold Fire" command, the AI weapon selection gives less priority to ranged weapons that have a secondary melee mode.

Other

  • Added an option to disable controller vibration.

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