Making History: The Great War Updated!

Posted on Apr 08, 2014 at 11:00 AM by dave

We have released our first update to The Great War to add features and content and address some issues that came up over the opening weekend. Complete release notes here

Update 4/10/14: We have posted another game update - wanted to get some stuff in ahead of PAX East this weekend. If any of you are coming we are in Booth #598 and will be showing The Great War, including Steam Controller support!

Update 4/17/14: New update posted! France added as playable, trade and supply significantly improved, and a raft of UI and content improvements. We also plan to start offering the game for sale on our site with this release.

41 Comments
bberry222 MH:TGW
2 years ago

I dont get any updates. :(

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

What do you have updates set for in the properties channel?

Too bad I have a paper to write, otherwise I would be on this all night lol! So far, the update looks fine. I am just waiting until 1913-1914 when the majority of the revolts begin to turn from "riot" into full-blown revolution.

Any word on when the influencing options will be turned on for the game? There are several things also with two "x" marks like so "XX", I'm assuming that these have not been added into the game yet? The battle screen has them where it says what the casualties are per side and they also appear in the "shipping" icon at the top of the screen as well.

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

We'e pretty excited about the Shipping feature - players will need to build shipping capacity in Shipyards to trade over water and can't trade more in a turn than they have shipping capacity for. When trade is interdicted the shipping capacity will be sunk so you can strangle trade by sinking all of their capacity.

Renault_17 MHII
2 years ago
  • Added region stability with ideology inputs

yeah

Whitman MHII
2 years ago

The Shipping Feature. That sounds like something that will primarily affect England and maybe France. Germany, Russia, and USA will be somewhat unaffected by this. Is that correct? Not a problem, I am just curious.

Dreadnought MH:TGW, MHII
2 years ago

Britain was able to inflict significant damage onto the German economy through its blockade in the North sea. The lack of food greatly depressed the German people's will to fight, which brought Germany to the negotiating table. So it will certainly affect them.

bberry222 MH:TGW
2 years ago

dave said

What do you have updates set for in the properties channel?

I have been set to always update/high priority, but it isn't find any updates at the game start.

ariete MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

Who decides if a trade involves shipping? In the old MHII I found strange sinking for trade routes I belived were on land...

ariete MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

How do I protect sea lines? In MHII I put ship on sinking points without success

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

Whitman said

The Shipping Feature. That sounds like something that will primarily affect England and maybe France. Germany, Russia, and USA will be somewhat unaffected by this. Is that correct? Not a problem, I am just curious.

Definitely will impact anyone trading over water. Since the US has lots of resources most nations trading with them will be impacted. We are also looking at having an option for which nation provides the shipping capacity for a trade.

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

bberry222 said

dave said

What do you have updates set for in the properties channel?

I have been set to always update/high priority, but it isn't find any updates at the game start.

Is this still the case? The game version should end in .38 now.

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

ariete said

Who decides if a trade involves shipping? In the old MHII I found strange sinking for trade routes I belived were on land...

MHII just uses a "shortest path" algorithm. We will most likely modify that given the extra requirement for shipping capacity over the seas.

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

ariete said

How do I protect sea lines? In MHII I put ship on sinking points without success

That will be how you do it. We'll be adding more feedback on the impact of that.

bberry222 MH:TGW
2 years ago

dave said

bberry222 said

dave said

What do you have updates set for in the properties channel?

I have been set to always update/high priority, but it isn't find any updates at the game start.

Is this still the case? The game version should end in .38 now.

Nope! After a several Steam restart now it's done. Thanks! Otherwise, did You read my suggest about hungarian borders? http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img837/945/sg1c.jpg

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

bberry222 said

dave said

bberry222 said

dave said

What do you have updates set for in the properties channel?

I have been set to always update/high priority, but it isn't find any updates at the game start.

Is this still the case? The game version should end in .38 now.

Nope! After a several Steam restart now it's done. Thanks! Otherwise, did You read my suggest about hungarian borders? http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img837/945/sg1c.jpg

We'll take a look.

ariete MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

This is my first time update with Steam and I liked more your way because with steam is difficult to understand if it was updated.

ariete MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

I also hate the shift-tab message !!!

mr.minister MH:TGW, MHII
2 years ago

dave said

bberry222 said

dave said

bberry222 said

dave said

What do you have updates set for in the properties channel?

I have been set to always update/high priority, but it isn't find any updates at the game start.

Is this still the case? The game version should end in .38 now.

Nope! After a several Steam restart now it's done. Thanks! Otherwise, did You read my suggest about hungarian borders? http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img837/945/sg1c.jpg

We'll take a look.

Well, since nobody replied to my post, and bberry asked a question about his suggestion, I'll jump on the wagon, did you consider the suggestions I made in this post? http://making-history.com/forum/thread/492064/1

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

ariete said

This is my first time update with Steam and I liked more your way because with steam is difficult to understand if it was updated.

We will be making the game available from us as well later in the month.

Adil3tr MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

A few questions 1. Is there any way to increase resource production or do we just have to expand our empire? I feel like there should be some way to increase it with tech. This could provide more incentive to take over small countries to make extraction more efficient. 2. Do canneries and slaughterhouses work? I can't tell 3. What determines what factories a city can have?

I love the game, although I do have to say the UI needs a little work, I don't have most of the info I need. The world is also way too unstable, and there doesn't seem to be any natural progression towards anything but democracy. I've seen a hundred revolutions but no socialism.

TheRook MH:TGW, MHII
2 years ago

Keep in mind, this is just a beta. What releases this summer will be very different from what we're playing now. The in-game encyclopedia hasn't been implemented yet and I feel like that'll clear up a Lot of questions.

There's a resource tab under your industry button. You can expand your current resources or prospect to increase the maximum number of resources in that region. It's not perfect yet, but definitely functional.

I am curious about your second and third question though.

bberry222 MH:TGW
2 years ago

Missing fog of war feature. :)

Vigez MH:TGW
2 years ago

Still can't leave the alliance and when your alliance declares a war, you're dragged into it anyways.

ralph   Site Admin MH:TGW
2 years ago

Fog of War options and Leave Alliance should work in the next update

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

Adil3tr said

A few questions 1. Is there any way to increase resource production or do we just have to expand our empire? I feel like there should be some way to increase it with tech. This could provide more incentive to take over small countries to make extraction more efficient. 2. Do canneries and slaughterhouses work? I can't tell 3. What determines what factories a city can have?

I love the game, although I do have to say the UI needs a little work, I don't have most of the info I need. The world is also way too unstable, and there doesn't seem to be any natural progression towards anything but democracy. I've seen a hundred revolutions but no socialism.

Thanks for the feedback. A few answers:

  • You can grow resource production up to the limit of the producer. The limit can be increased by prospecting in the region for that resource.
  • Canneries and Slaughterhouses aren't hooked up yet.
  • Most cities can have any factory type (assuming you have the research completed). Only port cities can have Shipyards.

As of this update, the oil stockpile problem still persists as well as a new bug: I am unable to do anything with my resource producers. I try to click on them to either prospect or expand production, but nothing happens when I click the "No Orders" button. Well, I guess I'll have to go back to conquering Romania in the first turn of the game!

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

We see the issue with resource production - working on a fix.

djmatrix MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

Can not load a game after this update. No matter what I do the game will always crash back to desktop.

Adil3tr MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

Is it just me or does trade not work? I make deals and the UI says I have a surplus, but the imports are never actually added to my stockpile.

deheugden MH:TGW, MHII
2 years ago

Noticed its very hard too see whats being build and where. Miss the animated guys and the full cityview. Also,the black background is really different xompared to mh2. Need some time to get familiair with that

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

Adil3tr said

Is it just me or does trade not work? I make deals and the UI says I have a surplus, but the imports are never actually added to my stockpile.

There are some issues with trade pathing - we're working on getting them fixed for this weeks update.

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

deheugden said

Noticed its very hard too see whats being build and where. Miss the animated guys and the full cityview. Also,the black background is really different xompared to mh2. Need some time to get familiair with that

We are working on this - will be adding new indications about build activity.

Adil3tr MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

Great game, though. I've played through MHII dozens of times testing out different courses of history and this game looks like it has just as much potential.

deheugden MH:TGW, MHII
2 years ago

i noticed that, when a peace has been made, fighting units still continue fighting. Also, you cannot offer or ask for regions when applying for a peace.

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

deheugden said

i noticed that, when a peace has been made, fighting units still continue fighting. Also, you cannot offer or ask for regions when applying for a peace.

Peace is still a work in progress.

TheRook MH:TGW, MHII
2 years ago

dave said

Peace is still a work in progress.

That was deep, dave.

deheugden MH:TGW, MHII
2 years ago

indeed, very deep.

deheugden MH:TGW, MHII
2 years ago

I also noticed that, although i own planes and ships, i cannot bui d them

bberry222 MH:TGW
2 years ago

deheugden said

I also noticed that, although i own planes and ships, i cannot bui d them

yepp!

dave   Site Admin MH:TGW, MHII, MH GOLD
2 years ago

deheugden said

I also noticed that, although i own planes and ships, i cannot bui d them

Perhaps a content issue - we'll look into it.

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