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Server Update Steam

Steam OpenId – Account linker.

Steam logo.For now, Forged Alliance Account were tied to computers. It was not possible to create or log in a second account on a single computer.

This protection is there to reduce the amount of smurfs.

Smurfing is utilizing an account with a lower ranking than usual to beat up on lesser players.

It is now possible to use an additional method to ‘validate’ your account, using your Steam Id.

It will tie your FAF account to your steam Id, using steam openid authentication (http://openid.net/). Using that, your Steam login and password will be never asked and/or linked to the database.

Only your steam Id will be used (http://steamidfinder.com/). It only allow the access to your Steam public profile, as well as your list of owned game.
FAF only check the presence of Forged Alliance in that list once, and doesn’t save any game or public profile information in the database.

Doing this allow:

  • Playing on a Virtual Machine.
  • Logging several accounts on the same computer.
  • Go freely on any other computer.

Restrictions:

  • When a FAF account linked to Steam is used on a computer, all the accounts used on that computer must use a linked profile too. Ask the owner of the computer before logging in with your linked account!
  • You can only tie one FAF account to a single Steam account.
  • There is no coming back. Once your account is linked, it’s not possible to un-link it. (that option may or may not be possible in the future).

The Steam Linker page : http://app.faforever.com/faf/steam.php

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Galactic War Server Update

New server !

We are currently transitioning to the new server. If you read this, you are currently using it.
That server is prepared to run Galactic War ( Don’t forget to help us !! The deadline is near, and we still need some money to make it happen !)

If you have any problem, please report on the forum.

 

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FA Update Server Update

3612 Patch Live ! Wyvern ! BlackOps ! Nuke For The win !

Ho my god some many things !

First, the 3612 patch log :

Second, you can now play Wyvern BattlePack, BlackOps and Nuke For The in Mods !

But I let you discover all that on game on in the forums…

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FA Update Lobby Update roadmap Server Update

New lobby version released ! Patch 3611 released !

thygrrr ( for the lobby part) and Raging Squirrel (for the web/vault part) spent the last month redoing the lobby for the first official public release.

Today, you will have access to a open-beta of this new lobby.

What does it mean ?

It’s not the definitive lobby. The code is entirely redone, and we need another round of beta test to be sure to solve all bugs and problems.
Some features are left out for now as we want to focus on only a fraction of the functions for now.
Some others features will be added later to this beta.
For example, the next step is redoing entirely the communication protocol with the server, to be able to add passworded lobbies, automatic refreshing of the lobby games, …

What are the missing features from the final version ?

The main missing one is the replay vault. But a lot of little neat features are missing. You will see them when the time will come

Coop and Galactic War tabs disappeared, did you drop the development ?

No at all. On the contrary, once the final version is released, these will be the main development focus. But for now, empty tabs are removed from the interface.
We are still aiming a first Galactic War public alpha test before the end of the second quarter of this year. Maybe later, don’t hold your breath. But it’s still planned.

Where is the FAFInstaller thingy ?

FAFInstaller is obsolete. It’s now merged inside the lobby.
Also, we don’t add files to your installation folder anymore.

That’s mean that you can remove the binFAF folder and all .faf files from there. It’s not needed anymore.

Where are the FAF files then ?

They are now in your COMMON_APPDATA folder (C:\ProgramData on most systems if you didn’t changed it).

You will also find FAF Lobby and FA logs there, in the logs folder. These are file needed when you make an error report

Why are we in 3611 now ? What is inside that patch ?

Bug fixes from 3610 :

  •  sorian AI will now use the new units from mods like BlackOps.
  • Removed chance (~50%) that air units, upon death, will vanish without a wreck and without crashing.
  •  Fixed uef acu drone/pod bug.
  • air units now leave wrecks in water.
  • Fixed UEF acu nano regen.
  • Some units had incorrect sphereSize hitboxes.
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Lobby Update Server Update

FAF lobby update

We are now using the new server.

If you have any trouble connecting to FAF, try to download this file and replace it in your install folder :

https://content.faforever.com/promotion/faLobby.lib