ONLINE VERSION CHECKER:
New to this patch is the addition of a "Check for Updates" link located under the "Combat Mission Shock Force" Program Group within the Start Menu. By clicking this link, your web browser will connect to our online version checker system and report both the installed version number of your game as well as the current version available. Links to download the available patch or patches as well as important info and version details are also shown. With routine use of this new tool, your games will always be updated and current!
* Improved calculations for small-arms penetration of buildings,including "shatter gap" for high-speed bullets.
* Stryker MGS is more willing to fire main gun (even though it doesn't carry a lot of ammo).
* Area fire at buildings has fewer "stray" shots.
* Troops will automatically cancel area target after they blow a sizeable hole in a wall.
* Small tweaks to bomb crater size (slightly decreased) and effects vs. buildings (slightly increased).
* Area fire at a wall area targets the wall itself more than the surroundings.
* Balconies and roofs offer slightly increased protection.