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Patch 8.1 Beta Live Now

Joey CAJoey CA Creative AssemblyPosts: 729Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff
edited January 2014 in Total War: ROME II
Hey guys,

The beta version of patch 8.1 is available now to try out. This patch aims to fix some of the key issues in siege battles, and rebalances the campaign AI to play more aggressively and focus more heavily on tactics. Of course, we’ll continue to patch well into next year, but for now, we hope you enjoy the improvements.

Click here for patch notes.

In order to get patch 8.1, go to your Steam library, right click Total War: ROME II Then click Properties. Click the BETAS tab and select ‘patch8.1beta’ from the drop down list



MAKE SURE:
You disable any mods you have installed as they may cause unforseen issues.
You may need to re-start steam to see it.
You are able to remove the beta at any time if you wish to.

[Will CA]:

As of 6/01 patch 8.1 beta has been updated, head over to the 8.1 wiki page for more infomation.
The Community Coordinator for Total War: WARHAMMER


The formal disclaimer: any views or opinions expressed here are those of the poster and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of The Creative Assembly or SEGA.
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  • DodoDodo Banned Posts: 488Banned Users
    edited December 2013
    First
    Good,good.
    Team 2%
    "rume 2 iz de bast gem in histury lael"
  • GamewizGamewiz Senior Member Posts: 383Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    When will you FIX WAR DOGS?
  • SetrusSetrus Senior Member Posts: 14,990Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    I like those patch notes... :cool:
  • svehlic25svehlic25 Senior Member Posts: 1,173Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Hop dies last
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  • IzzyStradlinIzzyStradlin Senior Member Cair Andros GarrisonPosts: 8,136Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Bugger me, it's a long download. Also, thanks CA!
    "Raise them, Necromancer. Set brother against brother. Let's give our hosts something worthy of recording in their pathetic book of complaints, shall we?"
    The Queen of Mysteries, on the Book of Grudges.

    Her voice was as rustling silk. "In the darkness I dreamt of you, cousin."
    "Hawk no longer. My wings are dust and bone. I crawl through time now, like an asp."
    "You took my wings, Neferata. You made me crawl. Now I return the favour. Crawl, cousin. Crawl."

    Team Elize von Carstein
    In Nico We Trust

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  • SirRödSirRöd Senior Member The high coastPosts: 358Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Only 2 days and 12 hours till downloaded (oh coax company, why do you hate me so?)
    A club through my chest, that is how I want to go.

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  • AquiloAquilo Senior Member Posts: 780Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    excellent! and oh maaan I haven't got time play any time soon... nuts to that

    christmas time - misteltoe and patches :)
    What would you have me do, Caesar?
  • AstroCatAstroCat Senior Member Posts: 368Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Here we go... fingers crossed!
    Home/Gaming PC: 2600k@4.2GHz/Asus P8Z68-V Pro/EVGA GTX 980Ti SC/16GB (2 x 8GB) Crucial/P182/(5x)Scythe S-Flex/Corsair 750TX/Asus VE276Q 27"/Samsung SyncMaster 731B 17"/SB X-fi/Samsung 850 Pro SSDs x2/WD 6400AAKS/Lite-On 12X BD-R iHBS212-08/Win7 64bit/Saitek X52/TrackIR3:Pro-TrackClip Pro/Oculus CV1
  • The Chocolate JesusThe Chocolate Jesus Senior Member Posts: 1,164Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Any word on when the full patch will be released?
    It's gotta be a Chocolate Jesus to keep me satisfied.
  • princereaperprincereaper Senior Member Posts: 184Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Please now remove the ability to torch gates....Then this game will be enjoyable for me.
  • VursinjetəriksVursinjetəriks Senior Member Posts: 828Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Grab yer bootys and hold on tight!
    To lead. A man must understand that there are forces in this world he cannot change ...


    There can be no peace, no peace with Romans, men of stone, and iron, and lies! There can be only war!

    Barbarian Victory
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjfwlVQzMmI

    Barbarian Intro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWoYlhhJ39s
  • IzzyStradlinIzzyStradlin Senior Member Cair Andros GarrisonPosts: 8,136Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Any word on when the full patch will be released?

    Sometime after Christmas, I expect.
    "Raise them, Necromancer. Set brother against brother. Let's give our hosts something worthy of recording in their pathetic book of complaints, shall we?"
    The Queen of Mysteries, on the Book of Grudges.

    Her voice was as rustling silk. "In the darkness I dreamt of you, cousin."
    "Hawk no longer. My wings are dust and bone. I crawl through time now, like an asp."
    "You took my wings, Neferata. You made me crawl. Now I return the favour. Crawl, cousin. Crawl."

    Team Elize von Carstein
    In Nico We Trust

    Warhammer Lore, by Sotek!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4nPsl2ctS365aEfFBwxbg
  • baz44331baz44331 Member Posts: 62Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Thanks CA! have a happy X-Mass and thanks for all your work this year!
  • DTerror1303DTerror1303 Senior Member Posts: 177Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    lol at all the fails who said omg no patch today CA sucks so much :(((
    thanks CA :D
    Anderry wrote: »
    If the supermarket manager had been bigging up his potatoes for in excess of 2 years with glitzy add campaigns, showing in exquisite detail how his potato was better than all potatos that had come before it, & had 40% more resources thrown at it to ensure no mouldy areas, then possibly when a mouldy sack of maggot ridden bananas turned up at my door with no ability to return - guess what I think id be tempted to spit in his face & force feed them to him one by one.
  • MikeDMikeD Junior Member Posts: 23Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    my version is 1.8.0 build 8908.481304 after the patch
    is it normal ?
  • Lucius_Cornelius_SullaLucius_Cornelius_Sulla Senior Member Posts: 426Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    if this patch fixes SAI and generally the BAI, I'm buying CiG today.
    "I'm holding a burning torch. Your argument is invalid."
    Publius Cornelius Scipio at the siege of Carthage, 146 BC


    Team Helvetii

    Team Visigoths
  • VursinjetəriksVursinjetəriks Senior Member Posts: 828Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Remember to verify your cache after it downloads, can never be too safe.
    To lead. A man must understand that there are forces in this world he cannot change ...


    There can be no peace, no peace with Romans, men of stone, and iron, and lies! There can be only war!

    Barbarian Victory
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjfwlVQzMmI

    Barbarian Intro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWoYlhhJ39s
  • CharlieChapCharlieChap Junior Member Posts: 13Registered Users
    edited December 2013
  • CamilitusCamilitus Junior Member Posts: 20Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    MikeD wrote: »
    my version is 1.8.0 build 8908.481304 after the patch
    is it normal ?

    same here.

    -normal?
  • RafkosRafkos Senior Member Posts: 106Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    My patch weights over 800MB
    @edit 900MB
    @edit x2 WTF 980MB
    is it normal?
  • TwistedAdonisTwistedAdonis Member Posts: 54Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Just tried four times to set up a custom siege battle to check the AI. Crashed four times (frozen screen before I can start battle).
    Anyone else?
    Kind of annoying :mad:

    Edit: OK, not crashing any more, and seems to be using its siege equipment :)
    'Romanes Eunt Domus! People called Romanes they go the house?'
  • Joey CAJoey CA Creative Assembly Posts: 729Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff
    edited December 2013
    Camilitus wrote: »
    same here.

    -normal?

    yes that is the correct build.
    The Community Coordinator for Total War: WARHAMMER


    The formal disclaimer: any views or opinions expressed here are those of the poster and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of The Creative Assembly or SEGA.
  • JPRUKJPRUK Member Posts: 68Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    still downloading anyone managed to try it out yet??
  • GRANTOGRANTO Senior Member Posts: 521Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    yes and the siege ai is still broken for me
  • NekOnOkONekOnOkO Member Posts: 52Registered Users
    edited December 2013
  • El BanditoEl Bandito Senior Member Posts: 825Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Wait and see...
  • RonBurgundyRonBurgundy Senior Member Posts: 1,970Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Siege AI works a lot better now. they put the ladders to the wall then the whole unit climbs the ladder without any problems. siege towers work great as well. There were only two problems I saw. One was that when they were moving the towers, ladders and battering ram, they would slam against each other and move slowly as they were pushing against each other.

    Secondly, When the equipment were at the walls and the gates were broken open, the rest of the army just stood there while only the units with equipment actually fought.

    Huge improvement overall though
    Team Mercia

    Team Picts

    Team WRE
  • JPRUKJPRUK Member Posts: 68Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    hmmm... both good and bad news 80% i might just carry on with CiG campaign see how aggressive the AI gets!
  • LolkersLolkers Junior Member Posts: 5Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    What size is this patch supposed to be? Some people say 30mb, others say 440?
  • VursinjetəriksVursinjetəriks Senior Member Posts: 828Registered Users
    edited December 2013
    Secondly, When the equipment were at the walls and the gates were broken open, the rest of the army just stood there while only the units with equipment actually fought.

    This. Everything else seems improved. It's just this. It's silly. I also have the problem when they batter down my gate, they all ran away lol
    To lead. A man must understand that there are forces in this world he cannot change ...


    There can be no peace, no peace with Romans, men of stone, and iron, and lies! There can be only war!

    Barbarian Victory
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjfwlVQzMmI

    Barbarian Intro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWoYlhhJ39s
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