This is the latest official patch for Impressions Games' and BreakAway Games' Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom.
This patch makes the following changes:
I. NEW CAMPAIGNS
II. NEW MULTIPLAYER SCENARIOS
IV. PROBLEMS ADDRESSED
V. CONTACTING SIERRA
I. NEW CAMPAIGNS
The Campaign of Emperor Jin Wudi, previously available as a separate download, is included. This three-mission campaign is set just after the Three Kingdoms period. Emperor Jin Wudi (also known as Sima Yuan) was the only Emperor to (briefly) reunite China under a single leader during the entire 450-year period after the fall of the Han dynasty and the start of the Sui dynasty.
II. NEW MULTIPLAYER SCENARIOS
Twelve new multiplayer scenarios are included.
All monuments other than the Great Wall, Grand Canal, and Underground Vault can now be built in Open Play games.
User-created campaigns have been separated from historical campaigns in the interface to start a single-player game.
Illustrations can be chosen and assigned to user-created campaigns.
Sound files can now be included with custom campaigns.
IV. PROBLEMS ADDRESSED (BY CATEGORY)
The ceramics vendor in the market now matches the ceramics buyer.
A crash when a trading station (Lhasa) is placed for a city that either buys or sells no commodities has been fixed.
Crashes in the city of Dunhuang have been fixed.
Crashes using the Break Alliance button are resolved.
Deleting theaters with walkers on the way to a show no longer causes a crash.
Crashes will no longer occur when a fort is destroyed in multiplayer combat.
The game will not crash when a building collapses if the game is at the sprite limit.
A crash during floods associated with ferries has been corrected.
Farm production has been improved to show a better bonus for irrigation, iron plows, and fertile ground.
Fishing quay output is properly synchronized with the position of the fishing raft.
A bug where the controls to two storage yards could be linked has been corrected.
The text is no longer misaligned on the trading station right-click if trading has been terminated.
Trade quantities now reset properly between missions.
The rare situation where the access point for delivery to a trading quay was across the river will no longer occur.
Mills set to Get a commodity should go to the nearest warehouse if possible.
The placement cursor for a marketsquare is now correct over irrigation ditches.
Houses now devolve for poor food quality in all the proper situations.
Tax income is boosted in high desirability areas.
Scripted cash gifts are now included in the government full report.
There is no longer a sneaky way to build multiple mints/money printers.
Problems with entertainers and military units using ferries have been resolved.
Deletion of a ferry can no longer cause the loss of walkers.
A player's zodiac selection is no longer affected if a new player is created.
The special New Year's bonus can no longer be accidentally dismissed.
Problems with two heroes appearing at a time have been fixed.
Sun Tzu's blessing now works properly.
Mencius' blessing is now more effective.
Heroes movement over rubble has been improved.
Heroes no longer wander to the edge of a map.
Problems with heroes leaving prematurely have been addressed.
Hero blessing auras remain over buildings for the proper duration.
Religious coverage credit is properly awarded in all cases.
Coverage will show as "Not Active" if that religion is not available in a mission.
Problems with monuments being stuck if monument workers are lost have been resolved.
The large palace now properly lists the amount of wood required.
The stone great wall now properly reports the amount of stone used in building this monument.
Graphic corruptions no longer result from rotating the Clock Tower or Pagoda before placement.
Monuments have the proper positive effect on heroes (now matches documentation in the manual).
Rebelling vassals will break off trade (though it can be reestablished if the player befriends them).
On the empire map, flames are now always shown next to a rebelling city.
There is no longer a small time-window (just as a city is started) during which emissaries can not be sent.
Defensive aid to an allied non-player city has a better chance of success.
Request for animals can now be satisfied.
The time allocated to send troops in response to a troop request has been increased.
Requests can be satisfied from the city summary.
The error message has been improved if a gatehouse is placed improperly.
The chat font color has been changed to green.
Emissaries now appear even if all messages have been condensed.
Rescue cash from friendly cities appears properly even if messages are turned off.
"Invasion Forces Defeated" message now appears in a condensed form.
The victory goal text is no longer misaligned if the player is a vassal.
Catapults no longer fire at point blank range.
Invaders no longer spend an undue amount of time attacking farms and fields.
Forts properly produce soldiers at a fort that has just been deleted (and then that delete undone).
Enemy units can no longer take shelter inside a smelter.
Destruction of fishing quays by enemy troops no longer corrupts the map.
Military control panel icons appear properly at all screen resolutions.
Spies no longer steal goods in quantities less than 100.
A new help topic for placing gatehouses has been added.
The replay mission feature should now work properly in all cases.
The difficulty level can now be changed when entering a mission that builds on an existing city.
Confucian Academies and/or Elite Housing were added to a few missions to allow Confucian heroes to be gained.
The Buddhist Pagoda was added to the last Han mission.
The use of bronze and steel in the Five Dynasties multiplayer scenario is now correct.
Several problems with elevation changes on individual city maps have been repaired.
A flood is cleared from the map before starting a continuation mission in the same city.
The Open Play system now properly picks up the difficulty setting and applies it properly.
Difficulty levels are now properly synchronized for all players based on the host's initial setting.
Bridges are now shown on spy maps.
End-of-game scoring for all multiplayer scenarios is properly synchronized between the players.
Boot player works properly and should never cause the game to hang.
Menagerie scoring is now correct.
A list of city maps of arbitrary length is now shown when assigning a city map to a player city.
Campaigns that ship with the game or that are from other users no longer show on the editor's Open and Save As dialog boxes.
Scripted drought events now work properly.
Survival and time limit campaigns work properly.
The cheat 'Delian Treasury' has been removed. 'Shutime' should be used instead.
Scores are no longer recorded in the Imperial Record if a player cheated.
Right-click on animals no longer makes sound if all sounds have been disabled.
Infections are now cleared from houses in a timely manner.
Feng Shui of houses will not change after placement.
Several minor typos and text corrections were made.