Empires V1.04 Beta is now available for download. It includes bug fixes, some new features (respawn from APCs in the field), updates to two maps (Canyon and Escort), and one new map, Badland, by Gobanzo Mon.
-Added: Message of the Day panel that appears when first joining a server; it displays the server name at the top and a viewport for displaying the MOTD.txt file on the server (place just a url in the file that redirects to a web page or keep the .txt file under 2048 characters); also, clicking the "Help Guide" button will load up the Empires manual
-Added: anything spotted via the F voice menu or the scout's binoculars will have a blinking red indicator over it for all players in the HUD
-Added: vehicles now take damage (directly to the hull) from impacting with other objects; the jeep is much weaker than other vehicles to reduce it being used to ram enemy tanks and get them stuck
-Added: APCs have spawn points, if the vehicle isn't full, then spawning at the vehicle will place the player inside
-Added: APC passengers (all except the driver position) get their health refilled at 5 HP/sec and ammo refilled at the same amount as ammo crates