The Guild 2 v1.3 Patch
Note: It is very important to run the patch installation with the same user for whom the game was originally installed.
If this is not possible, then you must manually copy the GuildII.exe file provided in the patch into your local Guild2 directory. Please also note that the patch may fail if the paths contain special characters or umlauts.



About this patch
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Patch 1.0 to 1.3 fixes several smaller and larger problems - particularly the network instability and performance. In addition, a variety of features
were added, and the balancing of the individual professions has been improved.

Below, you will find a list of all new features and the most important improvements:

Interface
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- The building list on the right edge of the screen can now be sorted according to three categories: Public buildings (town hall, market), Business buildings (your own businesses), and Residences (your own residences)
- With the 'Important Units' button on the lower right edge of the screen, you can now get an overview of important people and your own buildings
and their inhabitants

Council meeting
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- Characters can now apply for offices which are already occupied, competing against the current office holders
- Dismissal and new election for an office now take place in one and the same council meeting

Dynasty character measures
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- The building upgrade 'Escritoire' in your residence unlocks the measure 'Diplomatic relations', which you can use to change your relationship with all other dynasties
- The measure 'Give someone a gift' now also works for individuals of the same sex; men prefer weapons and armour, while women prefer jewellery and perfume
- Characters can now sit and rest in certain places throughout the world, which regenerates their health
- In taverns, it is possible to sit and have a drink.
After a while the character will become drunk
- You can use the measure button 'Speak' or the 'R' key to have your character say something. The text you enter will then appear in a speech bubble over the character's head
- It is now possible to transfer an item from your inventory to that of another dynasty character

Building measures
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- Your own buildings can now be razed using the measure 'Tear down building'
- Offers to sell one of your own buildings can now be cancelled

Professions & Businesses
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- The raw material 'Barley' has been removed
- The raw material 'Pig' and therefore also 'Pork' have been removed
- As soon as the building upgrade 'Sinner's secretary' has been built
in Catholic churches, letters of indulgence can be used inside the church

Multi-player mode
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- Lobby: Enter 'WHO' or 'LIST' in the chat window of the Internet lobby in order to view all the players in the lobby
- Lobby: By double-clicking on the name, you can remove a player who has joined your game



Known problems
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Operating system
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- If you are using Microsoft Vista(TM) as an operating system, we recommend at least 2 GB of RAM because of the large RAM load

Multi-player game
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- In a game with more than 4 participants over the Internet, there may be connection problems even in the lobby
- The 'NOD32 Antivirus Software' should definitely be deactivated during a network game. In general, virus scanners and firewalls may cause problems



Multi-player mode recommendations
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If >The Guild 2< is played in a network with an activated firewall, the following ports used by >The Guild 2< must be cleared:

- (TCP/IP, UDP) 2801
- (TCP/IP, UDP) 2816
- (TCP/IP, UDP) 30180

If a game of >The Guild 2< is to be hosted on a computer which connects to the Internet through a router, the following optional(!) additional steps can be taken by experts(!):

- Enable Universal Plug and Play (UPNP) on the router
- Additionally required ports: (TCP/IP, UDP) 15666 (host/server port)
- Entering [HostIP="192.168.1.1:2801"] in the Config.ini defines the locally used IP-Interface and the port



Graphics card compatibility
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During the development of the patch 1.0 to 1.3, the programme was tested with the following graphics cards:

• ATI Radeon 8500
• ATI Radeon 9000
• ATI Radeon 9200
• ATI Radeon 9500
• ATI Radeon 9600
• ATI Radeon 9700
• ATI Radeon 9800
• ATI Radeon X300
• ATI Radeon X500
• ATI Radeon X600
• ATI Radeon X700
• ATI Radeon X800
• ATI Radeon X1800
• ATI Radeon X1900
• Geforce 4/Ti 4800
• Geforce FX 5200
• Geforce PCX 5300
• Geforce FX 5500
• Geforce FX 5600
• Geforce FX 5700
• Geforce FX 5900
• Geforce 6200
• Geforce 6500
• Geforce 6600
• Geforce 6800
• Geforce 7800
• Geforce 7900
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